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Obediah Wright


Affectionately known by many as “Baba”, was born in Brooklyn, New York. Obediah Wright’s strong desire to “move” was galvanized by the woman he credits with being one of his great teachers, his mother Ms. Margaret Wright. Not only did Ms. Wright provide opportunities to support his desire for artistic

expression, she taught him the power of consistency, and the importance of striving for excellence – characteristics that continue to resonate within Mr. Wright. Obediah Wright’s foundation in dance was laid by “Masters” of the craft. At the early age of eight, Mr. Wright began his formal dance training at

the Brooklyn Academy of Music under the tutelage of Charles Moore. It was not long before Mr. Wright began to demonstrate tremendous promise. At the age of eleven, he met his next great teacher, Ms. Bernice Johnson. Impressed by Mr. Wright’s abilities, Ms. Johnson awarded him a full scholarship to her dance studio in Queens, New York. As a young man, he continued to develop his talents at several of our nation’s best institutions of dance: LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts, Alvin Ailey Dance Theater of Harlem, School of American Ballet, The Juilliard School, and was mentored by dance icons, Lee Aca Thompson, Geoffrey Holder, Chuck Davis, Otis Sallid, and Michael Peters.


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