Marsae Lynette is an artist, activist, educator, scholar and queer woman of African and indigenous heritage. She was born in Detroit and raised in Flint, Michigan. She is devoted to producing art that engages, educates, and empowers audiences and artists. Marsae is a recent graduate of the University of Michigan’s Master of Fine Arts program. She had also been recently accepted to Northwestern University’s Performance Studies PhD program. Prior to attending graduate school Marsae was a certified dance teacher for the Detroit Public School District. In 2020, Marsae was commissioned by Kresge Arts and The Side Walk Festival to produce a dance film titled Reflect. Black. Times which premiered in August 2020 and was featured in the International Association for Black Dance’s Time Keeper Magazine. She began working with Kresge in 2016 when she received the Gilda Snowden Award for her work in My Hair, My Story, My Glory a theatrical production about the history of black hair. Marsae is also a Center for World Performance Studies Fellow (2020), Rackham Merit Fellow (2020), Gupta Scholar (2021), the recipient of the Global Water Dances Site Leader award (2023) and a choreographer and instructor at Interlochen Center for the Arts Summer Program. For more information please visit her website https://www.marsae-eleda.com .