Zaki A’Jani Marshall
East Orange, NJ
Zaki is a 2019 graduate from the University of The Arts where he received a full tuition scholarship towards earning his BFA in Dance Performance. During his time there, he had the privilege of training under instructors associated with Philadanco and BalletX and Complexions Contemporary Ballet, working as a freelance instructor, and emerging choreographer, creating works on local bases studios, creating dance films, also creating work for a proscenium audience.
Mr. Marshall has taught in schools in cities like Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Bermuda. He has trained with Dance Theater of Harlem, and BalletX, in addition to completing Philadanco's Summer Training internship. Furthermore, Zaki was a company member of Eleone Dance Theater in South Philly from 2016- 2018. Zaki was the 2019 Recipient of the University of the Arts Academic Achievement for Service and leadership award.
After graduation, he relocated to San Francisco to study for a full year as a trainee with Alonzo King Lines Ballet. While he was on faculty for the open classes at Lines, he had the opportunity to work with Roderick George, Gregory Dawson, and Alonzo King. After the pandemic, Zaki worked with smaller NYC based companies such as Ponybox Dance Theater and Erv Works Dance.