Soloist dancer Monstah Black

Monstah Black

Multidisciplinary artist Monstah Black a.k.a Reginald Ellis Crump, has choreographed for nightclubs, art galleries, black box theaters, and warehouses throughout Washington D.C., New York City, and Europe. He’s toured internationally with The Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, Maida Withers Dance Construction, Court Dance Theater of Philadelphia, Muse Dance Theater of New York City and Grisha Coleman's Echo::System. His work has been seen and heard at The National Theater, New York Live Arts Spring Gala, Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center, Blackout Arts Collective, Muse Dance Theater, Rowan University Dancers, Edgeworks Dance Theater, Jane Franklin and Dancers, Topaz Arts, Dixon Place, Movement Research, Nicholas Leichter Dance. He was a choreographic consultant for The Battle of Yestermore created by Iona Diamond and is currently an Artist In Residence at Dance New Amsterdam where he is collaboratively building an electro-funk operetta entitled Black Moon (La Lune Noire). Monstah is the front man for his band The Sonic Leroy, as well as vocalist for the electro pop duo The Blakz and he is often guest vocalist for the electro dance band Girls Like Bass.

Monstah has received generous support from DC Commission on The Arts and Humanities, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, American Music Center Grant for Dance. He studied choreography/performance at Virginia Commonwealth University and holds an M.F.A. in New Media Art and Performance from Long Island University.

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