Elliott D. Lowery (Playwright, Director, Choreographer, Producer and Educator) Founder and Executive Director of the Winston-Salem Performing Arts Alliance. And E-Motions Family Services Inc. He is a native of Winston-Salem NC and is a graduate of East Forsyth High School, Winston-Salem State University and Jackson State University in Mississippi were he received a BS and Master's degree in Music Education.
Mr. Lowery started his theatrical career when he was cast in a local production of THE WIZ. He was an active participant of The North Carolina Black Repertory Company founded by the late LARRY LEON HAMILN and has been cast in productions such as Day Of Absence, Don't Bother Me I Can't Cope, and Ain't Misbehavin. Lowery also was one of the original cast members in the opening production of Cope for the very first National Black Theatre Festival in 1989. Other shows that he has performed in that opened the National Black Theatre Festival were Celebrations, An African Odyssey, The Glory Of Gospel and Mahalia Queen Of Gospel where he co-starred and played the role of John Sellers. Up north, Mr. Lowery toured with New York Stage Originals playing the Ghost of Christmas Present in an original production of Scrooge. Internationally, Mr. Lowery has toured in Europe with the show Glory Of Gospel and served as the Assistant Director for the european tour of Mahalia. Lowery also Co Starred with Ms Jannie Jones for the Harlem Gospel Singer's Germany tour.
For television, Lowery played the role of Hermance in the PBS movie Shift. As a Director and Choreographer, Elliott D. Lowery has directed and choreographed productions for Melinda's Magic Show in Las Vegas, Ain't Misbehavin, Godspell. Dream Girls, Once On This Island, Lion King, Annie, and The Wiz. As an educator, He has taught music in the Clark County Schools in Las Vegas, NV and Music Therapy in Bronx, New York. Mr. Lowery is a retired Music Specialist with the Winston-Salem Forsyth County School system. Throughout Lowery’s thirty year teaching career, he has worked with children ages 2.5-18 as well as adults and seniors.