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Telly Jaswan Fowler began his dance training at the age of 16 on scholarship with the Joseph Holmes Chicago Dance Theater under the direction of Randy Duncan. Upon graduating from Curie Metropolitan High School of the Performing and Creative Arts, Telly went on to receive his BFA in dance Performance from the Ohio State university and his MFA in dance performance and his MFA in dance performance and choreography from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Telly was a principle with the renowned Ronald k. Brown/Evidence A Dance Company where he also took on the role as  rehearsal director and assistant to choreographer in setting such works as the critically acclaimed “Grace” and “Serving Nia” for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and “No More Exotica” for the Philadelphia Dance Company. He has also worked some of the most distinguished choreographers of our time such as Camille A. Brown, Earl Mosely, Kevin Iega Geoff, Donald Mckayle, Irene Hultman and has also been featured in the works of Doris Humphrey, Merce Cunningham and the wonderful Diane McIntyre to name a few. Telly began his musical theater debut as a singer/dancer/actor in Disney’s ” The Lion King” Cheetah Tour. He teaches an array of dance classes at universities and communities near and far.  It is his life’s work to keep dance alive through spirit and dedication.