Shay Bland


Shay Bland Englewood, NJ) began her dance training at Progressive Dance Studio under the direction of Jolene Perry. She graduated from Professional Performing Arts High School and attended Rutgers University, where she was awarded the James Dickson Carr Scholarship. Ms. Bland also trained at The Ailey School as a scholarship student and worked with choreographers Francesca Harper, Christian von Howard, Earl Mosley, Camille A. Brown, Christopher L. Huggins, Ray Mercer, Ronald K. Brown, and Danielle Agami. She participated in the Macy’s 50th Anniversary Thanksgiving Day Parade and performed in Alvin Ailey’s Memoria and Revelations with a cast of 50 during Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s 2012 New York City Center season. Ms. Bland was also a member of Ailey II.