Chicago natives Dawud and Lura began dancing together professionally 19 years ago, having been discovered by Chicago's own Hall of Fame artist Marshall Thompson and the Chi-Lites, with whom they remain featured dancers. The Chicago Defender has described them as a modern day Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
They have performed on various stages including the Chicago Theatre, Star Plaza Theatre, Arie Crown Theatre, Horseshoe Venue, Navy Pier and have traveled with the Chi-Lites.
Dawud and Lura worked with the Mahdi Theatre Company as choreographers for the Black Renaissance. They performed in the musicals School Daze, The Wiz, and Love Jones.
They were V103's first place champions at the Stepper's Ball, 2002, and first place winners at Herb Kent's annual steppers contest. They have also performed with award-winning guitarist Michael Ross at the Skyline Theatre at Navy Pier, Taste of Chicago, the Park West and the Promontory. They have performed with jazz singer Loretta Lee (Billie Holiday) at Chicago's African Fest.
In addition to maintaining an active performance schedule, they have been teaching stepping for 18 years at their studio located in the Keyman's Club at 2638 South Wabash.