Category: Dancer

Stanley Wayne Mathis

   Stanley Wayne Mathis    by Dale Ricardo Shields “I read somewhere many years ago while working on the West Coast (The Jelly’s Last Jam workshop at The Mark Taper Forum) “Fame is what others give you. Success is what you give yourself.” – Stanley Wayne Mathis Stanley Wayne Mathis has directed and choreographed for …

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Louis Johnson

Louis  Johnson Dancer ~ Choreographer ~ Director ~ Professor  ~ Legendary ~  By Dale Ricardo Shields   “Most renowned for his choreography in the timeless film, The Wiz, Johnson was one of the first African Americans to appear in a Broadway ensemble.  Having been featured and learning from some of the dance greats, including Bob Fosse and Jerome Robbins, Johnson began creating …

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Dyane Harvey-Salaam

Dyane Harvey-Salaam Dyane Harvey-Salaam is a virtuoso performing artist, a founding member of Forces of Nature Dance Theatre, actress, dancer, educator, choreographer and certified Pilates teacher. She has appeared as a principal soloist with some of the most recognized theatre and dance companies across the United States and abroad. Her Broadway, television, and film credits …

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ALDE LEWIS

   ALDE LEWIS     Actor ~ Dancer ~ Choreographer ~ Director Alde Lewis, Jr., began his career as a modern dancer with Dianne McIntyre’s Sounds in Motion Dance Company in New York City. He credits the late tap veteran Charles “Honi” Coles for inspiring him to become a tap dancer after Mr. Coles offered …

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