DORMESHIA SUMBRY EDWARDS was featured for two years on Broadway in “Black and Blue” before she returned home to LA, attended LA Performing Arts High School, joining Derick Grant in JTE”s Caravan Project for gifted teen tappers. She made her JTE debut in 1993 at the Joyce Theater, NY, and appears here in her own reconstruction of Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, as well as the Coles & Atkins Softshoe, (disc 4) and in the original cast of “Interplay” (disc 3). Dormeshia received the Princess Grace Emerging Artist Award in 1995 when she toured with the Ensemble to Hong Kong, Singapore, Southeast Asia, Alaska, and across America.
Later she joined the NY cast of Noise/Funk making her the first female performer in the Broadway show. She toured Europe in Wild Women Blues and America and Japan with Savion Glover in Noise/Funk. Her film credits include Gregory Hines’ TAP! And Spike Lee’s “Bamboozled” in which she performed and served as Asst Choreographer. Dormeshia returned to JTE for 2004 Joyce and Maison de la Danse performances in New York City and Lyon, France.