My-Linh Le

2020 YBCA 100 Honoree

My-Linh Le is a director, choreographer, and dancer whose work tends to revolve around the intersection between socio-political themes of the environmental crisis, racial inequality, and the destructive effects of colonialism and capitalism. She studied performance art and activism at UCLA, before moving on to obtain her Juris Doctor at UC Davis School of Law. Thereafter, she practiced environmental law in San Francisco and then Oakland as an attorney, while starting and developing the turf dance project known as Mud Water Theatre, which has been covered by national news media including NPR and PBS. Most recently, My-Linh completed her MFA in Dance at Arizona State University. As a competitive freestyle dancer, she represents one of the oldest popping crews, the world-renowned Playboyz Inc., and has danced for artists ranging from Sanford Biggers to Kendrick Lamar.