For over twenty-five years Obediah Wright has built a career as a professional artist working with some of the best in the business such as Ray Charles, Dionne Warwick, Aretha Franklin, Isao Tomita, M'bogeni Ngema (writer, choreographer and director of Broadway Musical "Sarafina", Suzan Birkenhead (Lyrist for Broadway's ‘Jelly's Last Jam', Diana Ross and a new generation of artists including Janet Jackson, Erykah Badu and Ashanti. A native New Yorker, Obediah aka ‘Baba' Obediah, training began with Bernice Johnson, his teacher and mentor and a woman he credits with giving him the strong foundation which has allowed him to travel the world in such varied roles as teacher, dancer, actor, singer, director and choreographer.
From Ms. Johnson's dance studio, ‘Baba' Obediah continued his studies at the High School of Performing Arts, Alvin Ailey, Dance Theater of Harlem, Lee Aka Thompson, and the Julliard School, one of the most prestigious artistic school in the world. ‘Baba" Obediah Wright co-directed and choreographed a commercial in South Africa for a new cell phone company integrating South African tap dancers with African-American tap dancers along with twenty-five Zulu dancers creating a tap orchestra. Other credits include choreographing several off-Broadway productions, including "Black Broadway and the Blues", "The Women of the Black Panthers, the long running musical ‘HAIR', ‘Storm Stories', and ‘OYA' the winner of the Audelco award for best production of the year for which ‘Baba' Obediah was nominated for best choreographer of the year.