WHERE'S THE MONEY?
December 8, 2023 Doors open 6:15pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning 161 - 04 Jamaica Avenue
Join us for a Panel With Successful Artists & Creatives Talking about What You Want to Know
to be Successful in your Art Field! Art - Poetry - Dance - Program Management -
Business & Featured Musicians
Rey Rey, The Official Jeo, Summ3rlu, Harvey Champagne & 1Pablo
This event is made possible with public funds from the Queens Art Fund, a re-grant program supported by New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by New York Foundation of the Arts, curated and hosted by Paige "Queen Tut" Stewart.
To gain knowledge and be more successful, topics such as marketing, social media, grants, LLC & 501c3 status, fundraising, and other vital business practices will be discussed. The panel will answer questions from the live YouTube audience and the In Person Crowd.
This year we will also feature amazing Musical Artists,
The Kingdom Dance Company and a community performance from the Dance Gap Year program!
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Event is Curated & Hosted By Paige "Queen TuT" Stewart
Dancer | Choreographer | Curator | Stage Manager | Program Manager
Inspired to Bring the Knowledge to the Arts Community so everyone Can Access & Unlock their Greatest Potential!
About The Panelists!
DJ G$MONEY is a proud native of Queens, New York. His first gig back in 1999 to 2012, his career came full circle with the opportunity to DJ at the Magic Johnson Theatre for the 20th Anniversary of the movie, JUICE a movie that once inspired him in his youth. His dedication to the craft has landed him many jobs at luxury nightclubs and events across the nation. From guest DJing and opening shows for Fabolous, Pharrell, Bobby Valentino, Keyshia Cole, Miguel and large outdoor events like Comic Con in San Diego. To DJ appearances on hit shows like TruTv’s Impractical Jokers, America’s Got Talent, BET’s 106 & Park, Vh1’s Mob Wives and Lil Kim
Reality Show Countdown to Lockdown. DJ G$MONEY is no stranger to opportunity and celebrities.
DJ G$MONEY was honored to earned the ranking of Top Celebrity DJs, joining DJ Kid Capri, DJ Premier, DJ Whoo Kid, Dj Enuff, Just Blaze in Dr Jays Photoshoot entitled Salute the DJ's. Being a DJ has enhanced his ear for music linking himself to production team ‘The RNWY’ he’s been able to recognize what the people want to hear at the club & on the radio. It began with single “Martin Lawrence” (Alongside Flip & DJ Webstar) that received spins on Hot 97 by DJ Mister Cee. Then he took it to the next level with his dedication to the newest social media bug Twitter, by creating and releasing a song called “Twitter Dat” (ft. Breeze and SP), which received spins on Hot 97 and Power 105. He then released another single “Queens and it’s Crazy” (Featuring Vic Damone), garnering the support of DJ Self but rapidly becoming a Queens Anthem. The RNWY team also produced Lil Kim hit single “Spicy” featuring Fabolous.
Nonetheless, G$MONEY wouldn’t characterize himself as just a DJ. In 2007, G$MONEY received a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management with a concentration in Audio Recording from his alma mata Five Towns College adding to the list of notable alumnae like Adam Levine and Wyclef Jean. His ability to connect with big names such as Fetty Wap, Jim Jones, Chinx Drugz, French Montana, N.O.R.E, Styles P landed him a 5 year run co hosting/DJing alongside Steph Lova (known from Hot 97 & Power 105) on DTF RADIO. He is also a mentor for the I Love My Life Program, a program that supports inner city youths in following their dreams and focus on developing careers. The program has received support from celebrities such as Russell Simmons and Wyclef Jean even appearing on the Salt and Pepper Show on VH1. As a dedicated member, G$Money has spoken to thousands of kids at different high schools across NYC. Not to mention, DJ is linked to the foundation Showing Hearts which hosts an annual back 2 school and holiday event for his beloved Queens community.
DJ G$MONEY is creating a household name for himself by recently joining Queens Flip in Flip Da Script podcast and his own Youtube show Picky Eater which feature many of his big name friends and peers. G$MONEY is versatile having the ability to DJ, host, produce music, mentor and adjust to any setting making him a premiere personality.
Dominique Robinson is a distinguished American dancer, choreographer, and educator known for her significant contributions to dance education and international dance outreach. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Choreography from East Carolina University, further enriching her expertise with a Master of Arts in Dance Education from New York University. Dominique holds a certification in levels 1-5 of the ABT-NTC curriculum and is a valued staff member of the American Ballet Theatre’s Outreach programs. In 2014, her passion for global dance synergy led her to establish Pizarts Global Dance Hub. This innovative venture supports professional dancers, choreographers, and teaching artists by providing international opportunities,
workshops, and seminars. By 2017, Pizarts had already awarded teaching fellowships to individuals from Tokyo, Japan (2015), and Buffalo, New York (2017), facilitating a four-week teaching tour in Argentina. During a recent tour, Pizarts awarded three full dance scholarships to young female Argentinian residents for
the 8th Annual National Jazz Dance Conference held in 2018.
Dominique also co-founded Dance Gap Year, an extension of Pizarts, designed to offer dancers aged 17-28 an enriching blend of volunteer work, language study, dance pedagogy, and composition learning experiences. Her efforts to blend dance education with meaningful real-world experiences saw a significant milestone in 2022 when she was granted several awards by the Bronx Council On The Arts for her project, In Scope. This Bronx Artist Residency encapsulated a live/work/play model, inviting dancers from across the nation to reside in Soundview, Bronx for a three-month period, engaging with local residents while creating and performing dance films inspired by Bronx locales. The project witnessed a successful two-year run, embodying Dominique's vision of community engagement through dance.
Her relentless pursuit of refining dance education furthered with her active role as an executive co-chair member of the Gap Year Association's Standard & Accreditation committee. Dominique is committed to evolving the perception of gap years from a fleeting trend to a structured educational approach within the dance community. Her focus lies in developing a gap year curriculum that synergizes Western Dance Education methodologies with Gap Year philosophies, all while retaining the essence of the Pizarts’ motto: Dig Deep. Discover More. This model emphasizes community, continuous support, and mentorship, embodying Dominique's holistic approach to dance education and experiential learning. Through her various ventures and continued research, Dominique Robinson stands at the forefront of bridging innovative educational methodologies with the profound cultural and artistic essence of dance."
2020 Best Writing Award-Gap Year Association, 2020 Awardee of Roundtable grant,
2020-2023 Awardee of the Bronx Arts Council Community Engagement Grant,
2021- Awardee of the Bronx Initiative Grant"
"Yvonne Huatin Chow, 周化炜, identifies as a first-generation Chinese American, queer woman from the Bay Area, California, situated on Ohlone Land. Her passion for dance began in her childhood, where she trained in ballet, tap, jazz, gymnastics, and karate. She honed her leadership skills as a three-year captain for the San Mateo High School Dance Team and founded a Hip-Hop Dance after-school program at The Mid-Peninsula Boys and Girls Club. For her contribution, she was recognized with 2005 The Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year Award. Following high school, Yvonne relocated to New York City, the birthplace of Hip-Hop, to immerse herself in a culture and dance form that deeply resonated with her. She
joined The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory (H+) and has been training in Hip-Hop Dance foundations through The BLADE Dance Technique (S. Thomas, 1995) for over ten years. Today, she is a respected educator, choreographer, curator, advocate, and author.
Yvonne's journey with H+ began at their weekly open classes and progressed to their summer program. Her dedication during the H+ | Summer Intensive 2007 earned her an H+ | Thomas Fellowship, leading to an apprenticeship under Safi A. Thomas, H+ | Founder & Artistic Director. Within six months, she became Principal Dancer due to her exceptional performance, a position she has held for over a decade. She also served as President Pro-Tempore of BLADE Dance Entertainment (H+’s sister company), acquiring business and
financial acumen related to the dance industry.
In 2009, Yvonne was promoted to the Education Director and Curator of Works of H+. Her responsibilities include teaching the conservatory’s dance and academic classes with fellow pedagogues, managing pedagogical standards, fostering relations with H+ | Adjunct Professors, and ensuring quality education through The BLADE Dance Technique. As Curator, she has safeguarded over 160 works of H+ | Theatre of the Mind (under Safi A. Thomas's artistic direction) by curating repertory seasons locally and internationally.
In 2015, Yvonne founded House of Chow, the Asian Division of H+, to educate, empower, and unify US-based Asians through Hip-Hop Dance. House of Chow's key program is #UnapologeticallyAsian, which includes an annual advocacy campaign, an identity workshop, a repertory piece, a documentary, and an annual gala.
Yvonne was appointed as H+ | Director of Operations in 2017, representing H+ on the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. She oversees programmatic elements that target the UN's Sustainable Development Goals by providing necessities like groceries, health services, and professional media services pro-bono to the NYC dance and arts community. Complimentary to this advocacy work, Yvonne served on the 2021 - 2022 Selection Committee of the NY Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies. This term included producing The Bessies Awards Reception 2022 at the Chelsea Factory through H+ | TOTEM Productions. She now sits on the 2022 - 2023 Bessies Steering Committee. Yvonne also collaborates
with other organizations and dance companies.
Highlights include her 2018 performance and teaching stint with Windows of Hip-Hop for Boogie Down at the Bronx Zoo and her 2023 assistant choreographer role for ""Lion in the City"" by Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company. Recently, she was invited by Hip-Hop Congress DC to perform with Groove Junkies at The Kennedy Center for National Dance Day. Yvonne broadens her influence in the dance community as a dance writer. Currently, she is working as a Moving Visions Editor with The Dance Enthusiast and has authored articles in celebration of the 50th birthday of Hip-Hop. Throughout her career, Yvonne has continually demonstrated her commitment to dance, education, and advocacy, making significant contributions to
Hip-Hop and the wider dance community.
"2023, Yvonne artistically directed and choreographed the repertory piece, #UnapologeticallyAsian, performed by H+ | House of Chow for AAPI Dance Festival at APAP at City Center.
2018, Yvonne performed as a Principal Dancer and Master Teacher for Boogie Down at the Bronx Zoo via Windows of Hip-Hop. She had the honor of sharing stages with the
legendary Grandmaster Caz and Grandmaster Melle Mel.
2018, Yvonne led her team at H+ to produce “No More Starving Artists,” a parallel event for The 62nd United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.
2018, Yvonne was awarded an Appreciation Award by Original SkillzCrew Worldwide presented by CEO and Founder, JoJo (also one of the founding members of Rock Steady Crew)
and President, Kevski.
2017, Yvonne curated the international premiere of Safi A. Thomas’ “The Four Seasons” at Universidad Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala City. She performed as Principal Dancer in the piece, playing the role of “Winter Goddess.”
"Born and raised in Hollis Queens, Excel Garner has come a long way from being a barber in his neighborhood. At the age of 15, Excel began cutting hair & dancing. After graduating from high school at 18, Excel and 3 of his closest friends formed the dance group “Kwietstorm”. Kwietstorm brought their own street, funk, and hip-hop dance styles from Queens to the world. His unique dance style incorporates a mixture of hip-hop and club styles that constantly keeps heads turning. As a major advocate of hip-hop dance, this artistic and renowned choreographer not only dances for pleasure, but also has love and passion for the art. From coast to coast, Excel has performed with some of the industry’s biggest artists such as Robin S, and the Princess of
Hip-Hop and R&B, Ashanti. Excel also appeared in music videos with Whitney Houston, Zhane, Vicious, Quad City Dj’s, PMD of multi-platinum rap group “EPMD”. Among these accomplishments, Excel appeared in commercials from MCI to Boss clothing apparel. Excel toured on the Nike Play tour and Budweiser Super Fest tour with legendary Heavy D. To add, Excel performed in the opening act choreographed by TwiTch and Mandy Moore at Capeizo’s 125th Gala. An appearance in the Sanaa Lathan & Taye Diggs film “Brown Sugar” as a break dancer and has had a recurring appearance on Russell Simmon’s “Def Comedy Jam” for 4 years.
Continuing his journey as a renowned choreographer, Excel has choreographed for Swedish artist “Space” entitled “Make it Hot”, Indian film “Kehtaa kai baar baar”, and produced and choreographed his own stage show entitled “It’s been a long time comin”. Excel also choreographed the European tour for KGM/Breaking Records recording artist Carla, Queen Latifah’s Getoworks Records artist F.A.T.E. and videos such as “She Like” by FUBU recording artist 54th platoon, Put your drinks down by Ruff Ryder recording artist Drag-On, and Justine Simmon’s My Funny Valentine, featuring Rev. Run of Run-DMC.
As an accomplished choreographer, Excel possesses a plethora of experience for over 27 years. Excel not only dances and choreographs; He has been invited to a number of dance battle competitions as a guest judge. Excel now devotes most of his time touring nationally and internationally teaching master classes independently and with some of the top conventions. He has taught master classes alongside Darrin Henson in Dallas, TX and Laurie Ann Gibson in NY. Excel’s award-winning choreography has won Overall honors in numerous competitions around the U.S. Because of his “E-X-C-E-LENCE”, an award has been named after him by The Exquisite Awards presented by K.E.Y.A. This prestigious “Excel Garner” award is only given to those who
E-X-C-E-L at the art of hip-hop dance and style.
Recently, Excel has become a member D.M.A (Dance Masters of America). Excel also choreographs and directs company and conducts weekly hip-hop dance classes around the NY/Tri-State Area. Last but not least, Excel has added director to his list of titles. Excel mentors and encourages young dancers far and wide and constantly instills in every last one of them to “Dance Hard Or Don’t Dance At All!!
With over 30+ years of experience in the barber field, Kieverett (Excel) Garner has serviced the community by giving haircuts to the young and old. Starting his barber career in the early 90’s at NuTribe, one of the well known barber shops based in Jamaica, Queens NY. Excel has been the personal barber of many high profile clergy men and celebrities and has worked on numerous video, movie sets and music tours. BUSTERS BARBER BUS is a vision that came approximately
5-6 years ago, but due to a circumstances beyond his control, he was not able to bring it to fruition. When the pandemic of 2020 started, so did the opportunity of perusing his vision of having a barbershop on wheels to drive to the houses, business or jobs of his loyal clients without inconveniencing their daily schedules.