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Fri, Oct 15


Upper Edgewater Park Pavillion

Greyt Big Talk

Cleveland's Breakfast Lecture Series for the Creative Community. Featuring Baiju Shah #GREYTBIGTALK

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Time & Location

Oct 15, 2021, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Upper Edgewater Park Pavillion, Upper Edgewater Dr, Cleveland, OH 44102, USA

About the Event

GREYT BIG TALK is a breakfast lecture series for the creative community taking place in pop-up locations on the third Friday of every month in Cleveland. 

Each event features:

  • local culinary artisan breakfast and coffee, 
  • live music performances
  • original art by local designers
  • startup pitches for anything our community is making
  • a short talk from a successful creative person
  • all filmed to share with our community online. 

Since our founding in January of 2015, we’ve hosted over 70 events and nearly 10,000 attendees. This month's talk will take place in Cleveland Public Square and Feature Howard Washington.

Howard Washington founded the ELEVĀTED Dance Company, for dancers who wanted to pursue hip hop as a career in Cleveland, Ohio. Since he formed the company in 2017, ELEVĀTED has performed at Playhouse Square, Akron Peacemakers, Best of the Best Fashion Show, House of Blues, Collaborated with Alex Angelo at The Grog Shop, and many more official and unofficial dance showcases arose the region.  Under his leadership, ELEVĀTED placed 2nd at the World of Dance Competition (2017). That enormous accolade earned ELEVATED automatic entry into the World of Dance Championship, which took take place in Pasadena, California  (2018) where they were crowned USA Team Champions.

In May 2018, ELEVĀTED opened its dance headquarters on Brecksville Road in Independence. This facility not only serves as the home of ELEVĀTED, but it also has become a full-fledged dance studio offering a variety of classes including hip hop, jazz, tap, contemporary, technique, choreographer’s muse, and adult hip hop cardio classes.

Howard believes that hip-hop dance should serve as a creative and expressive platform that unites all people that shares their love and passion for it. For more information on ELEVĀTED and the studio, visit the website at

Howard is a graduate from Lake Erie College with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree specializing in choreography and minoring in Entrepreneurial Studies. He has been a special guest teacher/choreographer at Cleveland State University, Hathaway Brown, Padua High School, Brush High School, and Lake Erie College, and the Willoughby Fine Arts Association. 


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