CURRICULUM VITAE

Weléla Mar Kindred

Film

A Winter Walk                                                  Dir:  Will Crouse

In the Heart of the City                                    Dir:  Jehan Patterson

Once More

Choreography :  Welela M. Kindred               Dir :  Rachel Zhou

Television

MTV Video Music Awards     Dancer               Choreographer:  Hi-Hat

Call to Glory         ABC          Little Girl 1         Episode "A Nation Divided

Theater

Woman in the Dunes          Woman                Dir:  Allison Moore

To Kill a Mockingbird          Calpurnia U/S      Dir:  Anthony Mosely

Black Nativity                       Dancer U/S          Dir:  Mike Malone

The Wiz                                Dancer                 Dir:  Adeline Hunter

Porgy and Bess                   Ensemble             Dir:  Adeline Hunter


European Theater

Cie de Agnes DesFosses                    

Dancer/Choreographer                                   Dir:  Laurent DuPont

Hellwach – International Theater Festival for Young Audiences – Hamm, Allemagne

Festival – Forum de Blanc Mesnil, France

Festival Trés Tot Théatre – Quimper

Festival Bravo – International Children’s Theater Festival – Helsinki, Finlande

Industrial

2018

Mercedes Benz

Choreography :  Welela M. Kindred             Dir :  Mei Dong                                               

Angel Perfume

Choreography:  Weléla M. Kindred              Dir:  Sammi Xiu                                               

Balenciaga

Choreography: Weléla M. Kindred               Dir:  Mei Dong                                               

Education

2001 - 2003:  BFA Cinema/Performance Studies :

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago {Dean’s Scholar}

2007-2008:  HB Studio of Acting NY

2005-2006:  Act One Studios Chicago

Languages

French

Swahili

Spanish

Danse Training

2009-16:  Centre of National Danse . Ménagerie de Verre . Centre de Danse du Marais {Paris}

2005-08:  The Alvin Ailey Dance Theater . Dance New Amsterdam . Cedar Lake Ballet {New York}

2001-05:  Homer Bryant Ballet . Joel Hall Dance {Scholarship} .  Hubbard Street Dance {Chicago}

1987-00:  Edge Performing Arts Center . St. Joseph Ballet Company {Los Angeles}

Residencies & Fellowship

2019:  Redcat Studio Artist Finalist

2016:  Harvard & NYU Fellow

2016:  Panel Speaker - NYU Black Portraiture III South Africa

2015:  Brussels Art Practice Residency

2014:  The Saas Fee Summer Institute Artist in Residence

2012:  Artceb Suriname Artist in Residence

2008:  Dance New Amsterdam Choreography Lab Artist in Residence, New York

Grants & Awards

2014:  The Tides Foundation Arts and Culture Grant, New York

2012:  The Tides Foundation Arts and Culture Grant, New York

2001:  Dean’s Award The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Group Exhibitions (selected)

2015

James Baldwin’s Nigga, Centre National de Jazz Dance, Paris

#Goldteeth - The Nightengale, Chicago, Illinois

2014

May I - Galerie Nivet Carson, Paris

Risk Society - Le Baron, Paris

2013

Yoga in Ethiopia - Chalé Woté Festival - Foundation for Contemporary Art Ghana / Jamestown, Ghana

Colonized cages / children on the outside of the car / i’m sorry god for that / collected moons in a california bus / carnival of sound / hi-fi lipstick / awoke in a car in african dust / kneeling under a table of rain / - Lé Centre Barbara, Paris

2012

The Animal Theory - The Historical American Church, Paris


Rosa Parks and all the Jews Get on the Bus - Lé Generator Performance Festival, Gentilly, France


shad rasa mantra / i will open you up at the soul / spread your voice on wet clay and sacrifice the axis which you call serpent - Nuit Blanche, Les Salaisons Gallery, Paris

VOLUNTEER

Habitat For Humanity Sofiia, Bulgaria . Youth Dance Teacher - Chicago . American Church in Paris - Feeding of the Homeless . Mother Theresa Organization Paris - Feeding of the Homeless . Angel Food Project Feeding HIV Patients - Los Angeles . Personal Feeding + Care Packages for the Homeless

 

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