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Directors: Shawn-Lamere ...
Directors: Shawn-Lamere Williams & Sheila A. Ward
Shawn-Lamere Williams, Artistic Director/Co-Director
Artistic Director, Shawn-Lamere Williams, a native Philadelphian, is a graduate of the Creative and Performing Arts High School.
He is the Artistic/Co-director of Eleone Dance Theatre.
has trained with Cheryl V. Sheppard, Faye B. Snow, Leon Evans, Denise Jefferson, Milton Myers, and James Truitte among others.
attended the Philadelphia Dance Company
Training Program and was a recipient of a merit scholarship at the Alvin Ailey American School of Dance
has traveled and performed professionally with Eleone Dance Theatre
, the Philadelphia Dance Company
, Juba Contemporary Dance Company
, Mark Scott, and the New Freedom Theater.
has performed for such stellar artists as Patti Labelle, Cab Calloway, Grover Washington, Jr., and the Reverend Jesse Jackson and can be seen in the movie "Beloved" where he
was a featured dancer.
He was also a featured dancer in the New Freedom Theater productions of "The Black Nativity, and "Lazarus Unstoned."
Awards and appointments include: former co-director and choreographer for Philadanco II
, the Lawrence Epstein Award for Choreography, and recipient of the 1998 Dance Advance Grant funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts
, administered by the Philadelphia Dance Alliance
In 2002, he
was a Channel 17 UNSUNG Hero.
In addition to his artistic duties, Williams is presently the dance instructor at the Meredith School, Primary Instructor for the New Freedom Theater Intensive Training Program and teaches at the Creative and Performing Arts High School, the Christina Cultural Arts Center, and the Philadelphia School of the Dance Arts.
was invited to teach a master class and lead the audition workshop at the 2000 Black College Dance Exchange, Hampton, VA.
Under the Artistic Direction of Shawn-Lamere Williams
, Eleone Dance Theatre
has performed throughout Philadelphia, Delaware, and Virginia at such venues as the Wilma Theater for DanceBoom, Danceplace in DC and Hampton University
, the Wilder Performing Arts Center, and the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen in Virginia.
The company has received numerous grants, including Dance Advance
, the Philadelphia Cultural Fund
, the PCA Preserving Diverse Cultures
and consistently present repertory concerts, its annual holiday production of "Carols in Color," and its arts-in-education production of "From These Roots.
Eleone Dance Theatre
has performed in the North Carolina Arts Exchange Presenters Showcase, the Maryland Dance Council Festival
, The Ohio Presenters Showcase, and two APAP NYC showcases.
Shawn-Lamere Williams' choreographic works for the company, namely, "We Give Thanks," and "Sweet As the Morning's Flow" have received rave reviews.
The 2005-06 Dance Advance
Grant awarded to Eleone Dance Theatre
supported the choreography of Mr. Williams
"Sweet as the Morning's Flow" Suite to commemorate Eleone's
10th Anniversary Dance Season.
Mr. Williams is currently the founder and artistic director of Eleone Connection, the second company of Eleone Dance Theatre and Eleone Dance Unlimited, the Official School of Eleone Dance Theatre.
is also the recipient of 2008 and 2011 Mayoral Citations from the City of Philadelphia for his
contributions to the Philadelphia arts community.
Eleone Dance Theatre - Directors
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.
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Christina Cultural Arts Center - Arts Culture Music & Dance
A former member of the CCAC Dance Ensemble having trained with Shawn Lamere Williams, Tanya Vaughn, Faye Snow, Chauntee Andrews and Kenneth Brown, currently Richard is a company member with Pieces of A Dream under the direction of Ashley Sullivan Kirksey.
Shawn Lamere Williams(Modern/Jazz) A native Philadelphian, Mr. Williams
began his dance training with Cheryl B. Sheppard and has studied with Faye B. Snow, E. Leon Evans III, Milton Myers, Denise Jefferson and James Truitt to name a few.
has had the honor of performing with and for Patti LaBelle, Howard Hewitt, Melba Moore, Jean Carne, Reverend Jesse Jackson, Coretta Scott King, the Winans and the late Cab Calloway and Grover Washington, Jr.
has many awards from the City of Philadelphia and is a highly respected, choreographer consistently receiving critical acclaim for his
Mr. Williams has served as Artistic Director for Eleone Dance Theatre for more than a decade and has elevated the company's brand nationally.