Eng and Friends Dance CompanyApr 24th, 2009 | By | Category: Dance On Film
Photo credit: Bill Hebert of BH Photos
Dancers: Eng Matthews and Eisa Jackson
Eng received his dance training at the Chestnut Street Dance Academy in Philadelphia and a scholarship under the guidance of Donald Lunsford from the Philadelphia School of Dance Arts (1999-2002). He then joined PHILADANCO’s 2nd company, Danco2, in 2003 and danced one year with them. In 2002, he performed with some of hip-hop’s dance legends as a special guest of Rennie Harris (Pure Movement), at the “Legends of Hip Hop” series. He has worked with and performed works by Zane Booker, Stephen Welsh and Paul Turner. Eng, along with his identical twin brother, have also danced for a variety of local R&B and rap artists as back ground dancers. Mr. Matthews joined New LeJa Dance Company under the artistic direction of Jaye Allison in 2004 and danced two seasons with them. He is also a former dancer with Underground Dance Works, directed by Charles Tyson. Eng has taught basic beginner classes and praise dance to inner city young adults and pre-school children at two local churches in Philadelphia.