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From LIU Brooklyn’s Dance Program to The New York Times


Margan Lyle,Associate Director of Public Relations
LIU Brooklyn,
Long Island University

Imani Johnson Brooklyn, N.Y. – Former members of LIU Brooklyn’s Dance Program – mentored by noted faculty members like Alvin Ailey dancer, Dana Hash-Campbell – Imani Nzingha and Randall Riley found themselves featured in The New York Times.

“It really took me by surprise,” Riley says, reacting to his picture in the paper. “I'm so happy to share this moment with Imani, as well as the rest of the Evidence family, and for such a special engagement as well.”

Randall Riley Nzingha and Riley were recognized for their participation in the New York City Center’s 10th Anniversary of the Fall for Dance Festival in September, dancing with Ronald K. Brown and the Evidence Dance Company in a number entitled “Upside Down.” The Festival featured 20    acclaimed dance companies and artists from around the world.

“When I got on that stage I felt like I was at home, and to see my picture in The New York Times blew me away,” Nzingha says. “Things are beginning to unfold for me and it’s because of everything I learned at LIU Brooklyn—without my teachers, I believe none of this would be happening.”

Students in LIU Brooklyn’s Dance Program work one-on-one with professional faculty members who are drawn from New York’s finest dance companies, bringing their experiences straight into their training.

To see the Times’ coverage of “Upside Down,” click here.

For more information on LIU Brooklyn’s Dance Program, please contact Dana Hash-Campbell at (718) 488-1051 or e-mail

LIU Brooklyn is distinguished by...
dynamic curricula reflecting the great urban community it serves. Distinctive programs encompass the arts and media, the natural sciences, business, social policy, urban education, the health professions and pharmacy, and include the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, the Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics, the D.P.T. in Physical Therapy and the Pharm.D. in Pharmacy. A vibrant urban oasis in downtown Brooklyn, this diverse and thriving campus offers academic excellence, personalized attention, small class size and flexible course schedules. In 2006, a $45-million Steinberg Wellness Center was opened to serve the Campus and the surrounding community. In 2007, the Cyber Café was launched, providing a high-tech hot spot for students and faculty members to meet and eat.

Posted 10/02/2013

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