Chinyanta is a dance choreographer, performer, teacher and content creator whose work centres around dance of the African diaspora. She creates both live and digital performances that draw from modern and traditional styles of afro-carribean dance. Her work uses joyful humour to create pieces that are educative and entertaining.

Chinyanta also serves as a board member of The Work Room and an Engagement Producer at the Scottish Ballet. She has created dance work for many organisations including Tramway (Glasgow), The Edinburgh Carnival, The Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival and The Black-E (Liverpool) and The Artscape Theatre (Cape Town).

Some of her notable awards include being selected for the National Theatre of Scotland’s ‘Discover Residency’, The Project X Sparks Bursary and the TED Africa Idea Search.

In 2023 Chinyanta was selected for Jerwood New Work Fund. When asked what she was looking forward to about her Jerwood New Work Fund project, Chinyanta said,

I am most looking forward to bringing together talented artists, and developing my creative ideas with proper support. I believe we are going to make something that is fresh, unique and exciting.

Chinyanta. Image by Regenweibchen Photography