Purelements An Evolution in Dance (PE) is an innovative 501c3 performing arts organization that delivers high quality programming and ignites a new powerful and provocative energy around dance. With its own unique brand of dance—that fuses elements of modern, hip hop, jazz, ballet and African with voice, spoken word and musical theater—Purelements, inspires, creates and motivates a heightened level of artistic development in its performers, and delivers a heightened artistic experience to its audiences.
Evolving from break dancers, straight from the streets of East New York, Brooklyn, to highly sought-after professional stage artists and choreographers, co-founders and executive artistic directors Kevin Joseph and Lakai Worrell, provide Purelements with well-seasoned leadership and more than 14 years of performance and management experience in the arts.
Purelements boast national and international performance and choreographic credits including “I Love Broadway,” the three-night musical theater performance commissioned by the U.S. Embassy of El Salvador, the 30 Years of Magic: A Celebration for Michael Jackson, Essence Magazine’s Essence Awards, The Acapulco Black Film Festival, St. Paul Community Baptist Church’sCommemoration of the MAAFA, and Jacob’s Pillow. Students of Joseph and Worrell have worked with renowned artists such as Beyonce and Lauryn Hill.