Indya Childs is a dancer, choreographer, artist and Atlanta native. She began her dance training at Price Performing Arts Center and The Atlanta Ballet where she was exposed to all genres of dance. To further her dance education, Indya attended Kennesaw State University as a dance major. At KSU, she had the opportunity of performing with the KSU Dance Company in Washington, D.C. at the Kennedy Center for the National College Dance Festival. She also performed at the 2012 Shuler Hensley Awards televised on WSBTV with the KSU Dance Company. Indya was a member of the Nu Delta Alpha Dance Honor Society and was awarded the Outstanding Senior Scholarship of Dance. She graduated cum laude from Kennesaw State University with a B.A. in Dance: Concentration- Ballet. In 2015, Indya was named ‘25 to Watch’ by Dance Magazine and has been a featured dancer in Richard Calmes’ photography in various national publications. Indya has danced professionally with Ballethnic Dance Company and T. Lang Dance. She also collaborates with other dance organizations such as Dance Canvas, Paideia Arts, and SHE Created It. Indya founded the ‘Peace, Love & Dance Project’ (PLD Project) in 2020 in response to the many difficult events that were arising in the U.S. including the murders of Black Americans due to police brutality, the COVID-19 pandemic, performing artists out of work, and more. The PLD Project launched a nationwide social media call of action to dancers to spread unity through movement.

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