“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
Dyane Harvey was born on November 16th in Schenectady, New York. She lives in New York City. She is an accomplished dancer, performing artist and choreographer.
She is a Adjunct Associate Professor of Drama/Educator and works in the entertainment industry. She is married to Abdel Salaam.
Dyane Harvey is a founding member and assistant to the director of Forces of Nature Dance Theatre Company; a 30 year-old Harlem based company. The mission of Forces of Nature Dance Theatre is the empowerment of our audience and the preservation of our planet. She has performed as principal soloist with the Eleo Pomare Dance Company for over 30 years, having toured the United States, Italy, Australia and Lagos, Nigeria as U..S. representative in F.E.S.T.A.C. (the Second Black and African Festival of Art and Culture). Her relationship with Mr. Pomare is timeless as he is responsible for shaping her approach to movement and theatricality in creating relevant art. In 2009 she reconstructed two of his solos and offered a presentation on his life as part of The Black Dance Project at the Centre National de la Danse in Paris, France.
”Abdel and Dyane Harvey-Salaam along with Olabamidele Hart-Husbands joined forces more than 28 years ago to create the Harlem-based Forces of Nature Dance Theatre. In the nearly three decades since, they’ve used their performances, their choreography and their youth education and outreach work as a language to discuss the history and culture of the African diaspora and to motivate people to help preserve the planet.”
Dyane has performed with Tony Award Winning George Faison’s Universal Dance Experience, Dunham (dancer) Walter Nicks’ Dance Theatre, Otis Sallid’s New Art Ensemble, internationally recognized Dance Brazil and The Trinidad Repertory Dance Theatre, just to name a few. Most recently she presented Eugene Little’s moving tribute to Syvilla Fort in his version of Bacchanale, assisting Luk Vaes in his doctoral dissertation presentation on the prepared piano in The Hague, Holland.