Lela Aisha Jones | FlyGround


Lela Aisha Jones is a movement performance artist that intertwines personal history, diasporic movement, and social commentary. She is a proud native of Tallahassee, FL and feels quite fortunate to live and create in Philadelphia, PA. The foundation of her artistic work is the individual and collective lived experiences of blackness as archived in and excavated from the body through dance. As the founder of her creative home FlyGround she directs her own artistic projects, the Dancing for Justice Philadelphia Initiative, and The Requisite Movers Program. The work of FlyGround is generously supported by the Artist in Residence program at the Community Education Center and the Incubated Artist Program at Headlong. Lela is a 2015 Leeway Foundation Transformation Awardee, a 2016 Pew Fellow in the Arts, and a 2017 New York Dance and Performance Award | Bessie Nominee.