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Carver Aldine Dance Company
The Carver Aldine Dance Company is comprised of students from Aldine ISD. These students receive many performance opportunities to demonstrate their talents. They are invited to perform for numerous events in and out of the city. In the past the company members have traveled to San Antonio, Austin, and Dallas, and have had the opportunity to perform for district and community events. Additionally, the company members will also compete in at least one major competition per year.
The Carver Aldine Dance company is a district dance performance company consisting of auditioned dancers ages five to eighteen from schools all over the district. This dance company soon became the successful and city-renowned team known as the Carver Aldine Dance Company. The Company performs for district events across Aldine ISD as well as Houston. They have performed for the last five years for Houston civic events including Freedom Over Texas, Zoo Boo, Houston New Year’s Eve Celebration, Christmas Tree Lighting, Society for Performing Arts at Jones Hall, Thanksgiving Day Parade, and on January 4, 2016 Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Inauguration at Jones Hall. In 2010 representatives from the Carver Aldine Dance Company performed in the Macy’s Day Parade in New York. In the summer of 2015, The Company dancers competed in the National Dance Awards Dance Competition in New York City and brought home numerous gold and high gold awards both individually and as a team. Last July, Aldine ISD became a “buzz word” in New York City. National dance adjudicators are not accustomed to seeing such advanced skills produced from a school district dance company.
Dance students that have graduated from Carver Aldine Dance Company have done extremely well in the professional dance world. Megan Marcano, 2012 graduate, appeared on “So You Think You Can Dance”. Megan is now working in New York City. Other recent graduates that are dancing professionally are Albert Drake Dallas, Texas assistant director of Bruce Wood Dance appeared on television and is now performing world-wide, Denzel Taylor, New York City Broadway Dance Lab, and Brooke Bass who is also been featured in Dance Teacher magazine and dancing in New York City.
Previous CADC student studying to become performing art teacher is Brianna McCray who after graduating from Sam Houston State University 2017 will now be an essential part of continuing the Carver Aldine Dance Company training along with Director Sarita Salinas.
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