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Employment History

Founder and Artistic Director

Dance Theater of the World

Instructor

TREVISO DANCE CENTER

DADA Academy Kids

Education


Culver City teaching children
DEBBIE ALLEN DANCE ACADEMY

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D.T.W

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CHOREOGRAPHER & FOUNDER SHERMAN L. STEWARD

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Choreographer and founder, Sherman L. Steward, is proud to present the "Premiere" of his multi-national, multi-cultural dance company Dance Theater of the World, DTW.Steward is purist at heart.Combining the classic forms of jazz, modern, ballet and tap in his own unique way, he has no need for fluff hip-hop or tricks.
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Inspired by a dear, close friend and ten-year cancer survivor, Steward created four original works.He showcased the talented DTW dancers in addition to his pledge to walk.
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Steward has studied and performed with some of the best the Dance world has to offer, including Arthur Mitchell and Dance Theatre of Harlem, as well as Frank Hatchett and the Broadway Dance Center.
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On March 12th Steward will reprise two pieces from the September benefit, as well as several newly-created pieces.His themes depict decades of police brutality, lynching, child abuse, love and more.Outraged by the on-going news reports of child molestation, the ironic recent lynching in Texas and the widely televised beating of retired school teacher in New Orleans, Steward takes his rage to the stage.
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Sherman L. Steward, Founder and Artistic Director of DTW, showcased his extraordinary talent in a two-Act performance that was truly breathtaking and moving by turn.
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SHERMAN L. STEWARD
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SHERMAN L. STEWARD / FOUNDER & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Sherman has studied and performed with some of the best the Dance world has to offer, including Arthur Mitchell and Dance Theater of Harlem, as well as Frank Hatchett and the Broadway Dance Center.
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DANCER: SHERMAN L. STEWARD
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DANCERS: TRIANA STEWARD & SHERMAN L. STEWARD
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DANCER: SHERMAN L. STEWARD
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SPOKEN WORDS: SHERMAN L. STEWARD
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DANCER: SHERMAN L. STEWARD
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- ALL ORIGINAL CHOREOGRAPHY BY SHERMAN L. STEWARD -
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FOUNDER & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR : SHERMAN L. STEWARD
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From curtain up, this company, under the guidance of co-founder Sherman L. Steward, was on the attack.
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Although an abbreviated show, the first piece, "Dig-N-Da' Dark", featured Christina Stroh and Steward in a fluid game play of dance design containing a strong sense of restraint and feeling.


Santa Monica Dance Studio - staff

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Sherman StewardBorn in Little Rock, Arkansas to parents in the educational field, Sherman would be considered a late starter in the world of Dance.

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After just 2 years, Sherman received a scholarship to study and perform with BILL MARTIN VISCOUNT at SOUTHWEST CITY BALLET (Fort Worth, Texas).
Spotted by ARTHUR MITCHELL of the DANCE THEATER OF HARLEM, Sherman made the trip to New York to audition for that same prestigious school - and succeeded!
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Sherman was soon a much sought-after instructor of workshops and master classes throughout Europe, as well as soloist and instructor at the TREVISO DANCE CENTER, Treviso / Italy.
With his return to the U.S.A., Sherman is again dedicating himself to the Development of Dance as a whole: instructing both children and adults at the beautiful Santa Monica Dance Studio; creating KAMP FEELGOOD, a Spring and Summer Kamp for Kidz; instructing as a Resident at UCLA during the Spring 2005 Semester, as well as a Guest Instructor at CALARTS Valencia and other prestigious Universities and schools worldwide; and finally, the development of HOPPY HENRY, INC.


Biography

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SHERMAN L. STEWARD

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Straight out of DANCE THEATER OF HARLEM, the renowned choreographer, dancer, instructor, director and actor, SHERMAN L. STEWARD - who got his first hands-on experience choreographing for the likes of AL HUDSON AND ONE WAY at age 15 - landed on Broadway.
Born in Little Rock, Arkansas to parents in the eductional field, Sherman would be considered a late starter in the world of Dance.
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After just 2 years, Sherman received a scholarship to study and perfom with BILL MARTIN VISCOUNT at SOUTHWEST CITY BALLET (Fort Worth, Texas).
Spotted by ARTHUR MITCHELL of the DANCE THEATER OF HARLEM, Sherman made the trip to New York to audition for that same prestigious school - and succeeded!
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Sherman was soon a much sought-after instructor of workshops and master classes throughout Europe, as well as soloist and instructor at the TREVISO DANCE CENTER, Treviso / Italy.
With his powerful and intricate choreography, he was soon in demand for his vision and creativity.Once established in Europe, it wasn't long before he was approached by major fashion houses to choreograph their shows: BOGNER, LEVIS, CONVERSE ALLSTARS, KAPPA SPORTSWEAR, OLYMPIA SPORTSWEAR, PUMA.Germany's Fashion Week "MODE WOCHE", was another event stamped with Sherman's signature style.
On moving to Berlin, Sherman took the opportunity to complete his Dance Education by enrolling at the BERLIN UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS, completing both his Bachelors in Contemporary Dance, Context and Choreography, as well as his Masters in Solo Dance Authorship.
During this time in Europe, Sherman was able to build up a small company of dancers from all around the globe.With these dancers he staged his own productions, as well as productions for special events and galas.His unique style was soon sought after by music industry professionals at BMG GERMANY for some of their top new acts: EMEL, FINESSE, AMEXLOVE as well as the FUNKY DIAMONDS' showcase for the N-SYNC V. BACKSTREET BOYS TOUR.
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With his return to the U.S.A., Sherman is again dedicating himself to the Development of Dance as a whole: instructing both children and adults at the beautiful Santa Monica Dance Studio; creating KAMP FEELGOOD, a Spring and Summer Kamp for Kidz; instructing as a Resident at UCLA during the Spring 2005 Semester, as well as a Guest Instructor at CALARTS Valencia and other prestigious Universities and schools worldwide; and finally, the development of HOPPY HENRY, INC.
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In June 2006, Sherman was appointed as DIRECTOR OF DANCE at STRIVE, a non-profit organization doing wonderful things for the children of Los Angeles.Please make sure you visit their website, www.strive-la.org for more information!!!
In February of this year, Sherman was invited to teach two weekly classes at the world famous DEBBIE ALLEN DANCE ACADEMY in Los Angeles.This quickly expanded to five open classes a week, along with his work with the DADA Academy Kids, including the Summer Intensive Program and performances.
During the Summer of 2007, Sherman put his talent to work, choreographing a scene for the hugely popular TV sitcom "EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS".


Sherman Steward

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Sherman Steward

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SHERMAN STEWARD
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Straight out of DANCE THEATER OF HARLEM, the renowned choreographer, dancer, instructor, director and actor, SHERMAN L. STEWARD - who got his first hands-on experience choreographing for the likes of AL HUDSON AND ONE WAY at age 15 - landed on Broadway.
Born in Little Rock, Arkansas to parents in the educational field, Sherman would be considered a late starter in the world of Dance.
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After just 2 years, Sherman received a scholarship to study and perform with BILL MARTIN VISCOUNT at SOUTHWEST CITY BALLET (Fort Worth, Texas).
Spotted by ARTHUR MITCHELL of the DANCE THEATER OF HARLEM, Sherman made the trip to New York to audition for that same prestigious school - and succeeded!
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BROADWAY DANCE CENTER was Sherman Steward's last stop before taking Europe by storm.
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Sherman was soon a much sought-after instructor of workshops and master classes throughout Europe, as well as soloist and instructor at the TREVISO DANCE CENTER, Treviso / Italy. ith his powerful and intricate choreography, he was soon in demand for his vision and creativity. Once established in Europe, it wasn't long before he was approached by major fashion houses to choreograph their shows: BOGNER, LEVIS, CONVERSE ALLSTARS, KAPPA SPORTSWEAR, OLYMPIA SPORTSWEAR and PUMA. Germany's Fashion Week, "MODE WOCHE", was another event stamped with Sherman's signature style.
On moving to Berlin, Sherman was able to build up a small company of dancers from all around the globe. With these dancers he staged his own productions, as well as productions for special events and galas. His unique style was soon sought after by music industry professionals at BMG GERMANY for some of their top new acts: EMEL, FINESSE, AMEXLOVE as well as the FUNKY DIAMONDS showcase for the N-SYNC V. BACKSTREET BOYS TOUR.
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With his return to the U.S.A., Sherman is again dedicating himself to the Development of Dance as a whole: instructing both children and adults at the beautiful Santa Monica Dance Studio; creating KAMP FEELGOOD, a Spring and Summer Kamp for Kidz; designing www.kidzdanceklub.com, a website for all dancers both young and old; instructing as a Resident at UCLA during the Spring 2005 Semester, as well as appearances as a Guest Instructor at CALARTS Valencia and other prestigious Universities and schools worldwide; and finally, the development of Hoppy Henry Inc.
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From June 2006 to December 2007, Sherman was sought out by STRIVE, a non-profit organization doing wonderful things for the children of Los Angeles, to develop their Dance Program. As DIRECTOR OF DANCE he used his talents to develop a Saturday Program, teaching Jazz and Modern to children ages 3 through 18.
During the Summer of 2007, Sherman put his talent to work, choreographing a scene for the hugely popular TV sitcom "EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS", which aired in Fall 2007.
Along with his current schedule of classes being held at the brand new CAPOEIRA BESOURO STUDIO in Santa Monica, Sherman can currently be found at the DEBBIE ALLEN DANCE ACADEMY (DADA) in Culver City teaching children and DANCE ARTS ACADEMY (DAA) in Los Angeles teaching an Advanced Jazz class for adults,
Summer 2008 gave Sherman the opportunity to return to his old home, DANCE THEATER OF HARLEM, where he spent six weeks instructing their incredibly talented young dancers during the Summer Intensive Course.


Santa Monica Mirror

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Santa Monica Dance Theater of the World, new works by choreographer & founder Sherman L. Steward, 7:30 p.m., Lincoln Theater, 1501 California Avenue (at 14th Street)

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