Azure Antoinette is a commissioned poet, TED Speaker, GRAMMY™ Considered recording artist, entrepreneur, and arts education advocate. Forbes named her the "Maya Angelou of the millennial generation" in highly acclaimed Most Powerful Women in the World Issue.
Azure was discovered on the international stage of the Women's Conference where she was commissioned by former First Lady Maria Shriver. Her specialized style of performance poetry and storytelling garnered her a feature in Oprah Magazine after meeting her in 2010. Since her discovery, Azure has opened and written for Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat Pray Love), spokesperson for Clean & Clear, American retailer The GAP (One Stitch Closer), Lady Gaga, Beats by Dr. Dre and many more.
Antoinette is the founder and CEO of Teller Creative Group, formerly the Aalchemik Collective. TCG has been newly restructured as a multi brand startup that curates a cohesive operating platform for Antoinette’s two loves; Entertainment and Business.
TCG is comprised of 4 brands; Office of Azure Antoinette, her personal speaking brand/branch; Ticonderoga Press, an independent publishing house for poetry and narrative literary work; [in Development] Baldwin Kahlo, a clothing brand focused on the resetting gender norms and elevating individuality in queer female fashion; TELL(h)ER Summit, and TELLER Community, through avid online engagement and Live conferences, TELL(h)ER Summit & Teller Community, curate and foster a storytelling community network of authors, media professionals, entrepreneurs, artists, chefs, engineers, spiritual leaders, scientists, and incredible human beings worldwide.
Antoinette has ongoing partnerships with Johnson & Johnson, Namely, B Corp, and well-known juggernauts in the corporate world at large. Her previous campaigns and partnerships include but are not limited to; TD Ameritrade, Girl Rising, International Day of the Girl with the UN, Jive Software and Nivea.