Atiba Rorie holds a BA in Music from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and has also studied with Famadou Konte, Babatunde Olatunji, Fahali Igbo, Bradley Simmons, Chief Bey, and The National Dance Ensemble of Ghana in a one month intensive in Accra, and a one month intensive study in Guinea, West Africa. He has taught at Winston Salem State University and currently at Guilford College in the Music Department.
Rorie is an accompanist in the UNC Greensboro Dance Department and the American Dance Festival in Durham. He is the founder of the dynamic bands Africa Unplugged and The Afro-Soul Trio. Rorie is also a musician within various professional ensembles; with these ensembles he has performed at many venues including Dance Africa in New York, National Black Arts Festival, Black Dance USA, and two Presidential Inauguration Celebrations.
In 2005 Rorie was invited to participate in a Drums of Passion Tribute to Babatunde Olatunji at the Percussive Arts Society International Conference. Rorie has been a guest artist at CaldCluegh Community Center, Duke University, High Point University, Agnes Scott College, Williams College, Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival, North Carolina
School of the Arts, and Radford University.