REVIVAL 2 GUEST ARTISTS BIOS
Shirley Black-Brown-Coward is a graduate of The Julliard School and an award-winning performing artist of classical and modern, Broadway and liturgical dance. She is a Master Teacher and received an Audelco Award (Best Off-Broadway Choreographer) for BLACK NATIVITY by Langston Hughes.
Ellen Graff danced with the Martha Graham Company, appearing in New York, and touring internationally. She has performed in Broadway musicals and was a longtime regular on The Carol Burnett Show. Graff has taught at colleges and universities across the country, and has a PhD in Performance Studies.
Elizabeth Keen makes dances for the concert stage, as well as for theater and opera. As a dancer she performed with the Paul Taylor Company and The Helen Tamers-Daniel Nagrin Company. She choreographed many dances for her own group, The Elizabeth Keen Dance Company. Theater and opera credits include SALOME (Covent Garden, and L.A. Opera) and CARMEN (The Met). She presently teaches in the Fordham Ailey BFA Program and at Marymount Manhattan.
Marni Thomas Wood danced with the Martha Graham Company in 1958, performing and teaching for Graham until invited in 1968 with husband/partner, David Wood, to establish the Dance Major at UC Berkeley. She served as Director of the Graham School and currently teaches there and at Adelphi University.
Alice Teirstein multiple award-winning dancer, educator and choreographer and recipient of a Bessie in 2012 and two lifetime achievement awards in 2015. She is the founding director of the Young Dancemakers Company – a nonprofit teen touring ensemble featuring choreography by NYC teens.
Audrey Hubbard Madison has been a teacher, dancer, and choreographer since she was a teenager, working in various dance forums around the tri- state area. She was an original member of the Charles Moore Dance Theater and has toured the Caribbean and the United States. Inspired by the dedicated members of her modern jazz class, Audrey founded her company, MoJazz Dance. She retired from New York City Department of Education after thirty-six years of service.
Myna Majors studied with the legendary Baba Chuck Davis (who recently transitioned), is a former Member of The Titos Sompa Dance Troupe, The Legendary Baba Olatunji Drum and Dancers, and Bernard Dove and The Dovetts. For the last 11 years, she has been a proud dancer with The WNBA N.Y. Liberty Timeless Torches.