Born and raised in Milwaukee, WI, Kae Kristina is a performer, choreographer and educator. Kae resides in Atlanta, GA, and continues to study and strengthen her style and technique. Kae received her BA in Dance Performance & Choreography with a minor in Education Studies at Spelman College in Atlanta, GA. Kae has performed with Signature Dance Company (Milwaukee, WI). Kae has performed for productions hosted by Spelman Dance Theatre, including choreography by Kathleen Wessel and CiCi Kelley. She also has performed in collaboration with Zanele Muholi’s exhibition “Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness” in the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, and in Colby College’s Museum with both self-choreographed solo work, and ensemble work choreographed by Thulani Vereen. In addition, Kae has also participated as a collaborator in Phases 1 and 2 of the Georgia Incarceration Performance Project, a devised theatre collaboration with UGA, Morehouse College and Spelman students to research and embody slave labor during the Reconstruction Era and how it affected black women in particular, directed by Dr. Julie Johnson, Keith Bolden, Dr. Amma Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin, and Dr. Emily Sahakian. As she continues to create work, Kae analyzes and exposes systemic racism rooted in westernized society, utilizing pedagogical and embodied movements that dissects the ideologies of intersectionality, misrepresentation and preservation of Black women. Her most recent works have included participation in the Fly on the Wall “Excuse the Art” work-in-progress residency and “Afrocity: The Beauty in Horror”, a dance film choreographed by Jazmine R. Freeman.

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