7. CrazyCee Productions
- 26 years in business
- Serves Newport, RI
"Ms. Gourdine continues almost 3 decades to enhance others with her gifts of producing, choreography, mentoring and instructing techniques that have proven to be not only needed but now also required.
Ms. Carlena Gourdine AKA CrazyCee has had the opportunity to work with, train choreograph and utilize the services of fellow choreographers in the industry to date. As she continues to expand her many contributions and business endeavors in the industry and abroad, she continues to promote the urban art culture.
Ms. Gourdine continues in the belief that dance has always been the tie that bond us, with over 40 years of this cultural attribute to the minority's inner city problems, issues and circumstances. This movement gave birth to a new morally conscious generation, and this is known to many today as hip-hop!
Being born in the early '70s, Ms. Gourdine was fortunate to be able to watch this infinite art form unfold and be able to understand and interpret it the way it was intended for us to grasp it! Ms. Gourdine embraced it as a cultural conscious weapon of strength, knowledge, power, wisdom, truth, struggle, achievements, awareness, racism, pain, and triumphs and a proper news for us along with hearing and seeing others that look like us! It's now becoming a billion-dollar industry.
She has worked with many artists and is very visual in the industry. Here are a few of her many personal countless accolades. She has performed, choreographed, produced and/or directed for countless artists, tours and showcases. They are as follows:
* Current project, "They Dance" film
* Dance casting director and choreographer for a full movie and for Sonyae Elise R/B and hip-hop artist star of film
* Featured in Dance Mogul Magazine
* Queen of Hip-Hop
* Radio personality WPB Radio with Busybee
* The Graffiti Radio
* The Women's Day Radio Show
* GL Magazine
* Movie promo tour for How She Moved
* NYC Hip-Hop Convention
* NYC Dance Parade featured as Ambassador with DJ Kool Herc (Father of Hip-Hop)
* NYC Dance Festival with DJ Kool Herc
* Puerto Rican Parade NYC
* Gay Pride Parade Baltimore, MD
* Vibe Vixen Magazine, London Publications
* Japanese Hip-Hop DVD
* Queen Hype Magazine
* 15 Major Newspapers top stories articles
* Atlantic City Car Show
* MTV The Grind
* Russell Simmons Def comedy jam HBO and tours
* Kulcha Man and Beenie Man
* Dawn Penn
* Shabba Ranks
* Steve Harvey Tour
* Lost Boyz
* Mary J. Blige
* Essence of Beauty
* Spike Lee's New Jersey Drive
* Martin Lawrence
* Joe Torre
* The Late Night Show "The New Yorker"
* China Club
* Supper Club
* Sound Factory Bar
* Barrio Boyz
* Shabba Ranks
* Queen Latifah Show
* Albert Redeaux
* Salt N' Pepa
* The Manhattans
* Adam H (Canadian)
* Wrecks in Effect
* R. Kelly
* Earthquake and Doctor Dre. and Ed Lover
* Angel Vorhez
* Latin Swing
* Day of Atonement
* The Rosa Parks Award "Wall of Tolerance"
* National Dance Association
* National state dance competition judge
* Countless urban dance workshops and much more!
I do not have a job! I have a proven successful career living every day, giving back something I am very passionate and disciplined to offer.
The fact that I can make others better than they were yesterday through the blessings God has allowed me to share, means that I'm living up to my full potential, and this is excellence for me!"