Our Close Out to 2020

As a response to the current pandemic, we launched a series of Digital Residencies for our artists! The Digital Residency was a week-long platform to uplift the amazing artistry of each one of our talented company members. These dynamic artists shared their work over a six week span on our Instagram feed. We were thrilled to introduce a deeper look into these incredible artists who are a part of the heartbeat of ShaLeigh Dance Works.

SDW was a proud sponsor of Christmas Without Lights!

This past Holiday Season we were proud sponsors of Insightful Visionaries 3rd Annual Christmas Without Lights! We were thrilled to share E Pluribus Unum II, one of our favorite pieces.

Christmas for the Blind / visually impaired is a unique personal experience. Through the Spirit of Collaboration with other non-profits and local organizations, the event represents a cooperative effort to share the spirit of Christmas by giving back to the blind / visually impaired community.

We are so excited that “Memos for Migration” will be printed in An Ecotone Almanac. We can’t wait to share finished copies with you!

In “Memos for Migration,” choreographer ShaLeigh Comerford offers us new tools for moving and thinking, with a score based in the ShaGa movement practice. We recommend trying these instructions from any comfortable spot—a chair or the floor, lying on the grass and looking at the sky or lying in bed.

Invite the sensation of weightless amusement.
Cherish without loss.
Elevate to fortify the strength of your form.
Feel your senses growing astute and agile.

Find the full score at Ecotone Magazine – We hope it offers a grounding experience of lightness in these challenging times of heaviness and offer our deep gratitude to Ecotone for this invitation to share our first published ShaGa score.

To learn more or to order copies, be sure to follow Ecotone on FacebookInstagram, and/or Twitter.

We are now able to receive donations on Amazon Smile! Through AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible smile.amazon.com purchases .


In partial response to the challenge from the black lives matter (blm) movement to all segments of society that they address the issue of racial and social injustice in a meaningful way, the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute sponsored a series of zoom training webinars. SDW was honored to join this program with other organizational leaders to examine racism and its many forms, and the actions that we can take to address racism within our organizations and communities of service.

ShaLeigh Dance Works denounces white supremacy, racism, and racial violence. We will continue to stand with those working to dismantle all forms of oppression and intentionally invest time, resources, and energy into building a reality founded on cultural equity and justice for all.

Thank You Donors!

During this time of great uncertainty we’ve been comforted, encouraged, and humbled by the outpouring of generosity and support from our community. Remarkable people, organizations, community groups, and small businesses have all stepped up to support us.

We would also like to thank the Durham Arts Council, North Carolina Arts Council, Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, MAP Fund, Westgate Wine, VAE Artist Relief, North Star Church, and Foundation for the Carolinas.

To us, YOU are our heroes and we Thank You for helping us meet the challenges of this moment.

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