SCHOOL ASSEMBLY LEAD BY MS. FELICIA SPEARS ON (LEFT). FELICIA (RIGHT/LEFT SUMTANA CAMARA (RIGHT)
DRUM-PERCUSSION WORKSHOPS for After School Programs, Churchers, Summer Camp, Youth Activity Programs and for Organizations.
Lula Washington Dance Company, Kumpo Kayla West African Dance Co., and Weusi West African Drum & Dance Company, Lady Walker, Ertha Kit Dancers West African Traveling Tour, Joe Jenkins Company, William Cursor Dance Company, Rwanda Louis Dance Company and John Johnson's BLACK BALLET JAZZ/LOS ANGELES REPERTORY.
A winner of the William Cruiser Choreographers Competition in
In addition, she toured with Black Ballet Jazz Company and danced professionally in the
Other touring companies in Theatres, Open Air Stages, Universities, Colleges, and Schools were performed with: R’ Wanda Lewis Dance Company, Lula Washington Dance Company, and many more professional dance companies in California.. In addition to founding the Grass Roots Dance Theatre Inc. who she has been serving the community since 1986; Ms. Spears has been instrumental in developing creative programs for Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation’s Summer Day Camp for over thirty years.
BIRD DANCE CHOREOGRAPHED BY FELICIA SPEARS 1987 CONCERT AT CSULB THEATRE ON (LEFT PHOTO).
Human Tornado-Rudy Ray More Productions, King Kong- Dino Deliarentez Productions MGM Studio, Roller Costar-Universal Studio, Janet Jackson Music Video- Escapades, Berry White Music Video Show you Right, Rocky I & II, Blues Brothers, Lark Cigarette Commercial-Europe, Vanna Marr Productions Athens Greece, Grass Roots Cable Television Production.
Dance Kaleidoscope-John Anderson Ford Theatre, Hollywood California, Wilshire Ebell Theatre, Rwanda Louis Dance Company Summer Dance Festival-Los Vegas, U.C Santa Cruz, U.C IRVINE, U.C SANTA BARBRA, UCLA, CAL STATE SAN BERNARDINO, U.C Berkley, U.C Davis, St. George Utah Festival. William Cursor Festival in Black Expo Los Angeles, Watts Health Foundation Third World Festival, Grass Roots Dance Theatre Inc., BET Network Taste of Orange Festival, Santa Monica Spoken Word Festival, African Market Place, Watts Drum Festival, Thessaloniki Greece Radio Show with Recording Artist Vanna Marr and Top This Fashion Grand opening, and many more……
LEGAL SKILLS: CONTRACTS, WILLS, LIVING TRUST, CORRESPONDENCE LETTERS, RESUMES, LEGAL COURT DOCUMENTS,FILING, SERVING, BUSINESS PLANS, GRANTS RESEARCH, GRANTS PREPARATION, BUDGETS, GENERAL TYPING SERVICE, MINUTES, BY LAWS, COMPANY RULES, AND SAFETY REGULATIONS.
COMPUTERS SKILLS: MICRO SOFT WORD, EXCEL, POWER POINT, DESK TOP PUBLISHING, ADOBE PHOTO SHOP, FLASH, IN- DESIGN, ILLUSTRATOR FOR WINDOWS, AND WORD PERFECT.TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
The Grass Roots Dance Theatre Summer Arts Ranch where Ms. Spears hosted dance workshops throughout the summer. Ms. Spears has directed and implemented many youth programs at St. Elmo’s Village, The Boys and Girls Club, Sheen Way Cultural School, Watts Towers, various Housing Projects, “ Arts as a Means of Healing,” And Arts Advocacy for at risk youths; which was sponsored in part, by the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs, California Community Foundation, AT&T, J Paul Getty, Los Angeles Arts Council, and many more.
OTHER TEACHING EXPERIENCES:
Ms. Spears had the opportunity to share her teaching skills and creative artistic works with the Riverside Arts Counsel in 2001-2007 each year in the weekly Arts After School Programs entitled: Arts In Minds, and Prime Time for Riverside Unified School District, and Val Verde Unified School District; where the Arts Counsel invites Professional Artists in the Community to share their talents with children and youths.
Ms. Spears, taught courses such as: Performance, Choreography, and Dance Techniques. These Classes consisted of: Hip Hop, Tap, West African, Jazz, modern movements including and basic movement techniques. In addition she also added to her curriculum's Arts and Crafts, Jewelry Making, and Dance History.
1995-1997: Family Service of
1973-1978: Ms. Spears volunteered for