Neysha Merced (she/her) is a DeSales University graduate with a BA in Dance. Her background, being born in Puerto Rico and raised in Allentown, PA, fostered her love of nature and performance. Now living in NYC, she is focused on community building through movement and networking with dancers and artists of all genres to create a sustainable future for the arts. Neysha is a dancer and the Associate Artistic Director of J CHEN PROJECT. She specializes in social media strategy for small businesses and assisted in designing the relaunch for the JCP 2022 Mentee Program. This is her third year as Program Manager of the Bessies. She is a GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS® Trainer and a freelance florist.