Welcome to The Art of Body Language Podcast, where we break down common injuries experienced by dancers in the simplest way possible, while promoting and uplifting dancers around the world. Follow us on Instagram @legupfitness or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ja'Malik: Artistic Director and Choreographer of Ballet Boy Productions
Ja’ Malik, named “a choreographer to watch” by The New York Times, is quickly becoming an in-demand choreographer around the country.
A former member of Cleveland Ballet, Oakland Ballet, North Carolina Dance Theatre, Ballet Hispanico, and Ballet X.
He has created original works on such companies as Oakland Ballet, North Carolina Dance Theater 2, City Dance Ensemble, Columbia Ballet Collaborative, Intermezzo Dance Company. Self produced worked in Harlem Stages E:Moves, Ballet Builders, 92nd Street Y, McCallum Theater Festival, The Young Choreographers Showcase & The Battery Park Dance Festival.
Off Broadway Theater Credits include choreographer "Miss Julie" August Strindberg Repertory Co. Assistant Choreographer to Camille A. Brown for The Public Theater's production of "For Colored Girls..." In 2019. A 2016 CUNY Dance Initiative Residency. A 2019 Choreographic Resident apart of UNCSA's Choreographic Residency. 2019 marked the Debut Performance of Ballet Boy Productions at the 38th Annual Battery Dance Festival in NYC, NY. Ja’ Malik is also the host of “ARTS UNCENSORED” a monthly podcast discussing topics going on in and and around the arts. Follow him on social media @balletboyproductions & @artsuncdnsored
Merlyne Jean-Louis, Esq: Entertainment Lawyer and Dancer
Merlyne Jean-Louis, Esq. is the founder and owner of Jean-Louis Law, P.C., a New York-based law firm that focuses on business and entertainment law. A former dancer, she uses her legal and creative knowledge to help transform her clients (content creators, influencers, creatives and entrepreneurs) into CEOs.
A former dancer, Merlyne is also a dance law commentator. She has discussed copyright law as it relates to choreography on CBS, The Verge, Marketplace Tech and the podcasts Poplaw and Carry on Friends. She also was mentioned in the book Choreographing Copyright: Race, Gender and Intellectual Property Rights in American Dance.
Merlyne received her J.D. from Duke Law School and B.A., cum laude, in Psychology and French, minor in Pre-Business Studies from NYU. She is a member of the Entertainment Arts Sport Law (EASL) Section of the NYSBA and the Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association (BESLA).
For more information about Merlyne and her practice and a free business checklist, visit www.jllaw.net.
Amos Oliver: I Am Enough And I Am Worthy
Born and raised in Saint. Petersburg, Florida, Amos began his professional training at the Academy of Ballet Arts and the Pinellas County Center for the Arts. Prior to AMDA College and Conservatory of Performing Arts-LA, Amos received his BFA in dance performance from The Boston Conservatory. While at the conservatory, he performed many works by world-renowned choreographers. Amos has been seen as “Thad” in NBC’s Hairspray LIVE!, The 50th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Gotham, LOVE, and many more. Next up you can catch him as “Thad” on Royal Caribbean’s largest ship in the world “Symphony of the Seas” Amos would like to thank God, his family, his agents and his friends for the immense amount of support!!
You can follow his journey through his IG at Amosoliver90
Antwon Collier: Dancer and Entrepreneur Helping The World Get Florida Fit
Antwon Keith Collier is a South Florida native who has discovered true passion and purpose while living in Los Angeles, CA. Having worked with some of the industries top choreographers, directors, and celebrities like Missy Elliot, Camila Cabello, Beyonce, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Lizzo, Miley Cyrus and Normani. Least just say, “the man has moves". His love for fitness and wellness has always been tied to the dancers need to stay in shape, and to be able to take their shirts off in front of thousands of people. From his charm, beautiful bright smile, and electrifying spirit he is guaranteed to positively impact any and every room he steps in. This Actor, Dancer, Model, Entrepreneur, Motivator, and Trailblazer, promotes self love, and constantly pushes those around him to be bold, to be limitless and to be free. There is no one on this earth like you he says “BE YOU!” He is a firm believer that with hard work, patience, and faith, all things are possible and if its not bringing you peace, let it go!
You can reach Antwon on IG: @letsgetfloridafit and Youtube: Florida Fit
Chantel Williams: Digital Strategist and Professional Dancer
Chantel Williams is a native New Yorker, story-teller, mover, travel enthusiast, and lover of bright lipstick! She began her dance training at the age of nine, exploring all genres of dance but developed a passion for street styles that she nurtured throughout her years in college. Following her graduation from NYU's Stern School of Business, Chantel pursued a career in digital marketing. As a digital strategist, she spends her time building unique approaches for brands that exist at the intersection of data-driven insights and creative storytelling, which ultimately allows them to connect with their consumers. After seven years of working in advertising with clients from fortune 500 companies, she decided to turn her lifelong passion for dance into a career and is learning to navigate the commercial dance industry one day at a time.
You can connect with Chantel at the following places:
Carmillia Harris: Tales of a Small Town Woman Trying To Make It In The Big Apple
Carmillia “Carmi” Harris has performed in several musicals & plays including Roe, A Motown Christmas, Memphis, The Wiz, Beehive The Musical, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and more. She has also performed in several cabarets at venues including NYC favorites “Feinstein’s/54 Below” & “Don’t Tell Mama” and more. The vocalist, actor & model has also appeared in several short films, commercials and performances on national networks including PBS, BET, HSN and more. In 2016, Carmi debuted her first self-written & co-produced solo show Carmi's Playlist at “The Space at 2106”. Her motto is to inspire; to share love & to serve with love through storytelling. “We dance though we are still. We are on fire, though we do not burn.”- Rumi. Stay connected at www.carmiharris.net & on instagram @carmi_harris.
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