Harvard grad shines spotlight on underrepresented artists

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 21:14 in Psychology & Sociology

This is one in a series of profiles showcasing some of Harvard’s stellar graduates. La’Toya Princess Jackson may be most at home onstage or in a recording studio. But when the writer, producer, and performer receives her master of liberal arts (A.L.M.) degree in extension studies in the field of dramatic arts, she’ll be celebrating her work as a scholar. Jackson was already a recording artist, having been mentored by noted hip-hop producers No I.D. and LRoc, when she began training with Ballethnic in Atlanta, a classically trained, culturally diverse performing company. It was to hone those skills that she first came to Harvard in 2014 for a course in modern dance choreography technique. “It felt like all the stars were lining up for me to really explore something new here at Harvard while also exploring who I am as an artist,” said Jackson, when we spoke in the Harvard Dance Center. A native...

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