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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

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 Melissa Best and Brie Underwood.  

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

 


 

Missed auditions? Set up a private audition available through the Fall of 2018!

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e Street


Directed by Angie Barba

e Street


Directed by Angie Barba

eSTREET Hip Hop Company is directed by Angie Barba aiming to instill a passion for hip hop among its members and the community.  The goal of eStreet is to provide quality instruction to help guide its company members on a pre-professional path in the hip hop industry.    Dancers on eSTREET receive high quality instruction with minimal time and financial requirements.  For more information about eSTREET, email EvolutionDanceLeander@gmail.com or pick up a company information packet at the studio!

 

 

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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

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. 

 

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EMPOWER


em·pow·er

əmˈpou(ə)r/

verb

1.

: make (someone) stronger and more confident

Directed by Kendel Jones

EMPOWER


em·pow·er

əmˈpou(ə)r/

verb

1.

: make (someone) stronger and more confident

Directed by Kendel Jones

EMPOWER Performance Company, directed by Kendel Jones,  is a group of dancers, ages 8-18, who are passionate about dance and desire to perform and compete.  The mission of EMPOWER Performance Company is to facilitate growth in each dancer; in every facet of their lives. We uplift and inspire each other to accomplish our goals by holding each other accountable in and out of the studio. We combine proper training with competing and performing, still leaving flexibility for dancers with other commitments or financial restraints.  This company is an incredible option for dancers who participate in their school dance teams, or who may be new to the competition world. 

Missed auditions? Set up a private audition available through the Fall of 2018!

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ALUMNI


ALUMNI


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Nikolas Bermea - 2017 EVOLVE 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."

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“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 everytime 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.”

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.
 

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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. 

 

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."

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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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