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A Free Concert for TeachersSpecial EventIn-Person

Headshots of (from left to right): Ayodele Casel (by Michael Higgins) and Crystal Monee Hall

Monday, May 22, 2023

6:00 p.m.

Free Program for Teachers!

The great Ayodele Casel, born and raised in the Bronx, is “a tap dancer and choreographer of extraordinary depth” (New York Times). Fresh from her triumphant performances at the Joyce Theater and City Center, Ayodele will perform for teachers alongside her frequent collaborator, the magnificent singer Crystal Monee Hall. Don’t miss this extraordinary event!


Ayodele Casel & Crystal Monee Hall

Ayodele Casel has been lauded by The New York Times as one of the “Biggest Breakout Stars of 2019,” and by The New Yorker as “a tap dancer of fine-grained musicianship.” Her collaboration with Latin jazz composer Arturo O'Farrill premiered at New York’s Joyce Theater to sold-out audiences in September 2019. Her work is deeply expressive of identity, culture, language, and cathartic communication. Hailed by the late, great Gregory Hines as “one of the top young tap dancers in the world,” Casel has become an internationally sought-after artist and powerful voice for the art form.

Crystal Monee Hall’s varied career as a singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, and actress has included roles on Broadway (RENT), sold-out tours with acclaimed musicians Mickey Hart (Grateful Dead) and Dave Schools (Widespread Panic), as a featured vocalist on Saturday Night Live, and on HBO's High Maintenance. She has released three albums. Billboard Magazine called her most recent EP If You Breathe "riveting." Hall seamlessly blends her love for blues, jazz, world, soul, and contemporary R&B, showcasing her talent as a songwriter while highlighting a voice that has captivated audiences worldwide.