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Weléla Mar Kindred


Heart of the City             Pearl Brown            Dir: Jehan Patterson

Corridor                           Maria Grey              Dir: Johnathon Olsen

Fresh Cut Flowers           Dahlia                      Dir: Imani Davis

American Theater

The Elastic Mind               Simone                    Dir: Weléla Mar Kindred         Greenhouse Theater

The Elastic Mind               Director                   Weléla Mar Kindred                 Greenhouse Theater

Intimate Apparel               Director                   Weléla Mar Kindred                 St. Croix Falls Theater

Black Nativity                     Ensemble                Dir:  Mike Malone                    The Goodman Theater

To Kill a Mockingbird        Calpurnia                 Dir: Anthony Mosely                Collaboraction / The Chopin Theater

OC Black Actors Theater   Ensemble               Dir: Adelaine Hunter                Touring Company

European Theater

Cie de Agnes DesFosses                    


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



Mercedes Benz

Choreography :  Welela M. Kindred             Dir :  Mei Dong                                               

Angel Perfume

Choreography:  Weléla M. Kindred              Dir:  Sammi Xiu                                               


Choreography: Weléla M. Kindred               Dir:  Mei Dong                                               


2021: Acting Studio Chicago

2001 - 2003:  BFA Cinema/Performance Studies :

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

2007-2008:  HB Studio of Acting NY





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)


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

#Goldteeth - The Nightengale, Chicago, Illinois


May I - Galerie Nivet Carson, Paris

Risk Society - Le Baron, Paris


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


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

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