"Ayanna is deeply invested in validating the experiences of her community through creative innovation. Their commitment to reclaiming personal and communal narratives extends beyond her performance art and grounds her teaching style. Even in facilitating technique based dance classes and workshops, she adamantly provides opportunities for improvisation so that her students can manifest the stories their bodies have been longing to tell. The success and growth of her students is a result of her passion, tenacious work ethic, and prioritization of creating safe spaces for artistic inquiry. "

nicole shanté

Poet. Dancer. Collaborator.  

"Class with Aya is a brilliant experience! Their style meets you at your level and shows how advanced that truly is. They learn as they teach giving each person a refreshing dose of confidence!


                                                                     Organizer. Pole Student.