Jaimé Yawa Dzandu was born in Fort-Worth,TX and raised in Hampton,VA. She holds a B.F.A in Dance & Choreography from VCU and resides in Brooklyn, NY. Her choreographic work is rooted in an African Diasporic movement practice, that honors the sacred in performance and investigates womanhood, ancestry, nature, and transformation. As a dance educator and community healing arts practitioner she holds space for young movers, facilitating an environment self discovery and collective visioning for the past eight years. Jaimé bows in gratitude to all that came before her, who gather with her in circle through her life's work of (re)membering embodied knowledge and building collective liberation.