Uptown Dance Company II
UDC II is a pre-professional performing group, comprised of Uptown Dance Centre’s Levels VI and VII students. They perform annually in Nutcracker Suite, Dance Infusion, Spring Show, and various festivals locally and abroad. These dancers are selected to audition by invitation only. UDC II dancers have the privilege to work with renowned choreographers in works created especially for them, as well as have the opportunity to perform with Uptown Dance Company. UDC II has toured nationally to Chicago and New York, and internationally to Austria, Mexico, Costa Rica, and China.
2019–20 Company II Artists include: Wyatt Bounds, Erin Brooks, Kendall Chung, Jared Cordova, Loren Gulledge, Claire Herrera, Elizabeth Johnson, Caroline Kobe, Madison Magnuson, Avery Nick, Avi Plager, Annabelle Schleider, and Lucy Terrell.
Senior & Junior Companies
The Senior and Junior Companies are an introduction to becoming a performer with UDC II. Uptown Dance Centre Levels IV and V students are encouraged to audition annually for 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.
2019–20 Senior Company Artists include: Sofia Chavez-Lujambio, Joshua Cordova, Alden Farrow, Caris Kim, Greta Prieto, Anna Ritter, Reece Schultz, Ellery Stedham, Kenna Suttle, Camille Weber, Emma Kate Wells, and Rachel Wray.
2019–20 Junior Company Artists include: Macy Anchondo, Lizzie Baker, Ava Casas, Lexi Davis, Natalie Getz, Mary Jordan Green, Isabel Jacobsen, Emmi Lindsay, Victoria Prieto, Robin Rider, Sari Roseman, Julia Scheldt, Emma Smith, Helana Weaver, Georgia Wells, Maylee Wells, Allison Wolf, Brady Yarrow, and Maryam Zaafran.