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  • At the Door:  $25.00

  • In Advance:  $20.00

  • Student/Senior:  $15.00

Friday, Oct. 20 @ 8:00 P.M.

Saturday, Oct 21 @ 8:00 P.M.

Sunday, Oct. 22 @ 8:00 P.M.


2400 E. Cesar Chavez St., Suite 202, Austin, Texas 78702

Meet The Artists

Ellen Bartel received her B.A. in Liberal Arts from S.U.N Y Potsdam  her M.F.A. in Dance at the University of Texas.  Ellen’s independent artistic-scholarly pursuits also include observing and learning different choreographic methodologies, somatics, and butoh dance. Currently Ellen is adjunct professor at Austin Community College and in training for Certified Movement Analysis and Somatic Movement Education.

Dance artist and filmmaker Yelena Laningham makes her home in Austin,Texas, where she performs, teaches and choreographs for the stage and screen. Her dance film Solace Is screened at the Austin Short Film Festival in fall 2016, New York City Independent Film Festival May of 2017, and DDCF Dance Film Fest August of 2017. Yelena began her career at The Illinois Ballet, followed by Charleston Ballet Theatre, Thel Dance Theatre as Company Manager, and a free- lance artist. She is currently in post-production on The Ivory Seed and in pre-production on dance film Bloom. She can also be found performing, in coffee shops, dance studios, and in nature.

"D’Lonte K. Lawson, born in Temple, Tx, began performing in high school in Manor, Texas. D’Lonte is a dancer and choreographer based in Killeen, Texas. He is a recent graduate of The University of Texas at Austin with a B.F.A in Dance, and is a company member with Charles O. Anderson’s Dance Projects. Most recently D’Lonte has performed at the American Dance Festival in North Carolina, as well as the capitol in Austin, Texas. D’Lonte’s most recent work was performed at the Museum of Cultural Achievement in Austin, Texas. Eventually, Lawson plans to start a Dance Company in Austin and move it to Washington, D.C.

Stacey LIzette has been studying belly dance for over twenty years.  She is one of five dancers currently Level 5 certified in the internationally recognized Suhaila Salimpour and Jamila Salimpour formats.  Stacey has been teaching for over 10 years and carries with her not only a love and passion for belly dance, but for creativity in all forms.  She teaches weekly classes, periodic workshops in other locations and hosts annual workshops in Austin.  Besides being a dance instructor, Stacey has taken on many roles and projects as part of the belly dance community, including:  performer, choreographer, costume designer, artistic director of Tekatek Dance Ensemble, (former) producer of the annual Austin Belly Dance Convention, traveling teaching assistant to Suhaila Salimpour, workshop sponsor, and show producer.

Anuradha Naimpally

Being raised by art-loving Indian parents in Canada, Anuradha has the best of many worlds. Her western upbringing along with her traditional training in India and deep-rooted spirituality, make her a unique teacher and performer. In 1989 she became the only Indian dancer to win the prestigious Jacqueline LeMieux Prize by the Canada Council. She holds the titles of Sringar Mani in 1990, Maha Mayura Nritya Award in 2014 and the International Nritya Shiromani Award in 2015.

She is a juried artist on the Touring Roster of the Texas Commission on the Arts. Anuradha has been nominated and received many times the Austin Area Critics’ Circle Award for Best Dancer and Best Production. She has been named on Austin Chronicle’s list of Movers and Shakers for her contributions to the local dance scene.

Anuradha’s approach to teaching emphasizes personal empowerment and self-discovery through the learning of dance. She teaches Bharata Natyam technique through her organization, Austin Dance India, which has trained students from beginner level through to professional training for over 25 years.

Cameron Oefinger is a graduate of Texas State University earning a Bachelor of Arts in English, Writing, and Rhetoric Emphasis. He has performed works by Cheryl Chaddick, Bonnie Hossack, Kathy Dunn Hamrick, Meredith Dunham, and Saki Suto.  He has performed throughout central Texas and Tokyo, Japan.

Ms. Chaddick has taught, performed, and choreographed professionally for over 30 years. She has established two successful modern dance companies, Company Chaddick in San Francisco for 25 years and now Chaddick Dance Theater, in Austin since 2007. Cheryl was one of the leading contemporary dance teachers in San Francisco for over 20 years. She was on the faculty of LINES’ San Francisco Dance Center, the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Texas at Austin, and summers intensives at Alonzo King's LINES Ballet, San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Ballet Austin, American Ballet Theater, and Dancer’s Workshop, Austin. In 2007 Ms. Chaddick received two Austin Critics Table Awards nominations for Best Dancer for her debut concert “Second Wind.” In 2013 Chaddick garnered another nomination, this time for Best Choreography for an Evening-Length work for her tour at Ballet Austin, "The Interior Landscape of the Emotional Mind” and again in 2016 for the duet in her premiered work, “Vicissitudes.” Cheryl owns and operates First Street Studio, a studio/rehearsal/performance space, currently the home of CDT. Cheryl Chaddick is a well-known director/choreographer and continues to be a master teacher in the U.S.            


This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

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