Germaine Ingram is a Philadelphia-based jazz/percussive dancer, choreographer, song writer, vocal/dance improviser, oral historian and cultural strategist. She creates evening-length pieces that explore themes related to history, collective memory, and social justice, and designs arts/culture projects that explore and illuminate the cultural histories of neighborhoods and communities. She collaborates with artists from diverse traditions and disciplines, including jazz/experimental music composers, site-specific choreographers, dance and vocal improvisers, African Diasporic culture specialists, and visual/media artists. Her work has been supported by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage; the Independence, Leeway, Lomax Family, and Wyncote Foundations; the NEA, and the Pennsylvania Councils on the Arts and the Humanities. Among other awards, she’s been a 2010 Pew Foundation Fellow in the Arts, a Leeway Foundation Transformation Awardee, a 2014 resident fellow at the Sacatar Institute in Itaparica, Bahia, Brazil, and recipient of a Rauschenberg Residency. She had a 30-year career in law before becoming a full-time artist. Among current civic involvements, she serves on the Public Art Committee of the Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation, on boards of the Leeway Foundation and Ars Nova Workshop, and with IMPACT, a global initiative to support the field/ecosystem of arts, culture and conflict transformation.