Category: Dancer

FRED BENJAMIN

FREDERICK CHARLES BENJAMIN   Dancer – Choreographer { September 8, 1944  –  December 14, 2013 } by Dale Ricardo Shields 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 …

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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   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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