Category: Choreographer

FRED BENJAMIN

FREDERICK CHARLES BENJAMIN by Dale Ricardo Shields  Dancer – Choreographer { September 8, 1944  –  December 14, 2013 } Page 1 – 8 Fred Benjamin, an internationally known teacher of jazz dance who was also part of the creative wave of young Black modern-dance choreographers who came to prominence in the 1970s. Benjamin was born in Boston, …

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Louis Johnson

LOUIS  JOHNSON Dancer  ~  Choreographer  ~  Director  ~  Professor   Legendary 👑 By Dale Ricardo Shields Page 1 of 10 { 3/19/1930  –  3/31/2020 } 

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ALDE LEWIS

   ALDE LEWIS Actor ~ Dancer ~ Choreographer ~ Director   by DALE  RICARDO SHIELDS 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 …

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ABDEL SALAAM

    ABDEL SALAAM Executive Artistic Director/Choreographer Forces of Nature Dance Theatre Artistic Director at Dance Africa New York, New York   by Dale Ricardo Shields   “My spirit is exalted through Art and the world of Dance! Dance and the Divine are One!”      Peace and Blessings Family, 41 years ago, Forces Of …

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SLIM MELLO

    Slim  Mello  By Dale Ricardo Shields Slim Mello was born in Brazil (Salvador-Bahia). Salvador. 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 Brazil for its cuisine, music, and architecture, and its metropolitan area is the wealthiest in Brazil’s Northeast. …

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