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Keyierra Collins

Dancer, Choreographer, Teacher

Keyierra Collins is an international dancer, choreographer, and teaching artist based in Chicago. In 2020 she was awarded the 3Arts/ Walder Foundation Awardee grant. She graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 2016 with a BA in Dance.There she studied various dance forms, including West African, modern, jazz, ballet, hip-hop, and improvisation. As a dance artist Collins worked with artists like educator and international performer and choreographer Onye Ozuzu. As well as France based Rwanda artist Dorothee Munyaneza. She also has had the pleasure of working with many Chicago based artists like Paige Cunningham, Emily Stein, Anna Martine Whitehead, and Sonita Surratt to name a few. Collins’ work lies at the intersection of exploring dance as healing and unpacking the collective and individual trauma experienced by people of the African Diaspora. Her process is kinesthetically driven and often inspired by conversations between friends or abstract thoughts or feelings related to socio-political issues.Having toured and worked with artists in Haiti, Nigeria, and France- Collins is compelled to continue to travel working with artists around the world, and making her spaces for her community.


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Keyierra Collins has crowd-funded a project with 3AP

  • Take Some Leave Some

    • $6,235 raised of $5,000 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 125% funded

    I am creating a collaborative, durational installation set inside a house on the South Side of Chicago that uses movement and performance to reflect on lessons learned and passed down to Black women. For one week in 2021, we will …

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