Jarid Polite, the founder and artistic director of Melanin Mosaic Performance Ensemble, is an accomplished artist with a passion for pushing boundaries and captivating audiences. With his extensive experience in dance, film, music, and thought-provoking entertainment, Jarid brings a unique blend of creativity and social consciousness to his work. His dedication to celebrating diversity, challenging societal norms, and fostering inclusivity sets the stage for groundbreaking productions that inspire and transform.
Drawing from his own experiences as a BlaQueer artist, Jarid infuses his performances with personal storytelling, impactful social commentary, and an unwavering commitment to artistic excellence. His vision for Melanin Mosaic Performance Ensemble is to create a space where diverse voices can thrive, where boundaries are shattered, and where art becomes a catalyst for change. With Jarid's leadership, the ensemble is poised to redefine the artistic landscape, providing a platform for underrepresented artists to shine and leaving an indelible mark on the world of contemporary art.
Cast and Crew: Jarid Polite - Artistic Director & Silk / Rodney Thomas - Jr. Creative Director / Nailah Renuka - Dancer / Markus Moses Jackman - Vocal Performance / Braxton Wignall - Director Of Photography / Richard Reyes - Still Photography /Chris Kennedy -Technical Crew / Willis Hickerson, Jr - Organ / KR Moore - Post-Sound Engineer