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Kelsa “K-Soul” Robinson is co-founder/co-artistic director of BraveSoul Movement, and member of the internationally known street-dance crew, Venus Fly. She is a dance artist, choreographer, educator and community development specialist with strong grounding in the underground house, hip-hop and street-dance communities. Kelsa has performed and shown work at the Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, IL), B.Supreme (London, UK), B-girl Be (Minneapolis, MN) J.U.I.C.E. Hip-Hop Dance Festival (Hollywood, CA), DanceGATHERING (Lagos, Nigeria), and Pritzker Pavilion (Chicago, IL). Kelsa has dedicated much of her career to working at the intersection of activism, community building and the arts. In recent years this has centered around building diversity, equity and inclusion through developing culturally sustainable pedagogy, and reciprocal relationships between Hip-Hop and the academy.
Columbia College Chicago
House Music, Chicago, Illinois, dance artist, choreographer, educator, BraveSoul Movement, Venus Fly
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African American Studies | Gender and Sexuality | History | Latina/o Studies | Music | Regional Sociology
Salkind, Micah, "Interview with Kelsa Robinson" (2014). Chicago House Music Oral History Project. 26.