Definition of Ne-ke-shia Wall
dancer, creator, choreographer, artist, dreamer, activist, warrior

Nekeshia Wall of Greensboro, NC earned an undergraduate degree from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Dance and African American Studies and completed the Masters of Fine Arts in Dance degree program at Hollins University in collaboration with Kunstlerhavs Mousontvrm and The Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts; with support from The Dresden Frankfort Dance Company. She is also the founder of Matriarch Dance Co. LLC, which exists to empower women of all ages to discover their strength and purpose through dance training, performance, and positive mentorship.

 

Wall has six years of teaching experience. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Dance at Elon University as well as an Adjunct Professor in the dance departments at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and North Carolina Central University, where she teaches Traditional West African Dance and Movement Training for Actors.

 

Wall specializes in Traditional West African Dance based in Guinea, Senegal, and Mali and Contemporary Dance. Her current research focus seeks to explore how binary dancing forms such as West African Dance, can be engaged as valued and valid epistemological and ontological domains in scholarship. Further, she is interested in how the binary practice is or is not translatable when taught in a world that is not binary. She is also exploring how this further coincides with the black dancing body as a means of culture.