Pre-Professional Companies

Uptown Dance Company II

UDC II is a pre-professional performing group, consisting of students from Levels VI and VII of the Uptown Dance Centre, who perform annually in the Nutcracker Suite, Dance Infusion, Spring Show, and various festivals locally and abroad. These dancers are selected to audition for the company by invitation only. As members of UDC II, these dancers have the privilege to work with renowned choreographers in works created especially for them, as well as have the opportunity to supplement the professional Uptown Dance Company. UDC II has toured nationally to Chicago and New York, as well internationally to countries that include Austria, Mexico, Costa Rica, and China.

Senior & Junior Companies

The Senior and Junior Companies are an introduction to becoming a performer with UDC II. Uptown Dance Centre students in Levels IV and V are encouraged to audition annually to become members of 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.

2018-2019 Season

Company II
  • Jackson Bayhi
  • Erin Brooks
  • Maria Chammas
  • Kendall Chung
  • Jared Cordova
  • Loren Gulledge
  • Carolina Hauger
  • Claire Herrera
  • Elizabeth Johnson
  • Caroline Kobe
  • Audrey Lobb
  • Madison Magnuson
  • Avery Nick
  • Hannah Rappold
  • McKenna Weil
Senior Company
  • Wyatt Bounds
  • Sofia Chavez-Lujambio
  • Joshua Cordova
  • Alden Farrow
  • Caris Kim
  • Avi Plager
  • Greta Prieto
  • Paris Ruzicka
  • Annabelle Schleider
  • Ellery Stedham
  • Lucy Terrell
  • Camille Weber
  • Emma Kate Wells
Junior Company
  • Lexi Davis
  • Lynley Glazer
  • Mary Jordan Green
  • Julia Niece
  • Robin Rider
  • Anna Ritter
  • Reece Schultz
  • Kenna Suttle
  • Helana Weaver
  • Georgia Wells
  • Allison Wolf
  • Rachel Wray
  • Brady Yarrow

Banner Photo: Bill Klemm