Artist Bio

Elaine McLaurin

(Bio as of September 2005)

Elaine McLaurin most recently appeared at the Goodman in Purlie during the 2005/2006 Season. She is a former member of the Joel Hall Dancers, with whom she toured for eight years performing and teaching master classes throughout the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. She also taught master classes in Mexico City and Japan. She choreographed a hip­hop piece called The Murk Groove for the Hubbard Street dancers at the Shubert Theater, Dance for Life at Navy Pier and at the 1996 and 1997 Chicago Bulls half-time Championship Game Ceremony. Ms. McLaurin’s theater credits include Sophisticated Lady, The Hot Mikado and Aladdin at Drury Lane. She also appeared in “Who Ya Wit Tour” starring comedian/actor Bernie Mac and The Musical Bible Stories directed by Donald Lawrence and choreographed by Kirby Reed. Her film credits include Hoodlum and Just Visiting as principal dancer. Television credits include the HBO special Midnight Mac, starring Bernie Mac; the 2001 Stellar Awards with Donald Lawrence and the Tri-City Singers, choreographed by Kirby Reed and The Jenny Jones Show. She is currently dance director for Douglas Park Cultural and Community Center.

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