Diversifying the Narrative: stories from dancers of the line formerly known as the Ebony line and beyond part 4, featuring Gayve Littles
This is part four of a seven part series in which I feature guests that are all People of Color that performed in Hallelujah Hollywood, Jubilee, and/or Hello, Hollywood, Hello between 1973-2016. Gayve Littles started much later than usual for a female dancer at the age of 18. With the help of her brother, and some legendary teachers such as Winston Hemsley and Rich Rizzo, she was able to learn enough to get herself into Donn Arden’s Showgirl spectacular, Jubilee!
We discuss her issues with unable to learn the choreography quick enough, her weight notices for being too skinny and being let go and then coming back two years later, as well as her move into being a line captain of the line 4 girls, formerly known as the Ebony line. She remembers those twelve years as a Showgirl as being the best years of her life. Enjoy this story as another Person of Color shares her experience in one of the largest stage shows in history!