Sonsherée W Giles

Sonsherée W Giles is a dancer, choreographer, teacher and costume designer. She is originally from New Orleans, LA. She began her formal dance training at Morgan Street Dance Company where she took classes in ballet, tap and jazz. She has toured and performed for audiences throughout the United States, Germany, Croatia, Slovenia, and Austria. She has taught contemporary dance in public school systems, university institutions and dance festivals throughout the country. She received her MFA in performance/choreography from Mills College.

In 2005 she began dancing with AXIS Dance Company and recently became the Associate Director. Her dancing is influenced by her dedication to the practice of running and yoga. She makes dances that investigate movement repetition, chance operation, landscapes, art history, and daily life experiences. 

In 2008 Sonsherée received an Isadora Duncan Award for ensemble performance of To Color Me Different choreographed by Alex Ketley for AXIS Dance Company. 

Most recently she was honored to receive a Homer Avila Award for Excellence in the field of Physically Integrated Dance. 

Photograph by Christine Fu