MFA Students

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Alyah Baker

MFA Student

Office: 2020 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90686

Phone: 919-660-3354

alyah.j.baker@duke.edu

As a Dancer, Entrepreneur, and Community Activator, Alyah Baker leads a multifaceted life that exists at the intersection of art, activism, and social justice. In 2003 she received a B.A....

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Courtney Allen Crumpler

Courtney Allen Crumpler

MFA Student

Office: 2020 Campus Drive, Suite 209, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90686

Phone: 919-660-3354

courtney.crumpler@duke.edu

Courtney Allen Crumpler moved home to North Carolina to start the MFA in Dance at Duke after six years living and working in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She is interested in public art that brings...

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Ayan Felix

MFA Student

Office: 2020 Campus Drive, Suite 209, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90686

Phone: 919-660-3354

ayan.felix@duke.edu

Ayan Felix (Gulf Coast) is a contemporary movement artist searching for methods of acknowledging black femme experiences in public spaces. She graduated from Franklin & Marshall College in...

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Juliet Irving

MFA Student

Office: 2020 Campus Drive, Suite 209, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90686

Phone: 919-660-3354

juliet.irving@duke.edu

Juliet Irving is from Batesburg-Leesville, South Carolina where she took dance classes at an early age, cultivating her love of movement and choreography. She is a recent graduate of Appalachian...

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Courtney Liu

MFA Student

Office: 2020 Campus Drive, Suite 209, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90686

Phone: 919-660-3354

courtney.liu@duke.edu

Courtney Liu (Psychology, Duke University) is a dancer, dance educator, and candidate for the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) at Duke. Her research focuses on the connections between ballet education,...

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Ife Michelle Presswood

MFA Student

Office: 2020 Campus Drive, Suite 209, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90686

Phone: 919-660-3354

ife.presswood@duke.edu

Ife Michelle, a native of Charlotte, NC, began her dance training through the North Carolina Performing Arts Academy at age 7, continuing through college via the University of North Carolina at...

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Naomi “Namajala” Milagros Washington

Naomi “Namajala” Milagros Washington Roque

MFA Student

Office: 2020 Campus Drive, Suite 209, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90686

Phone: 919-660-3354

naomi.washington@duke.edu

Naomi “Namajala” Milagros Washington Roque was born and raised in Washington DC. Proudly of African American and Puerto Rican descent by way of her parents, she is a daughter of the African...

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Susan D. Webb, M.D.

MFA Student

Office: 2020 Campus Drive, Suite 209, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90686

Phone: 919-660-3354

susandonna.webb@duke.edu

Originally from New York City, I grew up dancing ballet in a vibrant artistic community. After receiving a B.A. in English literature from Rice University, a desire to delve deeper into the human...

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