Terrence “T.M.” Pride is a multifaceted artist, with an expansive career showcasing many roles including director, choreographer, dancer, costume designer and teacher. A graduate of Florida A&M, he has choreographed over sixty pieces of work, including musicals, and commissioned ballets. T.M. is a member of Actors Equity Association and the Stage Directors & Choreographers Society, with Off-Broadway credits including For Colored Boyz; Regional credits in American Black Princess and American Son; along with Film/TV credits in: First Ladies, Lovecraft Country, and Underground Railroad. He currently serves as the producing artistic director for Brévo Theatre and director of the dance program at Dillard High School for the Arts.
An alum of Florida International University with a Master of Science degree in Urban Education, T.M.’s career as a professional teaching artist began in 2012, as the director of the arts program for 21st Century Fun2Learn Camp for four years in Gadsden County. He continued his teaching at the Joan Kroc Atlanta Theater Camp, Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota, FL, and the Ailey Camp Miami at the Adrienne Arsht Center. He is also an advocate for arts in education and serves on several community panels to secure access to arts programming for underserved youth. In 2018, he curated Definitive Arts: Arts Integrated Education, lessons for the classroom teacher that infuses common core with fun and energetic elements of drama and dance.
During Old Town Untapped he will give us a preview of his featured dance showcase titled T.M. Pride's Emancipation Blues which will be held on February 11th at the Cultural Center. Click here to learn more and get tickets.
Come join us as we journey through history! Emancipation Blues is a riveting experience for the community to learn and celebrate the trials and triumphs of an American journey to freedom. Watch, listen, and learn as the sounds of jazz from Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald underscore the African American pursuit of liberty and justice. From the civil rights movement all the way to Black Lives Matter we dance, tap, and swing our way through history. Highlighting some familiar stories with poetry and the blues. Emancipation Blues is a show for everyone by everyone.
An American Blues ballet that includes African diasporic, hip hop, modern, and jazz movements with jazzy sounds that compels everyone to dance! The audience will learn and appreciate the African-American journey to freedom.
A fun and energetic dance workshop for the entire family. Learn some traditional West African movements with a fusion of island vibes. T.M. Pride will be hosting a dance class in conjunction with the County Library. This class is a 90-minute class for teens and adults in African Diasporic Movement. The goal of this project is to promote the arts in education throughout the Pompano community as well as to build self-esteem and motivation in first time performers and give professional feedback and critiques to experienced performers to sharpen their skills. Click here to register.
A dance workshop for Dads & Daughters to celebrate the love holiday. Bailey Contemporary Artist T.M. Pride will be hosting a dance class in conjunction with the County Library. The library shares the commitment to creating a world of learning and fun through programs like this where youth in the community can explore their talents without the pressure of financial obligations. This class is 45 minutes long and for ages 5-10 teaching ballet. Handmade tutus created by T.M. will also be supplied to the children. Click here to register.