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Kayla Marie Jackson reflects on her career and the impact of community

Kayla Marie Jackson reflects on her career and the impact of community

As Kayla Marie Jackson’s career continues to take off, the highly accomplished artist often reflects on the values and community that helped her get where she is today. Living and training in Milwaukee and Los Angeles for much of her young life, the artist eventually relocated to Atlanta to attend Spelman College. Jackson found that her experiences at Spelman pushed her to fiercely chase her goals and improve herself everyday. The focus on sisterhood and scholarship helped her “understand how to network and how to build relationships with people.” Now, as an active alumna and assistant coach of Mahogany-N-Motion, Jackson seeks to provide the same support to current students that she received as an undergraduate. Among numerous other opportunities, Jackson is currently working as dance captain for two-time Grammy Nominated rapper and songwriter Saweetie.

Service Organizations

Service Organizations

Explore this interactive map of national and international dance organizations and spaces that provide resources and information for artists and members of their communities. If you’d like your organization added to our map, or see any errors, don’t hesitate to contact […]

Dancing down memory lane: Celebrating 60 years of Beacon Dance and Decatur City Dance

Dancing down memory lane: Celebrating 60 years of Beacon Dance and Decatur City Dance

November 19, 2021Volume 3 Issue 1By: Leo Brigg If you have a hard time tracking the history of the organizations now known as Beacon Dance and Decatur City Dance, you’re not alone. These two companies, founded in 1962 as the […]

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