Nailah Bellinger

Nailah Randall-Bellinger is a dance educator and scholar. For over 35 years, Nailah has taught master-modern and contemporary- classes throughout the United States and abroad at national conventions and universities, including, Cal State Northridge, UCLA, and Goddard College, VT, She has performed and lectured in Brazil, Ghana, Haiti, The Czech Republic and Senegal. In 2012 and 2013 she served as the artist in residence and choreographed original works for the dance companies at University at Buffalo/Suny and Salve University in Rhode Island. Over the past 2 decades Nailah has been able to cultivate the lives of many aspiring dancers through her longstanding residencies at the Gold School in Brockton Ma where she taught for 22 years and at Dean College in Franklin, Ma where she was an assistant professor for 15 years, teaching course in modern, dance composition, Dance history, and Dance in Film survey.

As a solo performer she has worked with film director and poet, S. Pearl, and a performed as a member of Karen McDonald’s New Age Dance Workshop dance company and Jamie Nichols Fast Feet, Inc. both based in Los Angeles. In 1998 Nailah presented her masterwork, DANCING BELOVED, which was part of the Gendered Resistance conference, in Oxford, Ohio, at Miami University, where her 7-member ensemble retold Toni Morrison’s story of Margaret Garner through movement. Nailah is one of the contributing artists/writers to the Book, a written account- Gendered Resistance, published in 2013.

Currently, Nailah is the chair of the dance program at THE CAMBRIDGE SCHOOL OF WESTON, in Weston, MA. And teaches Master Classes for the Harvard Radcliff Modern Dance Company. Through the Harvard Dance Center Nailah teaches ongoing open contemporary classes and body conditioning classes throughout the year.

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