About Us

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Move Me Soul is youth Dance Company that fuses technique, performance and character development through its training programs. Teens are empowered to “move” their limits on and off stage.

Move Me Soul was founded in 2008 by Ayesha Jaco at Austin High School. The program began with 30 students taking the class as a gym elective.  It then developed into an After School Matters club.

Today more than 150 teens participate throughout Chicago in several programs that develop dance technique, spoken word artists while enhancing their character.  The programs additionally provide college readiness workshops, field trips and performance opportunities. The programs are broken down into apprenticeships, advanced apprenticeships and the youth dance ensemble.

On December 16, 2018, Move Me Soul debuted a professional dance company at it’s 10th year anniversary concert at the Museum of Contemporary Art.  This day was proclaimed “Move Me Soul Day” in Chicago by the Mayor.  For more information on Move Me Soul Dance Company please visit http://www.movemesoul.org.

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