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Shayla-Vie Jenkins

Shayla-Vie Jenkins is a Philadelphia based dance artist and educator. Her research explores race, place, presence and liberation. Recent choreography includes On Buried Ground: remember them, an ongoing site-specific project for the Christ Church Burial Ground. Jenkins was a member of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company (2005-2016) and has performed in projects with Yaa Samar! Dance Theater, Yanira Castro, Yara Travieso, Ni'Ja Whitson, Merce Cunningham Trust’s “Night of 100 Solos”, Yvonne Rainer, Okwui Okpokwasili and Peter Born, David Gordon, Moriah Evans, and Faye Driscoll. She is an Assistant Professor at the University of the Arts.