| August 19th, 2010 | Teachers
Once every couple of years – there emerges one or two individuals who come about that creatively raise the level of the playing field in their respective industry. Their peers are amazed at their level of performance and ponder how they continually out-do their last success. As a result, they increase the competitiveness, drive and passion of those that surround them. And if you are lucky enough to be in their presence, you hope that some of their knowledge, wisdom and success will rub off on you.
Luther Brown undoubtedly is one of these individuals. As the founder and owner of Do Dat Entertainment, Luther channeled his creative energy and innovative vision through a medium that transformed the formerly unknown Toronto urban dance community into a thriving industry. During Do Dat’s existence for the past 15 years, many dancers that have had the opportunity to work with Luther, have gone on to lead very successful careers as a direct result of the skills they developed under his tutelage.
Being of Jamaican descent – Luther grew up in a household where music and the arts were a part of daily living. As a child, he quickly adapted an ear for music through assisting his father on the Toronto based Radio show, Caribbean Crucible on CHRY 105.5. His love for the arts continued to develop throughout high school as he formed and ran numerous dance and step teams, while at the same time expressing himself creatively through a pen and pad to begin his career as a songwriter. It was very evident that his love for the arts was developed from an early age.
It is this love and experience that has given Luther the ability to capture the true essence of an artist and portray their feelings through individual moves that combine to form a unique, choreographed dance piece. This Godgiven talent is what sets this choreographer apart from his peers. His skills speak for themselves and as a result, have allowed him to work with artists such as Diddy, Janet Jackson, Alicia Keys, Brandy, Shawn Desman, Jully Black and many more. His natural ability to create a warm, friendly working environment has gained him the respect of many artists, fellow choreographers and dancers throughout the world.
As the popularity of the urban dance segment continues to rapidly grow amongst North America’s mainstream culture, so does the direction and creative vision Luther provides on movie, television & music video sets across the country. With the recent wave of dance-oriented reality shows, Luther has been recruited to be a resident judge & choreographer on the ‘So You Think You Can Dance – Canada’ series for the past 2 seasons and has also been featured on Diddy’s ‘Making The Band 4′ series.
His soulful choreography has had an influence on projects like Brandy’s “Talk About Our Love” video, Jully Black’s “Seven Day Fool” video, Skye Sweetnam’s “Human” video as well as Diddy’s “Tell Me” video feat Christina Aguilera. His choreography has also been all over television in commercials spots for McDonalds, M&M’s Chocolates, KFC, Family Channel and Nike, the latter was a winner of the 2007 Choreography Media Awards for Best Choreography in a Commercial. You can also see his choreography alongside that of Laurie-Ann Gibson in the major motion picture ‘Honey’ starring Jessica Alba.
Brown has also been fundamental in launching and developing the young careers of many new artists across Canada and the U.S. His innovative thinking has put him in the forefront as a specialist in artist development. He has worked with such artists as Mario, Danity Kane, Danny Fernandes, Keshia Chante, FeFe Dobson. Luther has also taken his artist development skills one step further by developing his first artist – TRISH, which he has signed to his new venture – Apathamusic.
With his passion for dance and charisma to continuously challenge himself, Luther has become one of the top choreographers in North America today. He has a proven formula and ample ability to take the vision of any project and create a work of art that, without a doubt, always leaves his clients with the utmost respect for him. No matter what the occasion, Luther is always ready to deliver unforgetable work.
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