JACOB H. CARRUTHERS FOR INNER CITY STUDIES
Malika (Brenda) Moore
Brenda (Malika) Moore, is forging a career as an independent choreographer.
From the South side of Chicago to Senegal, West Africa, Brenda (Malika) Moore has fashioned a unique brand of mystical, magical dance in motion and considers herself a dance ambassador.
An electrifying performer, incomparable choreographer and master instructor, Ms. Moores extensive dance career has spanned across cities, states and continents. Malikas captivating carribean, mesmerizing modern, enticing African, and sizzling fire dances have hypnotized hundreds and thrilled thousands.
Hundreds of students have been stimulated by Ms Moores superior style at various venues including Lou Contes Dance Studio, Beverly Arts Center, Joel Hall Dance Center, Old Town School of Folk Music, Iowa State & Illinois State University.
Presently serving as Associate Artistic Director for Najwa Junior Corps, Choreographer for Najwa Dance Corps, Artistic Director/Choreographer for the Diamano (Roots) Dancers & Drummers of Chicago, Artist-In-Residence at Northeastern Illinois Universitys Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies & an Alvin Ailey Ambassador for The Auditorium Theater of Roosevelt University. Ms. Moore has toured with the Free Street Theater, The Chicago Dance Medium, the Chicago Dance Laboratory, Julian Swain Inner City Dance Theater, Ruth Page Dance Series, Ed Wilkersons Flat Earth World Jazz Tour, Walt Disneys Lion King, Count Basies Salute to Red Saunders 50 Years in Show Business at the Chicago Auditorium Theater and premiered with the Najwa Dance Corps in A Salute to Black Dance in Americaat the Brooklyn (NY) Academy of Music.
Other stellar accomplishments include being a featured dancer in Oprah Winfreys Brewster Place television sitcom, the Blues Brothers & Cooley High films. Also, received artists grants through the Illinois Arts Council, Chicago Artist Initiative and Neighborhood Arts Projects, sponsored by the City of Chicagos Office of Cultural Affairs.
Tags:Magical dance, Mystical
Visit our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter!
Check our EVENTS page for upcoming shows!
©2014 The Great Black Music Project. All rights reserved.