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Growing up in Jamaica, NY, Faye Yvette McQueen was painfully thin, shy, and prone to fall up and down the stairs. When the YMCA offered dance lessons, her parents swiftly signed her up. By age 12, McQueen had founded a studio where she taught dance to neighborhood children.
Dance is her first passion!
While in high school, McQueen studied dance at The Ailey School and the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance. At Goucher College, she majored in dance education and minored in Spanish. From 1984-86, she attended Southern Methodist University Meadows School of the Arts while also dancing as a company principal with the Dallas Black Dance Theatre. She also has performed with the Liberation Ensemble and the Inspiration Dance Ensemble, both of Queens, NY; Several Dancers Core of Atlanta; and ProDanza Italia/USA of Tuscany, Italy.
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In 1988, she founded The Dancer’s Warehouse, Inc., a nonprofit organization based in Atlanta and dedicated to teaching dance to underprivileged youths. While still in living Dallas, she was spotted by a talent scout, which led to commercial TV spots and, over time, a new career.
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In 2009, she moved back home to New York to pursue acting full time and has appeared in the TV hits, The Sinner, Orange Is the New Black, Law & Order, Limitless, and Veep, as well as the movie, The Bourne Legacy, In An LA Minute, After Everything and The First Purge.
McQueen’s current projects include a role in a new HBO tv series in Atlanta and a web series in CT where she plays a bad ass detective all slated to air in 2019.
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