MA Arts Politics Class of 2011
BA The Arts, The New School, Eugene-Lang College
Co-founder and Artistic Director of 2050 Legacy Theater Ensemble, Aisha Jordan is a multidisciplinary artist versed in acting, singing, spoken word, and movement. She began her artistry at a very young age in her hometown of Amherst Massachusetts working with New WORLD Theater and Project 2050.
Studying theater at The New School, Aisha worked with professors Sekou Sundiata, Zishan Urgulu, and Cecilia Rubino honing her ideas of social change and collaborative art. She went on to receive her M.A. in Arts Politics from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Aisha has since performed and taught at, Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education, The Brotherhood-Sister Sol, the Greater Hartford Academy for the Arts, Amherst College, The Hemispheric Institutes EmergeNYC, and their 8th biennial Encuentro in Sao Paulo Brazil and Montreal Canada.
Aisha now resides in Bronx, NY.
What drew you to the MA Arts Politics program?
The program brought together social justice and the arts in a way that connected so well with my goals and passions in life. School had never been a big thing for me and I had decided not to go to grad school but when I read the basis behind the program and the political focus I had to apply.
How did your experience in the program shape your work?
The program shaped everything in my life. I have a strong group of friends who are activists/artists and academic geniuses who support each other and all of our endeavors due to the work we accomplished in the Arts and Politics program. Although the goal is for my artistry is to provide 100% of my income the program has allowed me to pursue jobs that directly intersect with my goals as an artist.
What are you doing now?
I am a freelance event producer and artist and am actively pursuing an acting career. I run my own social justice theater company that is based out of Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York which uses theater arts to express personal experiences with social issues through collaboratively created original works.