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reginald cole


Artist Biography

Reginald Cole grew up in Silver Spring, MD. In 1994, he made a decision that would redirect him to professional dance as a career becoming a founding member of CityDance Ensemble. With CityDance, he choreographed and performed for the Early Arts Outreach program in Nebraska, Philadelphia and all over the Washington, DC area. As a company member, he toured Russia, Lithuana, Poland and performed several times at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. In 2000, Reggie joined the cast of Edgeworks Dance Theater. With the company he has performed at Jacob's Pillow, locally in the DC area and the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. Reggie is still dancing professionally as an independent choreographer creating and performing modern dance for the stage and as a guest artist with Goucher College, Edgeworks Dance Theater and Contradiction Dance: An Exchange Between Life and Dance.

Educator Biography

Reginald Cole has 14 years of professional dance and teaching experience. He teaches youth and adult classes in creative movement, liturgical, modern, jazz, street jam and beginning ballet. Through organizations such as the Art and Humanties Council of Montgomery County, D.A.R.E., the DREAM Program and other outreach projects, he has taught dance and curriculum-based movement classes to children across the Washington, DC metroplex. In addition he has taught workshops and classes in fitness facilities, dance studios, churches, and community centers across the Baltimore/Washington DC metropolitan area including Dance Collective (Baltimore), Marcellus Dance Studio (Forestville, MD), Divine Dance Institute (Capital Heights, MD), Dance Place (DC), Joy of Motion (DC), American Dance Institute (Rockville, MD), Maryland Youth Ballet (Maryland), Montgomery College (Rockville Campus) and Morton Street Dance Studio (Baltimore, MD), to name a few. He is currently on faculty with the Children's Dance Division of Towson University and continues to be in demand as a guest teacher.

As a professional dancer he is trained in ballet, modern, jazz and West African dance technique. He has danced with, collaborated, choreographed and performed for local dance troupes and worked with many choreographers: CityDance Ensemble, Dimensions Dance Company, Edgeworks Dance Theater, ClancyWorks, Divine Dance Institute, Dance N Praise Dance Ministry and Mason-Rhynes Productions.

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