Meet the 2017 Performers

 

Sequina DuBose

Lauren Tait

Sequina DuBose is a classically trained soprano currently pursuing a doctorate degree from the University of Maryland, College Park in Vocal Pedagogy. The Detroit native recently made her debut at Carnegie Hall with the Altino Brothers, and with Michigan Opera Theater as 4th Maid in Strauss' opera Elektra. On the concert stage, Sequina DuBose has 

Lauren Tait is a Maryland-based choreographer, performer, and teaching artist.  As Artistic Director at non-profit arts organization Kinetics Dance Theatre, Lauren teaches, directs the namesake professional modern dance company, and leads the organization. Her work has been selected for exhibition in showcases  including the Maryland Dance Festival

has performed throughout the Czech Republic, Bermuda, Martinique, and Paris. Most notably, she has appeared as a soloist in two separate national tours with famed trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra performing Marsalis’ works All Rise and Abyssinian Mass. A versatile performer, Ms. DuBose has acquired credits in both opera/legit crossover, and theater/musical theater. Performed opera roles include: Clara in Porgy and Bess with the 75th Anniversary National Tour of the production and Annie (in Denmark with the Royal Danish Opera production), Clorinda in Rossini’s La Cenerentola with Opera Memphis, Musetta in Puccini’s La Bohème with DiCapo Opera, and Rachel in Nkeiru Okoye’s folk opera, Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line Into Freedom with American Opera Projects. Her theater credits include: New York Urban Theatrical: (Rose) Fences; New York Musical Theater Festival: (Chloe) 7:32-The Musical; ArtsCentric: (Deena) Dreamgirls, (Lady in Blue) For Colored Girls…; Toby's Dinner Theater: (Deena) Dreamgirls; Utah Festival: (ensemble) Showboat, Most Happy Fella'. In addition to her personal artistic pursuits, she serves as Development Director for the Baltimore-based theater company, ArtsCentric. For more information visit www.sequinadubose.com.

and the Baltimore Dance Invitational. Lauren has taught and presented choreography throughout the east coast and performed previously with KDT as well as with Baltimore Dance Project.  The integration of dance in the classroom holds particular interest for Lauren, having driven a number of grant-funded initiatives including a residency with Howard County Arts Council’s Head StART in ART program and a previous project of her own founding, CommunityDanceLaboratory. A graduate of Baltimore’s Carver Center for the Arts, Lauren continued her training at UMBC where she earned degrees in Dance and Psychology with a concentration in Development, in addition to completing a writing minor, as a Linehan Artist Scholar. 

Lauren 

 
 
CJ Cunningham

CJ Cunningham is a Howard Community College Dance Company Alumni. He has been dancing for most of his life and teaching since he was 18! As an up and coming dancer and choreographer you can find him all over the Maryland and DC area. He can be found at Howard Community College, Carroll Community College and many other dance studios. CJ has had the privilege to be able to learn 

various styles of hiphop from some of the best in the business including the choreographers that work for Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, Americas Best Dance Crew and So You Think You Can Dance. He is currently a member of Kinetics Dance Theaters professional dance company and runs his own company "Fusion Entertainment" and crew "FloMotion". His style mixes many kinds of dance into hiphop to create a unique look for his dancers and shows. He has had the privilege to choreograph not only hiphop dances but also Tap dance, musical theater, wedding dances, and modern dances. His constant high energy demands everyones attention, dancers and audience member alike!

Bryan Jeffrey Daniels

Bryan Jeffrey Daniels is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has received training from the Girard Academic Music Program (music/voice/theory/theatre), University of the Arts (dance/theatre/voice), Morgan State University (voice/theatre), Pennsylvania Ballet, Point Breeze Performing Arts(piano), Alvin Ailey Intensive Program, Kimmel Center of the

Arts (voice/dance). From this training he has secured many roles and performances such as: Scarecrow (The Wiz), Angel (Rent), Zodzetrick (Treemonisha), Lionel (It’s a Wonderful Life), Little Moe (Five Guys Named Moe), Junior Babcock (Mame) Elijah (Elijah), Smokey Joes Café, Wayne/Lil Albert/Tiny Joe (Dreamgirls), Joesph (Black Nativity), Hairspray, Mary Sunshine (Chicago), James Thundery Early, and more.

 

Bryan Jeffrey has been affiliated with ArtsCentric for about 12 years. He has been involved with many aspects of the company and he credits a lot of his success to Kevin McAllister and Cedric Lyles, especially in the DMV area. Bryan feels as though “ArtsCentric is a body without limits that has no expectations lower the excellence.” Bryan has done many other theatre including, Tobys of Columbia, Walnut Street theatre, Kinmel Center, Academy of music, Carnegie Hall, Apollo, Meyerhof, Lyric, Mann Music Center, Strathmore, and more.

Bryan Jeffry dedicates his performances to His Lord and Savior Jesus, to his Grandmom/Mom, Dr. Dolores L. Daniels, His siblings, Brandon, Anthony, Shanice, and Marquise, Uncles, Andre & Tracy, Cousins (too many to name), His mentors, Vincent Stringer/Charles Hayes/ the late Kenneth Kamal Scott/, and lastly a special Dedication to his late Father, Jeffrey Daniels. Bryan would like to send a special message to all those who dream of doing what they love:

“ Dream as if you’ll live forever and Live as if you’ll die today. 1Love!!

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