Marquetta Dupree

Marquetta Dupree


[Programs Associate]

Marquetta Dupree is the Owner and operator of MD Wellness in Atlanta, GA which offers holistic health services for the body, mind and spirit.  Marquetta is deeply rooted in a spiritual background of ministering through ones art.  She is a first-degree Reiki healer, singer and sound healer, Mother to one son, and ceremonial facilitator.  Marquetta has an extensive background in West African dance, and has been studying since age 7.  She danced with multiple dance companies and started teaching her own classes in 2008.

Marquetta found Zumba Fitness in 2009 and has also been an instructor of that format since.  She currently works for the company traveling and training Zumba instructors with new choreography for their own classes.  Marquetta has created her own workshop, Afro-Caribbean, in which she highlights the dances she loves the most and combines them for a unique class offering.  She has a Bachelors of Science degree in Sports Medicine, and 6 years of military service which gives way to her passion for fitness, dance and love of kinesiology. This allows her to offer a wide range of skills and services to her clients and class participants.  Marquetta is a certified group fitness instructor by ACE and AFAA and puts continuing education at the forefront of her business.

Marquetta is currently the Programs Associate for the Intercultural Leadership Institute and for Alternate ROOTS in which she is increasing her knowledge of arts administration. Marquetta has been a member of Alternate ROOTS since age 9 and grew up in Carpetbag Theater.  In all the work Marquetta does, her goal is to facilitate healthy community and connection.

Alternate ROOTS supports the creation and presentation of original art that is rooted in communities of place, tradition or spirit. We are a group of artists and cultural organizers based in the South creating a better world together. As Alternate ROOTS, we call for social and economic justice and are working to dismantle all forms of oppression—everywhere.