About Adanya Gilmore
Adanya Gilmore is a performer, dancer, and choreographer who is researching liberation through movement. Half raised in Washington D.C. and Okemos, Michigan, she is interested in creating movement that reminisces the sounds and feelings of her identity as well as her community. Following her undergraduate studies at Beloit College, she will be joining University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign to the MFA Dance program with an interest in teaching and learning ways to contribute and give back to her communities through her passion for movement. Other interests include religious Studies, political science and slow fashion. Adanya has worked with choreographers Christine Johnson, Ching-i Chang, and Maree ReMalia among more. Her formal training included Jones Haywood School of Dance, Joffrey Ballet School, Kirov Academy of Ballet, and Walnut Hill School for the Arts among others. Her latest piece of choreography centers self-compassion as a means for creating anti-racist community, which is part of her aspiration to create and help imagine human liberation.