Sherone Price is an Associate Professor of Dance in the Appalachian State University Department of Theatre and Dance, where he and Baba Khalid Saleem serve as Directors of the Diyé African Dance and Drum Ensemble. He received his dance training at North Carolina Central University, Duke University, and the American Dance Festival (ADF). He earned his BFA from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro (UNCG) and his MFA from Hollins University/American Dance Festival. He has been on the ADF faculty since 1995 and the faculty the Oklahoma City International Dance Festival since 2020. Previously, Sherone taught at UNCG and FIU (Miami, FL) and was a visiting professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also taught for Young Arts in Miami. Sherone’s performance experience spans a wide range of companies. He was a principal dancer with the internationally renowned Chuck Davis African American Dance Ensemble. Other performance experience includes Dances We Dance in Honolulu, HI (Betty Jones/Fritz Ludin), the Arthur Hall African American Dance Ensemble (Philadelphia, PA), John Gamble/Jan Van Dyke Dance Company, Otesha Performing Arts Ensemble, Winston Salem, NC (dancer/choreographer), and Delou Africa Dance Ensemble, Miami, FL (dancer/choreographer). Sherone was selected by Talley Beatty to perform his classic Mourner’s Bench at the 1993 Scripps/ADF Award Ceremony. Sherone is a past recipient of a Regional Artist Grant that allowed him to study West African dance and drumming in Guinea, West Africa. He also appears in the PBS film, Chuck Davis Through West Africa. Sherone teaches courses in African, Modern and Jazz Dance, and Dance History, among others.
Class: Traditional/Contemporary West African Dance
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