In response to the current pandemic situation, Mini Mix’d has transferred all learning sessions and curriculum online.
With over 6 weeks of this order and who knows how much longer, teens are finding it really challenging to cope and mange. Adolescent rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide are increasing due the social isolation and are feeling the loss of connection and lack of motivation.
Starting Sunday, May 17th, Mini Mix’d will be offering an 8-week virtual dance and leadership intensive online. The intensive is open to teenage girls of color, ages 14-17, located anywhere in the U.S., and at absolutely NO COST! All guest teachers have graciously volunteered their time. The VDL Intensive was created and organized by Mini Mix’d founder and director, Jenay Anolin who felt the importance for this type of youth engaging program to cope and an opportunity to express during this difficult and uncertain time.
Any donations will be kindly accepted.
Funds would be used to cover administration costs and other fees for our online platforms, help fund our guest artists, provide T-shirts for teen participants, and most importantly the ability to expand and replicate this program beyond these 8 weeks.
Mini Mix'd is youth iteration of Mix'd Ingrdnts. They are a girl group of activists, thinkers and mover between 12 to 17 years old from the Bay Area who build connections and community through Hip Hop/Club dance, movement, culture and performance. Mini Mix'd promotes self-love with a foundation of respect for self and for others.
The girls meet weekly to move, express, create, challenge, question, communicate, team build and take on leadership opportunities so they can advocate the empowerment of young women every where. Mini Mix'd is Directed by Jenay "ShinobiJaxx" Anolin.
Mix'd Ingrdnts is a multi-ethnic and diverse collective of female artists who work together as an all styles dance company, with the intent of cultivating a stronger community of artists of all ages through urban performance, dance education, and connection.
Co-Founders Jennifer “Jenay” Anolin and Samara Atkins began the company in 2010 wanting to affect their community in ways that inspired people to have an artistic approach to evoke social change and to tell a story.
Mix’d Ingrdnts exists to empower women to express themselves and to hold platforms to help facilitate the community speaking up and out for the greater good. Mix’d also strives to empower youth through knowledge and dance in order to impact their lives so that they can impact others and their communities. The company does this through forums, school assemblies, festivals, and various events around the Bay Area, that promote social change and/or entertains the community.