Cast, Stage, Author | Paradis
Shayla-Vie Jenkins is a New York based performer, teacher, and dance maker. She is a New Jersey native and graduated with honors from Fordham University, with a major in Dance, and minor in English Literature. Shayla-Vie spent the past decade performing with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. During her tenure, she taught numerous master classes and workshops, and has restaged some of Bill’s most notable works. Shayla-Vie is a founding member of Yaa Samar Dance Theater, and has enjoyed working collaboratively in other projects with Francesca Harper, Alicia Hall-Moran, Grisha Coleman, The A.O. Movement Collective, Emily Manzo, and Rebecca Lazier. She is currently a MFA teaching fellow at Smith College, and is also working on Yara Travieso’s La Medea. This is her second project with Yanira Castro / a canary torsi.