Kiyaana Cox Jones

MFA Faculty

Kiyaana Cox Jones is a creative powerhouse who embodies grace, compassion, and inspiration. As a restorative practitioner and storyteller, Kiyaana bridges the gap between Restorative Practice and the Theatre With her interactive Restorative Healing Theatre, The Brave Space On Stage. As an educator, advocate, and certified Restorative Practitioner, she has served in Higher Education as an Assistant Director of Multicultural Life and in K-12 as Coordinator of Equity and Inclusion. She now serves as an Instructor and Implementation Coach for the International Institute of Restorative Practice, and the new part-time faculty teaching Culture and Identity at the Touchstone/Moravian MFA program. Kiyaana received her BFA from Howard University and her Master’s in Social Science from the International Institute of Restorative Practice. She won the Star-Ledger Scholarship for her interpretation of Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill. She is also a recipient of the Governor’s Award in New Jersey for dramatic interpretation. She is committed to building community, helping people to restore relationships with themselves and with others. Kiyaana Cox Jones offers a space for educators, students, creatives, and people from all walks of life to be authentic and transparent while experiencing creative freedom in cultivating their voice. Most importantly, she is a wife, a mother, a sister, a daughter, and a sisterfriend. She lives by the Dr. Maya Angelou quote, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”


Kiyaana served as the Director of Drama and Production Director at Greater Shiloh for over 10 years; producing, directing, and writing over 80 inspirational productions and illustrated sermons. Kiyaana’s Professional credits include A Rasin in The Sun, Dreamgirls, Once on this Island, South Pacific, The Wiz, Don’t Bother Me I Can’t Cope, Mama, I want to Sing, Westside Story, Fences, Piano Lesson, The Trial, Into the Woods, Gutter Beautiful, Every Tongue Confess and the musical Hairspray as Motormouth Maybelle.