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5th Annual Skeyez N' Starz Showcase
Code Red Pro Dance Team
"Code Red Pro Dance Team is an energetic Co-Ed dance squad that ignites the crowd at any event with elements of street jazz, two-step, hip-hop dance, gymnastics and cheer. Code Red Pro Dance Team works hard to keep the crowd pumped up and to make sure you feel the action and excitement right at your seat! Code Red has performed at Houston Astros games, Sugarland Skeeters games, George R. Brown for events such as Latin Career Day, The Toyota Center for SWAC, for Mayor Sylvester Turner, and opened for Seraya from the hit TV show, Empire. Code Red Pro Dance has had a passion for serving Houston's community, since 2010, through partnerships with non-profit organizations such as A.I.R Project and entities including The Children's Museum of Houston, the McDonald's Children's Festival, and the City of Houston, just to name a few. Part of Code Red's mission is to ""Get it, Bring it, and Serve it!""- as representatives of all shapes, sizes, ethnicity, age, and ability!"
Meet Brittney “Lady 380” Alexander, a raw and authentic spoken word curator whose talent shines through her performances. With her creative and sometimes uncomfortable narratives, she captivates audiences with witty word-play, emotional storytelling, and pure artistic expression. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Lady 380 has become a prominent figure in the spoken word scene both within the city and beyond. Her fearlessness and passion for her craft have driven her to grace countless open mic nights and showcases, captivating audiences with her powerful spoken word performances. Among the esteemed venues where she has left her poetic mark are the reputable Houston Improv, known for its vibrant comedy and performance scene, the Midtown Art Center, a hub for various forms of artistic expression, and even The Black Academy of Arts and Letters in Dallas, showcasing her talent to audiences outside of her hometown. In 2023, Lady 380 received well-deserved recognition for her exceptional talent and contributions to the spoken word scene in Houston, Texas. She was nominated as one of the top 20 poets in the city by “Broadcast Houston,” a significant achievement in the local arts and culture community. She went on to secure an impressive 5th place in the ranking, which is a testament to her skill and the impact she has made on audiences and fellow artists alike. Not content with just performing, she took her passion to the next level by curating and producing her very own "No Smoke" productions, introducing her endowment as a playwright. "The Other Woman" stands as Brittney “Lady 380” Alexander's magnum opus, showcasing her exceptional talent not only as a playwright, but as a director, producer and star as well. This emotionally charged and thought-provoking play delves into complex human relationships, presenting a gripping narrative that resonates deeply with the audience. The play's themes of love, betrayal, and forgiveness tug at the heartstrings, drawing the viewers into an immersive experience that lingers long after the final curtain falls. Lady 380’s creative journey extends beyond live performances and theater productions. "Reloaded" stands as her captivating poetry album, a collection of powerful spoken word pieces and lyrical expressions that showcase her immense talent and artistic depth. Lady 380’s relentless work ethic and dedication to her craft are the driving forces behind her success. Her commitment to being the hardest working poet in Houston is evident in every endeavor she takes on. Her performances are nothing short of powerful, as she skillfully aims for straight headshots with her spoken word, leaving no one in attendance bulletproof to her impact. Brittney "Lady 380" Alexander is a true Spoken Word Assassin, leaving a lasting impression on anyone fortunate enough to witness her on stage. Her words are not just spoken; they are felt, making her a force to be reckoned with in the world of spoken word poetry.
Billy Sorrells is a American comedian, actor, and filmmaker born in Chattanooga Tennessee and raised in mean streets of Houston Texas who was one of the recurring cast members of Season 8 but returned in Season 14 of the improv comedy show Wild 'N Out on MTV and VH1. He has also appeared in shows as According To Him + Her, Funniest Wins, Love & Hip Hop. He is in the New Season of Black Jesus on Adult Swim . One of the original cast members of the hit internet show Roast Me on All Def Digitial . He is apart of the Nationwide Syndicated Morning Show the Morning Hustle which Replaces The Long Running Rickey Smiley Morning Show in 53 Cities.
MEET THE STARZ
Hello! My name is Jania Pullen, and I was born on July 29th, 1997. For as long as I can remember I have enjoyed singing and helping people. My earliest memory of performing is in the sixth grade. I performed the song “Dreaming of You” by Selena. It was such a wonderful event and I really enjoyed seeing the audience reaction to my performance. I really enjoyed the process of learning the song and rehearsing everyday leading up to the performance. Since that day, my love for singing and performing has truly blossomed. My ultimate dream is to become a pop singer and a motivational speaker for children! I want to motivate and encourage everyone to truly follow your dreams!
My name is Lady Kaye; The Singing Comedian. I am the creator of Chunky Larger Than Life plus size fashion comedy show which began in 2017. I am the CEO of Double Dose Productions. I am the COO of IAG Productions. I am the owner of Mi Amore private chef and more recently was finally able to open my all inclusive plus size bridal shop. I wear many hats. I am a production manager on several projects here in the city of Houston from the parade to our newsworthy ARTIST UNITE RALLY. I received a day in the city for my relentless research for knowledge after my fiancè passed away unexpectedly last year from cancer. I launched a scholarship for autistic students and students that would like to expand their studies in neurological and behavioral development. I love what I do. I host Laughz and Lyrics an incredible showcase that invites talent from around the country to be free to perform. The energy is electric and always keeps the crowd waiting for more. No 2 shows have ever been the same. There's next to nothing I can't do. I am a professional entertainer and I can bring life to any room I enter.
Tess Vergult is an up-and-coming stand-up comedian from Houston, TX. Her fun-loving personality and ability to tackle real issues makes her one of the quickest fresh faces taking the city by storm. Tess is proud to have opened for Joe List, Sheng Wang, Corinne Fisher, Joe Machi, and Kerryn Feehan. She also co-hosts one of the hottest weekly shows in Houston: T&A Tuesdays Follow her on Instagram @tessver
Ada the Creator
Ada The Creator is a Nigerian American multidisciplined creative, author, and intersectional advocate. As a multifaceted writer, and artist, her creativity transcends realities towards pushing the boundaries of norm, especially where marginalized groups are concerned and with emphasis on black & Indigenous femmes. Ada nurtures raw, unfiltered and authentic passion for creative freedom stemming from cross-cultural experiences and research. She also enjoys nature, spirituality, fun, cultural dishes, and being at the beach. Be sure to learn more about Ada The Creator as well as how to support through her website adathecreator.com and follow @adathecreator_ on social media platforms
OkOk local houston Texas up and coming comedian performed on different stages worldwide such as China, Africa, and London. Brings nothing but positive energy and welcomes a new experience to the comedy world.
Kei Knowtz (pro. key notes) is a American Singer/Songwriter, Live Vocal Performer Based in Houston Texas, and has been singing/songwrting since the age of 5. His original music and Smooth, Neo soul/Pop/RnB integrated sound has captured crowds all over the world, including Houston Texas, where he was booked by the City Of Houston to Perform his hit Single "My City" live at the Houstonian Student Board Award Ceremony. This year,Kei Knowtz has has released 3 solo Singles, the most recent are "Room 271" (Visualizer Version) and "Sittin On Money" and "Fool 4 u", witch have all received rave reviews, and over 100k + digital streams on all platforms. He has a publishing deal thru Distrokid, that has also sponsored the promotion of his Music Videos and Visualizers. You can also hear his voice singing on the hooks and verses of several popular songs, including (Maven Gray "Stay With Me" feat.Kei Knowtz) and 10 K "Future Billionares" (feat. Kei Knowtz). He will be releasing his highly anticipated debut Ep soon, and is set to start his Solo "Take Knowtz Tour" in the next year. To stream Kei Knowtz Kei Knowtz Music/Music/Videos/Updates, visit Linktree.com/keiknowtz
Andrew Antoine is a stand up comedian from the Caribbean. Seeing the smiles on peoples is what inspires him to be the aspiring comedian that he is. His biggest achievements in comedy so far includes performing in front of 100s of people. You can find him on Facebook at Andrew Antoine and Instagram at @aa_mrfunnyguy
Jasmine Renee Thomas
Jasmine is excited to join Skeyez N Starz. Recently, she was onstage with 4th Wall Theatre Co. as Jasmine in Fairview and with Fade to Black Reading Series as Jules in What B#%CH. Other roles include: Hurricane Diane (Renee) with Rec Room Arts, The Revolutionists (Marianne) with Dirt Dogs Theatre Company; Dreamgirl Deferred (Connie), Hattie’s Big Night (Louise Beavers), From Africa to the White House (Madame Lecretia), and Just Lena (Ethel Waters) with Vincent Victoria Presents; Infancy (Mrs. Booker) with Sankova Collective; Everybody's Dead: A Comedy (Rebecca) and Tomorrow Game (Roe) with Mildred's Umbrella, and 702 Punchlines & Pregnant: The Jackie Mason Musical (Waitress) at The Davenport, NYC. She has also starred in various projects with the Houston Symphony, Alley Theatre, 7972 Films and Landing Theatre Company. When not performing, Jasmine is a private tutor and a 4th grade English teacher with an emphasis on integrating the arts and social emotional learning. Jasmine holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts and Communication Studies from Southwestern University. www.jasminereneethomas.com IG: @TheJasmineReneeThomas
LaDondrea Harrison first realized her potential for a professional dance career after attending the Debbie Allen Dance Academy Summer Intensive 2002-2007, where she performed at The Wortham Center for the first time in 2007. She began training in ballet, tap, and Hip-Hop at Texas Tap Ensemble 2002-2004. She graduated from Carver Magnet High School for Performing Arts in 2008. LaDondrea danced at Lakewood Church as a teenager, and became a member of the Original Dance Ministry in 2013, which lead her to study dance at Houston Community College in 2015. There, LaDondrea was able to train in various techniques, define herself as a dancer, and build her reputation as a Dance Artist. She was a member of the Contemporary Dance Ensemble and the African Dance Ensemble for two years. Her choreography, “Diamonds”, was performed at Jones Hall. She ended the year with a bang when she performed in “Seat of Unrest”, choreographed by Jennifer Salter, was Chosen for the ACDA Gala in 2017, and received her Associates of Arts in Dance with Highest Honors. She went on to receive her Bachelor of Arts in Dance from the University of Houston in 2020, with a minor in Marketing and Entrepreneurship. She served as an Ambassador for the Dance Student Association, which positioned her to have effective counsel with the faculty about racial inequity in the program. She was also asked to narrate and dance as various animals in The Young Audiences Touring Company's arts integration program, "Safari". In 2021 LaDondrea Became Creative Director of Code Red Pro Dance Team after joining in 2013, becoming Sideline Captain, then Co-Captain in 2015. She has taught Hip-hop as a Teaching Artist for Young Audiences of Houston and Xtreme Level Dance, as well as Ballet and Tap, which placed at several competitions. She's danced at The MATCH in various productions with companies such as The Pilot Dance Project at The Hobby Center, Toyota Center, The Children's Museum of Houston, and for Mayor Sylvester Turner, just to name a few. LaDondrea's vast performance portfolio is an understatement of her passion for Dancing and performing. She had been a member of Sweft Feet Dance Company, Huston-Tillotson University's Ram-Nites dance team, Lakewood Church Praise Dance Ministry. She is currently an ensemble member of Banke's Comedy Cabaret, where she was recruited as a dancer for Afro Drip, who recently opened for Demola at the House of Blues.
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