A Celebrated Choreographer and Master Teacher
Born in Los Angeles, Ca. Tommie began his training with Michelle Blossom at the Dance Connection and Andrea Calomee at Hamilton High School in Los Angeles, Ca. As the result of Karen McDonald's guidance, he studied under a fellowship at the Ailey School in New York City. Tommie has worked and performed for Matthew Rushing, Benoit- Swan Pouffer, Debbie Allen, Thaddeus Davis, and has assisted Troy O'Neil Powell . Mr. Evans professional appearances include the popular sitcom " The Parkers", the Los Angeles Emmys Awards, Jazzantiqua Dance Ensemble, Washington Reflections and the Radio City Christmas Spectaclur. He's danced with Lula Washington Dance Theater,the Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILADANCO!) and Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Working with amazing choreographers such as Dwight Rhoden, Alonzo King, George Faison, Louis Johnson, Lynne-Taylor Corbett, Ronald K. Brown, Rennie Harris and Milton Myers to name a few. As a Choreographer his work has been presented in the Danco on Danco Showcase (apart of the Philly Fringe Festival) , The Garden State Dance Festival, D/2 (PHILADANCO's Second Company) , Smoke, Liles and Jade (directed by Zane Booker) & Philadelphia Dance Boom Festival. He has been comissioned to do works on Grace Dance Theater, Cleveland's Verb Ballet,Straight to the Pointe Dance Company, Lula Washington YDE, Greene + Medcalf Movement Project and Eleone Dance Theatre. In 2006 Mr. Evans presented a full evening of his own work at the C.E.C. House Theater entitled "Meetings on the Edge" using dancers from Philadelphia dance companies to establish his dance project "Waheed Works". Eleone Dance Theatre appointed him as their Resident Choreographer. Recently the critics saying "Evans.." is a promising emerging choreographer"(Elsa Johnson) .He has also been on the teaching staffs of Lula Washington Dance Theater, The Dance Connection Dance Academy , Dance Arts in Philadelphia, The Pointe Dance Studio, Cleveland School of the Arts (guest) and a company teacher for Jazzantiqua and PHILADANCO!. Also teaching masters classes on the road around the U.S. with PHILADANCO!