Diversity of Dance Company Member - Modern
Shay Bland, Englewood NJ, began her dance training at Progressive Dance Studio. She then attended The Ailey School as a Scholarship Student with the Junior Division. After graduating from the Professional Performing High School she attended Rutgers University where she was awarded the James Dickson Carr Scholarship. She later then returned to the Ailey School as a Scholarship Student in the Professional Division, After which she was invited to Join Ailey II. She then joined Elisa Monte Dance. She has studied with choreographers such as Troy Powell, Robert Battle, Dwight Rhoden, Desmond Richardson, Francesca Harper, Christian Von Howard, Earl Mosley, Camile A. Brown, Ray Mercer, Ronald K. Brown and Danielle Agami.