Jennifer Ligaya is a Sound and Performance Composer born and raised in Chicago with an interdisciplinary background in visual art (Gallery 37), vocal performance (Hard Rock Cafe), dance (Field Museum with Tamboula Ethnic Dance Company), and theater (Pintig Theater Company). A graduate of the Interdisciplinary Art program at Columbia College Chicago, her work includes original performance compositions and collaborations through the Chicago Home Theater Festival, Honey Pot Performance, Links Hall for their In Session and Thawalls series, the International Puppet Theater Festival, as well as with the Old Town School of Folk Music in association with Arts and Public Life and Chicago Torture Justice Memorials’ Still Here exhibit. Jennifer Ligaya has had the honor of working in partnership with the Performance Studies Department at Northwestern University to develop a movement composition under the direction of Dr. Soyini Madison in response to the Block Museum’s Caravans of Gold exhibit. A High Concept Laboratories Sponsored Artist alumn, her current compositions are constructed to elevate key questions and highlight critical conversations around race and cultural identity, indigeneity and decolonization, activism, and healing, through the weaving of traditional and contemporary sound, performance, and personal ancestral folk arts practices. Jennifer Ligaya also works as an Occupational Therapist with Chicago Public Schools supporting students with disabilities in gaining access to fair and quality education.