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Philly Dancer’s New Company Combines Jazz Dance and Soul Music

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Roger Lee Dance, a new company by Lee, an original member of the Good Day Philadelphia hip-hop dance team on Philadelphia’s WTXF (Fox 29) television station, will hold its inaugural season April 20 and 21 at the Performance Garage, 1515 Brandywine Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Lee, 23, a current member of SHARP Dance Company, has studied dance at Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts and Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts. He is a graduate of Ursinus College, where he spent three seasons directing the student-run dance company, Escape Velocity, and will receive a master’s in arts administration from Drexel University in June.

Roger Lee (Photo by Liora Kuttler)

Joining Lee on stage will be Chrysta Norelle Brown, Kathleen Corrigan, Angelique Harden, Michael Melian-Velez, Sara Emily Mohler, and Marlene Post. The program combines contemporary jazz dance with soul music in five pieces by Lee, including Mind Games, set to original music from local beat maker Danny Horowitz, and Tell It to God, performed in honor of the late Whitney Houston.

Roger Lee Dance performances will be held April 20 at 8pm and April 21 at 6 and 8pm. All tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at www.danceboxoffice.com/product_details.php?item_id=27

For more information, call 215.833.6961 or visit www.rogerleepr.com.

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