BFA Class of 2019
Concentration in Choreography for Stage & Cinematic Arts
Folkes-Stone discovered love for teaching while at USC Kaufman. She also developed her choreographic voice extensively through her senior project and other works. In the immediate future, she will move to New York to dance in the 2020 Broadway revival of West Side Story. After working with young students in China, she hopes to continue teaching nationally and internationally. Throughout her career, Folkes-Stone will also continue developing dance work that focuses on black narratives, black female narratives and black catharsis.
She hopes “to be a dance maker and performer that is socio-politically conscious, self-aware, community centric, accepting of change and celebratory of the improvisational magic of street and black social dance practices.”