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Meet the Artists

Jada Rose Cunningham
Performing Apprentice

Jada Rose Cunningham

Jada Rose Cunningham is a Chicago born and raised dance performer and dance educator who received her Master's Degree in Dance Education under the direction of Barbara Bashaw in May 2016, from Rutgers University. Prior to earning this degree Ms. Cunningham received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Mason Gross School of The Arts., at Rutgers University. Throughout her four years of immersion with New York City artists in her undergraduate studies, she had the opportunity to perform works by Steffanie Batten Bland, Manuel Vignouelle, Doug Elkins, and Sidra Bell. She has performed in two American College Dance Festival Gala performances representing the Northeastern Conference, and as well as performing at the National American College Dance Festival Gala at our nation's capital in 2014.

In 2014 Ms. Cunningham was awarded a scholarship to participate in the summer intensive Dance Italia, which included repertory from Nederlands Dans Theater and Batsehva Dance Company from Israel. As well as developing her technical abilities throughout the years, Ms. Cunningham also holds a passion and a calling to instill the love of dance in future generations. Her education career began at The Institute of Positive Education's summer program on the Chicago's south side, teaching hip-hop dance to students aged five to fifteen. Throughout her collegiate studies Ms. Cunningham has had the opportunity to teach Ballet Basics, Creative Movement, Tumbling, Yoga, and Zumba to toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarteners. In 2015, Ms. Cunningham was granted the opportunity to create a full eight-week dance curriculum for Spring Lake Day Camp campers, aged four to fourteen, who are new to the art form of dance. Currently Ms. Cunningham also is a guest teacher at Kae Lynn Dance Studio where she teaches Ballet, Modern, Jazz, and Tap.

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