Artist Bio

A Tallahassee, Florida native who resides in Philadelphia, PA, Lela Aisha Jones has facilitated lectures, residencies, choreography and collaborative projects at Bennington College VT, California State University SB, Texas Woman’s University, Pinelands Creative Workshop Barbados, Sankofa Center for African Dance and Culture Ghana and L’Ecole Des Sables Senegal. She facilitates youth arts residencies in collaboration with Live (a partner of World Café Live), Arts In Education New Jersey and Young Audiences New Jersey. Lela is the artistic conceptualist, founder and director of FlyGround ( and she has recently become a faculty member at the University of the Arts.