JANUARY 28, 2024 @ On the Boards // 2:00-4:00 P.M
Please do not be alarmed. Remain calm. Do not attempt to miss this event... TeenTix is back with another celebration of Teen Leadership and Local Arts and Culture. Welcome to the Teeny Awards! This year, with support from foundry10 and the Seattle Center we are proud to announce our first "20 Under 20" cohort of outstanding teens. These teens were nominated by representatives from TeenTix's Partners, selected by a panel of arts advocates, educators, and alumni, and will be awarded live on stage as part of the ceremony. This event will also feature live performances from other outstanding teens in the local arts and culture community. Check out the lineup--
Keegan, a whole-food plant-based identical twin from Lake Stevens, attempts to coalesce the sublimely phantasmagoric experience of consciousness with the intoxicating syntactic and semantic architecture of literature. In his work with the Seattle Youth Poet Laureate Cohort, Poetry Out Loud, and now the Washington Youth Arts Leadership Program, Keegan works to bring the arts back into the cultural forefront.
Amelia Taylor is honored to be performing at the Teeny Awards this year. Previous credits include: Holiday Cabaret (Village Theatre) While They Last (Village Theatre) Frozen (Redmond Academy of Theatre Arts) Singin' in the Rain (Redmond Academy of Theatre Arts). Amelia is an Open Jar Studios Institute alum, member of Village Theatre’s Institute, and is a senior in high school. She plans to study musical theatre in college next year. Lots of love to her family and friends. Annika Wanagel-Rojas is excited to appear in the 2024 Teeny Awards. Annika has been in 7 Village Theatre KIDSTAGE productions. Most recent credits include: Performer in The Holiday Cabaret, The Mayor in The Spongebob Musical, Bakers Wife in Into the Woods Jr., and Esther Jane in A Christmas Story: The Musical. She has also been a part of the Village Theatre Institute program for 7 years. Other previous roles: Katie and Mamie u/s in Mr. Dickens and His Carol (Seattle Rep); Gabriella in High School Musical and Veruca Salt in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at her school. Enjoy!
Billie Atkins Bio: serious goose. muppet of a man. he/they. I like the muppets and Joan of Arc. Alixx: Yello! My name’s Alixx and I did most of the camera work for the film “Light”. I’m an autistic, queer, non-binary artist with a passion for healthcare. I hope you enjoy the film! Richard Barrett-Wood (she/they/he) is currently a high school senior and aspiring filmmaker. Frequently attempting to capture the commonly-overlooked under-represented moments in life through film in unexpected ways, Richard is extremely grateful for the opportunity to share their new short film, "Light", at the Teeny Awards! They worked with Billie, Alixx, and multiple other amazing mentors from Northwest Film Forum and Three Dollar Bill Cinema to create the short in one week! If you are interested in seeing more of their work, you can find past and future content on their newly released YouTube channel, @khskittyfilms.
Emma Ly is a 15 year old sophomore, dancer, and choreographer. She attended Evergreen City Ballet from 2013-2014 and is now currently training at Spotlight Dance Center for the past 9 years. Through Spotlight's performing company, Emma has performed in many dance festivals including Boost-me-up and Olympia Dance Festival. In November of 2022, Emma had the honor of performing in an independently produced and co-choreographed show by Christian West and Pilar Galdamez; 'Kate Bush: Double Feature'. In July of 2023, she was invited back for 'Story of the Sea and Sky' which was produced by Velocity and choreographed by Christian and Pilar. Last year, Emma took Velocity's Youth Choreographers Club led by Moonyeka. Through that program she co-choreographed 'Shameika' along with Christian. They have had lots of opportunities to be able to perform with Velocity and are thrilled to be representing Velocity once again. Christian West is a 19 year old Dancer, choreographer, actor, and singer-songwriter. He is currently studying Dance at Western Washington University and has previously trained at Spotlight Dance Center where he had met Emma. In 2022 he self-produced, directed and co-choreographed an evening length dance piece entitled 'Kate Bush: Double Feature' with his friend Pilar Galdamez. Last year he had participated in the Young Choreographers Club with Velocity lead by Moonyeka, where him and Emma choreographed the piece 'Shameika'. With many thanks to Velocity Dance Center, he was able to create another show this July, again in partnership with Pilar entitled 'Story of the Sea and Sky'. He is so excited to be performing again with Velocity and Emma, as well as to be sharing this piece they have created together.
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King zaae is a Seattle based alternative pop artist. Zaae started Releasing music at the age of 10, his music encompasses genres like hyperpop, r&b, and hiphop. Zaae has high expectations with his music with emotionally in tune lyrics of life experiences talking about topics like love and relationships and is big in speaking his emotions in moment but learning to grow from whatever that experience is. Zari Alexandria is a 20-year-old pop singer/songwriter based in the Seattle-Tacoma area in Washington State. After performing in many choirs and diving into musical theater, she pursued songwriting to challenge her artistic abilities. Zari describes her overall sound as a mix of traditional pop with other genres, such as R&B and alternative music. She tells stories in her lyrics and production that anyone can connect with, regardless of their identity or background. The Sleepy Haunts is a Seattle female fronted bubble-grunge band that specializes in songs about your favorite things in pop culture.