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Nehemiah Spencer, Dance Artist-in-Residence 

Nehemiah Spencer, Native of Cleveland, Oh, where he started training in dance at The Cleveland School of the Arts ( CSA ). Through overcoming life's tough battles, Nehemiah stayed focused and followed his dreams to attend The Juilliard School in New York City. There earned his Bachelor in Fine Arts, in dance, and performed works by Paul Taylor, Larry Keigwin,Darrell Grand Moultrie. He caped of his final year performing the renowned solo work of Talley Beatty, ‘Mourner's Bench’.

Upon graduating Nehemiah performed the lead dance role as “The Funky Monkey” in the Broadway production of The Wiz, directed by Tony award winning choreographer George Faison. He has also traveled the world as a principal dancer with Complexions Contemporary Ballet, then as a principal with, under the direction of Kyle Abraham a recipient of the MacArthur “Genius Grant”.

Nehemiah can also be seen in the Jill Scott video “Back Together”. He now spends his time giving back to his Alma Mater CSA, as well as teaching at other arts enriching studios around the city. Nehemiah has been recognized for his service around the community by Ohio’s Governor, John R. Kasich, and both Dance Teacher and Dance Magazine. Nehemiah looks to continue to share his love for dance and teaching all of the world and use its gift as an instrument to move the world forward.


August 22
9:00 AM
Wednesday August 22, 9:00am
Academic Support Center
E.g., 08/20/18
E.g., 08/20/18