July 29-31, 2016 Marie Poncé (2016 NYFA Fellow) and Michael D. Taylor will do American Indian Hoop Dance and sing with Heyna Second Sons at what Indian Country Today calls one of the 10 Biggest Pow Wows, The 38th Annual Grand Mid-Summer Pow Wow at Queens County Farm Museum Floral Park, Queens, NY 718-347-FARM or www.queensfarm.org MC Louis Mofsie describes dance contests, drums by Heyna Second Sons,The SIlver Clouds and Wild Boys, crafts demonstrations with vendors of bead, feather, leather and weaving work, pottery and turquoise.Opportunities to do Native social dances, get on a hayride,watch the bonfire, or get organic vegetables www.thunderbirdamericanindiandancers.org
Marie Poncé and her students Clinton Lowe, Barbara Asare Bediako, Sam Encarnacion at CBS Diversity Institute with Josie Thomas and Fern Orenstein
Theatre in Motion wins Mayors Very Special Arts Award Marie McKinney Leslie Fanelli Leigh AnneShe won the Pick of the Fringe Award for Acting in Edinburgh, Scotland and was nominated for the Audelco Award, and included in The International Festival for Experimental Theatre, Cairo, Egypt for Lawrence Holder's, Monk 'n' Bud with Alvin Alexis and Tony Jackson, director Jasper McGruder, She played Carmen, the waitress, on ABC’s One Life to Live, Her Performing Artist Credits Include: Martin Scorsese's Boardwalk Empire, Guest Star on America's Most Wanted, Waitress on Law and Order and NY Undercover, Featured on. Film Credits Include: Science Teacher in Matthew Broderick's: Stranger's with Candy, Player's Wife in For Love of the Game , Robin in Rye Psychiatric Hospital’s The Gathering and ‘Fed Ex Woman’ for Fed Ex Las Vegas, Salt 'n' Peppa’s Express Yourself Video, Sesame Street, Blue Steel, White Girl, Arthur! A Celebration of Life (2005), several Spike Lee Joints, like Jungle Fever, Malcolm X, and Juice. Theatre Credits Include: Rose Lee (lead) in August Wilson's Fences at Providence Black Rep, She partnered with O.L. Duke in 2001 to produce Negro Ensemble Company's Tea, Taxes andShakespeare (she played Multiple Roles while managing Quick Changes in Lou Meyer's Just A Little Bit of Somethin' She played "Her" in Through Her Eyes by Veronica Galos, “Africa” in Cornbury: The Queen's Governor, and“Griot” in Lola Louis's Performing Arts Center's in The Children's Legacy.
Marie Poncé was a Lead Singer with Funk Guru (Band) Tour, and sang with the Marvelettes, Adiva and Bethel Gospel Assembly Choir for The Apollo's 61st Celebration of Israeli Independence. Marie McKinney is a Martial Arts Coach in Chinese Tai Chi and Long Tassle Sword (Master Lu Dian Wah of Beijing, China). Marie McKinney sword
She spent 15 years developing programs in Arts-in Education for NY Public School K-12 students and pioneered teaching academics through the Arts at Theatre in Motion(for those with physical challenges) and Phyllis Rose Dance Company (with over 70 multi-cultural dances), where she was in-house costume designer. Also, National Actor’s Theatre (Classics on Broadway) and LEAP.Gothan City at Fed Ex Southern Hemisphere Convention Industrial Las Vegas Carl Marie..
Marie McKinney-Poncé was one of the last actors to train with Philip Meister. Meister, co-founder of The Cubiculo and National Shakespeare Company Conservatory, who introduced her to NEC founder, Douglas Turner Ward. At NSC she trained with Mario Silletti of NSC and Stella Adler studio; Robert Perillo, Joan Evans and James Tripp current Head of Acting and Master Teachers at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, Peter Lobdell, professor at Amherst and originator of the lead role in Elephant Man and Equus on Broadway.
Marie McKinney wardrobe supervisor Theatre 4 Negro Ensemble Company 1983 Marie McKinney-Poncé's first NY job was in-house Wardrobe Supervisor at NEC’s Theatre 4 from Puppet Play through Split Second, working with Douglas Turner Ward, designers Judy Dearing and Myrna Collie Lee, also, Samuel L. Jackson, Angela Bassett, Adolf Caesar) Marie was a Miss Black USA finalist(Delaware) and grew up in 7 States,and Rangoon, Burma, Paris, Cairo, Israel,Master Liu Dian Wah Marie McKinney Train near Riverside Church Sakura Park 2 Hong Kong... the daughter of Dr. Theophilus E. McKinney, VP of Howard University, pioneer of International Student Programs, UNCF and Education and World Affairs executive in NY and author of many works on Education and International. She grew up amidst celebrities and luminaries : Sidney Poitier, Earl Graves, Vernon Jordan, H. Rap Brown, Harry Belafonte, Mrs. W,E.B Dubois, Ruby Dee and Ozzie Davis, Betty Shabazz, The Manhattans, Cab Calloway's family at her aunt Juanita's house in Pleasantville, NY.