Category: Dancer

SLIM MELLO

    Slim Mello  By Dale Ricardo Shields July 2012                            Slim Mello was born in Brazil (Salvador-Bahia). Salvador is considered the largest Black city outside of Africa with over 80% of the people being of African-Brazilian descent.  “The city of Salvador is notable in …

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Louis Johnson

Louis Johnson  Ballet Dancer, Choreographer, Professor of Dance, and Legend!   “In 1940 Ballet Theatre (now American Ballet Theatre) had their premiere opening season at the Center Theater (across the street from Radio City Music Hall). On the program was a black group dancing in Agnes de Mille’s “Black Ritual.”   That was the last time …

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Dr. Nefretete Rasheed

Nefretete Rasheed, Ph.D Artist of Interdisciplinary Arts, Theatre, Dance, Poetry. By Arthur T. Wilson “Everyday is Graduation” Dr. Nefretete Rasheed  * Nefretete Rasheed, Ph.D., a graduate of New York University, is an educator, writer, and therapist. She is also the Education and Clinical Director for Aspirations, Inc., an organization she founded that promotes teaching and …

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Dyane Harvey-Salaam

Dyane Harvey-Salaam “I am on a high like never before… this existence is filled with lessons which serve to guide us to our purpose in life….“ –Dyane Harvey

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