About Tommie-Waheed Evans

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Tommie-Waheed Evans (CBA ’21) is a recipient of the 2019 Princess Grace Honoria Award in Choreography. He has created works for BalletX, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, PHILADANCO, Verb Ballets, Ballet Memphis, The University of the Arts, and Boston Conservatory at Berklee, among others. In 2006, Evans founded his Philadelphia-based company, waheedworks. He has received various honors including BalletX 2017 Ballet Choreographic Fellowship, Joffrey Ballet Winning Works 2019, Ballet Memphis New American Dance Residency 2019, and was selected nationally as an emerging leader by Dance/USA.


HOME examines race and marginalization in the city of Philadelphia. His project explores the discomfort, abandonment, and strife of segregation and social injustice through the voices of African Americans and LGBTQ members in Philadelphia, one of the most diverse yet most segregated cities in the country.


Photo by Marcus Branch.

Two dancers with Waheedworks performing on stage.

Waheedworks. Photo by contigo photos + films

Two dancers with Waheedworks performing on stage.