2023 turning pointe guest
Allyne D. Gartrell
Allyne Gartrell brings 33 years of experience to the art of dance. He attended Florida A&M University and Florida State University, where he excelled in Instrumental Music and Dance. While at Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, he performed ballets of Alvin Ailey, Donald McKayle, Talley Beatty, Ulysses Dove, and Donald Byrd, to name a few.
His Broadway credits include The Wiz, A Chorus Line, Sophisticated Ladies, and National Touring Production of Porgy & Bess. He was also the Assistant to the Tony Award Winning Choreographer Hope Clark for the production of Porgy & Bess, which premiered at the Kennedy Center for the Arts.
Gartrell is a member of the International Association of Blacks in Dance and the recipient of the 2009 Presidential Edition of Who’s Who in the Arts. He was also awarded the Dallas Black Dance proclaimed “Atlanta Dance Connection Day” by the Atlanta City Council. Currently Celebrating 12 Seasons of Artistic Excellence, “Atlanta Dance Connection Day” has been selected with 25 Black-run organizations around the country to receive the Influencers Grant from the International Association of Blacks in Dance and the Mellon Foundation.