Jaimé Yawa Dzandu is a movement artist, choreographer and community arts practitioner with roots from Hampton, Virginia and Wusuta Dzigbe, Ghana West Africa. As an educator she holds space for young movers, facilitating a learning environment of self discovery and empowerment through dance for over a decade. Currently she teaches young people with The School at Mark Morris Dance Center, Family Arts Movement, Lower Eastside Girls Club, Fontbonne Hall Academy and Urban Bush Women BOLD network. She creates participatory art-based experiences, rooted in an African Diasporic experimental movement practice. Her choreographic work reflects the sacred in performance and investigates intersections of mental health, spirit, identity, nature, transformation, black womanhood and ancestry. Her choreographic works have been commissioned and witnessed at 92Y Friday’s at Noon, Movement Research at Judson Church, Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance! and Brooklyn Arts Exchange. She holds a close collaborative partnership with Urban Bush Women, Ebony Noelle Golden, Paloma McGregor and Marguerite Hemmings name a few. Jaimé holds a B.F.A in Dance & Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University and resides in Brooklyn, NY. She bows in gratitude to all freedom warriors and all that guide her along her journey.
Int./Adv. Teen Contemporary/Modern 5 (ages 13-18)
Spring Semester: Jan. 25 – June 11, 2019
Registration opens Jan. 8, 2019