Akela Jaffi is a multidisciplinary artist working in Portland Oregon. Training since the age of 14, dance is the craft in which she feels most at home. Movement is her method of connecting with spirit, as well as her ritual for archiving the comings and goings of everyday life. A graduate of Jefferson High School, she is incredibly grateful to the teachers who invested their time and attention into her practice. Akela is the creator or BASS, an artists showcase focused on uplifting black performers of all mediums. She works to inspire younger generations of blackness through her production work, and intends on creating for the studio, stage and screen for the rest of her life.