Jemima Orusa

Jemima began her dance training at the age of nine in Tennessee, where she fell in love with dancing while attending Cast and Crowns Performing Arts Center. Jemima recently graduated from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts with her Bachelor of Fine Arts, where she trained and developed her technique in the college contemporary program. While at UNCSA, Jemima performed in numerous works, including Esplanade by Paul Taylor, Maple Leaf Rag by Martha Graham, Of The Earth Far Below by Doug Varone, Behind Resonance by Shein Wei, Go Lo by Robyn Mineko Williams, and works created by Brenda Daniels, Sean Sullivan, Dawn Bazemore, and Catherine Miller. This is Jemima’s first year working with ShaLeigh Dance Works.