Lela Aisha Jones

Movement artist, choreographer, community organizer


Lela Aisha Jones. Photo by David Barrow Wiley. 

Lela Aisha Jones is a native of Tallahassee, FL who resides in Philadelphia, PA.  She is the founder of FlyGround, her creative home, where she cultivates her diasporic movement practice and artistry.  Mostly an activist in her artistic practice and performance, she recently took her work to the streets as the lead centralizer/organizer for marches and social actions through Dancing for Justice Philadelphia in solidarity with the movement concerning Black lives.  Lela is an Artist in Residence at the Community Education Center, a Headlong Dance Theater Incubated Artist, a 2013 Dance USA Philadelphia Rocky Awardee, a 2015 Leeway Foundation Transformation Awardee and a member of the inaugural 2015 Innovative Cultural Advocacy Fellows designed by leaders at the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute in NYC.