Jazz Faculty Bio | Tyrone Monroe | Steps on Broadway

Jazz

Tyrone Monroe
CURRENT CLASSES

Advanced Intermediate Jazz
Sundays
12:00-1:30pm
Born in Harlem and raised in Brooklyn, Tyrone Monroe began his dance training at the Clark Center for the Performing Arts with a two year scholarship. Tyrone has performed with numerous dance companies including The Alpha Omega Dance Company, Charles Moore Dance Theatre, Eleo Pomare Dance Company, Alfred Gallman's Dance Company, Joan Miller Dance Player's, Louis Johnson Dance Company and Fred Benjamin's Dance Company. Mr. Monroe has toured the U.S. and Europe. Mr. Monroe performed in the Kool Mo Dee music video "God Made Me Funky." He also performed live at Webster Hall with the International Japanese Group "Black Biscuit."

Mr. Monroe was the assistant choreographer in the Terrence Walsh Production of "Swirl" on theatre row.

Mr. Monroe has taught Jazz dance at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre for the Fordham University BFA program and also for the Charles Moore youth ensemble in Brooklyn. Mr. Monroe assisted and substituted Jazz Dance for and with Mr. Fred Benjamin.

Class Description:
Fred Benjamin Jazz has a strong ballet foundation, fused with modern dance techniques, and a contemporary jazz style. The Fred Benjamin style can be expressed through sustained, lyrical movements as well as fast paced syncopated movements.