Chanel Howard (DMA Class of 2014) is originally from Georgia where she began her dance training at Dancemakers of Atlanta. In 2014, she participated in National High School Dance Festival and received the exemplary young choreographer award. Thereafter, she moved to Philadelphia to major in dance at The University of The Arts as a director’s full scholarship recipient. While studying at The School of Dance, she worked with noted choreographers: Mark Haim, Helen Simoneau, Mark Caserta, Tommie Waheed Evans, Wayne St. David, Netta Yerushalmy and Bobbi Jene Smith as well as performed in the works of Robert Battle, Troy Powell, and Benoit Swan Pouffer. Chanel participated as a School of Dance Ambassador at The Montpellier Danse 30 Festival in Montpellier, France and studied with Ballet Preljocaj’s Professional Training Program in Aix En Provence, France. She represented UArts School of Dance at the National College Dance Festival 2015 and made her independent artist debut presenting her choreography at the Center for Performance Research in Brooklyn, NY in 2017. Chanel earned her BFA in Dance with honors in May 2018 and has most recently joined The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company.
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