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On April 19, 2016

Eddie Stockton

Working professionally for over 25 years, Eddie Stockton received his formal training as a student of the (Alvin) Ailey and Martha Graham Schools, and NYC’s High School of Performing Arts. During his third year he joined his first dance company, (NJ)Center Dance Collective. He would later continued his studies at the Acting and Musical Theatre Department’s of Alabama State and Howard Universities. His career has since been enriched with the experience of working for several companies and choreographers including George Faison, Kevin Iega Jeff, Philadanco, Dwight Rhoden, DC Shakespeare Theatre, Nathan Trice, Nai-ni Chen, Bill T. Jones, and more. Teaching dance since a teenager, Eddie was a fifteen year instructor at The Ailey School (Jazz & House) and nine year founding member of Brooklyn’s Purelements (Modern/Jazz/ Ballet). His passion for dance and desire to share information has drawn him across the country and globe doing residencies, workshops, and occasional performances. He’s worked in Greece, Poland, France, and makes regular visits to Germany, Italy, and recently Slovenia. He is proud to have twice been invited to sit on the panel at Guadeloupe’ Regional Dance Competition and once for ‘Expression’ National Dance Competition in Florence, Italy. As a choreographer, Eddie’s ability to instruct almost any level dancer has allowed him to choreograph in many capacities, for school kids, dance groups, college and off Broadway musicals, and professional dance companies. His most recent contribution was as guest choreographer for 2014’ 5th Annual Stars Of New York Dance. In 2009, along with partner Sarah Collins, Eddie started MIXTape, a choreographer’ showcase. The next two years produced three successful MIXTape’s before both taking a hiatus to pursue other endeavors. One of those endeavors will be debut of his contemporary dance company, “dance es” and he development of an international artist exchange. He is grateful to have his passion as his profession and looks forward to continuing to share his choreographic vision, music, and dance all over the world.

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