A native of Columbia, South Carolina, Mr. Alfred L. Dove graduated from Howard University in 1990 with a BFA Cum Laude in Acting, and a MFA in Dance from the University of California, Irvine in 1999. His experience is in the following areas: instruction, counseling, directing, choreographing and administration. He has taught Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre and The Performance Arts courses for the several colleges and universities such as: University of California at Irvine, Howard University, The Ohio State University, Columbus State Community College, and Wittenberg University, Denison University, Northern Kentucky University, George Washington University, Denver Metro College, The University of Utah at Salt Lake City.
In Mr. Dove’s twenty-five year career, he has performed in several national and international touring productions on Broadway and throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Japan. He has performed for various companies including: Walter Nicks Dancers “Paris” France; Louis Johnson’s and Eleo Pomare’s The Negro Ensemble Theatre Company: Black Dance Classics NYC; Geoffrey Holder’s The Wiz lead winged monkey, International Tour; Donald McKayle’s Purlie, Sweet Charity, and Emperor Jones; Judith Jamison’s Philadelphia Opera production of Mefistofele. As Director of The Dove Arts Project’s he has collaborated with and served as director/choreographer for the following organizations: BalletMet curriculum development/instructor and Columbus Area, Inc.’s production of The Chocolate Nutcracker (an educational cultural arts event servicing over 1,200 youth and adult performers). Mr. Dove also served as Director of Dance Theatre, Wayne Center for the Arts in Wooster, OH and Education Coordinator for the King Arts Complex’ Saturday, Winter and Spring Break Academy.
The city of Columbus Mayor’s office has recognized Mr. Dove on two occasions for his work in the community at the King Arts Complex and The Lincoln Theatre Black History Month celebrations. Mr. Dove has also been recognized for: New Talent Showcase at the Northeastern Ohio Dance Conference at Cuyahoga Community College; The International Association of Blacks in Dance, Choreographer Lecture series, and Columbus PANDU Collective. Dove has served as Artist in Residency, directing and/or choreographing for the following productions: The House of the Blues, Black Nativity, Goin’ Home; Ain’t Nothing But the Blues; Wedding Band, Beehive; The Wiz, Harvest the Frost; with Denison University; Copenhagen Ballet, Denmark and the PBS Square One special “Think about the Problem.”
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