Shayla-Vie Jenkins


Amherst, MA

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.

Yanira Castro Anna Azrieli Kyle Bukhari Kathy Couch Simon Courchel Leslie Cuyjet Lillie De devynn emory Miodrag Guberinic John Hoobyar Iréne Hultman Reilly Horan Shayla-Vie Jenkins Susan Mar Landau Luke Miller Stephan Moore Heather Olson Peter Richards Peter B. Schmitz Tara Sheena Sai Somboon David Thomson Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste Pamela Vail Tara Aisha Willis Darrin Wright Julie Wyman
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