Dyane Harvey-Salaam

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Dyane has choreographed for the theatre community Love’s Fire for The Acting Company, Yerma, and The African Company Presents Richard the Third (director Reggie Montgomery) for New York University’s Graduate Acting Program and Ramapo College (director Shona Tucker), Lavender Lizards, Lilac Landmines, Layla’s Dream for the University of Florida at Gainesville and at the Black Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem, North Carolina (writer Ntozake Shange- director Dr. Mikell Pinkney), Great Men of Gospel for the New Federal Theatre (director/writer Elizabeth Van Dyke), Harriet Returns for The Acting Company (director Shona Tucker) and for the Education Department of the McCarter Theatre, a young peoples’ audience-interactive play with music and movement Sunjata Kamaleyna (writer/director Chris Parks) highlighting the history of the Mali Empire. She was also an original cast member of the Negro Ensemble Company’s production of The Great MacDaddy directed by Douglass Turner Ward and choreographed by Dianne McIntyre. She choreographed Samm Art William’s The Sixteenth Round for the legendary Rosalind Cash.

Her theatre, film and television credits include: Free to Dance (PBS Special), The Wiz (Broadway and film), and Timbuktu!, Spell #7, Ailey Celebrates Ellington (CBS Special). She also appeared in the Paris Company of Your Arms Too Short To Box With God at the Mogador Theatre.


Her choreographer has been seen most recently in the AUDELCO award-winning production The Great Men of Gospel Music (New Federal Theatre), Loves Fire (The Acting Company), The African Company Presents Richard IIIYermaand Flying West‚ (NYU Graduate acting program), SpunkThe Me Nobody KnowsRunawaysThe Women of PlumsThe Cosby Show (dance mania Episode), Shakin‚ The Mess Outa Misery‚ (Capitol Repertory Company), DonSee My Bones and Think I am Dead (Urban Youth Troupe of Troupe of Henry Street Settlement), Bones of Our Ancestors (PBS Special)and served as a three-year judge for the NAACP National Act-So Awards competition in the dance category.

She choreographed the world premiere production of Ntozake Shange’s newest choreopoem, Lavender Lizards and Lilac Landmines: Layla‚ Dream at the Constans Theatre for the University of Florida graduate training program and for Jomandi Theatre of Atlanta.

Dyane Harvey

Ti-Jean and His Brothers
Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival
Delacorte Theatre
New York, NY
Various Venues in New York
New York, NY
July 20 – August 6, 1972

Sunjata Kamalenya
McCarter Theatre Center Education
Various Venues
February 1 – April 27, 2011

Love’s Fire: Fresh Numbers

by Seven American Playwrights Inspired by Shakespeare’s Sonnets
Hydraulics Phat Like Mean
The Public Theater, The Acting Company
The Public Theater
New York, NY
June 22 – July 5, 1998

Going To The River 2007
Boscoe and the Devil
Ensemble Studio Theatre
Ensemble Studio Theatre
New York, NY
September 21 – 30, 2007

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