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Rhythm & Motion: Kara Jenelle

Premieres Monday, October 19 at 7pm ET
Recorded in Los Angeles

Dancer/choreographer Kara Jenelle (a DC-raised artist who is now based in Los Angeles) leads a high-energy masterclass in Afrobeats, a 21st-century music-and-dance genre born in West Africa and now surging around the world. This online event will premiere free of charge on Monday, October 19 at 7pm ET on this page.

About the Artist

Kara Jenelle is a dance performer, choreographer, and teaching artist based in Los Angeles, CA. Since relocating from Washington, DC, she has worked with artists such as Janet Jackson, Lauryn Hill, Black Eyed Peas, Beyoncé, Jidenna, Khalid, Will Smith, Fantasia, Step Afrika! and appeared on The Voice, Off-Broadway, BET, Black Girls Rock, Lifetime, and more. Jenelle has also been featured in Dance Magazine, Voyage LA, and Essence for monumental achievements throughout her career. As an international educator, she has taught in over 10 countries and she works diligently to represent the African diaspora in the commercial dance industry. Jenelle is currently pursuing her MFA at UCLA as a Graduate Fellow while always advocating for the culture and encouraging positive representation of Black women through her movement. She is currently a faculty member at Movement Lifestyle (LA) and for the annual Ladies of Hip-Hop Festival. She is also the Founder of Delta Chi Xi Honorary Dance Fraternity, Inc.

Mars Arts DC is a partnership of Mars, Incorporated and Washington Performing Arts, with support from Jacqueline Badger Mars.

Mars Arts DC: Virtual—Rhythm & Motion is made possible through the generous support of Wells Fargo.

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A Statement from Wells Fargo

Anna Bard

“I believe that our cultural sector is often best positioned to lift voices, broaden perspectives and celebrate the rich cultural heritage of people across Greater Washington. Every day, by bringing a diverse array of talent to equally diverse audiences, Washington Performing Arts embodies that belief. Wells Fargo is grateful for WPA’s work and honored to be among their supporters.”

Anna Bard
Senior Vice President
Community Relations Manager – MD, DC & VA
Social Impact & Sustainability

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