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Kehinde Ishangi

Published August 29, 2017

Associate Professor
School of Dance




Kehinde Ishangi has performed with classical and contemporary dance companies such as Ballethnic Dance Company and Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble. Internationally, she has worked with Compagnie James Carlès and Compagnie Georges Momboye. She has had the pleasure of working with Donald McKayle, Eleo Pomare, Milton Myers, Jawole Zollar, Gerri Houlihan, Christopher Huggins and Ron Brown, among others. Currently, Ms. Ishangi is a member of KM Dance Project and Narcisse/Movement Project in New Orleans, LA. Kehinde holds an MFA in Dance from Florida State University and a BA in Dance Pedagogy from Brenau University. She is a Franklin Method® Educator, certified GYROTONIC®, GYROKINESIS® AND STOTT PILATES® Instructor. As a dance scientist, she founded The Ishangi Institute, to further her research and application of practices leading to the integral health and longevity of dancers and athletes. Ms. Ishangi has taught internationally at dance schools and conservatories and was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance at Florida State University for the 2016-2017 school year.

Select Scholarly / Creative Works

-Premiered new work on KM Dance Project in New Orleans, LA, August 2018
-Not My Enemy [Modern]. New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center, 2017
-Witnessing [Contemporary ballet]. Bethune-Cookman University, 2015
-Carried by Grace [Contemporary]. Tulane University, 2014


MFA in Choreography and Performance, Florida State University
BA in Dance Pedagogy from Brenau University

Teaching Areas

Dance Conditioning, Science of Dance Training, Gyrotonic Expansion System®, Ballet

Research Areas

Dunham Technique, The Ishangi Method®, Movement Science

Additional Scholarly/Creative Works & Awards

Dean’s Travel Grant, all 2017

Invited to be International Faculty of the Franklin Method, October 2018

First Year Assistant Professor Award, March 2018

Performed Boschimanne: Living Curiosities with KM Dance Project at Women in Dance Leadership Conference in New York, NY, January 2018

resented “Sel-Care as Political Warfare” at the Florida State University’s Social Justice Symposium: Activism in the academy, February 2018