Assistant Professor, School of Dance
MFA, Jacksonville University
School of Dance
Terra Hall 3RD
Tommie-Waheed Evans began his formal training with Michelle Blossom at the Dance Connection in Los Angeles California. He continued his studies under the mentorship of Andrea Calomee and Karen McDonald at Hamilton High School before receiving a fellowship at the Ailey School. As a student, Tommie performed the work of Matthew Rushing, Benoit-Swan Pouffer, Karol Armitage, and Debbie Allen. He was an assistant to the current artistic director of Ailey II, Troy Powell and his professional appearances include the popular sitcom "The Parkers", the Emmy Awards, HopeBoykinDance, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Lula Washington Dance Theater, The Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILADANCO) and Complexions Contemporary Ballet.
In 2006 Tommie founded his company, Waheed-Works. He has set choreography on The Garden State Dance Festival, Philadelphia Dance Boom Festival, Grace Dance Theater, Verb Ballet, Eleone Dance Theatre, Boston Conservatory, and The University of the Arts. Tommie is currently the Artist-in-Residence at PHILADANCO. His awards include a Dance/USA Philadelphia Rocky Award, Billy Penn: Who Next Arts, Howard Gilman Foundation Fellowship Winner, and a BalletX 2017 Ballet Choreographic Fellowship. Tommie recently received his Master of Fine Arts in Choreography from Jacksonville University.