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WESLEY LEE WILLIAMS, JR.

CEO & Artistic Director

Wesley L. Williams Jr. is a native of Baltimore, Maryland. Mr. Williams is a dancer, choreographer, entrepreneur, and teacher of West African Music & Dance and African contemporary dance styles. Wesley has performed with “Jan Van Dyke Dance Company”, “Ballethnic Dance Company” of Atlanta, G.A., and “North Carolina Black Repertory Company”. Wesley Williams was also a member of the Chuck Davis” African American Dance Ensemble”. He is the founder and Artistic Director of "SUAH African Dance Theatre" (formally known as “Wesley Williams Urban Dance Theatre”) based in Greensboro, NC.

Mr. Williams attended North Carolina Central University where he studied Psychology and received a full four-year scholarship in two sports, football and track & field.

Wesley has also been featured in an issue of” Dance Magazine” as well as “Teacher Magazine”. Mr. Williams travels all over the country sharing his gift to create dance works with all arts lovers. He has been in residency at several colleges and universities, such as, Duke University, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Fayetteville State University, Winston Salem State University, Radford University, Lincoln University, Stephens College, and University of North Carolina School of the Arts to name a few. Wesley Williams has also worked alongside master teachers such as Dr. Chuck Davis, Mabel Robinson, Dr. Maya Angelou, Mr. Sherone Price, Jan Van Dyke, The Late Rod Rogers, Ava Vinesett, and Thaddeus Bennett. Mr. Williams is very humbled to have work and been taught by so many great past and present legends in his lifetime.

Today, Mr. Williams is still building his dance company with passion and love. In Mr. Williams words, 'Live Life and Love Dance'.

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GABRIELLE T. YVETTE BULL-WILLIAMS

Associate Artistic Director

Gabrielle Theresa "Yvette" Bull Williams:   is a native of High Point, NC. She first fell in love with dance at the tender age of 3 years old.  The young dancer would go on to attend the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) and earn a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Dance, Performance Arts. While at UNCG, she became a member of the John Gamble Dance Theater; later, she performed works choreographed by various artists, such as, Robin Gee and Sherone Price. In 2004, Yvette became a member of the North Carolina Black Repertory Company.  She performed in "Black Nativity" for 6 years, as well as, the opening production "Don't Bother Me I Can't Cope" for the 2009 North Carolina Black Theater Festival.  Born to Liberian parents, Yvette has always had a passion for West African music, dance, song, and culture.  However, it was in 2002 that she was formally introduced to West African Dance and Contemporary African Dance. She promptly joined the Wesley Williams Urban Dance Theatre, now known as SUAH African Dance Theatre (SADT), and Yvette currently serves the organization as Principal Dancer and Assistant Director.  In these roles, she coordinates company performances, as well as shares her love for West African dance and culture through "edutainment" in schools across the country.  In 2016 Yvette and her husband, Wesley Williams, opened “SUAH School of Music & Dance”. There, she helps inspire and educate youth, 4 and older, through the arts. Yvette really enjoys working with children and plans to continue her love for teaching the arts and growing our youth for as long as she has breath.

Yvette gives thanks to the Almighty God for the gifts He has bestowed upon her, and she is truly grateful for her 2 wonderful and also talented boys, (Jeremiah and London Isaiah).  She sends love and appreciation to her husband for opening the door and giving her the opportunity to continue her journey and love for the arts through "SUAH African Dance Theatre"

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JEREMIAH MEHKI WILLIAMS

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Jeremiah, son of Wesley Williams and Gabrielle Yvette Williams, is a 9 year old Musical Prodigy! He and his younger brother (London Isaiah Williams) has been a member and musician of SADT since the tender ages of 2 years old.