Abigail Ifatola Jefferson


Through a unique blend of story, dance, song, and rhythm, Abigail brings to life traditional stories from around the globe. Her performance presentations are interactive, educational and fun-filled. Audiences of all ages have described her performances and workshops as inspiring, informative, and energizing!

Abigail has conducted workshops and performed in schools, hospitals, churches, prisons, group homes, shelters, theatres, libraries and festivals. She has performed at the Smithsonian Institute, Lincoln Center's Outdoors Series and the National Black Storytelling Festival. In addition, she has conducted programs at Fleet Inc., Hasbro Children's Hospital, the Society for Arts in Health Care, Brown University, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Rowe Conference Center, Omega Institute for Holistic Health, NIWH at Wellesley Hospital, and Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.

She served as Artistic Manager for the CityKids Repertory in New York, Associate Director of Everyday Theatre/Commission on Social Services in Washington, D.C., and held a staff position with Children's Television Workshop as a Writers' Assistant and Researcher for the PBS television series Ghostwriter. Abigail is a graduate of Howard University with a B.F.A. in theatre, holds an M.Ed. from Lesley University, and is a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher and body worker. Currently, she is an adjunct professor for Lesley University's Creative Arts in Learning Program, and the co-director of Celebration of Culture, a program designed to increase students' and educators' appreciation of diversity. She has traveled to Ghana, Nigeria, Niger, and Cuba to study cultural traditions.






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