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Michael Childs

Michael Childs is a multidisciplinary performance artist, director, music director, choreographer, composer, and playwright. Since the age of 5 Michael has dedicated his life to exploring, creating and making discoveries in the arts. His very first productions were original musicals with scenes, songs, sets, costumes, all built from scratch. In 2015 I created and founded Artists Unplugged, a collection of dancers, playwrights, designers, singers, actors, poets, and musicians across multiple genres for the purpose of performing works together.

 

Michael has hosted many live artist showcase events performing original material as well as traditional songs. Our largest event, Last Night in Black History, was a celebration of black culture and history through theater, dance, song, and fashion (in collaboration with Arttitude). The triumphant event, held at the Erik Jonsson Central Library, was also sponsored in part by KD Conservatory, the Art Institute of Dallas and the city of Dallas. Since, the group and network continues to grow.

 

Through Michael Childs Consulting LLC., Michael is able to train, teach, and cultivate other talented artists, helping sharpen their skill sets, network, and build businesses throughout DFW. As a professional Director/Music Director/Choreographer Michael has worked with Jubilee Theatre, the Majestic Theater, UNT Denton, Shine Performing Arts, Artisan Center Theater among others. Professional Recognition: Irma P. Hall Award Nominee for Outstanding Musical Direction for Blues in the Night Broadwayworld.com Nominee for Best Direction of a Musical of the Decade for Seussical Broadwayworld.com Award for Best Direction of a Musical (as Assistant Director) for The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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Monsieur Alexander is the CEO of Monsieur Alexander Couture where he specializes in women's and men's evening wear. The mission of the brand is Creating the Dream, the Luxury, and Pure Elegance. After completing his studies in Fashion Design he began building his brand. In 2012 he designed a hat for a Dallas Socialite for a Mad Hatter Tea Party. That hat went on to win an award for Most Whimsical and would go on to be featured in D Magazine. In 2020 he launched Monsieur Alexander Home Décor. 

 

In February of 2021, Monsieur Alexander was granted the once in a lifetime opportunity to be a part of a pop up museum for the Urban Arts Center, to celebrate Black History Month. Monsieur created a exhibition that showcased why Black Lives Matter from the start of slavery, to the Civil Rights Movement, to police brutality, finishing off with Black Excellence.

 

In the center of the exhibit stood proudly the Queen Yemjoa, representing the mother of mankind receiving her children home, whose lives were sacrificed so that we might make a change in the world against all racism. The Queen went on to be showcased on CBS news, and in Dallas Morning News as one of the top exhibits to visit for the month of February.

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