Nichelle Suzanne Strzepek

Nichelle Suzanne is frequently found running but usually after deadlines and two small children. She also teaches dance in the Houston area and is the founder/editor of the popular dance blog, danceadvantage.net.

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Treat Yourself to Houston’s Dance Salad Festival This Easter Weekend

Treat Yourself to Houston’s Dance Salad Festival This Easter Weekend

On Easter weekend, arts-lovers in Houston may hunt for colorful eggs or a great buffet, but they never need to hunt for dance. Dance Salad Festival has been the place to find world-class dance for 22 years in this city. Drawing visitors from near and far, the dance companies, choreographers and performers presented come from […]

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Youth of a Nation: A Dance Retrospective of the 90s

Youth of a Nation: A Dance Retrospective of the 90s

For a portion of the audience at The Pilot on Navigation (formerly Frenetic Theatre), myself included, Youth of a Nation: A Dance Retrospective of the 90s is a chance to relive the past a little. Music before and during the production brings on waves of nostalgia and the costumes are amusingly pinched from the wardrobe of […]

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Dance of Asian America Promises A Splendid Evening of Chinese Dance For Its 11th Year

Dance of Asian America Promises A Splendid Evening of Chinese Dance For Its 11th Year

October in Houston is just right for just about anything al fresco, including performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park. This month Dance of Asian America (DAA) will present its 11th Annual Splendid China, an exploration of Chinese culture through authentic and contemporary Chinese dance, at the outdoor venue. Over its two performances, Splendid […]

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Looking Back at Honored Guests Implies a Bright Future for METdance

Looking Back at Honored Guests Implies a Bright Future for METdance

20 years ago, what’s now known as a hashtag was still just the pound sign on your cell phone. That is, if you even owned a cell phone 20 years ago. Last evening at Honored Guests, the 4th celebratory program of METdance company’s 20th anniversary season, audience members were encouraged to use their cell phones […]

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One-Night Assemblé of Light, Live Music, and Dancing

One-Night Assemblé of Light, Live Music, and Dancing

METdance and Apollo Chamber Players Mix Mediums By Nichelle Suzanne Collaboration between artists is derived by a certain alchemy – part methodical exploration and part magic. On April 10, Houston’s METdance  venture a little experimental magic of their own when they come together for An Evening With Apollo Chamber Players. As the two Houston ensembles […]

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Houston Ballet Dancers Join Dance Salad for its Platinum Anniversary

Houston Ballet Dancers Join Dance Salad for its Platinum Anniversary

Things have changed a lot in the last 20 years. Our phones. Airport security. The Internet. Something that has not changed one bit is Nancy Henderek’s commitment to presenting a feast of outstanding dance in Houston. Houston International Dance Coalition’s Dance Salad Festival, which she produces and curates annually, is celebrating its platinum anniversary this […]

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Jane Weiner Still Running For Hope

Jane Weiner Still Running For Hope

by Nichelle Suzanne A year ago, Jane Weiner and Hope Stone Inc. were on the hunt for a new studio space and on the edge of embarking on a capital campaign to support it. The lease for their space in the Tribeca Lofts on West Clay Street was ending and their need for, not just […]

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Years In the Making – Uptown Dance Company Infusion 2014

Years In the Making – Uptown Dance Company Infusion 2014

Years In the Making – Uptown Dance Company Infusion 2014 As Artistic Director of Uptown Dance Company and the director of her own school, Uptown Dance Centre, Beth Gulledge-Brown has officially been doing double-duty in the Houston dance community for 10 seasons. On October 11th at the I. W. Marks Theatre Center’s Kaplan Theatre, Uptown […]

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Much More Than Good Dance

Much More Than Good Dance

Ad Deum presents From One Heart In the 14 years since Randall Flinn founded Ad Deum Dance Company, it has quietly and humbly grown into one of Houston’s largest small, contemporary dance ensembles. Known worldwide for their faith-based mission, the company members are a multi-national and very skilled group of dancers who hail from all […]

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Dana Nicolay’s New Company Reacquaints Houston With Past Works

Dana Nicolay’s New Company Reacquaints Houston With Past Works

If you’ve been watching dance in Houston for less than a decade, it is possible the name Dana Nicolay won’t ring a bell. Nicolay’s company, Nicolay Dance Works, brings Timeline to The Barn (formerly Barnevelder Movement/Arts) February 28 and March 1. Those longer acquainted may recall that Nicolay first arrived as a Houston Ballet apprentice […]

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