Speakers

Engalyn Taylor

Endalyn Taylor
Director

Dance Theatre of Harlem School
(New York, NY)

Ms. Taylor is currently the director of the Dance Theatre of Harlem School. Ms. Taylor began dancing at the age of seven at the Mayfair Academy of Fine Arts in Chicago, Illinois. Subsequently, she received scholarships to study with the Joffrey Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet and Dance Theatre of Harlem School. In 1984, she joined Dance Theatre of Harlem’s company and became a principal in 1993. In 1992, Ms. Taylor had her Broadway debut in Carousel and went on to perform in two other Tony award winning musicals, The Lion King and Aida. As an original cast member of all three shows, Ms. Taylor had the great pleasure of participating in the cast albums, two of which received Grammy nominations, as well as performing for the 1993 and 1997 Tony Awards. As a teacher at Bergen Technical Academy, High School of The Performing Arts, New York University, and Alvin Ailey she had the pleasure of sharing her knowledge with her students. Ms Taylor has taught master classes to children and adults throughout the United States and abroad and ran a performing arts institute in Cambridge Massachusetts in 1995.