Darrell Payne

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Darrell Payne first began dancing when he was offered a full scholarship to study dance at The Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera Academy of Musical Theater in his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  He then went on to graduate from The Ailey School’s Professional Division where he had the privilege of performing works of choreographers Robert Battle, Francesca Harper, Milton Myers, Bradley Shelver, Andre Tyson, and Sharon Wong.  Upon graduation from The Ailey School, Darrell performed as a soloist with Germaul Barnes’ Black Bones Project, which consisted of choreography of Bill T. Jones, Eleo Pomare, Leni Williams, and Germaul Barnes. Darrell has also attended The Stella Adler Studio of Acting and he is currently receiving private singing instruction from Liz Caplan Vocal Studios. Please visit www.darrelljoshuapayne.com for more about Darrell!

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NAME
Darrell Payne

STATE
New York

COUNTRY
United States

AGENT
Seeking Representation

RECENT BOOKINGS
• Industrial flashmob for Chai Lifeline, chor Derek Mitchell 
• Hairspray, Pittsburgh Musical Theater, chor Chris Saunders 
• Cats, West Virginia Public Theatre, chor Chris Saunders 
• Chicago, West Virginia Public Theatre, chor Chris Saunders 
• Industrial/flashmob, X-Box Times Square, featuring Neyo, chor Kristin Campbell-Taylor
• Dancer, Extreme Makeover Home Edition with Kristen Chenoweth, chor Jim Cooney

ETHNIC RANGE
African-American

AGE RANGE
17-25 years

HEIGHT
5' 8"

RECOGNITIONS
Valuable Player 2011

TRAINING
Pittsburgh CLO Academy of Musical Theater, The Ailey School, Steps on Broadway, Broadway Dance Center, Stella Adler Studio of Acting, New York Vocal Coaching, Liz Caplan Vocal Studios

PROFICIENT IN
Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Rumba, Samba, Cha-Cha, Jive

SPECIAL SKILLS
Tumbling