Wanda A. Dickerson, a professional business woman that own and operate Jana's Unique Hair Salon in Lindenwold, New Jersey since 1995. She has more than five years of higher education, which includes college, business and technical schooling. Wanda remains a treasure to the community while being a true mentor, advisor and teacher to the community and especially the females. She is the Co- Founder along with her husband Robert of the Unity Community Center in Camden, New Jersey and the Vice President of International Affairs. Wanda has been the head director and teacher for the females in the UCC Performing Arts Program at the Unity Community Center in Camden, New Jersey since 1984. She networks, teaches and performs throughout the United States, Africa (Guinea, Ghana, Senegal, The Gambia, Benin, Morocco) and the Caribbean / Jamaica, Bahamas, Mexico, Bermuda, Barbados, Turks and Caicos sharing her valuable talents, wisdom and knowledge.
Wanda is also the Co-Founder of the Universal African Dance & Drum Ensemble, which was blessed and sanctioned to be one of the best and most exciting professional African Dance and Drum Ensembles in this country. Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble's members have many traditional uniforms and costumes which are directly from Africa; however most of the uniforms and costumes are made by Wanda from traditional Africa design. Being that Wanda is a professional costume designer and maker; many of the beautiful costumes and dresses our females wear in our African Dance, Praise Dance and Interpretive Dance were also made and designed by Wanda. She is also an expert with more than 40 years of experience in crocheting. She enjoys crocheting baby wear for every baby born in the Unity Community Center and also crocheting covers and wears for elders and those that ask for her services.
Wanda teaches African Dance, Praise Dance, Interpretive Dance, Aerobic Dance, Line Dance and various expression art forms. She teaches and directs modeling, fashion modeling, fashion designing, sewing classes and beauty culture classes. She is also a professional wedding coordinator / planner, especially in cultural weddings and receptions. Wanda have also designed and made the wedding dresses for very prestigious weddings and African Cultural weddings.
WANDA DICKERSON has many years of Dance experience as a
student in African, Interpretive and Creative Dancing at the following:
Gillespie Jr. High School- 1968 / Phila. Pa.
Many years of Martial Arts (Karate)
training and experience
/ since 1973
Wanda was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and
as a result of spending much of her childhood in a hair
salon in Philadelphia, she later decided to attend Wilfred Academy
Hair and Beauty School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Upon
graduating she began her cosmetology career and is currently a licensed
cosmetologist in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
She currently owns and operates,
JANA'S UNIQUE HAIR SALON in
Lindenwold, New Jersey.
Wanda is a 6th Degree Master Black
Belt in Karate. She has been
Robert Dickerson, the founder and director of the Unity Community
Center and has resided in the city of Camden, New Jersey since 1975.
During this union they have been blessed with
four children, Jamal,
Nasir, Atiya and Ayanna,
twelve Grandchildren and two Great