Black Voices in Dance

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This June, Steps is shining a spotlight on the Black Voices in Dance, bringing a global dance community to you. Both In-Studio and Virtually.

Past Guest Faculty

Alexander Anderson, Sidra Bell, Candace Brown, Kelby Brown, Keenan Cooks, Michael Crawford, Lloyd Culbreath, Diarra Cummings, Janete Silva, Robin Dunn, Tamisha A. Guy, Jamel Gaines, Karen Gayle, Germaine Goodson, Derick Grant, Yancy Greene, Danielle Jolie, Lloyd Knight, Terk Lewis, Sekou McMiller, Danelle Morgan, Earl Mosley, Milton Myers, Kristyn Pope, Jacoby Pruitt, Tiffany Rea-Fisher, Matthew Rushing, Mickey Sakai, Courtney Sauls, Monique Smith, Maleek Washington

Check back for the full schedule!

SPOTLIGHTS

SEKOU McMILLER
Adv/Int Latin Jazz Fusion

Sekou McMiller Headshot - special guest Dance teacher
In-Studio: Let’s Dance!
Virtual: Let’s Dance!

Thursday, June 9 • 8:00-10:00pm

  • Founder and Artistic Director of the Afro-Latin Dance Company, Sekou McMiller Dance Co
  • Choreographic fellow for the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation’s New Directions Choreography lab
  • Featured in the movie In the Heights
  • → more about Sekou McMiller

JASON WILLIAMS
Int/Adv Commercial Jazz

Jason-Williams Headshot - evening spotlight Dance teacher
In-Studio: Let’s Dance!
Virtual: Let’s Dance!

Monday, June 20 • 8:00-10:00pm

  • Worked with Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys, Paula Abdul, Demi Lavato, Christina Aguilera, Beyoncé…
  • Original cast of Showstoppers at the Wynn Hotel choreographed by Marguerite Derricks
  • Worked on the X-factor UK with Brian Freidman
  • → more about Jason Williams

SPECIAL GUESTS

DeWITT FLEMING
ADV/INT TAP

DeWitt Fleming Headshot - special guest Dance teacher
In-Studio: Let’s Dance!
Virtual: Let’s Dance!

Sundays, 6/5, 6/12, & 6/26 • 2:30-4:00pm

  • Toured the world as a featured dancer with Riverdance and Cirque Du Soliel
  • Danced with Grammy award wining artists Alicia Keys, Wynton Marsalis, and Bobby McFerrin
  • featured on the HBO Emmy Award winning show Boardwalk Empire
  • → more about DeWitt Fleming

DANELLE MORGAN
For Rockettes of Color Alumnae
INT/ADV PRECISION JAZZ

Danelle Morgan Headshot - special guest Dance teacher
In-Studio: Let’s Dance!
Virtual: Let’s Dance!

Fridays, 6/10, 6/17 & 6/24 • 6:00-7:30pm

  • Assistant Choreographer, Dance Captain and Swing for the Radio City Rockettes
  • Appearances include The Tony Awards, Saturday Night Live, The Today Show, The Wendy Williams Show
  • America’s Got Talent, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, among others
  • → more about Danelle Morgan


MICHAEL CRAWFORD
Ballet

Michael Crawford Headshot - special guest Dance teacher
In-Studio: Let’s Dance!
Virtual: Let’s Dance!

Adv/Int Ballet
Monday, 6/20 • 5:00-6:30pm

Int Contemporary Ballet
Tuesday, 6/21 • 4:30-6:00pm
Wednesday, 6/22 • 1:00-2:30pm

  • Danced with Dance Theatre of Harlem, Jose Mateo Ballet, Ballet Memphis, American Repertory Ballet, Connecticut Ballet, and Oakland Ballet
  • Worked on productions such as Guys and Dolls, West Side Story, Show Boat, and other musical performances at The Kennedy Center
  • Has been teaching and choreographing nationally and internationally for over 10 years
  • → more about Michael Crawford

KELBY BROWN
Ballet

Kelby Brown Headshot - special guest Dance teacher
In-Studio: Let’s Dance!
Virtual: Let’s Dance!

Adv Ballet
Sunday 6/5 • 10:30am-12:00pm

Adv/Int Ballet
Saturday 6/25 & Sunday 6/26 • 9:15-10:45am

  • Worked with other musical artists such as Madonna, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Melody Gardot, Elton John and Usher
  • Appeared on So You Think You Can Dance, dancing alongside Lady Gaga and he has assisted Emmy Nominee Choreographer, Stacey Tookey and Emmy Award Winning, Choreographer, Mia Michaels
  • graced the big screen dancing in, “The Dance Flick”, “Transformers 2”, Showtime’s Television Series, “Weeds” as well as the hit TV show, “Gossip Girl”
  • → more about Kelby Brown


KHORI PETINAUD
Int/Adv Theater Jazz

Khori Petinaud Headshot - special guest Dance teacher
In-Studio: Let’s Dance!
Virtual: Let’s Dance!

Saturday, 6/25 • 5:00-6:30pm

  • Part of the original broadway cast of Aladdin and >Moulin Rouge! The Musical
  • Other credits include In the Heights (Kennedy Center), The Color Purple (National Tour), King Kong, American Dance Machine
  • TV credits include: Rent: Live, (FOX), The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, (Amazon), Vinyl, (HBO), The Knick, (Cinemax)
  • → more about Khori Petinaud


NEW ONGOING CLASSES

LINDA CELESTE SIMS
ADV/BEG BALLET

Linda Celeste Sims Headshot - new  Dance teacher
In-Studio: Let’s Dance!
Virtual: Let’s Dance!

Thursdays, 3:00-4:30pm • Starting June 9th

  • Originated featured roles by Judith Jamison, Donald Byrd, Alonso King, Dwight Rhoden, and many more
  • Alvin Ailey Company member from 1996-2020
  • Rehearsal Director of Ballet Hispanico Company in 2021-2022
  • → more about Linda Celeste Sims