Champions of Blacks in Dance

Champions of Blacks in Dance artsits talk, June 13 2021

What are the issues facing Black artists in the dance world? Have they changed over the decades?
Join our Artists Talks as we hear from choreographers, dancers, and artistic directors as they discuss the obstacles faced and successes achieved through their personal stories. Free with a suggested donation of $10

JUNE 13 @ 7PM EST

CHAMPIONS OF BLACKS IN DANCE

presented in collaboration with Steps Supporting Black Artists

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MODERATOR:

BRIAN HARLAN BROOKS

Born in Pittsburgh, PA, and raised in Teaneck, NJ, Mr. Brooks received his dance training at the Dance Theatre of Harlem and at The Alvin Ailey American Dance Centre, and studied acting at William Esper Studios. He has danced with Forces of Nature, Philadanco, Joseph Holmes Chicago Dance Theatre, Deeply Rooted Chicago Dance Theater, Donald Byrd/The Group, Williams/Henry Dance Theatre, Earl Mosley’s Diversity of Dance.

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PANEL:

JOAN MYERS BROWN

Ms. Brown is an artist, a visionary, and an entrepreneur. In 1970 she founded the Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILADANCO) and The Philadelphia School of Dance Arts in 1960. In addition to her own companies, she serves as honorary chairperson for the International Association of Blacks in Dance, an organization she established in 1991, which received a Bessie in 2000.

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ROBIN DUNN

F.A.C.E. Coach and Choreographer Robin Dunn is the former Director of Amateur Night at the world-famous Apollo Theater. As a F.A.C.E. Coach, Robin specializes in self-discovery, performance technique and movement. Her client list includes Saturday Night Live, Nickelodeon, Sesame Street, Missy Elliot, Teen Vogue featuring Jive recording artist ‘Chris Brown,’ Tony award winner, Heather Headley, The Braxtons featuring ‘Jay Z,’ Brian McKnight, Sean Kingston, and Disney’s Raven Symone.

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FREDERICK EARL MOSLEY

Fredrick Earl Mosley is Founder/Director of Diversity of Dance Inc., including programs such as Earl Mosley’s Institute of the Arts (EMIA), Hearts of Men, and Dancing Beyond. A part of EMDOD’s mission is not only to educate and entertain but also to use dance to enhance and enrich lives, even in the most adverse circumstances.