activist. advocate. visionary.
A performance artists, public health practitioner, Haitian feminist theorist, and participatory arts researcher, Veroneque Ignace, born and raised in Flatbush, Brooklyn, life's work is dedicated to achieving her long term goal to "seamlessly combine her passion for Haiti, people, and dance in such a way that allows for large scale ‘healing.’” She uses dance and writing to merge her passion for public heath and global health. With her movement she hopes complicate methods to social change and health equity, connecting spiritual balance and self-understanding to modes of recovery and restoration. She says, "my movement codifies a history and language which I have inherited. In Haiti dance and music become the guardians of tradition. Everywhere though, Dance and music, together are expression and I need them to communicate.”
She has studied West African and contemporary movement with Sandra L. Burton, in Williams College's Kusika Dance Company, and by extension Nia Love and Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE.
In 2016, Ignace founded Kriyol Dance! Collective, a collective of artist-leaders, to incite the unapologetic voices of Black arts, and Haitian culture in particular, through collaborative and unified work and intervention. She is an alum of SUNY Downstate School of Public Health.