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Climate Justice and Joy | Gulf Coast Center for Law and Policy | 2022

A “lively dancer” (Boston Globe), Mila Thigpen is an international teacher artist who has danced works by Doris Humphrey, Paul Taylor, Trisha Brown, Seán Curran, Germaul Barnes, Wendy Jehlen, Arthur Aviles, and Aszure Barton. Thigpen is also a proud member of the Boston ensemble for the Bessie award winning production, Skeleton Architecture, conceived by Eva Yaa Asantewaa. Thigpen's work has been presented in Boston’s "Ten’s the Limit" and the Bronx BlakTina Dance Festival. Her commissions include original work for Cuban dance company Salsa Chévere. An alumna of Jacob’s Pillow Choreographer’s Lab and UMass Boston’s Emerging Leaders Program, she has earned degrees from Kenyon College (BA), The Boston Conservatory (MFA), Harvard Graduate School of Education (EdM), and Texas Woman’s University (PhD).  


Performer/Instructor: Community Dance Workshop 

Climate Summit: Red, Black, and Green New Deal | Gulf Coast Center for Law and Policy | 2021

Producer: video presentations for land and water

BDA Dance Forum | Beijing Dance Academy | 2020

Presenter: Dancers As Healers in a Pandemic Society

Collegium for African Diaspora Dance Conference | Duke University | 2020

Presenter: Ebonies In The Ivory Tower

Pass Over | Speakeasy Stage Company | 2019

Movement Coach

Running River | Parsonfield | 2019


Dance Studies Association| Northwestern University | 2019

Presenter: "Settling Ourselves”-Ecokinetic Approaches to Teaching Dance through Racialized Bodies

Summer Leadership Institute | Urban Bush Women | 2019


Quinto Mayor | Yamuleé Ladies Boston | 2019

Assistant Director|Dancer

Dance Studies Association| University of Malta | 2018

Presenter: Salsa Comes From The Streets

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


Aprende | Yamuleé Project Boston | 2018


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