Artist Bio

Pierre Lockett

Pierre Lockett, Founder and Executive Director of Forward Momentum Chicago, is a passionate arts advocate for youth in Chicago. With 20 years of teaching and as a former professional dancer with the Dance Theatre of Harlem and The Joffrey Ballet, Pierre combines his passion and expertise for dance with his desire to inspire youth through invigorating dance programs to establish Forward Momentum Chicago (FMC). Since 2014, Pierre and his team of teaching artists with FMC have taught more than 35,000 children in 85 Chicago Public Schools. He has worked extensively with youth from all areas of Chicago and understands firsthand the powerful impact the arts play in a child’s social and emotional development.