Creative Minds at Uptown PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 11, 2017
CONTACT:
Beth Gulledge-Brown
713-686-0334
info@uptowndance.org

UPTOWN DANCE COMPANY PRESENTS:
“CREATIVE MINDS AT UPTOWN: An evening of Japanese-inspired Ballet, Music, & Voice”

Photo: Courtesy of Asia Society Texas Center (Lynn Lane Photography)

HOUSTON, TX – On April 23rd, 2017, Uptown Dance Company (UDC) partners with Creative Minds Collaborative (CMC) in an exciting program of Japanese-themed dance and music. The show featuring performers from UDC, CMC, Houston Ballet, Axiom Quartet, and University of Houston’s Moores School of Music.

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Get to an UDC Dancer – Katie (Trevino) Lammers

You’ve watched Uptown Dance Company performs on stage, and you’ve seen the dancers on Facebook or Instagram, but how well do you REALLY know our dancers?

Last but not least, meet Katie Lammers. Katie started her first season at Uptown Dance as Katie Trevino 4 years ago, and boy how things have changed!  She is now a happy newlywed and a new mom to an adorable puppy!  Katie will perform in the last show of the 2016-17 season, Creative Minds at Uptown – An Evening of Japanese-Inspired Ballet, Music and Voice.

You Name:
Katie Lammers

Where Are You From?
Born in Huntsville, AL. Grew up in southeast TX

Any Nickname?
Ktrev

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Get to Know an UDC Dancer – Amy Phillips

You’ve watched Uptown Dance Company performs on stage, and you’ve seen the dancers on Facebook or Instagram, but how well do you REALLY know our dancers?

This March, meet the multi-talented Amy Phillips. Not only you have seen Amy on stage dancing, you will also see her in classroom teaching, in UDC office as an administrator, and online as UDC’s webmaster and social media guru! Come join Amy and the rest of Uptown Dance Company on March 3rd and 4th for Spring Fusion and Uptown Dance Gala 2017!

You Name:
Amy Phillips

Where Are You From?
Hong Kong

Any Nickname?
Yun (From my Chinese name, “Wing Yun”)

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Get to Know an UDC Dancer – Edward DeShane

You’ve watched Uptown Dance Company performs on stage, and you’ve seen the dancers on Facebook or Instagram, but how well do you REALLY know our dancers?

For December, meet one of the newest members of UDC family, Edward DeShane. After showing off his contemporary moves back in Dance Infusion 2016, you will see Edward on stage this month dancing as the Nutcracker Prince and Snow King!

You Name:
Edward DeShane

Where Are You From?
Born in San Diego, CA

Any Nickname?
Eddie, Ed

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Get to Know an UDC Dancer – Tiffany Ramey

You’ve watched Uptown Dance Company performs on stage, and you’ve seen the dancers on Facebook or Instagram, but how well do you REALLY know our dancers?

Next, we have our Southern Belle from The Peach State… Ladies and gentlemen, introducing Uptown Dance Company member, Tiffany Ramey!

You Name:
Tiffany Ramey

Where Are You From?
Georgia

Any Nickname?
Don’t have one yet

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Get to Know an UDC Dancer – Adrian Ciobanu

You watch Uptown Dance Company performs on stage or see the dancers on Facebook or Instagram, but how well do you REALLY know our dancers?

Starting in November, we will feature an UDC dancer each month… Find out what they do when they are not dancing, who they look up to, words to live by, and what they are REALLY like…

First up, it’s our resident Romanian… Ladies and gentlemen, meet Uptown Dance Company Co-Director, Adrian Ciobanu!

You Name:
Florin Adrian Ciobanu

Where Are You From?
Romania

Any Nickname?
Cioby

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The Nutcracker Suite 2016

Join Uptown Dance Company for an evening of magic and dance!

claraprince-b-medIt’s that time of the year again… What better way to celebrate the holidays than spending it with Clara, her Nutcracker Prince, and The Sugar Plum Fairy for an adventure in The Land of Sweets. You will be sitting at one of the tables at the Christmas Eve dinner party where Drosselmeyer delights the children with magical dolls. Watch the snowflakes dance amongst you, and participate in the celebration of sweets from around the world.

There will be refreshments, treats and raffle drawings at each show, and audience members are encourage to dress up for the festivities.

Featuring UDC pre-professional division dancers as well as Uptown Dance Centre students, make this event your new holiday tradition and come join us for a family-friendly, fun-filled evening at Uptown Dance Centre.

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