ASA! Workshop with Zakiya Cornish
WHEN: December 21, 2017 l 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Dancing Grounds l 3705 St Claude Ave
Join Dancing Grounds and Zakiya for a special one time ASA! workshop! This class will be in place of Bounce Fitness with Marissa 'Moe Joe' Joseph. ASA! Workshop with Zakiya Thursday, Dec 21 from 5:30-6:30pm $5 Drop in | FREE for DG Members ASA! is....An international low-impact, high-intensity workout evolution, an engaging fusion of modern club movements with cultural African energy into an enchantingly upbeat event, a life-changing total body endurance experience! About Zakiya: Zakiya L. Cornish, a New Orleans native currently residing in Philadelphia, received her B.A. from Dillard University in Business Management. Classically trained West African dancer, Zakiya was New Orleans-based independent artist for several years performing with many of the noted companies. Zakiya served as a teaching artist for 5 years with Young Audiences of Louisiana, culminating in an invitation for her students to perform in Los Angeles for Adam Shankman (executive producer of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE). Zakiya earned an MFA degree in Dance from Temple University. Her graduate research entailed an exploration of the intersections of African American identity and West African Dance. Zakiya currently performs with Kulu Mele African Drum and Dance Company and Lela Aisha Jones |FLyGround. Through her connection with these companies, she has recently had the opportunity to work with Tony-award nominee Jeffrey Page, and Ron Brown of Evidence Dance Company. Zakiya is also a Level 2 Certified ASA! Instructor. Zakiya has taught traditional and contemporary African dance classes across the country. Her work focuses on traditional and contemporary dance and music of the African Diaspora.