Artistic Director/Co-Director Shawn-Lamere Williams
has performed and traveled with such dance companies as the Juba Contemporary Dance Theatre, Leja Dance Theatre, Brenda Lee Dance Co.
, Eleone Dance Theatre, New Freedom Theater Repertory Theater, Mark Scott Dancers, Danco 2 and Philadanco
has taught and choreographed many Ballets and Theater Productions for CAPA Dance and Drama Department, Philadanco II
, Leja DTH, Eleone DTH, The New Freedom Theatre Dance Department and Repertory Theater, Christina Cultural Arts Center Dance Ensemble., Philadelphia School of Dance Arts
, Straight to the Point, Wm.
Meredith Elementary School
, Wanamaker Middle School
of Style, all which received rave reviews.
has also conducted master classes at Cheyney University
, Virginia State University
, Hampton University
and Norfolk State
for the Black College Dance Exchange.
many awards include a Liberty Bell from the Mayor of Philadelphia
, Citations, Commendations and Tributes from the City of Philadelphia
, Philadelphia City Council
, NAACP Act-So
, Philadelphia Board of Education
, 100 Black Men of Philadelphia, the Lawrence Epstein Choreographers Award , 1992 listing in "Who's Who Among Young Professionals in America, a 1996 listing as one of the "Outstanding Young Americans, a 1998 Dance Advance Grant recipient funded by Pew Charitable Trust
, A Channel 17 2002 UNSUNG Hero Award, Best of 2003 in Philadelphia Magazine
and a 2006 Philadelphia Rocky Performance award winner.
He also received the Teacher of the Year and Outstanding Teachers award from the Philadelphia School of Dance Arts, the School of Philadanco.
Shawn-Lamere is a former Co-Artistic Director and Founding Director for Philadanco II, former Director for the Christina Cultural Arts Center dance ensemble in Wilmington, DE and former Resident Choreographer for Danse4nia a Philadelphia professional based dance company.
Shawn-Lamere is the director of dance at the Wm.
, PA and guest Modern Instructor At The Philadelphia High School For Creative and Performing Arts
Shawn-Lamere is The Founder of Eleone Connection, the second company of Eleone Dance Theatre and The Founder of Eleone Dance Unlimited-The Official School of Eleone Dance Theatre and Eleone Connection.