Sole Talk 11: Keith Clark, Creator of Keith Clark Collection
Keith Clark, my recent guest on Sole Talk, is a long-time choreographer, instructor, and performer. In fact, when I have the time to take classes, he's my "go to" instructor for authentic and quality instruction. In addition to his work as a performance artist, having choreographed for Pro League dance teams and independent films, he is also a licensed massage therapist who sells natural aroma therapy products that he makes himself!
In this episode of Sole Talk, Keith shares:
- How stepping outside your comfort zone to explore new dance styles can open you up creatively.
- How he believes that dancers are trained to doubt themselves.
- Why dancers should take advantage of the mental, spiritual, and physical benefits of massage therapy.
- Why it's important to never forget who you are and what you stand for.
Check out how Keith keeps it real!
Born and raised in Gary, IN and a graduate of Purdue University, Keith has been instructing, performing and choreographing for 30 years. His unique choreography has been performed in a
variety of events such as talent shows, fashion shows, dance showcases, citywide festivals, hair shows, professional sporting events, and a host of other events. His blend of Old and New School Hip Hop, House, African, Jazz and Modern dance styles always leaves people guessing as to what he will do next.
At the age of 12, he was the choreographer of his own local dance group, Detrimental, which was a staple of entertainment throughout the community. During this time, he had the opportunity to perform and open for up and coming, nationally and internationally known Hip-Hop and R&B artists such as Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock, Big Daddy Kane, Queen Latifah, TLC, J.J Fad, N.W.A, Kid 'n Play, Phyllis Hyman, among others.
During his college years, Keith became a member of the Jahari Dance Troupe and shortly after graduation became their Artist in Residence. During this time, the Jahari Dance Troupe gained popularity as a "must see" whenever they were performing.
Keith has set choreography for The NBA’s Indiana Pacemates and Dallas Maverick
dancers, Arena Football League’s Dallas Desperados, the WNBA’s Indiana Fever, as well as the NFL's Dallas Cowboys Rhythm &Blue Dance Team. He toured with Tuaca’s Body Art Ball for two years as well as the Tour. Keith also served as co-choreographer for
the Independent film, Bollywood Beats, and he was also featured in The Texas Mega Millions Lottery Campaign, St. Anthony’s Hospital commercials, and Albertson's Anniversary Sale commercials.
Other Professional Credits Include:
Dallas Cowboys Rhythm & Blue Dancers -NFL
Dallas Theater Center "Colossal"
Albertson's Anniversary Sale Commercial
Dallas Theater Center "Stagger Lee" Workshop
Atlanta Dance Connection
8and1 Dance Company
"Symphony for the Dance Floor”- Artist DBR
Dallas DesperadosDancers- AFL
Independent Film “Bollywood Beats”
The Barney Live “Let’s Go” Tour
Tuaca Body Art Ball Tour- 2 seasons
Dallas Maverick Dancers, Indiana Pacemates-NBA
Jahari Dance Troupe
Texas Mega-Millions Lottery Commercial
Brookhaven’s Dancers’ Theatre’
Soft Sheen Hair Products
St. Anthony’s Hospital Commercial
La’Hunter’s In Flight Dance Theatre
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