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Jade Solomon Curtis

About this Artist

Jade Solomon Curtis, originally from Lubbock, Texas, is a Seattle-based award-winning choreographer, dance artist, and curator. Through the lens of a Black

woman, her works integrate Black vernacular movements, contemporary dance, and technology to explore the body as an artifact of memory, space, and time. Curtis is the founder of Solo Magic, a non-profit arts initiative collaborating with innovative artists to create socially relevant experiences, and the founder and curator of the globally focused residency program Radical Black Femme Project (RBFP).

Curtis received her BFA from Southern Methodist University and is the recipient of residencies and commissions from Base Experimental Arts + Space, Duke University (SLIPPAGE LAB), University of Washington’s Meany Hall, WACO Theater Center, and the Seattle Art Museum. Her works have received notable support from the New England Foundation for the Arts National Dance Project, the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, 4Culture, Artist Trust and the Bossak-Heilbron Charitable Foundation. She is an Artist Trust Fellow and Inaugural Visiting Fellow at the University of South Carolina.

Curtis’ choreographic works have graced eminent stages worldwide, a testament to her innovative storytelling prowess. Notable commissions include her work for the University of Washington’s Meany Hall as part of Saul Williams’ Motherboard Suite, directed by the legendary Bill T. Jones, the groundbreaking exhibition Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, hosted by the Seattle Art Museum, Grammy Award-winning jazz composer, John Clayton and acclaimed saxophonist, Lakecia Benjamin. Her works have resonated with audiences from the Northwest African American Museum’s Complex Exchange: Jacob Lawrence's Great Migration, On the Boards, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, Monmouth University, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, University of Albany, and the prestigious Seoul International Dance Festival.