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Ajani Brannum (they/them) is an undisciplinary artist who works between performance, writing, digital media, facilitation, and divination. Guided by a commitment to psycho-spiritual inquiry, Ajani examines the stories that structure our being-in-the-world. Ajani has presented work at Human Resources Los Angeles, Los Angeles Performance Practice, Pieter Performance Space, Highways Performance Space, on tabletops and screens, in classrooms, and when no one is looking.


Ajani hails from Anchorage, Alaska, and is a graduate of the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities. They hold an AB in English and a Certificate in Dance from Princeton University, and a PhD in Culture and Performance from UCLA. They are also an alum of the Cecilia Weston Spiritual Academy, helmed by Jade T. Perry.

Photo by Joshua AM Ross.

(c) 2023 Ajani Brannum.

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