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Emilie Jabouin

Emilie “Zila” Jabouin is a multi-talented dance artist, researcher, and story-teller living in Tkaronto, Turtle Island, who produces stories for collective liberation and social transformation.

Learning with Master dancer and drummer Peniel Guerrier (NYC), she reconnects to Haitian folk culture as the foundation of her art practice. In 2020, Emilie founded Do Gwe dance and research, an art-based company that merges dance and historical research into artistic productions.

Emilie is working on a full-length piece, The Release, about pregnancy and bodily autonomy. She is also an emerging producer, a doctor of communication studies, a writer, and public speaker.


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