|About||Concert Dance presented by Executive Producer Jamie Nichols www.celebratedance.org|
Since its bold beginning in 2006 Executive Producer Jamie Nichols has engaged diverse and electrifying dance talent. Each year Celebrate Dance’s annual dance production grows in applause and accolades from both dancers and audience alike. Celebrate Dance has presented 70 dance companies to over 12,000 enthusiastic audience members in the annual event and has served as a platform for artists to enhance their craft, develop a foundation of support and propel their careers locally, nationally and abroad. Each participating dance company can also boast being part of critically acclaimed, seamlessly produced productions at the historic Alex Theatre.
Celebrate Dance was created to provide an opportunity for recognized and emerging dance companies and choreographers from the greater Los Angeles area to present their work, while at the same time fostering a sense of community and achievement consistent with the production of high quality concert dance in a respected theatrical venue.
From its inception, Celebrate Dance has always reached out to community youth, inviting them to the yearly event without expense. Thus far more than 2,000 students from local schools and studios have seen the production. In 2010 with initial support from the Flourish Foundation, Celebrate Dance was able to expand its community engagement efforts with the launch of the Master Class Series, bringing a professional dance workshop into the classroom for dance students at Bancroft Middle School in Hollywood. The Master Class Series proved a rewarding experience for both student and instructor.
For 6 years, the Celebrate Dance Master Class Series at Bancroft Middle School was supported by a generous gift from the Flourish Foundation. The Students participated in the 10th Anniversary Celebrate Dance opening the show dancing in the isles of the Alex Theatre and closing the show with BPM Beats Per Minute in an awesome tap ensemble with a live band.
Jamie Nichols has been awarded the Lester Horton Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement for Production of a Festival on behalf of CELEBRATE DANCE 2006, 2007 and 2008 . She was honored with the Dance Resource Center's Furthering the Visibility of Dance Award at the 19th Lester Horton Dance Awards.
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