Kevin Iega Jeff
Iega is an accomplished choreographer, director, teacher and performer. In 1982, Iega founded the internationally acclaimed JUBILATION! Dance Company in New York . In 1994, he served as Artistic Director of Joseph Holmes Chicago Dance Theater and presently is Co-Founder/Artistic Director of Deeply Rooted Productions in Chicago , IL . Iega’s choreography and direction is familiar to audiences worldwide from an international tour of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess to Spike Lee’s film She’s Gotta Have It. Iega's choreography is part of the repertoire of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Ensemble, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, Williams/Henry Dance Theater, Kansas, Dallas Black Dance Theater, SUNY Purchase and Howard University ’s Dance Programs and DC Contemporary Dance Theater in Washington . His intricate and explosive work Walls, premiered during the 1996 Summer Olympics Festival in Atlanta . His seminal work Church of Nations received the award for Best Choreography from the 1996 Black Theater Alliance committee. Iega made his professional debut in the Broadway musical The Wiz. He was the principal dancer in the Broadway production, Com’in Uptown starring Gregory Hines. With America 's premier ballerina Cynthia Gregory, he performed as The Beast in Beauty and the Beast in the 1994 Academy Awards Broadcast.