WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON?

Our Mission

The Peter London Global Dance Company, Inc. was created to realize the artistic vision of Peter London, Founder, Artistic Director and choreographer. The company celebrates and shares the rich and diverse cultural heritage with people of all ages, ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds, while increasing awareness of our cultural similarities, global dance and music traditions. The company exists to create new works by Peter London, and perform these works throughout our community of South Florida, and globally, and to educate and train local dancers and present new works by local choreographers who have not traditionally had the opportunity to fully and professionally realize their tremendous talents and gifts.

Who We Are

The  Peter London Global Dance Company (PLGDC), a recipient of a grant of $120,000 as part of the  the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation's 2011 Knight Arts Challenge  is celebrating  it's fifth anniversary in 2016.  This grant was awarded to Peter London to  develop the talents of local dancers and choreographers, and in his fifth year leading PLGDC, he has made great strides in doing so. The company, an  Artist in  residence since 2011 at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex (LHCC), an Arts Partner at the Adrienne Arsht Center of the Performing Arts, Miami-Dade County, since 2013 and a member of the prestigious  Salon at The Betsy Hotel on Miami Beach, has blazed a lightening speed trail to critical acclaim, becoming  South Florida's   leading professional Multi-cultural contemporary dance company, presenting dynamic and exciting cutting edge modern dance works influenced by American classical modern dance, Classical ballet, Jazz, Native American dance , South American, Caribbean, West African  and  Caribbean Dance forms.  "Few things bring people together like the arts, and we're excited that Peter London is creating a place for more Miamians to enjoy the talents of local dancers," said Dennis Scholl, Knight Foundation's  former vice president/arts.

The Company was formed to offer an opportunity not only to train, but to retain the talent representative of the area's multicultural heritage. “South Florida has been losing its talented dancers to out-of- state companies,” said Peter London.

"As a former student of Peter London, I can say, without doubt, that he is a great teacher, coach, and mentor," said Robert Battle, artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. “He is truly a great asset and treasure to the world of dance."

London's  Adrienne Arsht  2015  December performances  "DANCE/ING UNDER  THE MISTLETOE"  left audiences overwhelmed with awe and joy  by the  high level  of  performance and  choreographic excellence by the PLGDC magnificent  dancers and  divinely creative choreographers all of whom are blazing their own  trail as  current or   former members of international prestigious dance companies like Martha Graham Dance Company,  Dance Theater of Harlem, Geneva Ballet,Switzerland ,Ballet Hispanico, AILEY II and Paul Taylor Dance Company. 2015 performances included PLGDC annual performance at  ASHANTI'S Chocolate  Nutcracker in Broward County, " LATIN AND CARIBBEAN DANCE FIRE" at Coral Gables Museum, "Miami Global Dance Night"  at  the Cuban Hebrew Temple Beth Shmuel on Miami Beach, Latin Writers Forum  at the Betsy Hotel on South Beach,Miami, the annual African American Art Fund Reception  at Miami's Perez Museum ( PAMM), PLGDC annual summer dance gala, "HEAT WAVE" at LHCC, special guest performance at  The  Federal  Republic of Germany Berlin Reunification Gala, at the Biltmore Country Club,  performance Collaborations with Amanda Keleey's "  EXILE BOOKS"  art productions and installations and many other engagements at local events, in Museums and art galleries, including   MOCA, CUI  Gallery, Fredrick Snitzer Gallery  and Locust Project Gallery with Amanda Keeley.

PLGDC fulfills a lifelong dream for London, currently a Distinguished  professor of dance at Miami-Dade College/New World School of the Arts. Many of London's former students, including Mr. Battle, Lloyd Knight, principal dancer  with Martha Graham Dance Company. Vitolio Jeune with Garth Fagan Dance Company and Jamar Roberts with AILEY, have reached the pinnacle of modern dance, but have had to leave South Florida for performance experience and recognition. The Knight Foundation grant along  with a generous gift  from the late Victoria London,  Honorary Consul of Romania ( Establishing the Victoria London annual  Choreographers Showcase) provided a significant advantage during this early phase of the organization's development, widening the platform so that the community at large can begin to enjoy more of the excellent dance training, Peter London's innovative choreography and that of his former students. PLGDC is looking forward to  pushing the envelope way off the table in the years ahead, as the company stands on the shoulders  of its past years of  creative outrageous  risk taking and  leans way forward  for  future maximum  theatrical excitement and daring.

For more information, contact Peter London Global Dance Company 

General Inquiries - Hello@PLGDC.org

or Call 305-297-5751

A PEEK AT HEAT WAVE 2016- JUNE 4, 2016

Peter London: the man behind the vision

 

A native of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago, Peter London is the Founder and Artistic Director of The Peter London Global Dance Company. Regarded by the Miami Herald as “a revered and beloved dance teacher,” London is an honors graduate of The Julliard School and serves as a professor of dance at Miami-Dade College / New World School of the Arts. He is also an active mentor to some of the biggest stars in professional dance such as principal dancer Jamar Roberts of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Lloyd Knight and Mariya Dashkina Maddux of the historic Martha Graham Dance Company, and La Michael Leonard of New York City’s Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Company.

 

 

Our Dancers.

 

The Dancers of Peter London Global Dance Company  comprise a melting pot of talent from various cultures around the world, each with their own unique style and educational training.  Guided  by Peter London,  Founder, Artistic Director and Choreographer, these magnificent  dancers bring their unique gifts to the company, making for an engaging and dynamic experience for our patrons and guests.

 

 
 

 

            FOUNDER, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR                              & CHOREOGRAPHER                  Peter Bedeau London

2016 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Cleve Osborne, Vice President/ Interim President
Radio Show Host, WVAS

Clarissa V. Willis, Treasurer
Senior Associate / Advisory & Transaction Services, CBRE

Leah T. Simpson, Secretary
Asst. Marketing Manager, ProCirc LLC

Hon. Shirley Gibson, Director
Former Mayor, Miami Gardens

Roget Bryan, Esq., Director
Islamorada, Village of Islands

Liz Wallace, Director
VP Programing, Adrienne Arsht Center

Viviane Gutter, Director
Second Vice President / Wealth Management                                   The Northern Trust Company

COMMITEE CHAIRS

Dianne L. Williams, Marketing Committee Chair                               Chief Marketing Officer, Lady Papillon Enterprises, Inc

Susanne Haase, Communications Commitee Chair
Marketing Communications Specialist, Lowe Art Museum                 University of Miami

2016 ADVISORY BOARD

Meredith Porte, Chair

Carole Ann Taylor

Christa H. Green

Desmond Alufohai, CMP

Diane Cruz

John E. Yearwood

Lorna Owens

Monika Bohm Fandino

ARTISTIC ADVISOR                                                                   Janet Eilber                                                                             Artistic Director, Martha Graham Dance Company

 

The Team Members

 

Dedicated and supportive, this team is the engine that runs the Peter London Global Dance Company.

 

  • Peter Stephen Bedeau London - Founder, Artistic Director
  • Yu-Mien Wu - Rehearsal Director
  • Hermina Patel- Rawal - Business Manager
  • Ashley Trapp - Accounting Manager
  • Marie Boudreau & Joshua Gumbinner - Lighting Designer
  • Blair Brown - Costume Designer
  • Rashidi Lewis - Wardrobe Assistant
  • Damion Bradbury - Backstage Assistant
  • Gregory Reed & Carlos Valdiviezo - Photographer
  • Carlos Ochoa - Videographer