Jerome Foundation scholarship allowed
him to study advanced choreography at the Dance Theatre of Harlem,
resulting in the premiere of his piece at the Roundhouse Theatre
in London in 1987.
performed with both the Harkness Dance Theatre (youth company)
and the Harkness Ballet in New York in the early 80s. He was also
the school administrator and company manager/lighting designer for
the Far East tour of the Harkness Ballet.
In 1983, Walter became Ballet Master, Associate Artistic
Director and Choreographer in Residence with the Nanette Bearden
Contemporary Dance Theatre (NBCDT). During his tenure he choreographed
over twenty-five ballets.
relocated to Charleston, South Carolina, in 1993, where he founded
STARRS (Satellite Teaching of the Arts to Regional and Rural Students)
to give dance and theater opportunities to youth in the "low
country" (the coastal region south of Charleston, including
the Sea Islands). Over the next five years, STARRS established training
sites statewide, with over 2000 students.
Walter was also primary dance instructor at Benedict College
and Artistic Director of its Harold Odom Dance Theatre (HODT). In
1996, he co-conceived and choreographed a gospel musical, Bible
Stories, using dancers from HODT.
to New York in 2000, Walter joined the renowned Boys Choir of
Harlem (BCH) as instructor, choreographer, set and lighting designer,
stage and production manager. His choreography for BCH premiered
in Nagano, Japan, accompanied by a full orchestra conducted by Seiji
resumed his roles as Associate Artistic Director and Choreographer
in Residence of the Nanette Bearden Contemporary Dance Theatre when
it was revived in 2004 by Sheila Rohan, Nanette's sister. For its
inaugural ballet he created On The Block (after Bearden), a work-in-
progress inspired by The Block, the six-panel collage by the renowned
American artist Romare Bearden.