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Keisha Janae

Teaching Artist, Choreographer, Improviser, and Movement Artist
2020 Make a Wave
Dance

Keisha Janae is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago’s BFA Dance program. She effectuates her life's work through teaching artistry, arts administration, choreography, improvisation, and dance performance. She has danced with Project Tool directed by Onye Ozuzu and was a company member of the BraveSoul Movement dance theater company. Keisha teaches AfroHouse at Crown Community Academy. She is collaborating with Vintrell Whatley and B’Rael Ali Thunder on a four-part therapeutic dance course geared toward Black people's experiences that is included in The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago’s season this Fall. She is a 2020 recipient of a scholarship to participate in the annual danceGATHERING performance lab in Lagos, Nigeria. She is currently making performances with Jane Jerardi, the Instigation Festival, “Freedom from Freedom” events, and the Black Monument Ensemble. She enjoys intermingling movement styles such a Hip-Hop, House, West African, African American social dance forms, Ballet, and Modern. Through her movement experimentations, she hopes to discover processes for people of color to find spiritual, physical, and mental healing and reawakening.

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