The Jinah Parker Project
Jinah Parker is a multifaceted creative force from Buffalo, NY. She was a member of Dayton Contemporary Dance Company II (DCDC2), Lehrerdance, Alpha Omega Theatrical Dance Company and Annabella Gonzalez Dance Theater, where she soon became a commissioned choreographer. Jinah has also worked as a fulltime dance educator in both the Buffalo and New York City Board of Education. Her specialties lie in modern technique, dance composition, and curriculum writing. Jinah recently resigned from the Department of Education and started “The Jinah Parker Project,” an arts organization created to inspire people of all backgrounds through dance, choreography, and education. Tackling major social issues in America and globally Jinah views dance as a transformative tool to encourage cultural exchange, courageous conversations, and individual and community action. In short Jinah’s art is for ‘the people” and is inspired by everyday people. Her newest major effort in that regard is SHE, a multimedia suite on sexual violence against women and girls, Sandra Bland, and healing.