Photo Credit: Michaela D Photography Dancers: Ashleigh Armstrong, Amber Clunie, Michaela McKinney, Aliyah Miller, Asia Myles-Funches, Jordan Savage
A little bit about me...
I am Baltimore-born, a former NY'er, a Philadelphia enthusiast (Temple University alum), and I am honored to call Atlanta my new home! Through dance, I have engaged with a vast and diverse array of communities, and I am grateful.
As dance artist and educator, I work in the intersections of creative practice, community interaction, and social justice. I enjoy collaborating with artists, community organizations, and academic institutions to explore how dance can address their unique needs, interests, and goals.
I am a Senior Lecturer of Contemporary Dance with a focus on Africanist movement aesthetics at Spelman College in the Department of Dance Performance and Choreography, and serve as the Curator for the department's lecture series, Inside the Dancers' Studio. I am a co-founding editor of The Dancer-Citizen, an online, peer-reviewed, open-access scholarly dance journal exploring the work of socially engaged dance artists. I serve as a strategist/advisor for Lela Aisha Jones | Flyground and the Dancing for Justice Philadelphia initiative. Through Moving Our Stories, LLC, I offer artistic programming centered on the exploration and exchange of embodied memory.
I earned a PhD in Dance at Temple University's Boyer College of Music and Dance, where my research focused on meanings and experiences of ‘community’ in a West African Dance class in Philadelphia.
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