Wanda loves all things New Orleans, especially performing at special events and the being a part of the Saints Who Dat Nation. Fishing, down home cooking, Friday night poker, casinos, reading and travel are her many interests and just enjoying all that her beloved NOLA 504 has to offer. Rouzan is forever grateful giving thanks to her God, loving family and fantastic fans while she continues to promote education and community, the culture, music and tradition of her beloved New Orleans.....m..m..good.
Wanda's education includes a Master's Degree from the Pennsylvania State University and a Bachelor's Degree from Xavier University of LA. where she was a graduate and faculty member in the Communications Department. She is a retired Gifted and Talented Theatre Arts Teacher from Audubon Charter School where she made a difference in the lives of young people. She is President and CEO of Rouzan Entertainment, Inc. and has served on numerous Boards and Committees including The LA. Philharmonic, The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, The New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts Building Committee, The Black Music Hall of Fame and Xavier University of LA., presently serving St. Katharine Drexel Preparatory formerly Xavier Prep. She continues to work for the education of young people. Her dedication to Xavier Prep-St. Katharine Drexel Prep (SKDP) has spanned over thirty years. She founded the Xavier Prep Alumni Association and has served three terms as President and created the XP Alumni Scholarship Fundraiser, “Remember When” a music festival on Magazine St. celebrating its 27th year.
Offbeat Lifetime Achievement-Music & Education
Gambit Magazine’s “Big Easy” Awards-Best Actress, Female Performer of the Year, Best Choreographer, Best Ensemble
New Orleans Magazine Jazz Greats
Young Leadership Council
City of New Orleans Mayor’s Arts Award
Ladies of Top Distinction-Drama
Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) Sweet Arts
Drexel Dreamer Award/St. Katharine Drexel
Asante’s Living Legend Award
Lynks-Music & Drama Award
Ladies in Red Lifetime Achievement Music & Theatre
La Creole Research Association’s Heritage Award
Save Our Cemeteries
Delta Sigma Theta’s Outstanding Women in Jazz
Tipitina's Walk of Fame Star
Grand Marshall 2020 Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatale
Being selected as one of the Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatale 2020 Grand Marshals was one of the most exciting experiences of my lifetime. I shared that honor with District D Councilwoman Cyndi Nguyen. It was a real New Orleans throwdown with the Reveal Party, Twelfth Night at Gallier Hall, the MKFF Picnic, FemmesGras, Blessing of the Streets and the culminating Valentine Weekend Gala and Parade. Wow, the Femmes ladies really know how to strutt their stuff. I am a MKFF sister for life.