Nkima Stephenson

Student Artists in Residence, Fall 2020-Spring 2021


Movement Lab

Nkima, a rising senior in Columbia College, is thrilled to be joining the Movement Lab as a Student Artist-in-Residence! She is looking to explore empathy and human connection through the lens of dance and movement; with some of her principal questions being: how can we build trust and mutual understanding with storytelling? how does technology interact and relate to this inquiry? 

She is also interested in bringing more non-dancers into the space and pushing the boundaries of what dance/movement "should" look like. As a neuroscience major and a dancer, she hopes to use what she has learned about psychology and movement to better tell stories and work on community building through workshops, interactive performances, and movement installations.