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choreographer , educator

Nejla Yasemin Yatkin, American choreographer, educator. Named one of Dance Magazine's Top 25, 2005; National Performance Network Commission grant, 2005, International Touring grant, Arts International, 2003, Travel grant, International Programs University Maryland, 2002, 2004. Member of Dance United States of America.

Background

Yatkin, Nejla Yasemin Daughter of Tahir Yatkin.

Education

Degree in Concert Dance, Etage, Berlin, 1993.

Career

Principal dancer Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, Denver, 1996—1999, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Ohio, 1999—2000. Associate director contemporary dance program American Dance Institute, Rockville, Maryland, 2000—2001. Associate professor University Maryland, College Park, since 2001.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Choreographer (dancer) De, Reconstructing Mata Hari (Metro DC Dance award, 2006), After (Metro DC Dance award, 2003), Echoes of Hope for Those Still on the Ground (DC Mayor's Arts award, 2005), dancer (play) Dream on Monkey Mountains.

Membership

Member of Dance United States of America.

Connections

Married Christian Alexander Davenport.

father:
Tahir Yatkin Yatkin

spouse:
Christian Alexander Davenport.