Nzinga Woods is a choreographer, performer, teacher and explorer of movement and embodied knowledge. Nzinga’s dance and performance training includes jazz, modern, Dunham, Afro-Cuban, hip-hop dance, as well as, multimedia, theatre and somatic techniques. A native of Northern California she has danced with and choreographed for many dance companies and organizations. She has traveled around the world from Caribbean, Europe and Asia dancing and also working as an arts educator with school-aged youth. Nzinga received her B.A. at CSU Sacramento and her M.F.A. in Performance and Choreography from Mills College. She has performed works by Ronald K Brown, Sonya Delwaide, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Nicholas Leichter, Brenda Way, Jacinta Vlach, Yvonne Rainer, Linda Goodrich, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Halifu Osumare and Keith Washington. In addition to performance and choreography, Nzinga is also passionate about youth empowerment through the arts and remains active in her community.