Pre-Professional Companies

Uptown Dance Company II

UDC II is a pre-professional performing group, consisting of students from Levels VI and VII of the Uptown Dance Centre, who perform annually in the Nutcracker Suite, Dance Infusion, Spring Show, and various festivals locally and abroad. These dancers are selected to audition for the company by invitation only. As members of UDC II, these dancers have the privilege to work with renowned choreographers in works created especially for them, as well as have the opportunity to supplement the professional Uptown Dance Company. UDC II has toured nationally to Chicago and New York, as well internationally to countries that include Austria, Mexico, Costa Rica, and China.

Senior & Junior Companies

The Senior and Junior Companies are an introduction to becoming a performer with UDC II. Uptown Dance Centre students in Levels IV and V are encouraged to audition annually to become members of these pre-professional companies. Junior and Senior company members have the opportunity to explore the wide range of skills required to become a professional dancer. These skills include pantomime, stage craft, artistry, and self-expression. Company members are featured in the pre-shows for Uptown Dance Company performances, they also perform in the annual Nutcracker Suite hosted by Uptown Dance Company.

2017-2018 Season

Company II
  • Jackson Bayhi
  • Erin Brooks
  • Maria Chammas
  • Jared Cordova
  • Ellie Farlow
  • Emily Healey
  • Madison Magnuson
  • Nicole Moreleon
  • Avery Nick
  • Lauren Spittle
  • McKenna Weil
  • Luke Westerman
  • Patrick Westerman
Senior Company
  • Susan Allison
  • Manon Bissig
  • Catori Brisbin
  • Kendall Chung
  • Carolina Hauger
  • Claire Herrera
  • Elizabeth Johnson
  • Caroline Kobe
  • Audrey Lobb
  • Nikita Munsif
  • Hannah Rappold
  • Jack Westerman
Junior Company
  • Sofia Chavez-Lujambio
  • Joshua Cordova
  • Caris Kim
  • Avi Plager
  • Greta Prieto
  • Anna Ritter
  • Paris Ruzicka
  • Annabelle Schleider
  • Ellery Stedham
  • Camille Weber
  • Emma Kate Wells
  • Matthew Westerman

Banner Photo: Bill Klemm