Shani Collins-Achille

Shani Collins-Achille

Describing her as “incomparable,” Dance magazine praised the performances of Achille, stating, “It’s a sure bet that when she takes the stage, she will deliver not only the movement but the core, the bedrock, the very meaning and spirit of a dance.” In addition to teaching at Connecticut College, where she joined the faculty in 2009, Achille runs her own New York-based dance company, Eternal Works, founded in 2005. She is the recipient of the Bessie New York Dance Performance Award (2006) and ADF’s Martha Myers Choreography Award.

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