H.U. Dance Arts Alum Rayven Leak receives Liz Cherry Jones Memorial Commission
The annual commission will support the creation of new performance work on Company| E by a student or recent alumni of Howard University Dance Arts in its inaugural year. Tthe Liz Cherry Jones Memorial Commission has been awarded to Rayven Leak (@rayven.nishae), a 2020 Bachelor of Fine Arts graduate of H.U. Rehearsals will begin with Company | E in May and her work will premiere as part of the NEXT: WARMER Concert this summer.
LIZ Cherry Jones ( April 28, 1995 -August 1, 2017) was a longtime teacher for the Albemarle County School District (VA), a textile artist, a local African Amerian community historian, and an Angora Goat Farmer who also played piano and loved to sing. Dedicating her life to education, Liz was passionate about the importance of Interdisciplinary arts education for people of all ages. Today would have been her 66th birthday.