Donna News

April 14, 2022: Donna Mejia receives The University of Colorado President’s Award for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. This annual award honors individuals and units who have demonstrated outstanding commitment and made significant contributions to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion within the University of Colorado community.

April, 1, 2022: Donna Mejia and Ashley Potvin awarded a $24K CU Boulder Outreach and Engagement Grant to support assessment, scaling, and adaptation of Donna Mejia’s Fumble Forward Framework into three key communities: K-12 educators, Denver 7 (ABC Affiliate) Media, and the Dalai Lama Fellows Program.

March 21, 2022: Donna Mejia interviewed for Women’s History Month by The Bold Magazine:

August, 2021: Donna Mejia appointed to be the Inaugural Chancellor’s Scholar in Residence for the Renee Crown Wellness Institute.

April, 2021: Donna Mejia designated a “Legend of Dance” by the Carson Giffin Dance Library at Univeristy of Denver, CO

April, 2021: Donna Mejia nominated by CU Boulder senior administrative leadership to join the Excellence in Leadership program for 2021-2022.

April, 2021: Donna Mejia honored as recipient of 2021 Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award by the CU Boulder Graduate School!

June 2019: Donna Mejia has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She now serves as the Director of Graduate Studies in Dance.


Gifts for the 2018 Women and Spirituality Conference attendees:

A Music Discovery Playlist Gift : Donna Mejia’s Prayer in Motion, September 2018

Links to explanations of the “Thought Adjuster” from The Urantia Book:


Donna Mejia Feature Interview In THE EDGE MAGAZINE FOR HOLISTIC LIVING, SEPTEMBER 2018 (Thank you Terri Alred and Tim Miejan!):

The Edge Magazine, September 2018


As Promised: Donna’s May 3, 2018 Elevations Dance Festival Workshop Playlist (Thank you for the love Colorado… Enjoy!)

Donna Mejia’s Movement Invention Playlist May 2018


As Promised: Donna’s March 27, 2018 ACDA Post-Gala Party Playlist (Thank you for the love… Enjoy!)

ACDA Post Gala Party Playlist by Donna Mejia


Feature article about Donna Mejia in the December 12, 2012 Daily Camera Newspaper of Boulder, Colorado.

Most fun I’ve ever had with an interview, and how wonderful not to be edited in my responses!

Feature Article about Donna Mejia.  THANK  YOU to The Bellydance Chronicles, 2016 !

 Donna joins the Research and Development Team of the Bella Gaia project’s Origin Stories for presentation at the 2017 Conference on World Affairs at CU Boulder.

For more background and snapshots of this stunning project, please visit

 Feature Article about Donna Mejia on Canady’s Corner Blog (March 29, 2016).

Public Statement by Select Professional Teachers in the Tribal Fusion Community regarding Tribal Fest:, … and, an opportunity to participate in healing and communal self-determination:

Press Review of Donna Mejia’s choreography and performance in 11 Reflections on September, Washinton, D.C. September 15, 2015, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts:

Donna Mejia makes national news:

USA TODAY interviews Donna Mejia (February 2015) about images of African American Women in performance for their Black History Month Special Edition:

Donna Mejia joins the New York City off-Broadway production 11 Reflections on September as lead choreographer and solo dancer for its three week run at La MaMa Theatre, April – May, 2015.

Poetry written, produced and performed by Andrea Assaf.  UPDATE:  11 Reflections on September just showcased at the Apollo Theatre as part of the WOW festival in June of 2015, and is headed to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. in September 2015!  More info and links on the way very soon!Music created & performed by Aida Shahghasemi, Tim O’Keefe & Salah Abdel Fattah.  Media production by Pramila Vasudevan.  Sound Design by Owen Henry & Keegan Fraley.  For more information, please visit, or Official Press Release:  Eleven Reflections-NYC Press Release.

Donna Mejia named “Honorary Captain” of the CU Boulder Women’s Basketball Team…

for her positive contributions to student athletes. Donna attended the Omni Hotel Championship Tournament on Saturday, November 29, 2014.  She received an autographed game ball center court at the start of the game, sat with the team on the sidelines and watched the Lady Buffaloes win in double overtime!

Feature article about Donna Mejia in December 2014 issue of Fuse Magazine…

an international  publication for the Tribal Fusion community.    Thank you for the lovely write-up Fuse! (Donna Mejia Featurette in December 2012 Fuse)

2014 Video interview with Donna Mejia by University of South Florida, Tampa: 

Donna Mejia directs 2014 digital studies initiative at CU Boulder:  The Viral Dance Colloquium



Donna Mejia presenting and teaching at University of South Florida for THIS Bridge: Arab, Middle Eastern & Muslim Artists 2014 Event Series 


Feature Article on Donna Mejia in the October 30, 2014 edition of Tampa Bay CL:

Donna Mejia named one of the top ten “Mega Stars” by  the  African Asian Business and Cultural Exchange in 2011

Donna Mejia awarded the Fulbright Association Selma Jean Cohen Award for International Dance Scholarship, November, 2011:


Online Review of Donna Mejia’s Touring Lectures by “Ask Miss Bellydance”

  1. Thank you Donna for posting your Elevation playlist.🤗

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