31 October 2010

FAMU Homecoming 2010 recap

In the highest of seven hills, Florida A&M University in Tallahassee Florida, holds an annual week of events that brings back alumni of the university and amplifies "Rattler Spirit". I was in attendance for this years festivities and I was flabbergasted to say the least. Free entry into events, complimentary tickets to concerts, and seeing those that I attended school with were all great things, but the greatest thing was being around my fraternity brothers of Omega Psi Phi fraternity Inc. Upsilon Psi chapter. FAMU is the #1 HBCU in the world and this homecoming I got the #1 experience...HOMECOMING! Happy homecoming ratters!

21 October 2010

Bio

Cyrah Hawkins, hailing from Atlanta Georgia, is a graduate of Florida A&M University with bachelor's degree in Criminology. Cyrah has been working in Hollywood since October 2009 as a professional dancer and actor, some of his major credits include: Honey 2, Scrubs, Due Date, and Nickleodean's Fresh Beat Band to name a few. Cyrah is also a member of the world renowned Strikers All Stars (MTV's ABDC Season 3), and competed on Season 5 of NBC's "America's Got Talent" and made it to the semi-final round. Most recently he and the crew are featured on Ciara's "Gimme Dat" music video. Being a part of the "Stomp The Yard: Homecoming" movement means a lot to him as he has stepped and stomped his way through college and has been breaking the modern day stereotypes of the "young black man". Cyrah Hawkins is a proud member of the Screen Actors Guild of America (SAG), the American Federation of Television and Radio Actors (AFTRA), and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.

13 October 2010

Ciara "Gimme Dat" - Dancer


05 October 2010

By Limitless Entity

Within the last two months, Cyrah Hawkins has been fortunate enough to actively participate in some memorable events such as the Nike World Basketball Festival that occurred on August 23rd, 2010 at Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan, NY.  He performed as a dancer/stepper who worked alongside renowned choreographer Chuck Maldonado (the King of Step) and artistic director Marlene Clayman.  All-Star basketball players such as Lamar Odom and Rajan Rondo were in attendance for this event which was streamed live on facebook as well as ESPN2.
            On September 1st, 2010 he met Paula Abdul to present choreography for her the pilot of her TV dance show at Alley Kat Studios in Los Angeles, CA.  Paula definitely enjoyed the performance alongside choreographers for Michael Jackson.  Cyrah’s group member’s Otheus Manuel and Edwin Bennett of the Strikers All-Stars were also in attendance.  They had great conversations with Paula and learned a lot from her regarding dance and choreography.
            Cyrah was able to participate in another pilot docu-series entitled "Flashmob" by Napolean & Tabitha better known as "NappyTabs" for FOX network which features Howie Mandel, on September 12, 2010.  He was dressed up as a Chef, alongside five other Strikers, and caught mall patrons off guard when they began stepping.
            During the Nickelodean Fresh Beat Band Season finale on September 24, 2010, Cyrah was a principal dancer and stepper.  He was able to gain more expertise in step choreography by working with Chuck Maldonado.  He did this by learning new step routines which further perfected his craft. By booking this job, it allowed Cyrah to join The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA). Cyrah was also able to work with some of today’s best dancers of which were also showcased in “Stomp the Yard” and “Step Up” movie series.  For Cyrah it’s very important to learn and progress as a dancer and choreographer and through his recent events he has been able to do just that! Be sure to look out for Cyrah featured in HOT new music video by a recording artist from HOTLANTA!

04 October 2010

Screen Actors Guild

The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) is an American labor union representing over 200,000 film and television principal performers and background performers worldwide. According to SAG's Mission Statement, the Guild seeks to: negotiate and enforce collective bargaining agreements that establish equitable levels of compensation, benefits, and working conditions for its performers; collect compensation for exploitation of recorded performances by its members, and provide protection against unauthorized use of those performances; and preserve and expand work opportunities for its members.

03 October 2010

Cyrah Hawkins's Fan Box