MINGA PRATHER, a Dallas, Texas native, received her training from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, and later graduated with honors in dance from the Ailey/Fordham B.F.A. program. Prather has had the pleasure of performing with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and Nimbus Dance Works performing works by Alvin Ailey, Alejandro Cerrudo, William Forsythe, Ohad Naharin, Crystal Pite, and Twyla Tharp. She received an award from the National Young Arts Foundation for Modern Dance in 2014. Prather joined MMDG as an apprentice September 2018.