Category: Dancer

Fred Benjamin

FRED BENJAMIN Dancer ~ Choreographer {Born: September 8, 1944 – Death: December 14, 2013} By Dale Ricardo Shields Fred Benjamin was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1944. He began dancing at age four at the Elma Lewis’ School of Fine Arts in Roxbury, Massachusetts.  When the MacArthur Foundation initiated its so-called genius grants, Ms. Lewis was among …

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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. Sucess is what you give yourself.” – Stanley Wayne Mathis   STANLEY WAYNE MATHIS has performed on The Great …

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ABDEL SALAAM Executive Artistic Director/Choreographer Forces of Nature Dance Theatre   By Dale Ricardo Shields “My spirit is exalted through Art and the world of Dance! Dance and the Divine are One!”        Born in Harlem in 1950, Mr. Salaam began his artistic training at the age of five with the study of music through piano, …

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Carla Earle

  *~Carla Earle~* ____”I stopped telling God about my problems, and started telling my problems, about God!”____           By Dale Ricardo Shields ~Creative Director, Choreographer, Dancer and Stunt woman~  “My life is way too peaceful at this very moment and if your’s isn’t, I’ll pray for you. We all have the experience of difficult people in …

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