Jawole Willa Jo Zollar

Updated
30 Nov 2016

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Jawole Willa Jo Zollar. Photo by Crush Boone.

Choreographer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar is founding artistic director of Urban Bush Women (UBW), a performance ensemble dedicated to exploring the use of cultural expression as a catalyst for social change. In addition to her work with UBW, Zollar has created works for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Philadanco, Virginia Commonwealth University, among others; and with collaborators including Nora Chipaumire and Compagnie Jant-Bi. A professor of dance at Florida State University, her honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Doris Duke Artist Award, and a USA Artists Wynn Fellowship. Zollar served as a Center LOI panelist in dance in 2012, and in Performance in 2014.