Chartamia “Shay” Turner, is a choreographer, dance educator, and arts administrator in the DC Metro Area. A native of Illinois, Chartamia graduated with a BA in dance from Columbia College Chicago, 2013. While living in Chicago, Chartamia has collaborated with visual artists Jillan Soto and Murat Adash. Chartamia has presented works in the Chicagoland area including; Chicago’s Dance Month, Letters To Obama, BeastWomen Series, Elgin Ties Dance Festival, Delve Showcase, and Joel Hall’s: Dances In The Hall.
While in DC, she has had the privilege to perform in numerous venues; and has presented work for Small Plates Choreography Festival, NACHMO and set choreography on Errant Movement. Chartamia is a company member with Nancy Havlik Dance Group, Katie Sopoci Drake’s “Spacetime Dance,” and guest artist with Contradiction Dance Theatre.