Mila Thigpen is a graduate of Kenyon College (BA), Harvard Graduate School of Education (EdM), and The Boston Conservatory (MFA) where she is also a faculty member. A “lively dancer” according to the Boston Globe, Thigpen has performed for choreographers Seán Curran, Germaul Barnes, Arthur Aviles, and Aszure Barton. A doctoral candidate in dance at Texas Woman’s University, Thigpen’s research emphasizes salsa at the intersection of Latinidad, Critical Race Theory, and mixed methodologies.


Current Projects

Dance Studies Association| University of Malta | 2018


Collegium for African Diaspora Dance Conference | Duke University | 2018​


Cuca La Loca | Yamuleé Project Boston | 2018