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Zakiya Rose

A creative endeavor

Zakiya Johnson is a teacher, student, and creator whose current research focuses on the capacity dance has to impact participants’ understanding of, empathy towards, and behaviors towards various social challenges society faces today. Born in Nassau, Bahamas, Johnson acquired her initial training in ballet, and Bahamian Junkanoo, and has recently incorporated post contemporary modern, and mixed media into her practice. She has worked with notable organizations such as Movement exchange and The Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment program in order to foster cross cultural understanding, civic engagement, social equality and inclusion, and creative expression through dance. She has had the privilege to train with artists and collectives such as Shayla Vie-Jenkins, Samantha Spies, Ni’Ja Whitson, Nia Love, Axis Dance Company, Kyle Abraham, and Netta Yerulshalmy. She has performed and showcased her own work at Arizona State University, Purdue University, Spring Dance Fest, and the BlakTinx Dance Festival.  Currently, Johnson resides in Tempe, Arizona where she is obtaining her B.F.A. in Dance Performance.




“Witnessing movement in some way shape or form can be a catalyzing force for the conscious transformation of society.”

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