Wan Chi Ming Dragon and Lion Dance Team

The Wan Chi Ming Hung Gar Institute was established in New York City in 1973. The school is dedicated to preserving Chinese martial arts, dragon and lion dancing culture, along with Chinese culture for future generations.

Recently, celebrating its 50th Anniversary, The Wan School has mentored three generations and more than 1,000 Practitioners Over The Years. During The Celebration, The School Made New York History by parading fifty lions and a grand golden dragon over the Brooklyn Bridge Into The Heart Of Chinatown.

The school continues to provide performances for numerous community, corporate, and private events, as well as family festivities. With loyalty to a dwindling Chinatown, the school has remained on East Broadway for over 30 years, continuing the spread of martial and lion dance arts to this very day.

Website: www.LionDanceNY.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/liondanceny_/


Obremski/Works (O/W) is an internationally presented contemporary ensemble and community of AAPI equity-minded individuals, with a deep dedication to life-affirming / why-driven performance art, support fellowships, and AAPI culture. The organization consists of two equal cornerstones, the Company and Fellowships, which are the vehicles for showcasing the richness and beauty of AAPI cultures through the contemporary field while promoting equitable opportunities and representation. Established in 2018, O/W continues to enhance its programming and artistic outreach toward the expanded presence and artistry of AAPI individuals and communities.

Website: www.obremskiworks.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ObremskiWorks/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/obremski_works/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrM0kVcnYw-kzT4rcbSft1Q

Jamel Gaines Creative Outlet

Founder and Artistic Director, Jamel Gaines has dedicated his life to delivering artistic excellence and stirring, soaring performance to audiences everywhere. With more than 22 years of teaching and choreographing experience, Jamel seeks to inspire, motivate and nurture dancers and artists. Under his leadership, Creative Outlet has set itself apart as a highly acclaimed performing arts organization with a proven record in training the next generation of professional dancers and artists.

Some of Jamel’s more recent choreography includes the crowd-pleasing presentation live streamed across the internet during Spike Lee’s Annual Tribute Concert to Michael Jackson (August 2017) televised choreography and dramatic performance by contestants on So You Think You Can Dance. (2010). In addition, Mr. Gaines has created and staged over 25 repertory and concert productions. He has had the distinction of working with such distinguished artists as Jennifer Holiday, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Savion Glover, Malik Yoba, George Faison, Ornette Coleman, Ossie Davis, Olatunje Babatunde, Max Roach, Cassandra Wilson, and Rick James.

Website: https://www.creativeoutlet.org/

Facebook: facebook.com/jgcodance

Instagram: instagram.com/jamelgainescreativeoutlet

YouTube: youtube.com/jamelgainescreativeoutlet