“I was mesmerized by dance shows, like SoulTrain and American Bandstand; Variety Television shows and Movie Musicals. I knew all the latest dances, and created productions in my mind and performed shows for my family with my sister, brothers and cousins,singing—-not lip-synching—-to the latest records. My parents saw this creativity in me and I was fortunate to have a Mom who followed-through on what she saw by enrolling me in a Summer Fine Art Program when I was 13, and a Summer Youth Theatre when I was 14. And, the rest, they say, is history!”.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Ty Stephens, started his journey in the entertainment business majoring in Fine Art and performing in school productions at Overbrook High School (the same school as famed alum Will Smith, but years earlier), and, studying theatre and dance with the Philadelphia Youth Theatre at Society Hill Playhouse. He went on to Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, only to quit in his sophomore year to pursue dance full time, dancing with John Hines’ Dance Theatre of Philadelphia until his move to New York City to join the Rod Rodgers Dance Co., and study at the Alvin Ailey School, sharpening his skills as a dancer.
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...Stephens' voice is like honey... pure and sweet... —The Philadelphia Tribune
...smooth vocals, strong stage decor and soulfully inspiring dance moves...Ty Stephens is truly an entertainer.” —Venus Magazine
...above bar... magnificent! —SoulExpress.net (U.K.
Steeped in the finest Classic Soul and Contemporary Jazz traditions, TY STEPHENS is “electrifying live performance...versatility and creative fire... —Philadephia Tribune