Friday, November 20, 2015

Inspire Tap Master Class with Cathie Nicholas at Universal Dance Designs!

Master Class with Cathie Nicholas
Sunday December 6, 2015
6009 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Cost $35.00
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Cathie Nicholas
The Nicholas Brothers
​​Cathie Nicholas is the youngest granddaughter of Fayard Nicholas, of the legendary Nicholas Brothers, the greatest Tap duo to ever thrill audiences and to have performed in over 30 major motion pictures. Cathie trained since the age of 2 with Paul and Arlene Kennedy at Universal Dance Designs, and later joined the Debbie Allen Dance Academy as the doors opened in 2001. She is currently the choreography assistant to Debbie Allen and a tap teacher for Debbie Allen Dance Academy.

Her performances with the Nicholas Brothers include Carnegie Hall, Hollywood Palladium, San Francisco Jazz Festival, Duke University and numerous Tap Festivals across the world including Madrid, Spain, Paris, France, and Vancouver, Canada. With her grandfather, Fayard Nicholas and her sister Nicole, as the Nicholas Sisters, she performed Jazz at Drew, Stanford University, Professional Dancers Society, and numerous other venues.

With Universal Dance Designs Cathie was featured with the Kennedy Tap Company and performed throughout Cuba as guests of the “International Dance Festival” along side Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and Alicia Alonso and the Ballet Nacional de Cuba . Extensively she has performed throughout Los Angeles for over a decade, and most of the United States.

While a student at Debbie Allen Dance Academy her theatrical performances included “Brothers of the Knight” (2001), “Pepito's Story”, (2003) and in Las Vegas at the “Debbie Reynolds Revue”.

Since 2007 Cathie has choreographed many routines including the “Tribute to Debbie Reynolds and Ivory Wheeler”, in the Los Angeles Tap Festival (2008). Alongside Ms. Allen she assisted in the theatrical production “TWIST” in Atlanta, GA at the Alliance Theater (2010) and at the Pasadena Playhouse Pasadena, CA. (2011), The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker staring Debbie Allen, Jaleel White, Carlo Imperato and Raven Symone (2010 and 2011), Dreamworks Pictures “Happy Feet” Hollywood Premiere at Grauman’s Chinese Theater (2012) , Mariah Carey’s “Oh Santa” music video (2011), tribute to television producer Marcy Carsey and Debbie Allen and GAP (clothing) featuring the Debbie Allen Dance Academy in the “Cabana Cha Cha” commercial. (20120

Cathie was a “Sparkid” for the WNBA Sparks Women's Basketball at the Staples Center for 3 years. Her screen credits include “That's So Raven”, “Dance With Me” starring Vanessa Williams, “Jack The Bear”, starring Danny DeVito “Lassie”, the “Vickie Lawrence Show”, “Toys R Us” commercial, “Se Habla Everything” at the Los Angeles Theater, Lead Tap Dancer in “Hot Chocolate Nutcracker” (2010 and 2011) and music videos with the late Tupac Shakur, Aksent, MC Lyte, LL Cool J, LSG (Levert, Sweat and Gill) and Busta Rhymes.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Audition - "5 Star Kids" multidisciplinary Youth Performance Group!

The Los Angeles Times Call her BRILLIANT!

Charon Aldredge’s
“5 Star Kids
Multi-disciplinary Youth Performance Group!
Tap, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Pointe, African, Modern, Swing

Charon Adredge’s “5 Star Kids” is holding auditions for an upcoming performance in October. Does your child excel in Tap, Hip Hop, Jazz, Pointe, African, Modern, or Swing? You don’t want to miss the opportunity to have your child train with one of the best of the best.

Sunday 9-19-2010
Universal Dance Designs 6009 W. Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036
Age Range: 6-17

Register & Reserve your spot today at

*Be prepared to do a solo of your favorite dance form.
Costumes for solos are encouraged.
*Must be available for rehearsals on Sunday afternoons.
View more about Charon at