Category: Dancer

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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Fred Benjamin

FRED BENJAMIN  Dancer ~ Choreographer { September 8, 1944  –  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 “Genius” grants, Ms. Lewis was among the first …

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ABDEL SALAAM

    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 …

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