SHDF Performance: Rochelle Jamila Wilbun

Photo by Ziggy Mack

Rochelle Jamila Wilbun is a southern Black womb attendant (doula), dancer/ choreographer, and healing artist blossoming on the unceded lands of the Lenape and Canarsie people. Rochelle integrates dance, vocalization, ritual practice, yoga and meditation, and earth wisdom as modalities for cultivating joy and liberation. Her performance work weaves healing and ancestral practices to create space for transformation and realignment with Nature.

WHEN: August 6 | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
WHERE: Snug Harbor Wetlands

Rochelle has presented work at Triskelion Arts, The Craft, AUNTS, and in public parks throughout NYC and Turtle Island. She has worked with inspiring artists such as Ebony Noelle Golden, Jasmine Hearn, Urban Bush Women, Beth Gill, and Ambika Raina. She was a 2018 Betty’s Daughter Public Performance Fellow, a 2020 Create Change Fellow and a 2021 Create Change Artist-in Residence with The Laundromat Project. Rochelle views movement and womb care as portals for individual and collective transformation. Her latest offerings include period and postpartum support through her Womb Guidance program and Womb Dance, movement classes honoring the cycles of the womb. Get in touch with Rochelle at

Featuring dance classes, site-specific performances, workshops, and a showcase of Staten Island choreographers, the Snug Harbor Dance Festival on August 6 – 7 creates space for artists and communities to get inspired, create, and connect through movement.

The Snug Harbor Dance Festival is generously sponsored by Kevin Chau. This program is made possible with support from Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, The New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.