Tommie-Waheed Evans

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Tommie-Waheed Evans began his formal training in Los Angeles, California and continued his studies at Hamilton High School before receiving a fellowship at the Ailey School. Evan’s professional appearances include the popular sitcom The Parkers, the Emmy Awards, HopeBoykinDance, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Lula Washington Dance Theater, The Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILADANCO) and Complexions Contemporary Ballet. In 2006, Evans founded his company, Waheed-Works. He has set choreography on The Garden State Dance Festival, Philadelphia Dance Boom Festival, Verb Ballet, Eleone Dance Theatre, Boston Conservatory, BalletX, PHILADANCO, Dallas Black Dance Theater, and The University of the Arts. Evans is currently the Artist-in-Residence at PHILADANCO and on faculty at the University of the Arts. His awards include a Dance/USA Philadelphia Rocky Award, Billy Penn: Who Next Arts, Howard Gilman Foundation Fellowship Winner, The Tribune’s 2017 Most Influential African Americans, 10 people Under 40, BalletX 2017 Ballet Choreographic Fellowship and was selected nationally as an emerging leader by Dance/USA. Evans recently received his Master of Fine Arts in Choreography from Jacksonville University.