Alfred Dove, a native of Columbia, South Carolina. Graduated Cum Laude from Howard University BFA in Acting; and an MFA in Dance from the University of California, Irvine. Alfred serves as an instructor, mentor, director, choreographer for the Dove Arts Programs, Inc., and the Administrator of Ulysses Dove’s Estate. He teaches Performance Arts courses: Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre movement, choreography, and staging for colleges and universities such as the University of California at Irvine, Howard University, The Ohio State University, Columbus State Community College, and Wittenberg University, Denison University, Northern Kentucky University, George Washington University, The University of Utah, The University of South Florida and University of the Arts. Columbus’ Mayor’s office has recognized Dove during the Black History Month celebrations both at the King Arts Complex, and The Lincoln Theatre. Artist in Residence, he’s directed: The House of the Blues, Black Nativity, Goin’ Home; Ain’t Nothing But the Blues; Wedding Band, Beehive; The Wiz, Harvest the Frost, and the PBS Square One special “Think about the Problem. He’s choreographed for: Denison University, Copenhagen Ballet in Denmark, and the New Talent Showcase Northeastern Ohio Dance Conference at Cuyahoga Community College. A.
Dove’s twenty-five-year career includes Broadway national, international touring productions: Walter Nicks’ Dancers “Paris” France; Louis Johnson’s, and Eleo Pomare’s The Negro Ensemble Black Dance Classics NYC, Raisin, The Musical; Geoffrey Holder’s The Wiz; Donald McKayle’s Purlie, Sweet Charity, Emperor Jones; and Judith Jamison’s Philadelphia Opera Mefistofele. The Dove Art Programs, Inc., has collaborated with BalletMet, Columbus Area, Inc., and served as the Regional Director of The Chocolate Nutcracker. An educational program servicing over 2,400 youth and adult performers from 1999 to 2007. A. Dove also served as Director of Dance Theatre, Wayne Center for the Arts, Wooster, OH; and Director of Education the King Arts Complex. Dove finds satisfaction working with “in-school/at-risk” and/or incarcerated youth programs. His motto is “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.”