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.

Bio

Projects

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

Choreographer|Dancer

Dance Studies Association| Northwestern University | 2019

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

Summer Leadership Institute | Urban Bush Women | 2019

Participant

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​

Presenter

Aprende | Yamuleé Project Boston | 2018

Dancer