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MEET THE PRODUCTION CREW

 

DR. SHADAWN BATTLE

Executive Director/Producer

Proud South Side of Chicago native and former Footworker, Dr. ShaDawn Battle is an Assistant Professor of Black Studies at Xavier University (Cincinnati, OH). She is committed to the Black Freedom struggle and highlighting the resistive capacities of Black Arts, such as Chicago Footwork. She hopes that the FSML docuseries will bring awareness to the socioeconomic/political ills that hamper the lives of Black youth in Chicago.

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GREGORY MCLENDON II

Assistant Director/Producer

Gregory is also known as “renaissance EL” or LG. He is a highly experienced producer in the music, film, and digital media sectors. Hailing originally from Dayton, OH he has developed a natural knack for the arts. Gregory attended Colonel White High School for the arts and later earned his bachelor's and master’s degrees from Full Sail University, one of the premier entertainment universities in the nation. He has produced content for independent companies and artists as well as some of the biggest majors in the entertainment industry such as Meek Mill, Big Sean, Travis Porter and Latin Icon Arcangel.

KAMERON DAVIS

Film Editor/Camera Operator

Kameron is an editor, cinematographer, and photographer with over 7 years of experience composing short films, features, event highlights,
music videos, brand recognition, and documentaries.

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AISHA FORD

Assistant Film Editor/Camera Operator

Aisha is an award-winning filmmaker studying as a 4th year graduate film student at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Over the past few years, she has written and directed short films that have broadcasted on platforms such as the American Black Film Festival Independent TV series and screened at multiple film festivals across the country.

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EESH

Location Manager/Music Director

Eesh is a Chicago based audio engineer and music composer that specializes in post audio, with over 5 years experience in tv, film, and commercial production. Her ability to draw from both her technical and creative backgrounds allows her to design an aural experience that aids the storytelling process through using all aspects of sound.

ELENA DAHL

Photographer

Elena is a photographer and mixed media artist currently living and working in Columbus, OH. She received her MFA in Photography from the University of Florida in 2013, and she is an Assistant Professor of Art at Wittenberg University in Springfield, OH. She has also photographed for The Village Voice and her projects have been shown in national and international exhibitions, including “Context 2018” at Filter Space in Chicago. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art in San Bernardino, CA.

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ENJOLI JOHNSON

Production Assistant

Enjoli has been footworking since 1997. She is a strong advocate for the unique and liberating style of Chicago footwork. Plus, she is a trusted community liaison for FSML. Known for her bride footworking video, she brings a true spark and passion for the artform to our FSML crew.

JARON BOYD

Community Liaison

Jaron (aka “Prince Jron”) is the founder of HaVoC, which is one of Chicago’s top footwork battle crews. He is known for his ultra-smooth dance style and complex combos. He has coached for the Homewood Flossmoor Steppers, choreographed for The Chicago FootworKINGz, Willow Smith, and Nicki Minaj. Jaron has also toured with Madonna and King Charles on her Sticky and Sweet Tour. He continues to work with the youth by uniting the community, teaching, and spreading Chicago Footwork culture wherever he goes around the world.

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DR. MYRIAM J.A. CHANCY

Executive Producer

Dr. Chancy has inspired many including the FSML Crew. Her academic publications include: Autochthonomies: Transnationalism, Testimony, and Transmission in the African Diaspora (2020), From Sugar to Revolution: Women’s Visions from Haiti, Cuba & The Dominican Republic (WUP 2012), Framing Silence: Revolutionary Novels by Haitian Women (Rutgers 1997), and Searching for Safe Spaces: Afro-Caribbean Women Writers in Exile (Temple 1997; Choice OAB Award,1998).

TONIQUA BOLDEN

Production Assistant

Toniqua (aka "Nique") has been footworking since 1995. She is an avid supporter of the culture and an extraordinary community liaison for FSML. Her mentoring of the youth through dance and footwork is a true inspiration.

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