Born in Ruston, Louisiana and raised across Louisiana, Maryland, and Texas, Aaliyah Christina creates and supports performance work as an administrator, curator, movement artist, and writer. She improvises dances and writes poetic-prose about relationship/power dynamics, mental health, and Blackness as a resident on the South side of Chicago. Since 2015, she has collaborated with Chicago artists like Keyierra Collins, Ysayë Alma, Darling Shear, Wisdom Baty, Ayako Kato, and Dorian Sylvain to name a few. In 2021, Aaliyah received the 3Arts Make a Wave Award and as of 2023 she received the Illinois Arts Council Agency 2023 Artist Fellowship Finalist Award. She volunteers for community orgs and campaigns including Assata’s Daughters and Defund CPD to move towards Black liberation. Under her direction, PRAISE MOTHER is in-development as a community initiative and dance theater project highlighting stories of relationships between Black matriarchs and their kin through their mental health journeys.
Aaliyah Christina has crowd-funded a project with 3AP
- $6,150 raised of $6,000 goal
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- 3Arts matched
- 102% funded
It has been a childhood dream to create and cultivate my own majorette squad while conjuring dreams for communal liberation and support. praise mother is a community initiative and dance theater project highlighting stories of relationships between Black matriarchs and …Read more about praise mother