Searching for the Skinny Mirror
Before her two children re-choreographed her life, Keesha was a professional dancer who performed in the U.S. and in Europe. In New York City she was a member of the Amy Marshall Dance Company and Steeledance, and was an original cast member of the German tour of the rock musical “Tabaluga und Lilli.” Today Ms. Beckford teaches modern and jazz dance at Columbia College, Chicago, as well as master classes in the Chicago area. She is also the human cyclone behind the popular blog Mom’s New Stage. A multitasker at heart, she shows fierce skills at simultaneously writing, choreographing, checking Facebook and Pinterest updates, playing the role of a mother named Joan “Kumbaya” Crawford, and overcooking food.