Noel Nantambu Hall: Professional Multi-Medium Artist
At Nantambuarts, the works of interdisciplinary artist Noel Nantambu Hall is featured and made available to the public in Brooklyn, New York and across the U.S. While his principal medium is oil on canvas and paper, he is also renowned for exceptional talents in voice, dance, choreography, poetry, photography and hand bells.
About The Artist
A former student of Monica McGowan, Ivy Baxter, Madam May Soohih, Rex Nettleford, and Lavinia Williams-Yarborough, he went on to perform with the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica, The Little Theatre Movement’s Pantomime Musicals and several theater groups.
In the U.S., he continued his studies at the Martha Graham School, in part, on full scholarship; Clark Center; The New Dance Group Studio with Jaimé Rodgers, Muriel Manning and Jean Leon Destiné; and at the Dance Theatre of Harlem with Karel Shook, Arthur Mitchell and Tanaquel Le Clerq.
He debuted off-Broadway with The Negro Ensemble Company in The Dream on Monkey Mountain, and has performed nationally and internationally with the Rod Rodgers Dance Company, Choreo-Mutation (which he co-founded), Saeko Ichinoe & Co., Yuriko & Friends, ALLNATIONS Dance Company, and the East-West Contemporary Dance Company spanning the U.S., Africa, Syria, Portugal, Taiwan, and Iceland.
A graduate of Empire State College and New York University, where he earned an M.A. on a Teaching Fellowship, he has also taught at Connecticut College, Stephens College, New York University, Denison University, Kutztown University, Manhattanville College, Rockland Community College, Steps Dance Studio, the Charles Moore Dance Studio, Long Island University in Brooklyn, and the 92nd Street Y.
He has been a guest teacher and choreographer for the Ko-Thi Dance Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and in 2000 for the Jean M. Wong School of Ballet International Summer Dance School in Hong Kong. In 1996 he was the recipient of an Ethnic Dance Award for Teaching from Dance Giant Steps Inc.
He has served as an Adjunct Full Professor of Dance at LIU, the department’s Administrative Assistant, the Associate Director of Afternoons at LIU (presenting established and emerging N.Y. dance companies), and the Chair and Project Coordinator of LIU’s bi-annual Diaspora Connection Project conferences.
A music lover, he has been a member of the voice and hand bell choirs at Queen of All Saints RC church in Brooklyn, and currently sings with The Brooklyn Contemporary Chorus and the Lafayette Inspirational Ensemble.