Shatoyia Jones

Artist / Creative (Individual)

"As I reflect on the legacy I desire to leave behind, I expect that once my time here on this planet has expired, I will have led with my own example and served in a manner to further opportunity access on a purely “skill and will” basis for generations to come by having: 1/significantly pushed forward the conversations & community-based solutions on equity and economic development for minority and women talent and professionals... 2/applied my gift in communications, creative problem solving / strategic development..and performing arts to create sustainable solutions for engagement and revenue growth for organizations I believe in... and 3/ left the world a better place by educating, empowering and esteeming the backbone of society: women." -- Shatoyia Jones

Hey, ya'll! I am Shatoyia Jones, Louisiana native to Springfield, MA resident, Ms. Massachusetts 2019 AWOS, international award-winning women's advocate, author, hostess & performance artist. I would love to an opportunity to bring the experience of Raqs Sharqi / belly dance to communities around the globe.

Why Me? 

Most live entertainers provide a generic, predictable experience, but I am known to leave guests with a truly uniquely memorable experience. My performance is more than just entertainment; it is a joyful celebration of feminine life energy, and an invitation to join in.

  • I provide a mysterious, mesmerizing beauty and entertainment experience.
  • I bring a balance of mystical beauty, elegance and spice to any event, being sophisticated yet sensual and often performing in stunning costumes.
  • I provide elegant & family - friendly entertainment for everyone in attendance. 
  • I bring bring instant excitement & cultural richness.

With a performance bringing beauty, movement, dance and music to your event, you are rest assured to associate your business / organization with an unforgettable experience that leaves your guests desiring to visit again for more, while establishing your community as a must-stop destination for top-tier entertainment, amongst other services you provide.

Health benefits: Tone muscle / Improve posture / relieve back and joint pains / lose weight / aid in preparation for childbirth / relaxing form of meditation and physical movement / low impact workout for all ages / relieve menstrual pain & PMS...and so much more!

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Primary Discipline

Dance - Ethnic

Additional Disciplines

Dance - Hip Hop
Dance - Jazz
Dance - Traditional
Humanities - Art History & Criticism
Humanities - Comparative Religion
Humanities - Cultural Heritage
Humanities - Literature
Humanities - Philosophy
Literary Arts - Publishing
Literary Arts - Spoken Word
Media - Digital
Media - Film
Media - Marketing / Advertising
Media - Radio
Media - Television
Media - Video
Music - Chamber
Music - Jazz
Theater - Devised / Artist-Led
Theater - Improv
Theater - Musical
Theater - Solo / One-Person Show
Theater - Variety / Vaudeville
Visual/Crafts - Experimental
Visual/Crafts - Mixed Media
Visual/Crafts - Musical Instruments


  • Ms. Massachusetts 2019 AWOS
  • Miss Black America Massachusetts 2018
  • Digital Undivided Award Recipient: Doonie Fund
  • Mentor Spotlight: Women Who Create
  • National Ambassador: Afri(k)que, Limited
  • Holyoke Media and Podcamp Western Mass Volunteer Grant Recipient
  • Top 20 Aussie Business Plan Competition
  • Oradora Invitada - JovenGo
  • Volunteer of the Year 2019: American Woman of Service
  • Teacher, Educator: HSSP MIT Virtual Summer Program
  • Next Gen HQ Spotlight Entrepreneur
  • Girl Behind the Look Guest Speaker: Body Positivity and Confidence
  • 100 WOC 2021


  • B.A., Amherst College
  • International Peer Support Training

Professional Associations

  • Founder, Valeur D'une Femme: Value of a Woman
  • Member, Professional Artist & Instructor, Make-It-Springfield
  • Member, Black Economic Council Massachusetts
  • Founder, First Generation Wealth Builders Association
  • Board Member, WHOW Organization, Women Helping Women
  • Co-Chair: Organizational Strategic Development & Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, SCORE WMass
  • Professional Artist: Artist Cafe
  • Professional Artist: Arts Hub of Amherst MA
  • Creative Director: Kingdom Woman

Additional Information

  • Year founded: 2012
  • Is a Teaching Artist
  • Is a Touring Artist
  • Has venues available
  • Geographic Reach: Surrounding Counties/Region, Surrounding States/Region, Nationally, Internationally