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EVOLVE


e·volve

ēˈvälv/

verb

1.

develop gradually, especially from a simple to a more complex form.

Directed by Brie Underwood and Melissa Best

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EVOLVE


e·volve

ēˈvälv/

verb

1.

develop gradually, especially from a simple to a more complex form.

Directed by Brie Underwood and Melissa Best

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EVOLVE Dance Company is a co-ed group of driven and dedicated dancers seeking growth and opportunity within themselves and the dance community.  The goal of EVOLVE is to prepare its members for a successful future with a career in the professional dance industry or furthering their studies post graduation.  Members of EVOLVE work towards this goal by intense training, competitive avenues, and artistic exploration. EVOLVE works closely with many choreographers in the industry to prepare them for a professional career and to enhance and build their technique and artistry. EVOLVE is directed by Brie Underwood and Melissa Best and assisted by Gabe Flowers.

For more information about EVOLVE or our audition process, contact us at EvolutionDanceLeander@gmail.com.

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Meet The Fam

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Aislyn

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Bria

2019 ABT Summer Intensive

2019 ABT Summer Intensive

Eliana

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Gigi

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Alli

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evelyn

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ella

The Streetz Dance Convention Scholarship Recipient

The Streetz Dance Convention Scholarship Recipient

Josie

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Avery

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Clover

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harper

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Grace

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briana

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Eden

2018 National Pre-Teen Mr. Starmakers  The Streetz Elite Winner  Transcend Transcendent

2018 National Pre-Teen Mr. Starmakers

The Streetz Elite Winner

Transcend Transcendent

Micah

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Maria

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Miriam

Transcend Transcendent  2018 EVOLVE Dancer of the Year  The Streetz Elite Winner  Dancemakers Scholarship Recipient

Transcend Transcendent

2018 EVOLVE Dancer of the Year

The Streetz Elite Winner

Dancemakers Scholarship Recipient

Rie

2018/2019 Dancemakers Assistant  2017/2019 Intrigue Assistant  2018 National Teen Miss Starmakers  Transcend Transcendent  TRIBE Trainee  2015 EVOLVE Dancer of the Year  The Streetz Elite Winner

2018/2019 Dancemakers Assistant

2017/2019 Intrigue Assistant

2018 National Teen Miss Starmakers

Transcend Transcendent

TRIBE Trainee

2015 EVOLVE Dancer of the Year

The Streetz Elite Winner

molly jane

Transcend Transcendent  2018 National Junior Miss Starmakers  Intrigue Dance Intensive, Dancemakers, Adrenaline Dance Convention Scholarship Recipient

Transcend Transcendent

2018 National Junior Miss Starmakers

Intrigue Dance Intensive, Dancemakers, Adrenaline Dance Convention Scholarship Recipient

rosie

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Olivia

Transcend Transcendent

Transcend Transcendent

TIA

 
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EMERGE


e·merge

əˈmərj/

verb

1.

to come into being through evolution

Directed by Melissa Best

EMERGE


e·merge

əˈmərj/

verb

1.

to come into being through evolution

Directed by Melissa Best

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EMERGE Dance Company is a dedicated group of co-ed dancers, ages 6-8, committed to growing technique, movement quality, and confidence in a positive and disciplined environment. Dancers who are a part of EMERGE will compete in local and regional competitions, as well as train at conventions and workshops around the area to further growth and versatility.  EMERGE is directed by Melissa Best and assisted by Hailey White and Gabe Flowers.

 

the fam

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Ashley

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Kinley

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marin

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obrey

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Savannah

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Catherine

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Laekyn

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lyla

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mckinley

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stella

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ALUMNI


ALUMNI


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Kennedy Haught - 2019 EVOLVE Alumni

“Hi, my name is Kennedy Haught. I have been dancing since I was 2 years old and training with Evolve since it first started back in 2013. From my time on Evolve, I have created forever friendships, expanded my passion for dance, and inside jokes that I will remember forever. I have had so many wonderful opportunities to collaborate with top choreographers and artists, and have received so much exposure to all styles of dance. Even though I took a year off during my junior year of high school, coming back for my senior year was the best decision I ever made. I never thought that in one year I could grow even closer to my best friends. While my time at Evolve is over, I will take the skills that I learned at the studio to college with me and I am comfortable moving out of state and knowing that I have a whole support system back at home. I am now studying at Auburn University and I am on the pre-med track to someday become a pediatric doctor. While I may not be a professional dancer, I will always thank Evolve for shaping me into the determined, hardworking, and disciplined person I am today and I will continue to use those skills as I chase my dreams.”



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sierra wiggers - 2018 Evolve alumni

Sierra Wiggers began dancing at the age of 7 and moved on to competition dance at age 10 after her love for the craft deepened. Starting at DanceEmotions, she gained a connection with Melissa and Brie and continued with them on to Evolution Dance Center, where she joined Evolve Dance Company in 2013. Sierra was able to grow immensely while on company; working with many talented choreographers and receiving recognition from a multitude of competitions.  Expanding on her knowledge of Ballet, Contemporary, Improvisation and many more styles of dance, she remained a part of Evolve until her graduation in June of 2018 from Cedar Park High School. She is now attending The University of Texas at Austin as an Advertising major, but is continuing her dance studies independently and teaches occasionally in the Austin area.

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ally ediger - 2018 evolve alumni

“My name is Ally Ediger and I began training at EDC when it first opened in 2013. I had no idea then how much this company would influence my confidence, passion for dance, and relationships. Throughout my years on EVOLVE, I had the opportunity to train with many esteemed choreographers and was taught how to conduct myself in a professional setting. These experiences boosted my confidence in ways that helped me succeed in the dance world then and now translate to my confidence in any professional setting. The training I received while on EVOLVE challenged my technique, artistry, and innovation on a daily basis. I was always being pushed to be the best artist I could be. The positive working environment furthered my passion for dance every time I stepped in the studio and instilled discipline, determination, and persistence in me. Working hard alongside my friends allowed me to gain a new respect for them, bonding us in a way that I will forever cherish. Knowing I have my EVOLVE family supporting me, I am now studying at Texas A&M University and am working to become a Physician Assistant in the future.”

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angelina barba - 2017 estreet alumni

Angelina Barba graduated from Rouse High School and was a member of eSTREET Hip Hop Company her senior year. After graduating she knew she wanted to continue her dance career in both training and teaching. She started traveling with assisting jobs and taking workshop classes in and outside Texas. She also began teaching as a hip hop teacher all throughout Austin and worked with many students. Soon becoming a well known instructor in the area, having worked with several studios and schools, Angelina found her way back home at Evolution Dance Collective. She is now the current eSTREET Director/Choreographer and looks forward to continuing her passion for teaching and pushing students to reach their full potential. 

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Nikolas Bermea - 2017 EVOLVE & estreet ALUMNI

"My name is Nikolas Bermea. I was born in San Antonio, Texas. I was raised in Texarkana, Texas which is where I began to have my love for dance. I first tried dance in 7th grade in my living room but kept it to myself because I was a martial artist. As years went by, I went to high school, still never been in a studio in my life but still dancing. I then became my high schools mascot and I decided it was time for me to start showing people that I'm more than a martial artist. As the schools mascot I would dance whenever the band would play music and built myself a reputation. I then moved to Austin, Texas due to my fathers new job. By this time I decided that I want to be a dancer so I joined what would soon become my home, Evolution Dance Center. I joined their hip hop crew not knowing anything, and grew as a dancer. With it coming up to my last year in high school I decided to take it up a notch and be more than a hip hop dancer. With that in mind I made a decision that would come to be one of the greatest decisions of my life. I joined Evolve Dance Company. With the help of EDC, I learned that I could be so much more and with their guidance, I've realized I can be more. When I joined EDC, I met some of the greatest, nicest, beautiful, and just all around great people I would soon come to call my family. I earned scholarships from places I didn't think I was good enough for and basically learned that dance is much more than hitting the beats. Without the help of my directors, Melissa, Brie, Justin, and Morgan, I don't know where I would be. With their encouragement, I am now attending Texas Woman's University in Denton as a dance major. Evolution is my home and without them I wouldn't be where I am."

Shelbie Sagnes - 2016 EVOLVE ALUMNI

Shelbie started her dance education at the age of two and trained at Joyce Willet School of Dance in ballet, tap, jazz and hip hop until the age of 5.  Shelbie was invited to audition for Body Talk Dance Company and began competitive dancing at age 6 under the Direction of Kim Willet.  Shelbie continued her competitive dancing and training under the direction of Quinton Weathers and Dane Burch from age 11 to age 15 and worked as the assistant for the Hip Hop Cru Director Aminya Houston as well as a class assistant for 2dance2dream.  Shelbie Sagnes became a member of EVOLVE Dance Company in August of 2014.  Shelbie continued her dance education under the direction of Melissa Best and Brianna Underwood and danced in pieces choreographed by Emma Portner, Morgan Burke, and Jade Whitmire. Her dancing brought her many awards including Intrigue’s Miss Hype and Overall Top Senior Dancer and Overall Top Score Dallas 2015.  Shelbie’s other passions include working with special needs children through 2 dance 2dream.  She continued her commitment to this program when she moved to EVOLVE Dance Company and will soon be expanding her passion of dance for all abilities to Waco, Texas where she is currently attending Baylor University pursuing a degree in Athletic Training.

 

Regan Fruge - 2015 EVOLVE ALUMNI

"I started my serious dance training at Evolution Dance Center. The years I was there, I really found my self and my voice as an artist.  EDC and the lessons they provided are the reason I had the courage to haul my dance career out to Las Vegas to train in a pre professional program, TAPS.  While in Las Vegas, I learned to utilize my skills in acting, singing, and dancing. Working with people like Don Mirault, Helene Phillips, Don Bellamy, and Bonny Story, I learned what it take to be a professional in the industry and how to conduct myself as so. Everyday I gain more experience and intend to let the light I've always had inside shine through."