"By the time I did come to Chicago, it was starting to really cook."

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Homer Hans Bryant began studying tap and jazz as a child in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. He performed with Dance Theater of Harlem and Chicago City Ballet before establishing Bryant Ballet, later re-named the Chicago Multicultural Dance Center. He is the creator of Hiplet™, a mix of Hip-Hop with contemporary ballet and urban dance styles.  

"He was sort of a giant, creatively."