Cholly Atkins (Choreographer) | Playbill

Cholly Atkins


The Times reported Mr. Atkins also choreographed the smooth, precise moves of Motown performers such as the Temptations, the Supremes, the Shirelles and Smokey Robinson and the Miracles. He was also a teacher of a young Sammy Davis, Jr.

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  • Also Known As: Charles Sylvan Atkinson
  • Born: Sep 13, 1913 in Pratt City, Alabama
  • Death: Apr 19, 2003 in Las Vegas, Nevada


Tony Award
1989 Best Choreography Winner

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