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I am one of the original Soul Train dancers from the 70’s and I have many wonderful memories of my time dancing on the show. I remember being in awe of the impact I had, as a Soul Train dancer, on teenagers and adults across the country and that impact lifted me up to the status of role model. I was admired through no fault of my own and national television placed me into the living rooms of millions of people….. it was mind-boggling. Prior to dancing on Soul Train, I began my dance training around 4 with ballet being my first experience. I realized early on that ballet was a bit too disciplined and formal and wanted a more free-flowing style. I then decided to take modern classes and finally morphed into the jazz style. This is where I found my heart and I began performing professionally around the city at the early age of 10.

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I have studied with such greats as Claude Thompson, Michael Peters, Debbie Allen, and Lula Washington just to name a few and worked such greats as Diana Ross, Michael Jackson and the Jackson Five, Carl Carlton, Chevy Chase, Jerry Lewis and countless others that are too numerous to name. I lived and taught dance in Japan for over five years.

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The life experiences that have had the greatest impact on me are those centered around injustices towards people of color all over the world. I felt lifted when Nelson Mandela was freed, exuberated when he was elected President and vindicated when he received the Nobel Peace Prize. A small step for mankind……there is still so much work to do.

 

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