Dorchel Haqq, raised in Harlem, NY, began to embody history at Dance Theater of Harlem. With experience from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts and at the Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College SUNY, Haqq initiated her discovery of the body as a political statement. While studying at Purchase College, Haqq’s education expanded at Korea National School of the Arts. Working in collaboration with Johannes Wieland, Stefanie Batten Bland, Maxine Doyle, Loni Landon, Sidra Bell and Kayla Farrish developed Haqq’s movement practices induce an imaginative world with a focus on the care of the nervous. Haqq explores fantasy and abstracts the echo of transgenerational trauma in her body of culture through film, sound exploration and object investigation. Haqq is a Springboard-curated recipient of the Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation Founder’s Residency and a City Artist Corps Grant recipient. Along with being an adjunct lecturer at Purchase College, Dorchel has performed with A.I.M by Kyle Abraham and in Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More, Shanghai. Haqq is also a 2024 artist in residence at the Center for Performance Research.