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Jaimie Goodwin Does San Antonio

So You Think You Can Dance Alum and professional dancer Jaimie Goodwin will be sharing her talents with a contemporary dance masterclass that you can do from the comfort of your own home. She will demonstrate contemporary dance and show viewers how to move and manipulate their bodies to create beautiful art.

Click the link to register for this FREE EVENT

Contemporary Dance Masterclass with Jaimie Goodwin
Wednesday, July 29 at 7:00 p.m. CST
*Open to ages 14 and up. Please wear comfortable clothing you can move in

Jamie Goodwin

Jaimie Goodwin grew up in Virginia Beach, VA, training under Denise Wall. She’s gone on to perform on SYTYCD both as a top 10 contestant and an all-star. She has also appeared in commercials, movies, and television shows representing Dancing With The Stars, Ellen, Glee, Mad Men, American Housewife, Rock of Ages, Two and A Half Men, and many more.

When she’s not performing, she nurtures her passion to share through teaching. Jaimie has choreographed for and taught dancers all over the world through conventions, studios, and universities. She was most recently associate choreographer on ABC’s The Little Mermaid Live. In the midst of her performance career, Jaimie overcame several severe injuries that have led her to be an advocate for wellness and injury prevention in dancers.

New Encore Lounge Live

The Public presents a live performance this Friday, July 31, at 7:30 p.m. in the Encore Lounge via zoom with LaToya Chenelle as she presents Becoming Her. Click the link for this musical experience.

From the press: Becoming Her will take you on a journey of female artist that helped shape my life.”

LaToya Chenelle is an emerging singer songwriter based in San Antonio, Texas. The Texas-based artist has been singing since the tender age of five, which helped to cultivate her sound. She grew up with a mother who sang in a band and introduced her to some of the greats Whitney Houston, Anita Baker, Sam Cooke.

LaToya’s music is birthed in soul that will have you feeling a vibe reminiscent of a modern-day juke joint. She transforms her audience with her relatable lyrics and Sultry Soprana notes. LaToya Chenelle is a refreshing artist to be on the watch for.

Emerson Collins and Blake McIver take over the Encore Lounge Live this Saturday via Zoom! Are you registered?

Join us for a live performance Saturday, August 1st in the Encore Lounge via ZOOM with Emerson Collins and Blake McIver as they present I Dreamed A Dreamgirl!

Saturday, August 1 at 7:30 PM CST. Click here to join up.

Emerson Collins is an actor/producer/director best known for four seasons of the BRAVO’s The People’s Couch and RENT on FOX. He produced and starred in Del Shores’ A Very Sordid Wedding with Caroline Rhea and Whoopi Goldberg. Emerson won the Desert Theatre League Award for Best Actor in a Comedy for the one-man show Buyer & Cellar with Coyote Stageworks. He produced and starred in Southern Baptist Sissies with Leslie Jordan, winning Best Actor at the Red Dirt International Film Festival, and the national tour of the play of Sissies with Delta Burke.

Blake McIver has been performing since the age of six when he won Star Search as Junior Vocalist Champion and he has been working as a professional singer, actor and entertainer ever since in film, television and theater.

His film work began with a breakout performance as “Waldo” in The Little Rascals. In television, he starred as a series regular for three seasons as “Derek” on Full House opposite Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen and went on to guest star on The Drew Carey Show, Clueless, Home Improvement and The Nanny.

Blake played “Edgar” in the United States premiere of the musical Ragtime with the original production team including composer Steven Flaherty, lyricist Lynn Ahrens and librettist Terrence McNally. He was the youngest person to ever be nominated for a Los Angeles Stage Alliance Ovation Award for his performance. Other theater highlights include Freddie in Chess, Fabrizio in The Light In The Piazza, Radames in AIDA and Link in Hairspray. He has also worked extensively as session vocalist, backup singer and featured soloist for recording artists such as Michael Jackson, David Foster, Natalie Cole, Phil Collins and Barry Manilow.

More Public Theater work to come! To donate to the theater, click here.

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