A good example of that is the visit in August 2012 by famed choreographer George Faison. George choreographed “The Wiz” on Broadway and the musical “Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope.” He created the highly popular work “Suite Otis” which is performed by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre.
George was in town and he said “yes” when LWDT instructor Mesiyah McGinns asked Faison to come by the LWDT studio and say “hello” to students, he agreed.
His “hello” turned into an hour long question and answer session with students followed by an impromptu dance class that got all the students moving.
The experience was uplifting for everybody, from the professional dance company members, to the youngest student. George was generous and gracious, and showed his exceptional brilliance in dance.