A NATIVE OF BUFFALO NEW YORK, NAILA ANSARI IS A CUM LAUDE GRADUATE OF POINT PARK UNIVERSITY’S CONSERVATORY OF PERFORMING ARTS PROGRAM.

SHE IS AN ORIGINAL AND FORMER PRINCIPAL DANCER FOR THE AUGUST WILSON CENTER DANCE ENSEMBLE, WHERE THE COMPANY WAS NAMED “TOP 25 DANCE COMPANIES TO WATCH” IN DANCE MAGAZINE FOR THE 2012-2013 SEASON. NAILA ALSO DANCED AND PERFORMED WORKS FOR THE LEGENDARY LULA WASHINGTON DANCE THEATRE OUT OF LOS ANGELES, CA. SHE HAS HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF DANCING WORKS BY ROBERT BATTLE, KYLE ABRAHAM, CAMILLE BROWN, DARRELL GRAND MOULTRIE, SIDRA BELL, AND KIESHA LALAMA, TO NAME A FEW.

NAILA IS A FELLOW VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR AT SUNY BUFFALO STATE COLLEGE AND IN HER FINAL YEAR AS A CANDIDATE FOR A MASTER OF FINE ARTS DEGREE IN DANCE AT THE UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO. MOST RECENTLY, NAILA HAS TWO PUBLICATIONS IN THEATRE JOURNAL AND HAS HAD HER CHOREOGRAPHY PERFORMED AT THE KENNEDY CENTER IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

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