An American dancer and choreographer, Sonya Tayeh calls her style combat jazz. She describes it as “…staccato, aggressive, and engaged, even when it’s slow…” In her own words, “I’m always ready for battle.”
This piece, performed at The Carnival: Choreographer’s Ball, 2012, has a very futuristic feel to it though it’s occasionally “interrupted” with an almost classical nod.
Tayeh’s choreography has an angularity and abruptness to it, but she puts it together in a way that makes it work.
You may remember Tayeh as a guest judge as well as a choreographer on So You Think You Can Dance.