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Darrin Dewitt Henson          

Actor, Choreographer & Author

Darrin Dewitt Henson is an American choreographer, dancer, actor, director and producer. Henson initially rose to fame as one of the most notable characters on Showtime’s television series, Soul Food. Henson’s critically acclaimed portrayal of ex-convict-turned-businessman, Lem Van Adams, demonstrated his ability to connect deeply with urban audiences.

His work on Soul Food earned him subsequent roles in popular urban films "Stomp the Yard" and "Life Support." He has also had key roles ABC’s television series Lincoln Heights and more recently, the hit dramas, VH1’s Single Ladies, BET’s Being Mary Jane, and the critically acclaimed TV show The Family Business in the role of Orlando Duncan.

Henson is a man of many talents. He is recognized as a leading choreographer within the music industry, and his experience includes work with top recording artists, including Jennifer Lopez, Spice Girls, Deborah Cox, Christina Aguilera, Prince, Britney Spears, ‘N Sync, Dru Hill, Jagged Edge, and George Michael.

Henson’s most notable dance routine is ‘N Sync’s “Bye, Bye, Bye.” His work on the video earned him the MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography.

Following the success of “Bye, Bye, Bye,” Henson released a dance instruction video, Darrin’s Dance Grooves, which was hugely popular, selling over 3 million copies.

Henson credits his success as a choreographer to his technical strength, attention to detail, and love of risk-taking.


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