Abdel R. Salaam
Executive Artistic Director/Choreographer
Mr. Salaam was born in Harlem in 1950, and performed as a principal dancer and soloist throughout the 70's in the Joan Miller Chamber Arts/Dance Players, the Fred Benjamin Dance Company, Ron Pratt’s Alpha Omega 1-7 Theatrical Dance Company, and Otis Sallid’s New Art Ensemble and ultimately became Associate Artistic Director of the internationally acclaimed Chuck Davis Dance Company. He also performed as a guest artist with American Ballet Theatre's Keith Lee's company, Ballet of Contemporary Arts as well as Nanette Bearden's Contemporary Chamber Dance Theater. In 1981, Mr. Salaam co-founded Forces of Nature Dance Theatre with his partner and Executive Managing Director Olabamidele Husbands along with his wife and former principle dancer/soloist, Dyane Harvey.
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