Spelman College

Moving Our Stories founder Julie B. Johnson collaborates with Atlanta community to educate on participatory dance and embodied memory mapping

Moving Our Stories founder Julie B. Johnson collaborates with Atlanta community to educate on participatory dance and embodied memory mapping

From instructing in North Carolina to opening her own dance education company, Cassandra Springs has over 20 years of dance training and professional theater, film and competitive experience; fusing her passion for teaching and mentorship into the evolution of her dreams. 

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.

Graduating class of 2020 dances into uncertain future with creativity, poise

Graduating class of 2020 dances into uncertain future with creativity, poise By: Ashley Gibson and Robin WhartonCourtesy of AJ Myers, Credit: Veronica Sacca Myers looks forward as she exhibits a soft smile

June 1, 2020Volume 1 Issue 2By: Ashley Gibson and Robin Wharton Across the U.S. and throughout Georgia, college and university campus closures have forced teachers and students into an unplanned, emergency experiment to test the capabilities of online and distance […]

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