Dyane Harvey-Salaam

Dyane and her husband, Abdel R. Salaam – Executive Artistic Director and Choreographer of the Forces of Nature Dance Theatre

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.

Dyane Harvey-Salaam being honored this week at the Schomburg. 2014

Dyane Harvey-Salaam being honored this week at the Schomburg. (2014

12 Women of Distinction at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library.