Arthur T. Allen (Sergeant of Arms)
ART Arthur T. Allen
Sergeant of Arms

Arthur T. Allen, Sergeant of the Arms of Good Deeds International (GDI), LLC was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Arthur is affectionately known as "Art" by many. He is a professional photographer who runs his own photography business, works freelance in his spare time and drives a truck as well. When he is not on the road, there is always a beautiful wedding to photograph on his calendar along with other special events and a few individual portraits.

Art is skilled at working in both color and black & white. His photo journalistic style is modern and distinctive with a timeless, classical edge. Arthur earned recognition and respect in the photography field while being commissioned to photograph individuals such as, Usher, Mohammed Ali, Naughty By Nature, Jermaine Depri, Nelly, Monica, Janet Jackson, and our current President Barack Obama. Another celebrity that Art had the pleasure of working with was Michelle Williams (formally of Destiny's Child) completed a behind the scenes photo shoot for her 2013 album. Art's hobbies include extreme adventures, chess, traveling and dancing. When Art is not dancing, he coaches a Little League Basketball Team at the YMCA. Art was introduced to Steppin' at a very young age and has continued his love of Steppin' and the rich culture that it has to offer. Art's motto is simple and powerful.......''LIVE YOUR LIFE."

Purpose, Mission, Motto


To bring like-minded people together through dance as a means of encouraging unity. We are committed to showcasing our heritage through dance and demonstrating our rich culture that has evolved over the years and across the nation. GDI focuses on celebrating and broadening the awareness of African American Heritage through a beautiful couple’s dance called Chicago-Style Steppin.’


Uniting in the community, helping those who need a hand, rejoicing in our successes, uplifting in our failures and fostering unwavering solidarity. By actualizing our Purpose, we will fulfill our Mission.


“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” George Washington Carver


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