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Aaliyah Christina

Improvisational Movement Maker & Writer
2021 Make a Wave
Dance

Aaliyah Christina is an administrator, curator, improvisational movement maker, and writer based in Washington Park on the South Side of Chicago. She performs, highlights, and studies Black American stories through a liberationist lens. As Associate Curator & Artist Programs Manager at Links Hall, she ensures the voices of artists are centered through the process of programming and creating new works.

Aaliyah collaborates and supports Chicago's community of artists and organizations, including working with Keyierra Collins, Darling Shear, Assata's Daughters, The Fly Honey Show, Red Clay Dance Company, and Chicago Dancemakers Forum, to name a few. Alongside her work at Links Hall, she is an artist-in-residence at High Concept Labs and a Co-Organizer & Content Curator for Performance Response Journal. She began her journey in Chicago as a dance major at The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago where she received her Bachelor of Art in 2016.

Featured Artworks

  •  Aaliyah occupies the middle of the image. Her eyes are closed, and her facial expression seems calm and focused. She’s dancing with her arm raised above her head. Her hand appears to be reaching out as if about to clasp unto an object. Sunflowers grow beh
  •  Aaliyah is in the middle of the photo with her arms spread wide, as if she were to hold hands with people on either side. Her back faces us and light highlights her curly hair.