Iyanna Rynn Jackson flicks a selfie after changing into cultural African dress for African Union student gala. Silver Center for Arts and Science, NYU. April 29,2022. Photo by Melissa Wright

Iyanna Rynn Jackson attends NYU Tisch School of the Arts, majoring in Dance and Technique. As she is technically a professional dancer by NYU standards, Jackson has goals to become a well known choreographer and dancer. Jackson is skilled in several dancing types such as modern contemporary, ballet, and hip-hop. Due to her love for the art, she is open to dancing and choreographing broadway, tv commercials, award show dancing and dance modeling.  While Jackson began pointe dancing at the age of 12, she says it is by far one of the most challenging and painful. However, she does practice pointe every once in a while to keep in shape or to get a good foot stretch. After graduating from NYU next spring in 2023, Jackson has plans to move to Los Angeles and begin her dance journey.

Iyanna Rynn Jackson gets ready to perform hip-hop dance at the NYU African Union student gala. Tisch School of the Arts, NYU. April 29,2022. Photo by Melissa Wright

Iyanna Rynn Jackson practices a different dance routine for an upcoming show in the hallway. NYU Silver Center for Arts and Science, NYU. April 29, 2022. Photo by Melissa Wright

​​Iyanna Rynn Jackson stretches in a lecture hall before performing her hip-hop dance at the NYU African Union student gala. Silver Center for Arts and Science, NYU. April 29,2022. Photo by Melissa Wright

Iyanna Rynn Jackson(left),Sage Evans Raney(middle), and Nhyira Asante(right) huddle to discuss choreography before performing hip-hop dance at the NYU African Union student gala. Silver Center for Arts and Science, NYU. April 29,2022. Photo by Melissa Wright

Nhyira Asante(left) and Sage Evans Raney(right) holding Iyanna Rynn Jackson as they perform hip-hop dance at the NYU African Union student gala. Silver Center for Arts and Science, NYU. April 29,2022. Photo by Melissa Wright

Iyanna Rynn Jackson dances in front of a large mirror inside of a studio at Tisch School of the Arts, NYU. March 29, 2022. Photo by Melissa Wright

Iyanna Rynn Jackson warms up with different ballet positions after finishing up her morning Technique class. Tisch School of the Arts, NYU. May 2, 2022. Photo by Melissa Wright

Iyanna Rynn Jackson practicing different positions after finishing morning Technique class. Tisch School of the Arts, NYU. May 2, 2022. Photo by Melissa Wright

Iyanna Rynn Jackson pulls out her ballet pointe shoes every couple of months for projects or to increase her foot strength for class. NYU Residence Hall, NYC. May 2, 2022. Photo by Melissa Wright

Iyanna Jackson practices in her ballet pointe shoes in the living room after finishing morning technique class in the studio. NYU Residence Hall, NYC. May 2, 2022. Photo by Melissa Wright

Iyanna Rynn Jackson gets a foot massage at Vitality Spa in Chinatown after a long day of dance classes. Chinatown, NYC. May 2, 2022. Photo by Melissa Wright

Iyanna Rynn Jackson rehearses a modern dance routine for an upcoming show in Charlotte, NC. NYU Residence Hall, NYC. May 2, 2022. Photo by Melissa Wright