At 24 years old, Pioneer Winter presents an impressive roster of work as a dancer, choreographer and media artist with Reaching the Surface, a performance that confronts the stigma of HIV/AIDS; 42: A Stonewall Prospective; and the upcoming Mother-Son (days)at Open Stage Miami at Little Haiti Cultural Center. In addition, Winter is Director of Miami Dance Studio, which opened in August with affordable dance classes for children and adults.
Winter’s commitment to the arts is also reflected in his artist statement, which views “dance as an instrument of social change.” In order to transform theory into action, The Miami Foundation GLBT Community Projects Fund provided Winter with a grant for Project L.E.A.P. (Living Equality through Arts and Performance).
Project LEAP presents free dance and creative communication workshops for 14- to18-year-old GLBTQ youth and their allies. Starting Nov. 24, classes meet at the Miami Dance Studioevery Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m. until May 2013.
For complete article, see South Florida Gay News.