Grambling State’s Orchesis Dance Company featured in a special ESPN series

Grambling State University is being featured in an ESPN series.
Published: Nov. 2, 2023 at 6:24 PM CDT|Updated: Nov. 2, 2023 at 6:33 PM CDT
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MONROE, La. (KNOE) - ESPN premiered the fifth season of its original Andscape series “Why Not Us: Grambling Dance,” which is executive produced by Golden State Warriors guard Chris Paul.

The series features eight episodes in total with five currently on ESPN+ as of Nov. 2. It dives into the lives of multiple company members and The World Famed Tiger Marching Band.

“It was nerve-wracking to have the camera in my face at all times while I am trying to navigate being a director for the first time, but also it was a lot of fun,” Orchesis Director J’Aime Griffith said.

“I’m hoping that the show brings and helps us with recruitment. I think that we have a very unique program, and I would love to just have dancers from all over come to train at Grambling State University.”

New episodes premiere every Wednesday on ESPN+. The last episode will premiere on Nov. 22.