On Stage with John Parks

Presented by Bravo Niagara! and FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
in partnership with Sofifran

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John Parks pictured far right

John Parks pictured far right

September 30, 2017 - 1-3pm

Partridge Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

Voices of Freedom Festival

Free workshop with former principal dancer of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, including excerpts of Ailey repertoire

This free event is generously supported by the Niagara Region, City of St. Catharines, and US Consulate Toronto.

To register, email music@bravoniagara.org.


John Parks trained in New York City at the High School for the Performing Arts, The Juilliard School, Clark Center, New Dance Group, Martha Graham School, and The American Dance Festival. 

He is a former dancer with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; The Anna Sokolow Company; Ruth Carrier, Jose Limon, Donald McKayle, Louis Johnson, Eleo Parmare, and Rod Rodgers dance companies just to mention a few.

John Parks was formerly Assistant to the choreographer and dance captain for “The Wiz” on Broadway and produced and directed “You and The Ladies” on Broadway. He has appeared in a number of other films: "The Wiz", “Rage in Harlem”, and Spike Lee’s “Malcolm X” and “Rosewood”.

Since Mr. Parks' relocation to Florida in 1989, his summers have been devoted to choreographing, directing, producing and teaching at international festivals, workshops and professional and educational institutions. He is currently Dance Instructor at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida.