Tony Powell - CMI ChoreographerTony Powell


Dubbed “a 21st Century Renaissance Man” by the Washington Post, Powell is a choreographer, composer, painter, sculptor, photographer, filmmaker, graphic designer, and writer. He is a 1995 graduate of the Juilliard School and directed his own company, “Tony Powell/Music & Movement,” for ten years. This native Washingtonian has won numerous awards from the Maryland State Arts Council for his choreography, and his fourth string Quartet received the first ever Metro DC Dance Awards for Original Music.

He has written three orchestral scores for the internationally-renowned Parsons Dance Company, and he has created over 100 dances for his own company, as well as the Washington School of Ballet, the Academy of the Maryland Youth Ballet, Towson University, Harrisburg Dance Conservatory, Manassas School of Dance, Joy of Motion, Feet First, the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, the Capitol Movement Dance Company, and the Jones Haywood School of Ballet.