Dance Faculty

Dyane Harvey-Salaam

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Dyane Harvey-Salaam is an accomplished performing artist, founding member of Forces of Nature Dance Theatre, educator, choreographer and certified Pilates teacher. She has appeared as a principal soloist with some of the most recognized theatre and dance companies across the United States and abroad. Broadway, television and film credits include: “The Wiz,” “Timbuktu!,” “Spell# 7” and “Free to Dance.” Her choreography has been seen in many theatrical and dance projects including: “Loves Fire” and “Harriet Returns” (The Acting Company), “The African Company Presents Richard III,” “Yerma” and “Flyin'West” (NYU Graduate Acting Program), “lavender lizards and lilac landmines, layla’s dream”(University of Florida at Gainesville Graduate Acting Program), “Bones of Our Ancestors” (PBS Special) and the award winning “Great Men of Gospel” (New Federal Theatre). She continues to share her knowledge and craftsmanship with students at Princeton and Hofstra Universities through coursework and choreography. Awards include a 2017 New York Dance & Performance (Bessie) Award for Outstanding Production, two AUDELCO AWARDS (performance and choreography), MONARCH MERIT AWARD, GODDESS AND GURUS AWARD, BLACK THEATRE AWARD, and most recently she was recognised one of 12  "DISTINGUISHED WOMEN" by the Harlem Arts Alliance in conjunction with the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce. ASE to the Ancestors!


Kicking Off Virtual Fall Teaching with Help from McGraw” — Dyane Harvey-Salaam and DAN 211: The American Experience and Dance Practices of the African Diaspora | Princeton University, September 14, 2020

colorful break dancer doing one-hand stand PERFORMING BODY, MIND, SPIRIT: Community Healing in the Time of #BLM, Anti-Asian Violence & BIPOC Solidarity — May 6, 2021, at 7-9 PM (EDT), register for livestream Zoom Webinar.

DanceAfrica awarded 2021 BESSIE Award for Outstanding Service to the Field of Dance; Dyane Harvey-Salaam serves as Asst. to the Artistic Director and performs as senior member of “Spirit Walkers” dancers. | New York Dance and Performance Awards, September 9, 2021




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