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UnderWood’s directionthe company produced sixworld premieres and a TITAS PresentsCommissionforCommand PerformanceGala. Currently inits fifthseasonthe company isnowunder the directionof KimiNikaidohafterWood’s passing inMay 2014.

ChamberlainPerformingArts (Plano, TX) –Established in1984 by ArtisticDirectorKathyChamberlainas a student ensemble dedicated to providing students a stepping stone to professional dance careers. Chamberlainis dedicated to servingNorthTexas and the surrounding community by providing professional quality performances and out- standing outreachprograms. The company takes great pride inthe ongoing efforts to expand its cultural diversity throughperformance col- laborations.

DallasBlackDanceTheatre (Dallas, TX) – Founded in1976 byAnn Williams,DBDT consists of 12 full-time dancers performing amixed repertory ofmodern, jazz, ethnic and spiritualworks bynationally and internationally recognized choreographers.Over the years the company has grownfroma community-based, semi-professional organizationto a fully-professional dance company that is renowned intheU.S. and is noted for its richcultural diversity,history of inclusionandhigh-level of artistic excellence incontemporarymoderndance and educational pro- grams

DallasBlackDanceTheatre II (Dallas, TX) – This semi-professional company createdbyDallasBlackDance TheatreFounderAnnWilliams in2000 consists of eight aspiring artists fromaroundthenation.Under the guidance ofNycoleRay,DBDT IIprovides anopportunity for young artists todeveloptheirdance skillswhile serving theDallas/FortWorth community andtouring across thenation.Going into its 16thseasonper- formingworksby recognizedandemerging artists,DBDT IIperforms a diversifiedrepertoire ofmodern, jazz,African, lyrical andspiritualworks.

Pictured:BalletEnsemble of Texas

DallasCowboysRhythm&BluesDancers (Irving, TX) – Founded in 2009,DCRBis a high-energy co-ed hip hop dance team and drumcorps. Lead by JennyDurbin SmithDCRBbrings an inno- vative, unique and exciting element to theCowboys legendary game- day entertainment line-up. The dance team’s dynamic routines fea- ture breakdancing and hip hop-basedmovement requiring both strongmusicality and level of dance ability. Presented byMiller Lite, DCRBwas conceptualized under the direction ofDallasCowboys ExecutiveVice President ofBrandManagementCharlotteAnderson and is the first and only entertainment concept of its kind in the National Football League.

DarkCirclesContemporaryDance (Dallas, TX) –Originally formed in Seoul, SouthKorea by Joshua L. Peugh andChoHyun Sang, Peugh started theUSAbranch of the company in 2013 bridging the gap betweenEast andWest.DCCDis dedicated to bringing the progressivework of international choreographers and dancers to a worldwide audience. It strives to educate the public on the power of movement in communicating ideas.

AJGarcia-Rameau(Austin, TX) –AJGarcia-Rameau is an inde- pendent contemporary ballerina based inAustin.AJ trained at HoustonAcademy ofDance andAustin School ofClassicalBallet. She received additional training under scholarshipwithAlvinAiley School, Joffrey Jazz/Contemporary, andComplexionsContemporary Ballet.AJ earned aBS degree inChemicalEngineering andDance Minor fromtheUniversity of Texas. She has performedwith ExclamationDanceCompany,AustinClassicalBallet, andBHumn DanceCompany.

HoustonRepertoryDanceEnsemble (Houston, TX) – The ensemble is a sponsored project of FracturedAtlas, a non-profit arts service organization, and is led byArtisticDirectorAmyBlake. This ensemblewas designed for the dancer seeking collaborationwith exemplaryworldwide professionals in the industry to help them obtain greater levels of achievement in the arts through classical train- ing in ballet, jazz,modern and contemporary. The ensemble provides dancerswith a positiveworking environment and opportunities for master classes, private coaching, YAGP participation andmultiple international showcases and performance venues.

METdance (Houston, TX) – Founded in 1995,HoustonMetropolitan DanceCenter Inc. strives to educate and revitalize a passion for dance through the finest instruction and performance.Under the direction ofMarlanaDoyleMETdanceCompany has performed throughout the United States in dozens of theaters receiving high acclaim, performing works by some of themost influential and talented choreographers of our time. The company is the sister organization to theMETDance Center.

Pictured:Natyananda: Joy ofDance. Photo:Dr. SureshGandhi DANCE!NORTHTEXAS

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