Director

exist to bring soul stirring | earth shaking | dance to its community and abroad. We are a living poetry, speaking to the human condition. Through the Arts; we bridge gaps to human consciousness and diversity therefore, provoking social awareness for one’s spirit and evolving communities.

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Vaughn D. Newman Jr., was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he began dancing at William Penn Arts Charter.  He then continued his formal dance training at Freedom Theater, PHILADANCO (Philadelphia Dance Company), and New World School of the Arts in Miami.  Vaughn also performed MOMENTUM DANCE COMPANY, Brazz Dance Theater, and choreography by Anna Sokolow, Merce Cunningham, Jennifer Muller, and Sean Curran.

Mr. Newman continues to choreograph and provide dance training for several local dance studios and major productions for local theaters in Greenville, SC.

Established 2018, The Studio – Home of Vaughn Newman Dance (VND) opened its’ doors to offer a myriad of dance instruction.  Residing outside of downtown Greenville, in District 25, The Studio is the home of VND – Greenville’s Premier Contemporary Dance Company. 

Vaughn Newman Dance Outreach is currently introducing the youth of District 25 to professional level dance training.  “These kids are already movers, but I want to build upon what they already know and expose my experiences to them as a dancer.  I also want to expose them to everything that is professional dance and provide a different perspective encouraging them through the Arts and Dance.”

As Founder, Artistic Director and Choreographer of VND, Vaughn fuses philosophy, life’s experiences, humanly encounters, spoken word and movement for higher consciousness through the Arts.