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On April 20, 2016

Roger Lee

Roger Lee is an award-winning entrepreneur, educator, TEDx speaker, author, and artist from Philadelphia, PA. He is the owner of Roger Lee Arts, LLC where he creates and directs programs for Roger Lee Arts Academy and the award-winning Roger Lee Dance Company. Roger is also an adjunct professor, currently in the dance and education departments and formerly in the graduate urban studies program, at Eastern University. He previously served as an adjunct professor in the dance program at Temple University and as a Guest Artist in the dance program at Ursinus College.

Over the course of his career, Roger has worked with world-renowned organizations including Joffrey Ballet School, Broadway Dance Center, Philadanco, TEDx, 6 ABC, and Comcast and celebrities including American Idol Winner Ruben Studdard, The Voice Finalist Matt Schuler, 6 ABC’s Melissa Magee, Comcast’s Suzanne Roberts, and Philadanco’s Joan Myers Brown. In 2014, he danced for United States Vice President Joe Biden live on national television. Roger’s awards include Philadelphia School of Dance Arts (Home of Philadanco) 2015 Teacher of the Year, Ursinus College 2014 Rising Star Alumni, CBS and KYW Small Business Challenge 2013 Top 4 Finalist, and American Dance Festival 2010 Young Artist Scholarship. He has been featured in the media over 40 times by major outlets including 6 ABC, CBS, KYW, WHYY, CNN, Comcast, The Metro, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Huffington Post. Roger authored and self-published an e-book, wrote nationally-published articles, and delivered a TEDx Talk on the power of millennial entrpreneurship in 2015.

Roger earned his Master’s Degree in Arts Administration from Drexel University and his Bachelor’s Degree in Dance and Media & Communication Studies, magna cum laude with honors, from Ursinus College. He is also a graduate of Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts and the former Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts.

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