Presented as part of the City Artist Corps Program
Thank you to the City Artist Corps Grant Program, NYFA, NYC Dept of Cultural Affairs, Queens Theatre, & Made in NY for the support! It is with this grant that we were able to make and present the first iteration of "The Journey."
"Assisting others whose voices were not heard and helping them to tell their stories was my rendition of success and Broadway. Learning that I could use my life stories of illness, violence and oppression to fine tune what I wanted to present has led me to understand that dancing, acting and directing are not about the “I” or “me.” It is about the “we” and the “us,” and the community that needs to hear and see stories of movement that they identify with.
Wendy Ann Powell
Director / Author / Choreographer
WENDY ANN POWELL is an African American dancer, actress, cancer survivor and disability advocate. Born in Brooklyn, NY, she has performed with Dance June Lewis & Company. As an original member of Ayita la Dance Company, Dance Danamaria, and Alden Moves Dance Theater she performed in an immersive version of the Nutcracker. Wendy has performed for elected officials, religious institutions, hospitals, schools, cultural institutions and senior citizen centers. As a Girl Scout leader, she has taught dance workshops to Daises, Brownies, and mentored various Girl Scout dance projects.
Assistant Director / Actor / Dancer