A protege of dancers Eubie Blake and Noble Sissel, 15-year-old Josephine Baker began her career on the vaudeville circuits, touring with Bessie Smith as a chorus girl. After Broadway appearances in "Shuffle Along" (1921) -- which marked the advent of the black theatrical renaissance, and "Chocolate D
Ronald K. Brown is the founder and artistic director of the New York-based contemporary dance ensemble, Evidence, A Dance Company, (founded in 1985). Besides choreographing for Evidence, he has also created work for the African American Dance Ensemble, Philadanco, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance
Jerome Robbins was a choreographer and director. He choreographed more than 60 ballets, including "Other Dances," "Glass Pieces," and "Ives Songs," which are in the repetories of the New York City Ballet and other dance companies throughout the world. He also worked on musicals such as
Savion Glover a tap dancer and choreographer, and actor. His Broadway debut, at age 12, was in "The Tap Dance Kid," while his film debut, in 1989, was in "Tap," with Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis, Jr. He starred in the musical "Bring in 'da Noise/Bring in 'da Funk."