Darrell Grand Moultrie
Initial PGF Award: Choreography Fellowship - Ballet, 2007
Darrell Grand Moultrie is emerging as one of America's very diverse and much sought after choreographers and master teachers. The New York Times wrote ” MOULTRIE MOVES HIS DANCERS AROUND THE STAGE WITH REMARKABLE AUTHORITY…[and] IS OBVIOUSLY SOMEONE TO WATCH.” A recipient of a Princess Grace Choreography Fellowship Award, he has carved out a career that weaves him from the Broadway stage, to the ballet studio, and beyond. Darrell has created and staged his work for The Juilliard School (Against The Grain, The Other Side, Toe The Line, Exposed Sights), Colorado Ballet (Vital Sensations, Second Exposure), Cincinnati Ballet (Heightened, Three for g), The Dave Chappelle Show, BalletMet Columbus (! Square Off!), Ailey2 (Aspects of a Vibe, Celestial Landscape), North Carolina Dance Theater (Beyond Breath), Cleo Parker Dance Ensemble (One Nation Under a Groove), Rasta Thomas and his Bad Boys of Dance (A Man and his World), and Milwaukee Ballet (Vital Sensations). Most recently his work Boiling Point for Atlanta Ballet premiered to standing ovations at every performance. His work has been performed at such venues as The Joyce Theater, Avery Fisher Hall, The Holland Dance Festival, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. Darrell has choreographed and taught at many prestigious institutions across the United States including the Juilliard School, the Ailey School, Dance Theatre of Harlem, and he was commissioned by Stanford University for travel to South Africa to set work on the Dance for All Ballet Company in Cape Town. As a performer, Mr. Moultrie was seen in West Side Story in Milan, Italy, at the world famous La Scala Opera House, and was a part of the original workshops of the Public Theatre’s Radiant Baby directed by George C. Wolfe with choreography by Fatima Robinson, Sweet Charity and The Color Purple. He was seen on Broadway in the smash hits Hairspray The Musical with Harvey Fierstein, and Aida where he understudied the role of Mereb, performing opposite Toni Braxton. Most recently Darrell was an original cast member of the Tony Award winning musical Billy Elliot. Darrell is a proud New Yorker, born and raised in Harlem.