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Beverly Bautista

Beverly is a Filipina American artist and dance educator whose compassion and joy is fueled by empowering the next generation of artists. She values her experience in the commercial dance industry and is furthering her education through a Masters in Fine Arts in Dance at UC-Irvine in California. Beverly has traveled internationally with multi-platinum rapper, Nicki Minaj, shooting a national commercial with Pepsi and has performed live in Japan, China, and Jamaica. She has toured with Minaj internationally for the "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded Tour," nationwide for the "I Am Still Music Tour" opening for Lil Wayne, and the "Femme Fatale Tour" opening for Britney Spears. In addition to touring, Beverly has performed in several music videos including Minaj's music video, "Super Bass," The Billboard Music Awards, and Good Morning America.
 
Born a Chicago-Native, Beverly majored in dance at Ball State University where she trained in modern, jazz, ballet, musical theater, and post-graduation in hip-hop. She trained with the Monsters of Hip-Hop Convention where she learned from renowned choreographers like Tony Testa (Descendants 2), Kevin Maher (Becky G), and Nappytabs (JLo). With over a decade of professional dance experience in Los Angeles, Beverly is grateful to have worked with experienced choreographers like Chucky Klapow (Disney's: HSM), Alison Faulk & Teresa Espinosa (Lip Sync Battle with Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Anthony Thomas (Rhythm Nation), Gil Duldulao (“Super Bass” Nicki Minaj), Luther Brown and Laurieann Gibson (Nicki Minaj), and Kennis Marquis and Free Boogie (iHeart Radio with Zayn Malik).
 
Beverly is grateful to continue to train under the tutelage of Anthony Thomas, original choreographer of Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814 tour, music videos, and live shows. Learning, performing, and restaging ionic repertoire such as Rhythm Nation, Miss You Much, Escapade, and The Knowledge have been rich opportunities to physically dance history. With her diverse background, she hopes to inspire dancers through movement and her passion to share dance history.
 

Artist Support

                     

  

It has been a difficult year for all of us in many ways.  The arts have been hit particularly hard because so much of the work we do requires physical closeness and interaction.  While our traditional summer program on the UCI campus has been suspended to prioritize the health and safety of our participants, instructors, and staff, we still need to support our community of artists.

For that reason, we are excited to offer the Summer Academies LITE program.  It provides advanced young artists the tools they will need as they prepare applications and audition material for college and career pursuits.  It also provides much needed employment for our team of instructors ⎼ practicing artists themselves ⎼ who have seen their commissions, gigs, and contracts cancelled.

If you are able, please consider making a gift of any amount to support the Summer Academies LITE program.  Your contribution will make a significant impact by supporting the artists who make it possible.

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