Kara Jenelle Wade

Title: IYAguration

Choreographer & Director: Kara Jenelle Wade

Collaborators: Rachel Hernandez, Kahlil Cummings, Aminata Diop

Performers: Ashley Blanchard, Nirine S. Brown, Kara J. Wade, Tulani S. Weeks

Music: Kahlil Cummings & Aminata Diop

Sound Designer: Alexis Tongue

Videographer: Simone Santos


Choreographer Bio:

Kara Jenelle (KJ) is a dance performer, choreographer and teaching artist based in Los Angeles. Since relocating from Washington, DC she has worked as a performer and choreographer for artists such as Janet Jackson, Lauryn Hill, Black Eyed Peas, Beyoncé, Jidenna, Khalid, and Will Smith just to name a few. Her work has been seen on platforms such as BET, Black Girls Rock, NBC’s The Voice, Nike, Lifetime, Essence and more! As an international educator she has been blessed to teach across the globe while working diligently to represent the African diaspora in the commercial dance industry. KJ is completing her MFA in the World Arts & Culture/Dance program at UCLA while always advocating for the culture and encouraging positive representation of black women through her movement.

While balancing her work between academia and advocacy throughout the crisis of COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement, KJ’s mission is to amplify voices from marginalized communities while also establishing impactful solutions and content


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