About Jehan O. Young

After being caught in a performance of lip-synched Peter Alsop songs before an adoring audience of socks she was supposed to be folding, Jehan O. Young was promptly enrolled in her neighborhood dance program at age 5 and has been dancing ever since, exploring a variety of styles including Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern and West African.

A multi-disciplinary performing and teaching artist, Jehan currently serves as a company member and corps coordinator for Kotchegna Dance Company, a West African dance company specializing in the dance and drum traditions of the Ivory Coast.

As an arts and sensory teacher at Kids At Work, a studio for children and their families that promotes learning and exploration through choice-driven activities influenced by the RIE (Resources For Infant Educarers) approach, Jehan aims to foster a creative space that encourages and empowers children to discover what it means to simply be themselves.