November, 11-15, 2019
Company Class with Mary Grace McNally
Company Class with Shamel Pitts
Tuesday, November 19th-Thursday, November 21st | 10-11:15am | $15 online or at the door
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About Shamel Pitts
Shamel is a performance artist, choreographer, conceptual artist, dancer, spoken word artist, and teacher. He is the recipient of a 2018 Princess Grace Award in Choreography.
Born in Brooklyn New York, Shamel began his dance training at LaGuardia High School for Music & Art and the Performing Arts and, simultaneously, at The Ailey School. Shamel received his BFA in Dance from The Juilliard School and was awarded the Martha Hill Award for excellence in dance. He then went on to dance in Mikhail Baryshnikov’s Hell’s Kitchen Dance and BJM_Danse Montreal. Shamel danced with Batsheva Dance Company for 7 years, under the artistic direction of Ohad Naharin and is a certified teacher of Gaga movement language.
Shamel has created a triptych of multidiscplinary performance art works entitled: BLACK BOX: Little Black Book Of RED (featured in The New York Times), BLACK VELVET: Architectures And Archetypes (which received the Audience Choice Award At Stockholm Fringe Festival) and BLACK HOLE: Trilogy And Triathlon which received the CROSS Award Residency IV Edition in Italy. Shamel has been an adjunct faculty member at The Juilliard School and has been an artist in residence at Harvard University. Shamel is a 2019 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship Award Winner in Choreography.
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520 Clinton Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11238
November 11, 2019: 10:00am
November 12, 2019: 10:00am
November 13, 2019: 10:00am
November 14, 2019: 10:00am
November 15, 2019: 10:00am