Anthony Nelson Jr

Ay-Jaye is a Durham native performer, choreographer, and instructor. With Hillside High School being his first dance home, he has since branched out, broadening his movement vocabulary and technique with a particular focus on modern movement, release technique, hip-hop, and jazz influenced styles. Ay-Jaye has performed works for Chris Grant, renowned choreographer for Beyoncé, Christian Von Howard of The Von Howard Project New York, and has performed around the Triangle with various independent dance organizations such as The Triangle Dance Project, Tobacco Road Dance Productions, DIDA, and more. Anthony has been a member of ShaLeigh Dance works for 2 years. He was first drawn to the dance company via ShaLeigh, who he was training under for a short period of time, and he absolutely fell in love with her teaching techniques and movement styles.