Dr. Charles R. Davis Dancer for Peace Baba Chuck January 1, 1937 - May 14, 2017 Dr. Chuck Davis, known in the dance world with great love as “Baba Chuck”, Founder and Artistic Director of the African American Dance Ensemble, based in Durham, North Carolina, and the Chuck Davis Dancer Company of New York, was an extraordinary dancer, choreographer, community-builder, and artistic visionary who has demonstrated a lifelong passion and commitment to excellence in dance, teaching and sharing of African heritage, and the nurturing of the best of the human spirit in all of us. He was the Founder and Artistic Director of Dance Africa, which is presented today in Brooklyn, NY; Washington, DC; Chicago, Illinois; and Dallas, Texas; Denver Co.; Columbus, Oh; Pittsburgh, PA. He was adjunct professor for NCCU with the Theatre Dept. and Duke University, guest teacher, choreographer and performed for other dance festivals and events throughout the U.S. and internationally. Dr. Davis is known as one of the world’s foremost and accomplished choreographer and teacher in the traditional techniques of African dance styles. He has traveled, taught and choreographed on 5 continents. He has lead the dance community across the country and internationally. He is beloved and mourned by his family, and equally by prestigious dancers and dance organizations, to school children learning their first dance steps – with equal energy and enthusiasm he works at all levels of the dance world and community, sharing his love of dance and people with an open heart. His slogan is “Peace, Love and Respect…For Everybody.” Dance Like no one is watching,
PEACE! LOVE! RESPECT for the Planet! PEACE! LOVE! RESPECT! for the Elders! PEACE! LOVE! RESPECT! for Self! PEACE! LOVE! RESPECT! for EVERYBODY!