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RACE Dance Company’s Hip Hop Nutcracker

december 8th 2 and 7:30pm

december 9th 2 and 5:30pm

occc visual and performing arts center


The Cast

In order of appearance

Carlos Dax Anderson

Mom Justyce James

Party Kids Junior and Teen RACE

Party Parents RACE and Men of RACE

Fritza Autumn Hudgins

Dr. D James Grigsby

Supafunk Jesus Martinez

The Twin Bratz Kourtney Rentz and Cristen Whitaker

Supafly Austin Nieves

The Nutcracker Chris Shepard

Ninja Mice Capitol Hill High School: Wendy Hernandez, Joselyn Hernandez, David Leyva, Emiliano Ortiz, Maritza Favela, Jasmine Ward, Eby Aguinaga, Cielo Pallares

Robot Soldiers Centennial Middle School: Nyah Burris, Keyonna Deshazer, Rae Forrest, Dre Lawrence, Constance Miles, Karizma Mitchell, Erick Mora Moncada, Kreshawn Pimpton, Shayne Richard, Nancy Vazquez, Shae Williams 

The Mouse King Stephen Wafer

Snow Fly Girls RACE

Snow Queen Audrey Johnston

Sports Kids Northwest Classen High School: Shanell Adams, Aleeya Alcaraz, Leonard Alexander, Kency Andion Bonilla, Yashly Barrios, Nayauna Braxton, Angela Delgado, Maggie Harry, Grace Jackson, Ciara Rodriguez, Yocelyn Rodriguez Moctezuma, Cristina Sanroman, Summer Smith, Margaret Tudor, Andreyana Wood

Video Gamers Men of RACE

How to Treat a Lady US Grant: Ver'Shayla Jackson, Connie Silva, Jennifer Salinas, Georgia Scott, Katelyn Allen, Nicole Rock, Rebecca Corona, Andrea Andrade, Kristyona Shannon, Jacqueline Vasquez, Perla Arroyo, Latasha Brooks, Joana Chindo, Fabian Chavez, Devontae Green, De'Shun Bledsoe, Arihely Acosta, Itzel Blanco

Car Washers Southeast High School: Stephanie Medrano, Lizette Ponce, Judit Velasco, Cathy Nguyen, Michelle Tineo Henriquez, Hilary Maya, Taleighja Blow, Demia Carter, Litzy Medina, Lizbeth Perez

Refiners Classen SAS: Noah Miller, Samyra Berhe, Mackenzie Chandler, Frida Fregoso, Aliana Head, Alexia Marin-Solis, Bella BcCray, Layla (Izzy) Rickman

Vogue Kween Gina Marie Foxhoven

Flower Girls Junior and Teen RACE Women

Teachers Gouglass Mid High School: Desiree Williams, Kolbe Brown, Dali Norwood, D'Ahna Norwood, Akaari Gallagher, Christina Flowers, Marriana Johnson

Aunties John Marshall High School: Lizzy Bell, Takarianna Berry, Kaylynn Brewer, Margeret Daniels, Jasmine Galbreath, Suzie Hicks, Ny'Tiana Houston, Troi Nelson, Jailah Reed, Chantel Robinson 

Grandparents RACE and Men of RACE

Mr. and Mrs. Claus Sheri Hayden and Austin Nieves

RACE: Gina Foxhoven, Sheri Hayden, Sarah Henry, Justyce James, Audrey Johnston, Kourtney Rentz, Danielle Shipley, Christy Warmack, Cristen Whitaker

Men of RACE: Chase Bloomer, Freddy Martinez, Jesus Martinez, Austin Nieves, Christopher Shepard, Stephen Wafer

Junior and Teen RACE: Dax Anderson, Jessie Barton, Bella Bosin, Kylie Butler, Abby Carroll, Mekhia Chandler, Margeret Daniels, Haley Fort, Colten Hernandez, Autumn Hudgins, Oscaar Kabrick, Jeremiah Lavender, Isabella Nelson, Justina Pagan, Brayden Pogson, Teya Ponce, Kiara Simmons, Crystal Smith, Asiah Starks, Lexie Walker, Chandler Wolf


Act I: Christmas Eve with Carlos

Family Vignettes

Choreographer:  Hui Cha Poos

Partygoers, Carlos, and Mom

Song:  We Cry

 

Going to the Party

Choreographer:  Jeremiah Walton

Dancers:  Carlos and Mom

Song:  Manea Tu Chapa

 

Neighborhood Jam

Choreographer:  Christopher Shepard

Dancers:  Party Parents

Song: Like Sugar

 

Fritza & Her Crew

Choreographer:  Emily South

Dancers:  Party Kids, Fritza, Carlos

Song:  Burial

Dr. D and the Magic Book

Choreographer:  James Grigsby, John Ariete, Tasha Hinex, Austin Nieves

Dancers:   Dr. D, Supafunk, The Twin Bratz, Supafly

Song:  James Brown, Starship Playground

 

Presents

Choreographer:  Brandi Kelley

Dancers:  Party Kids, Dr. D

Song:  Starship Playground

 

Gift Trading

Choreographer:  Brandi Kelley

Dancers:  Party Kids

Song:  You Can’t Always Get What You Want

 

The Tree

Choreographer:  Austin Nieves/Christopher Shepard

Dancers:  The Nutcracker, Santa

Song:  Starship Playground

 

The Ninja Mice

Capitol Hill High School

Directors: Adelita Dixon-Hernandez and Erika Reyes

Dancers: The Ninja Mice

Choreographer: Austin Nieves

Song: Imagine Dragons - Natural (Jagsy, Vosai & Tom Wilson Remix)

 

Robot Soldiers

Centennial Mid High

Director:  Carrie Conwell

Dancers: The Robot Soldiers

Choreographer:  Tina Landon/ restaged by Hui Cha Poos

Song:  Rhythm Nation

Mouse King/Robot Soldier Battle

Choreographer:  Austin Nieves

Dancers:  Mouse King, Nutcracker

Song:  Naturals

 

Carlos’s Discovery

Choreographer:  Dax Anderson/ Christopher Shepard

Dancers:  Carlos, The Nutcracker

 

Snow Fly Girls

Choreographer: Sheri Hayden

Dancers:  Snow Fly Girls, Snow Queen

Song:  Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy

 

***INTERMISSION***

 

Act II: The Land of Possibilities

Welcome 

Choreographer:  Various

Dancers:  Representatives from the Land of Possibilities

Song:  Christmas Hip Hop

 

Land of Sports

Northwest Classen High School

Director: Darci McGlasson

Choreographer:  Christopher Shepard

Dancers: Sports Kids

Song:  Win 

 

Land of Video Games

Choreographer:  John Ariete

Dancers:  Video Gamers

Song:  1 Up

 

How to Treat a Woman

US Grant

Director: Sarah Fugett & Elizabeth Gardocki

Choreographer:  Tasha Hinex

Dancers: How to Treat a Woman

Music: Respect - Aretha Franklin

 

Car Wash

Southeast High School

Director:  Tracey Smith

Choreographer: Jesus Martinez

Dancers: Car Washers

Song: Carwash

 

Refining

Classen School of Advanced Studies

Teacher: Cameelah Pennington

Choreographer: Audrey Johnston

Dancers: Refiners, Vogue Kween

Song: Starship Playground

 

Papa Solo

Choreographer:  John Ariete/Chris Shepard

Dancers: The Nutcracker

 

What I Could Teach You

Choreographer:  John Ariete

Dancers: Carlos, The Nutcracker

Song:  Man in the Mirror

 

Act III: The Land of Hidden Treasures

  

Mama’s Waltz

Choreographer:  Brandi Kelley

Dancers: Mom, Flower Girls

Song:  Dance of the Flowers

 

Mama's solo

Choreographer: Hui Cha Poos

Dancers: Mom

Song:  Superwoman

 

Teacher Ginger

School: Douglass Mid High School

Director:  Maria Krey-Gibson

Choreographer: Kourtney Rentz

Dancers: Teachers

Music: I can

 

Aunties

John Marshall Mid-High School

Director: Ira McCurry

Choreographer: Stephen Wafer

Dancers: Aunties

Song: Everlasting Love by Fifth Harmony

 

Grandparents

Choreographer:  Tasha Hinex, John Ariete

Dancers:  Grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Claus

Song:  Too Much Booty, Bruno Mars

 

Mom & Dad Duet

Choreographer:  Hui Cha Poos

Dancers:  Mom, Nutcracker

 

Finale

Choreographer: Hui Cha Poos

Dancers: All

Song: You Get What You Need

 


Tech Crew

OCCC: Andi Gleichman, James Vitale, Steven Moller, Nate Alley

Projection Designer:  Attila Gyula Balazs- Elephant Tree

Lighting Designer:  Matt Avra

Photo:  Larry- Blac Box Styl Haus

Video:  Elephant Tree

Stage Manager: Rebekah Wallace

leadership

Executive & Artistic Director of RACE:  Hui Cha Poos

Men of RACE Artistic Director:  John Ariete

RACE Director: Audrey Johnston

Men of RACE Directors: Austin Nieves and Cris Shepard

Junior and Teen RACE Artistic Directors:  LaKeysta Tipton Goree & Josie Hodges

Board President:  Alison Abbott

Residing Board Members:

Nabeel Jamal, Erin Brown, Amanda Lykes, Gwen Mesikep, Karen Barton, Arthur & Bj South Event Committee: Gina Yannarrell, Mary Jane Rader

Donors & Sponsors

OCCC VPAC

Cornerstone Petroleum Corporation/ Jason F. Hamilton & Cristina Rodriguez

Peanut Butter & Jelly Daycare

JB Cases/Karen & John Barton

Paramount Partners/ Kim & Mark Falk

Elizabeth Macias & family

University of Central Oklahoma Dance Department

Benny Simms

Guy and Kaye Poos

Sa-Gun Corporation/Justin Poos

Gina Yannarell

Emily South

Bj and Arthur South

Carolyn Munholland

Elephant Tree

Blac Box Styl Haus

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