pink hair affair

PINK HAIR AFFAIR is a collaborative dance company that started in 2007 by eight University of The Arts graduates. They produced several shows which include five Philly Fringe Festivals, site-specific and burlesque inspired productions along with a variety of performance projects for events, music videos, collaborative art etc.

The group slowly dismantled to accomplish their own personal goals and live life accordingly, but PHA didn’t go anywhere, it’s just been laying dormant awaiting the opportune time for a comeback.

PINK HAIR AFFAIR remains and encompasses a little bit of all the original founders and is excited for Laura Jenkins to take the lead in this years Philly Fringe Festival!


Laura jenkins

IG: @shortywannathug


Co-founder/Director —

Just moved back from Los Angeles in October and is pumped to start projects under PHA again.  Also dances/works with Brian Sanders' JUNK.


Previous Member(s):


Annie wilson

IG: @slammin_clams

Co-founder —

Here in Philadelphia, creating her own work, dancing for others, tending bar at the very place PHA did their first video project, very in love and about to get hitched.



Co-founder —

Philly living’, teaching yoga, Mascher Spacing it up creating movement and art around town.


Christina gesualdi


rachel carter (slater)

IG: @rslatercarter


Co-founder —

Living in Portland, Oregon with her hubby. Dancing, teaching and choreographing with Muddy Feet Contemporary Dance for the past several years.



Co-founder —

Residing in Panama City, Panama living her best life.  Teaching all things yoga, and blending dance and movement in various projects, photography etc.


jacklyn koch

IG: @jackeysknives


ashley rakay (wood)

IG: @ash_matash


Co- founder —

Also in Philadelphia putting her DMT degree to work (Dance/Movement Therapist), expressing her movement through her new found enjoyment of pole dancing, and currently on maternity leave with her husband and brand new baby girl!


Co-founder —

Skippack, PA is the lucky town who gets this one along with her hubs.  Mommying full-time to two little boys. Loving it all.


christine engle (steigerwald)

IG: @steigerwhat

Lauren Mathis

Lauren mathis


Co-founder —

You’ll find Lauren doing something yoga-based or mindful without a doubt. Wanderlusting in New York City, NY.


Past Member —

She was performing with us since the beginning… so we figured she might as well join us.  2008 Kaleigh became a member and has performed, choreographed, produced and directed for PHA. Currently dancing her way around the east coast.


kaleigh jones

IG: @kaleighwhaley


Morgan rakay (chambers)

IG: @jmorganrakay

Past Member —

Joining PHA towards the end and performed for several shows in 2012 she went to school with Ashley studying DMT (Dance/Movement Therapy). Happily married and mother to a baby boy here in Philadelphia.