ELIJAH AVRAHAM

Founder/Artistic Director

Elijah began his professional career as an artist at the age of eight, under the direction of Robert Townsend on the Black Family Channel. Mr.Avraham later studied ballet and musical theater at world renowned institutions such as Interlochen Center for the Arts, Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet, EMIA, University of the Arts and Philadanco! However, Elijah did not begin to reach his maximum potential as an artist until he was adopted and molded by Tony-Award winning choreographer and director, George Faison.

 

As a visionary, In 2010, Elijah Avraham founded "The Maharva Project", a theatre company which produced theatrical works for prestigious organizations including the United Nations General Assembly, Celebration of Black Writing Festival, NAACP, Barre Boys, and University of the Arts. Elijah later went on to join the theatre and dance faculty of Harlem School of the Arts in 2012, where he founded Black Boys Dance Too, a platform to promote men of color in dance, which received the Harlem Arts Festival Young Patron Award 2015 and 2016.

 

Mr. Avraham made his debut as a theatre director and playwright at Brooklyn Center for the Arts where he was commissioned to direct, choreograph  and co-write, “The Birth of Our Savior”. Additionally, he was the founding associate artistic director for Judah International Dance Theatre in Brooklyn, New York, where he was the resident choreographer as well. Elijah has performed as a soloist at The Apollo Theater, National Black Theater, Kimmel Center, Merriam Theater, Cotton Club, Alvin Ailey Citi-Group Theater, and Faison Firehouse Theater. His professional theatre credits include: Dreamgirls (2016), Black Nativity (2015), The Wiz 40th Anniversary (2015), Onsite Opera: Gershwin's Blue Monday (2013) , The National Black Arts Festivals’: Mirandy & Brother Wind as Brotherwind (2009); and Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company’s: Black Nativity and The Wiz (2008,2007).

Recently, Elijah debuted his first single as a recording artist entitled "Ternt Up" featuring Munir Zakee, which is now available on iTumes, Google Play, Spotify, Soundcloud and Tidal.

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