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FILM /TV

Selfportrayals: In The Window   (2020)   Creator/Performer/Filmmaker   Northern Manhattan Art Alliance Virtual Arts Exhibition

The Intern (feature)   (2015)   Supporting    Warner Bros.  Nancy Meyers director

Ajar (indie short)   (2012)   Featured   Direct Pictures   John Bush director

Celebrity Ghost Stories (tv series)   (2009)  Supporting   Biography Channel   Seth Jarrett director

Spare Change (indie short)   (2010)  "Marline Dice"   It's Personal Films   Suzette Azariah Gunn director

My Kind Of Girl (music video)   (2011)   Supporting   Keziah Jones & 751TV   Nathalie Canquilhem director

Sail Across The Water (music video)   (1994)   Featured     SiB Films   Jane Siberry music artist

Temple (music video)   (1993)   Supporting   SiB Films   Jane Siberry music artist

 

COMMERCIALS/INDUSTRIALS/PRINT/VOICE-OVER

Commercials:   Shingrix, Ernst & Young, NYU Langone Medical Center, Merck Shingle Awareness, Target, Medicare,  Revlon,

My Choice Rx, Bed, Bath & Beyond, NAADAM, Matrix So Silver

V.O:   NJ Lottery, Canadian Blood Services, Indeed

 

DANCE/THEATRE

A Part of the Main   (2021)   Co-creator & Performing Artist     Little Island Festival, NY   Sarah Dahnke director

Hernando's Hideaway   (2020)  Performing Artist   Live Jazz at Invisible Man: Memorial to Ralph Ellison Parkette, West Harlem, NY

M.A.D.E. In The Garden   (2019) Creative Producer   Live performance in Hope Garden, West Harlem, NY

Eterna   (2019)   Choreographer/Dance Artist   Live performance in Hope Garden, West Harlem, NY      

Across the Water, Through the Earth   (2018)  Choreographer/Dance Artist   Bare Bones (ADG)   Tenri Cultural Institute, NY

Existing: Forces 02  (2017)  Dancer   American Dance Guild prod.  Ailey Citigroup Theater, NY   Gloria McLean choreographer

Pop The 4th Wall   (2017)   Creator/Performer   Site-specific series   West Harlem, NY

I Am Light   (2017)   Choreographer/Dance Artist   Harlem Summer Bricolage   National Black Theatre, NY   Marcia Berry director   

Grace Drums   (2014-2017)   Performing Artist/Collaborator/Costume Designer   Gabriella Dennery artistic director 

The Firebird   (2010)   Choreographer/Dance Artist   Bermuda Music & Dramatic Society   Carol Birch director

Ali Baba And The 14 Thieves   (2006)   Choreographer/Dance Artist   Bermuda Music & Dramatic Society   Carol Birch director

The Tempest   (2005)  "Sprite"  Waterspout Theatre (Bermuda)   Andrew Bacon director

Bermuda African Dance Company   (2000-2006)   Featured Performing Artist    Dawn Broadbelt artistic director

Sleeping Beauty   (2005)  "Snake"   Bermuda Music & Dramatic Society   Carol Birch director

Romeo And Juliet   (2004)  "Lady Capulet"   PrologueWaterspout Theatre (Bermuda)   John Zuill director

theRHYMPROVcollective   (1998-2000)   Co-Artistic Director/Performing Artist   (Canada) 

Exile: A Book Of Questions   (2000)   Dance Artist   DanceWorks Production (Canada)   Marie-Josée Chartier choreographer

Flaming Dono Drum & Dance Ensemble   (1987-1998)   Founding Member/Performing Artist   (Canada)  

Senses   (2000)   Dance Artist    Atlas Moves Watching Production (Canada)   Bill James choreographer

Figures In Stillness & Motion   (1996)   Dance Artist   Chartier Danse Production (Canada)   Marie-Josée Chartier choreographer

TRAINING

Film & TV:   Heidi Marshall, Yasen Atour (Film Club, UK); Corey Parker (BGB Studios, CA)

Voice-over:   Ilyana Kadushin, Eileen Schellhorn 

Voice (singing):   Mary Bowen

Jazz Dance & Musical Theater:   Len Gibson, Luigi's Jazz Center 

Ballet:   David Howard, Len Gibson

Modern & Contemporary Dance:   Gloria Mclean, Milton Meyers, Allan & Karen Kaeja, Pam Johnson, Merce Cunningham Studio, The Ailey School, Martha Graham School, The American Center, Naropa Institute, Pavlychenko Studio,

Desrosier Dance Theatre, Dancemakers, T.I.D.E., Teachers Collective

African-Inspired Dance:   M'Bemba Bangoura, Prisca Ouya, Helen Mensah, Abraham Adzenyah, Kwasi Dunyo, Godwin Agbel, Djibril Sane, Kobla Ladzekpo, Titos Sompa, Baba Richard Gonzales, Julio Jean

Pilates, Yoga, Somatics:   Irene Dowd, PhysicalMind Institute, Bermuda Integrative Health Co-operative, Movements Afoot

 

EDUCATIONunior Matriculation

Junior Arts Matriculation - Alma College, Ontario, Canada 

Fine Arts Diploma (Honours) - School of Art and Design (Montreal Museum of Fine Arts), Quebec, Canada

Dance Educators Certification - University of Toronto (Ontario Institue of Studies in Education), Ontario, Canada 

GRANTS/AWARDS

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, Laidlaw Foundation, Music Africa Award

SPECIAL SKILLS

Dancer, Choreographer, Dance Teacher, Teleprompter, Voice Over, Pilates & Yoga Practitioner & Instructor,

Model (artist, print &  runway), Cycling (general), Driver (automatic), Running (general), Martial Arts (novice), Badminton (novice), Pool (novice), Graphic & Fine Artist, Seamstress

I am an Artist. I am a Storyteller. I paint & draw, dance & sing, drum & act. I am a native Harlemite and a performing artist for over 39 years in Canada, Bermuda, The Czech Republic, West Africa and New York. In my life as a performing artist, I have experience in all aspects of the craft, on stage, in film and television - as a choreographer, actor, teacher, producer, administrator, crew, director, dancer...
My eclectic modern dance style is rooted in cultural ritual, improvisation and music. I continue to explore the dynamics of stories told through movement, and love to work communally, site-specifically, and bringing art to unexpected places.
In Canada (1975 to 2000) I was the Founder and Proprietress of The Next Event a monthly performing arts series; the Artistic Director of theRHYMPROVcollective an improvisational rhythm & movement troupe; a Founding Member and Performer with the West African inspired Flaming Dono Drum & Dance Ensemble; performed for many notable Canadian choreographers including Bill James, Marie-Josée Chartier, Kaeja d’Dance; sat as Chairperson for the Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists and was an integral part of the performing arts community. In Bermuda (2000-2006) I choreographed and performed in numerous regional productions, including the yearly BMDS panto. I was a mentor to many aspiring young dancers and instrumental in transforming the Arts Department at CedarBridge Academy.  Since 2007, here in New York,  I created, produced and performed in Pop The 4th Wall (2017) and M.A.D.E. In The Garden (2019), and have danced for the American Dance Guild, Grace Drums, Gloria McLean, John Bush and Nadine Helstroffer, and Sarah Dahnke.