Vernard J Gilmore, a Choreographer, Teacher, and Dancer believes and strives for the tenacity of commitment to the responsibility of our individual life. Mr. Gilmore, a member of the Ailey company and organization for the past twenty three years has enlightened our future generations through extensive outreach in teaching and speaking of the art of dance and it’s importance to a forever evolving culture. A Chicago native, founder of La Verdad a male concept, co founder and producer of Dance of Light ( premiere 2005, 2015 ), and Floor Barre certified with Zena Rommett. He has choreographed for Opus Dance Theatre, Jazz Foundation of America, Fire island Dance Festival (Dancers Responding to Aids), The Ailey School, Chicago Academy of the Arts, and was featured with Summerstage 2005, Harlem Arts Festival 2011 and Nimbus Dance Works in 2018 which premiered at BAM Fisher. His work “La Muette” premiered as an excerpt in December of 2017 during the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 2017 City Center season. He has also served as a consultant with David Monn event planning company. His work “Manifesto Por Moi” will debut this spring on the Contemporary West Dance Theater. He is currently performing with the Ailey company.