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Keisha Grant

Keisha Grant began dance lessons at the age of three in Jazz, Freestyle, Tap, Ballet and Acrobatics at her local dancing school. After being entered in many dance competitions throughout the West Midlands she was awarded Most Promising Dancer on five occasions.

She then completed her professional training at Laban Centre and Roehampton University, gaining a double degree in Dance Studies and Fine Art, spending her earlier professional career performing in a Gospel company and training with West African company, Frititi, under the direction of Nii Tagoe. She then went on to tour internationally and nationally with companies including ACE Dance and Music, Tavaziva Dance, Movement Angol and State of Emergency, where she was also Rehearsal Director for their production 'Dessert Crossings'. Keisha recently worked with Sonia Sabri Company on a research and development phase for their new production, Jugni.

Keisha founded Keneish Dance in 2009 as a platform to create and develop her own work and to date has been commissioned by numerous agencies with the backing and support of Arts Council England through Grants for The Arts. These include Billingham international Folklore Festival, Southwark Council as part of T Mobile's Big Dance, Creative Leap Birmingham and London Bridge Live Arts with Ideas Tap.

Education is an integral strand to Keisha's work, delivering extensive educational projects for countless education establishments and community organisations with credits including Roehampton, Teeside and Plymouth Universities, the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, BOA Academy, BRIT School and Northbrook College Essex as well as delivering extensive residences for Solihull and Southwark Councils.

She has now co-directed the innovative short film, Head Vs Heart, a quirky, touching and refreshing meditation on modern life and relationships, fusing dance with animation and live action.

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Information on this profile is provided by the person and/or compiled from available sources | Profile updated 27 Nov 2013