Learn More About the 2019 Barnstormers!

/, Dance Source Programs/Learn More About the 2019 Barnstormers!

Learn More About the 2019 Barnstormers!

 

 

 

 

Program A (June 19 and 22)

Ayan C Felix

Ayan Felix (Gulf Coast) is a movement artist who uses contemporary methods to evaluate intricate social environments. She graduated from Franklin & Marshall College in 2016 with a neuroscience B.A. and has since used various movement forms to produce her artistic work evaluating emotional intelligence, social media, futurism, and women’s health. Upon moving to Houston she has had the pleasure of joining the diverse legacy of Suchu Dance/Jennifer Wood, Dance Afrikana, Pilot Dance Project, and Jhon R. Stronks. Her solo works have been presented at the Houston Fringe Festival, Core Dance in partnership with Dance Source Houston (DSH) and The Field NYC Field Day, and DSH Barnstorm Dance Fest. She has also performed as a guest at Archway Gallery for Silvia PintoSouza’s Dwellings (2018) exhibition. Ayan is a DSH ’18-’19 resident artist.

Houston Fashion Portraits

Full Circle Dance

To come full circle is to return to your beginnings anew. Full Circle Dance is comprised of dance educators, dance artists, and choreographers on a mission to bring dance “full circle” to North Texas… not just art, or entertainment, but both. Full Circle Dance seeks to bring the highest level of artistic expression to our community, but also make it accessible and approachable. Break out of the box and come full circle. Full Circle Dance was established in the summer of 2018 by Tiffanee Arnold as the culmination of her achievements as an educator, choreographer, and performer. Tiffanee has worked for over 20 years establishing the dance program at Collin College as a nationally respected launching ground for dance talent – where her excellence in choreography was recognized by being included in the prestigious gala performances of ACDA (American College Dance Association) an unprecedented eight times – and performing for over 17 years with Elledanceworks Dance Company. Her works are evocative, compelling and nuanced, yet also approachable and accessible to a broad audience.

Full Circle Dance is currently comprised of 12 vibrant performers with a shared passion for dance. They represent lifetimes of learning, teaching and performing coming together in a way that is interconnected and familiar, yet wholly new and unique as well. All have come full circle.

 

Photographed by Nick Young

 

Group Acorde

Group Acorde is a Houston based performance company formed by four well-established artists, two contemporary dancers, and two jazz musicians, who bring a novel and innovative approach to art making by combining original music and contemporary dance choreography where all artists together create the works from beginning to end. Its mission is to cultivate and educate audiences through live performances.  The company looks to broaden its reach by partnering with other organizations that can guide us to communities that may not otherwise have access to such opportunities.

    Acorde, a Portuguese word, means “wake up” and also means “chord”. The definition of chord in the English language is “a combination of usually three or more musical tones sounded simultaneously” which reflects the collaborative spirit on which Group Acorde was created.

The founding artists of Group Acorde are working to develop new approaches to creating performance works involving live music and dance.  In their experience, the music is usually created first, separate from the choreographer and dancers, and then passed on to the dance company to create movement to accompany the audio score. Group Acorde’s process prioritizes a setting where music and movement are created in the same space and at the same time in a responsive and collaborative format.  This unique approach to the creation process allows for a more enriching experience for the artists to share their skill sets, resulting in more thoughtful, immersive and layered performance works for the audience.  Every work that the company performs is an original work involving collaboration with two or the four founding company artists and most recently, guest artists as well.

In its first two seasons, Group Acorde has been invited to participate in dance festivals such as The Barnstorm Dance Fest in 2016 and 2017 and The Dance Month at the Kaplan Theater in 2017.  The company has also partnered with local organizations including Nicole Longnecker Gallery, Plus Fest, Ash Danceworks and Dance of Asia America performing at Miller Outdoor Theater in April of 2018.  In addition to creating, producing and premiering several original works the company has premiered one full evening production titled Unemojional in August of 2017, performed at the REC ROOM. The company has stayed true to its education mission by offering “pay what you can” outreach classes to the dance community, where dancers can pay any amount to take a ballet or contemporary class with live accompaniment and join in a social gathering afterwards. In its current season, the company has performed at Fringe Festival and was one of the companies presented at the Contemporary World Festival at Discovery Green. Recently, Group Acorde presented a full evening of new collaborations titled Origins featuring one guest choreographer, one additional composer and a visual artist joining the company artists for several public performances and special shows to over 100 students from Crockett Elementary at MATCH theater during January 2019.

Photographed by Yankar Gonzalez

 

Jaime Frugé-Walne

Jaime Frugé, a native Houstonian, is a choreographer, performer, and educator who creates interactive and co-creative performance experiences. Jaime fuses choreography, theatre, costume, and production design to curate site-specific performances and immerse audiences and performers inside an intimate performance environment ripe with interaction and co-creation to promote social change. Her choreography has been presented at CounterCurrent Festival’s Ten Tiny Dances, Houston’s Fringe Festival, Dance Source Houston’s Mind the Gap, and Sam Houston State University. She has had the pleasure of serving on Frenetic Theatre’s Artist Board where she produced her first evening-length work titled Integration. In addition, Jaime is a member of the 2019 class of Artist INC supported by Fresh Arts and the Mid-America Arts Alliance.  

She holds a MFA in Dance from Sam Houston State University and BA in Theatre from the University of Southern California. She is a graduate of Houston’s High School for Performing and Visual Arts and trained at the Houston Ballet Academy and Joffrey Ballet School New York City. Jaime has worked with notable choreographers such as Bliss Kohlmeyer, Luis Fuente, Jesse Zarritt, Kira Blazek, Jane Weiner, Margot Marshal, John Brinkman, Janie Carothers, Dana Nicolay, and Jennifer Pontius.

Jaime teaches ballet, modern, jazz, dance composition, and Pilates. At Sam Houston State University, she developed a non-majors Seminar in Fine Arts course where she collaborated with other art areas to educate general education students about the world of dance. She created and developed the YES Prep Public School’s Southeast Campus Dance Department where she influenced and inspired a young generation of movers. Jaime is a Balanced Body certified Pilates instructor and is a Wellness Team member of the Houston Ballet Academy. She has worked extensively with the Dance Department at Sam Houston State University and studied under master teachers such as Betty Nicolay, Jill Gilbert, and Nanci Patch.

In addition to dance, Jaime worked as a costume designer and stylists for the music industry. In Los Angeles, she worked on countless music videos, advertising campaigns, and world tours with artists such as Gwen Stefani, Mary J. Blige, Faith Hill, Jennifer Lopez, and Sean Combs. Her design and production experience has greatly influenced her work as a choreographer and movement artist.

Photographed by Lynn Lane

 

 

 

 

Joel Aguilera

Joel Aguilera is a 23-year-old Houston Native with a Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Houston. Aguilera is on his fourth year as a Principal Dancer with Fly Dance Company, with whom he has toured nationally and internationally. In Houston, you can see Aguilera dancing at the Toyota Center as an Entertainer with the Houston Rockets Launch Crew. Aguilera can also be seen competing alongside his crew Rock All Day and as a dancer for the University of Houston Dance Ensemble. Outside of performing, Aguilera spends his time teaching dance at Leap Dance Center and Dayton Academy of Dance. Although Aguilera has his roots in the Hip Hop Culture, he has branched out the past couple of years into Lindy Hop, Ballet, and Modern.

 

 

 

 

Photographed by Eugen Soh

Open Dance Project
Open Dance Project is an ensemble-driven dance theater company dedicated to developing and presenting world-class dance theater experiences in Houston and serving as a cultural resource through engaging and enriching education and community programming. Annie Arnoult is the founding artistic director of Open Dance Project where she directs the company’s professional performance season and oversees the company’s extensive dance education work in partnership with Young Audiences Houston and the Houston Arts Access Initiative. Arnoult was recently named one of the “25 to Watch 2018” by Dance Magazine, citing her “keen attention to detail” and was a 2017 recipient of Houston Arts Alliance Individual Artist Grant for the development of the critically acclaimed ‘Bout a Stranger, deemed one of the “most fully realized pieces to come out of Houston in decades,” by Nancy Wozny in Dance Magazine. Open Dance Project is funded in part by the city of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.

Photographed by Lynn Lane

Renzo Jimenez
Renzo grew up in La Porte, TX, where he studied music for 6 years. He started dancing when he performed in musicals, which included 42nd Street and Crazy For You (and many others). He found his passion for tap dancing when he was 16 years old and self-taught himself until he attended college. Upon graduating from La Porte High School, he began his college education and formal dance training in ballet, modern, aerial silks, jazz, musical theatre, and tap from his mentors Lucy Arrington and Travis Prokop. Dancing with Lamar Theatre and Dance Department, Renzo has been invited to perform in pieces of choreography chosen to be presented at the American College Dance Association for the past three years. Last year he submitted his work ‘Better Apart’ to be adjudicated at the Bailando Dance Festival. His piece made GALA and got to perform the following night and he was awarded a scholarship from Randall Flynn to dance at his Summer Intensive in 2019 for Ad Deum Dance Company. Renzo teaches at various studios in South East Texas, choreographs competition solos, and spreads his passion for dance to his students.

Photographed by Gavin Calais

Program B (June 20 and 22)

Adam Castan͂eda

Adam Castaneda is a dancer and arts administrator living in Houston, Texas. He is the Executive and Artistic Director of the Pilot Dance Project, a non-profit arts organization with the mission of transforming and empowering communities through innovative dance, theater, and visual art. His programming has been funded by the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, Houston Endowment, Texas Commission on the Arts, the Morales Foundation, Houston First, the Midtown Management District, and Dance Source Houston. As a company member of the Pilot Dance Project, he has performed in evening-length work by Ashley Horn, jhon r. stronks, Jennifer Mabus, Jaime Frugé-Walne, Heather VonReichbauer, and Lori Yuill. He was recently awarded a City’s Initiative grant from the City of Houston to present new evening-length work by Brooklyn-based artists Brother(hood) Dance. In 2018, he was a graduate of the second class of Houston’s Artist Inc., and was one of 15 dance presenters selected from a national pool of applicants to participate in the Jacob’s Pillow National Dance Presenters Forum. He was recently chosen as one of Dance Source Houston’s 2018-2019 Artists-in-Residence, which will culminate in a finished piece of choreography at the 2019 Barnstorm Dance Fest. “A Quiet Ending” was created with the support of this residency. When not dancing with his own company, he often appears onstage with Suchu Dance/Jennifer Wood.

 

Photographed by Pin Lim

Jennifer Mabus

JENNIFER MABUS possesses a rich performance background. Hailed as “bold” (New York Times) and “living calligraphy” (Boston Globe), she has performed internationally as a soloist and founding member of Robert Battle’s Battle Works, as well as for Amy Marshall Dance Company (NYC), Heidi Latsky (NYC), Takehiro Ueyama (NYC), Bruce Wood Dance Project (TX), Noble Motion Dance (TX), and Dark Circles Contemporary Dance (TX), among others. Mabus has presented choreography in festivals, such as the Dance Gallery Festival, the Dumbo Dance Festival, the Cool/NY Festival, and the 254 Festival, and she has been commissioned to create work for the dance companies, METdance, Contemporary Ballet Dallas, Pilot Dance Project, the Foundation for Modern Music (at the Miller Outdoor Theater), Muscle Memory Dance Theater, Omega Dance Company, and Elle Danceworks, as well as for university dance programs around the nation. Mabus was a Rice University Dance Artist in Residence, a Noble Motion Dance “Next Step” emerging artist, and a Dance Source Houston Artist in Residence.

Currently, Mabus is a core collaborator of the Transitory Sound and Movement Collective, where she has co-created original, experiential evenings in venues such as the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Rothko Chapel, the Asia Society, the Rec Room and the Rice University Gallery. She is the Dance Program Chair at the University of St. Thomas, and she has served on the dance faculties of Texas Christian University, Sam Houston State University, Houston’s HSPVA, San Jacinto College, Booker T Washington HSPVA, and Interlochen Arts Academy. Mabus received a BFA in Dance from Southern Methodist University and an MFA from Sam Houston State University. jenmabus.com

 

Photographed by Lynn Lane

Kalpana Subbarao

Kalpana Subbarao is an artist with over 20 years experience in Indian classical dance forms, Kathak and Bharatanatyam. She studied Bharatanatyam in a traditional setting in India. She was the recipient of a 3-year scholarship from the Sangeet Nritya Academy and a 1st rank holder of the Senior and Vidwat (Proficiency) exams.

Currently, she practices Kathak. She is the disciple of Pt. Sontosh Maharaj for the past 7 years. She has performed in the US, India, and Malaysia. She is one of the 2018-2019 Artists in Residence for Dance Source Houston.  In 2017, she was a solo artist to perform in the Barnstorm Dance Fest by Dance Source Houston. She is also a certified Teaching Artist from the Arts for Learning Lab conducted by Young Audiences of Houston in partnership with the University of Houston.

As a choreographer, she showcased her work, Beloved, at the Mind The Gap show in 2017. She was the lead choreographer for Kathak in Silambam Houston Dance Company’s production, Kāvya: Poetry in Motion staged at both Miller Outdoor Theater (2018) and MATCH (2017) in Houston. Kalpana teaches Kathak for Silambam Houston at their Pearland and Houston Heights locations. She has a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Houston and has previously worked as a software engineer.

 

Photographed by Lynn Lane

Luke Smith

Playing sports his entire life, Luke did not discover dance until college, graduating from Davidson College in 2016 with a BS in Psychology and a minor in Dance. Craving more, he returned to college and earned his BFA in Dance from Sam Houston State University in May 2019. At SHSU, Luke performed in works by Joshua Manculich, Shen Wei’s RE-(III) (restaged by Brandon Whited), Elijah Alhadji Gibson, Joshua L. Peugh, Jared Doster, and Dana Nicolay, and he was awarded the Dance Excellence Award and the Dance Research Award. Luke has also received training from the American Dance Festival Six Week School, Paul Taylor American Modern Dance Summer Intensive in Baltimore, Moving Forward Dallas, and Inlet Dance Theatre. Last summer, Luke was selected to attend the inaugural Institute of Dance Journalism and Advocacy at the National College Dance Festival in Washington, DC. Phalanx premiered at Sam Houston in November 2018 and represented Sam Houston at the South-Central ACDA Informal Concert in March 2019.

 

Rasika Borse &  Soul Feet Dance

Rasika Borse —born in Mumbai, India—started her dance training in Bharatanatyam at a very young age in Doha, Qatar. After moving to Montreal, Canada she found a new found love for Ballet and dedicated the next few years to train under companies such as Quinte Ballet School and The School of Alberta Ballet. She has also passed all her Cecchetti Ballet exams with honours.  

During her time in Calgary, she joined the Young Canadian School of Performing Arts where she had the privilege to learn under the direction of Bryan Foley and Angela Benson. During her time here she performed at the Grandstand Show in front of an audience of 20,000 every night during the 10-day Calgary Stampede, also known as the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth. She also got her Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance from the University of Calgary and continued her Jazz training in a pre-professional program at Decidedly Jazz Dancerworks. She later had the honour of joining the DJD dance company and toured around Alberta with their show The Great Jazz History Mystery. Borse also joined Soul Feet Dance Productions, Calgary’s leading Bollywood dance company where she not only shared her passion for dance, but also had a chance to explore and embrace her Indian roots.

After gaining teaching and performing experience around Calgary, Borse decided to make the move to Huntsville, TX to pursue her higher education. Borse has now graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in Dance from Sam Houston State University. Her thesis explored ideas of human connections and how meaning is rooted in past experiences, backgrounds, and cultures. Borse hopes to continue exploring these ideas in the future and is excited to learn and grow as a choreographer, performer, and educator. She is currently enjoying her time as an Adjunct Lecturer of Dance at Sam Houston State University!

 

Founded in 2012, Soul Feet Dance Productions (SFDP) is Calgary’s premier Bollywood fusion dance company. SFDP specializes in various Bollywood dance styles and offers classes to adults and children of all ages and abilities, performances at a variety of events, school residencies and more. The team at SFDP is a firm believer and advocate for mind-body-soul connection and utilizes dance therapy with our students to build confidence, grow, heal, and empower themselves.

SFDP instills a strong sense of community and commitment within our students through the use of dance as a form of strength, connection, belonging and self-discovery. We take pride in our students, clients, and community partners and respect and welcome all individuals while ensuring our environment is filled with excitement, laughter, lifelong friendships and a place to call home!

 

Shaun Keylock

Shaun Keylock is a performance-based artist, choreographer, and dancer currently based in Portland, Oregon. He founded Shaun Keylock Company in 2018 as a framework for his ongoing interests in fields both beyond and in dialogue with dance.

Keylock’s movement research is rooted in contemporary performance that is at once both technically sound and radically subversive, often exploring the many facets of LGBT and queer identity. His choreography has been presented at ACDA Northwest, Regional Dance America, DownRight Productions, BodyVox, and New Expressive Works.

Oregon ArtsWatch has noted Keylock’s “bold movement and delicate intimacy.”

Keylock has also taught workshops and master classes throughout Oregon and Washington and has served as a guest teacher and faculty member at several universities and schools, including Pacific University, the University of Oregon, The Portland Ballet, Columbia Dance, NW Dance Project, and BodyVox Dance Center.

Presently, Keylock continues to create compelling, original works with his company of dancers in Portland as well as teach both emerging and professional dance artists through his unique approach to choreography and dance making.

 

Photographed by Chris Fucile

Program C (June 21 and 23)

Derek Nicholson

Derek Nicholson is pursuing his B.A. in Dance at the University of Houston (2019). He started training in the Spring High School color-guard and continued with Cypress Independent and Blue Stars Drum & Bugle Corps. He teaches and performs in the Houston area and nationally. He performed as an AirBlade spinner in the NFL Super Bowl LI Halftime Show with Lady Gaga and performed trapeze in New York at the Manhattan Movement & Arts Center.

 

 

 

iMEE

Through the innovative collaboration of artistic mediums, the artists of iMEE remind us that violins can dance, sculptures can breathe, and dancers can speak." – Erin Smith, CASA Magazine, Santa Barbara, CA. Co-founded in April 2009 by nationally acclaimed dancers and choreographers, Spencer Gavin Hering and Andrea Dawn Shelley. iMEE is a touring project company that is dedicated to presenting innovative, original contemporary dance works, featuring acclaimed guest artists from around the world. iMEE has provided quality art education through multi-disciplinary collaborations and full programming for audiences in California, Florida, Texas, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Mexico, Italy and Bulgaria. The company has participated in several Festivals, including: Weekend of Texas Contemporary Dance, The Dance Gallery Festival (TX & NYC), FestOval of Dance (FL), Palcoscenico de Danza (Italy), McCallum’s 15th Annual Choreography Festival
(CA), Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, Mass Dance Festival, the blackbox INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL THEATRE & DANCE 2015, 2017 (Bulgaria), the Great Friends Dance Festival (RI), Barnstorm Dance Fest (TX), Festival International De Danza Contemporanea De La Ciudad De Mexico 2016, 2017 (Mexico City) and soMi DANCE FEST 2018 (Founding Company) (FL). www.imeeonthemove.com

Photographed by Roi LeMayh

 

 

 

 

 

MotionVivid by Dat Nguyen 

Dat Nguyen, a native from Vietnam, is a dance and visual artist currently based in Salt Lake City, Utah. He received his BFA degree in Dance at Sam Houston State University and is pursuing an MFA at the University of Utah. His theatrical works often employs collage as narrative vehicle which serves to heighten the somatic experience of his complexed identity. Dat also loves exploring visual media/technologies and their often-intangible relationship with dance. This allows him to expand his artistic landscapes and invigorate his approaches to performance. He founded MotionVivid™ in 2014 to further his research and expand his artistic practice to local communities that he is serving. In 2018, he received a residency from the Sugar Space Foundation and Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Park program to stage an evening-length work. His works and collaborations have been presented at multiple venues and festivals across the country, including Versatility Dance Festival (Colorado), Mark Morris Dance Center (New York), Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Rocky Mountain Choreography Festival, Creators Grid, BRINE, Mudson, Marriott Center for Dance, Salt Dance Fest, Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival (Utah), Bailando International Dance Festival, Jim & Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center (Texas), and Dibden Center for The Arts (Vermont).

Tejas Dance

Tejas dance was founded in 2014 as a platform to enrich and popularize Bharatanatyam and also identify and encourage talent in the field. In 2016, Tejas Dance presented Shivalaya – A thematic presentation on Lord Shiva and His Abode was premiered in June 2017 for the ICHF and the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs. ‘Glimpses of Blue’ was premiered in May 2018, ‘PratibhAsa – Anthology in Dance’ was premiered in August 2018 for Texas Commission on the Arts and ICHF. Tejas dance was invited to perform ‘Ardhanareeshwara’ at the Dallas Dances 2018, Moody Performance Hall. Tejas dance has also participated and presented several dance performances for DFW Hindu Temple, Karya Siddhi Hanuman Temple, NAVIKA, Harvard Tamil Chair, Allen Radha Krishna Temple, Arathi School of Dance and EkSitara, Dallas Pubilc Work’s Winter’s Tale at the Wyle theater and Joshua L. Peugh’s DIALOGUE as a part of DCCD’s Spring Series.

Bhuvana Venkatraman, Founder/Executive Director of Tejas Dance, believes in the ever-expanding potential of all art forms, Bharatanatyam in particular. She wants to blend the great art with changing times and concepts; and also gain acceptance in different cultural milieus. She has performed in several Thematic Dance Productions for Arati School of Dance, Expressions School of Dance, Soorya Dance Company & ThinkIndia Foundation. She is the Founder of Tejas Dance to enrich and popularize Bharatanatyam; and also to identify and encourage talent in the field. She is also the co-founder of Indique Dance Company. She serves on the board of the Dance Council of North Texas.

Artistic Directors, Bhuvana Venkatraman and Chintan Patel, are both enthusiastic dancers/choreographers strongly rooted in tradition. They were drawn towards this dance form, captivated by the vibrancy and the spiritual beauty it has to offer. They believe that Bharatanatyam is looking at things beyond their actual appearance. We consider it a medium for finding metaphors in every event in our lives and finding its deeper roots in spiritual elevation. Backed with strong training in the art form, they are well equipped and excited to popularize this dance form by offering traditional Bharatanatyam performances that audience across cultures can enjoy, relate and appreciate.

 

Teresa Chapman

Teresa Chapman is an Associate Professor at the University of Houston where she teaches pedagogy, dance kinesiology, and advanced technique.  She has performed with dance companies in Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Washington DC, New York, Hamburg, Germany and Houston.   Chapman is also an independent choreographer and researcher. Her choreography has been presented in Houston, New Mexico, California, Pennsylvania, New York.  Her current research focuses on the effects of improvisational dance on balance and cognition in aging adults. Chapman received her MFA from California State, Long Beach.  For more information, please visit www.chapmandance.com

 

Photographed by Lynn Lane

 

 

 

The Anjali Dance Company

Anjali Center for Performing Arts is the first Indian dance school in Texas, established in 1975 by Dr. Rathna Kumar, the only Indian American to have received the Govt. of India’s highest honor for classical dance, the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Excellence in Performing Arts. Rathna has also been nominated to the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame and received a Congressional Recognition. Artists in the Anjali Dance Company include a Texas Young Masters Fellow and two Young Arts Finalists and members of the prestigious Indian Raga, and senior students of Dr. Rathna Kumar.

 

 

 

 

Photographed by Lynn Lane

Uwazi Zamani

Uwazi Zamani is a performance artist and native Houstonian. He is the Founder and Artistic Director of Stātemēnts Dance Company, a company invested in creating socially and politically conscious art through the exploration of history and human condition.


His talent and passion for slam poetry, dance, theatre, and visual art manifested itself at the early age of seven.

He uses these mediums to explore and unravel the complexities of being a Black same gender loving man; exploring topics of race, religion, sexuality, and politics. It is through this exploration that he is able to deliver artfully unapologetic experiences through movement and spoken word. He firmly believes in creating a pallet of work vested in truth, healing, and transparency.

Throughout his career he has received opportunities to work and perform closely notable dance companies such as Luna Negra Dance Theatre, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Rennie Harris’ Pure Movement,  Lehrer Dance, Agua Dulce Dance Theatre and Deeply Rooted Dance Theatre. He trained and worked closely with notable choreographers; John Lehrer, Jennifer Archibald, Bridgette Moore, Harrison Guy, Matthew Rushing of Alvin Ailey,  TOKYO, and Sonya Tayeh.
He was featured on FOXs So You Think You Can Dance as a semi-finalist in seasons 10 and 11 of the shows premieres. He is currently one of Dance Source Houston’s 2018-2019 Artist in Residency and is a full-time student at Houston Community College and will be attending Alabama State University in pursuit of his Bachelor’s in Dance Performance with a minor in African American Studies.

He believes that dance should not only showcase physical prowess but it should also nurture and cultivate one’s identity and development of self.

Uwazi means “transparent” in Swahili

 

By |2019-05-02T01:40:15+00:00April 29th, 2019|Barnstorm Dance Fest, Dance Source Programs|0 Comments

Leave A Comment