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Pepsi Bethel: 1918-2002
Pepsi Bethel
Jazz dancer, choreographer

Born: August 31, 1918 in Greensboro, North Carolina
Died: August 30, 2002 in New York City, New York

Jazz dancer and choreographer

Copyright © 2002 


Alfred 'Pepsi' Bethel was a jazz dancer, choreographer and leader of his own dance troupe, the Pepsi Bethel Authentic Jazz Dance Theater, which he founded in 1960. .

He cut his teeth on dances like the Cakewalk, Lindy-hop and Charleston at the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem, and worked with the Mura Dehn Jazz Ballet and other companies before forming his own troupe. He was consultant choreographer on several Broaadway shows, including shows One Mo' Time, Staggerlee and Jelly Roll!

JJA members are invited to submit a full obituary or appreciation.

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