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DJ Lady Lane is the alias of Brooklyn-based Rena Anakwe, an interdisciplinary artist working across graphic design, video and the performing arts who spins "everything you can bounce, shake or sway to." Anakwe holds an MFA from Pace University's Actors Studio Drama School program, where she studied drama and dramatics.
Her film/TV credits include the TV show "My Little Pony," where she gave voice to a blue-maned, four-legged avatar known as Sapphire Shores. Her voice has also been conducted over radio airwaves: a Nigerian-American, Anakwe co-hosted “Immigrants Don't Go to Therapy,” a weekly arts, culture and comedy transmission on CJSF 90.1FM, and the "the Five Word Mixtape," a crowd-sourced mix show that flipped the dull DJ request on its head to become a creative exercise. In 2015, Anakwe completed her second graduate degree in Interactive Telecommunications at New York University (ITP), a self-described "Center for the Recently Possible" housed at the Tisch School of the Arts. Named by Forbes as "New York’s secret weapon for innovation," ITP students explore new, creative ways of using communication technologies. Can DJing be counted among them? Ask Anakwe.