Joya Powell

A native Harlemite, Joya Powell is a choreographer and educator passionate about community, activism, and dances of the African Diaspora. She is the 2016 recipient of the Outstanding Emerging Choreographer “Bessie” Award. Her company, Movement of the People, is dedicated to creating Socially Conscious Contemporary Dance Theater. Her work has been performed in venues such as: BAM's Howard Gilman Opera House, Lincoln Center SummerStage, The Bronx Museum of Arts, FLICfest (AIR 2016), Casita Maria (AIR 2015), Symphony Space (commission - ZCO Dance Project), The Performance Project @ University Settlement (AIR 2013), and Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (BAAD!). Joya has been a Guest Artist at various colleges, conferences and festivals; she has taught and studied internationally in Brazil, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and Israel. She is currently a 2016-2017 Dancing While Black Fellow, a collaborating member of Dance Caribbean Collective, and teaches at Hunter College, SUNY Old Westbury, and Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance.

Past Classes & Events

Morning Class / Afro-Brazilian Dance: Samba-Afro

Tue & Thu, Oct 25 – Oct 27, 2016
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