“El Nuevo Talento” Jimencio will debut his newest team of dancers at the 2016 Tejano Music Awards Fan Fair in San Antonio this March. Jimencio is scheduled to perform on the San Saba North Stage at 5:15 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, 2016.
The “Me Fascinas” singer plans on showcasing the best possible experience for fans at his shows and the Jimencio dancers is just one part of the equation.
“I am really excited about doing something that hasn’t been done before in this industry, and tapping into other markets,” Jimencio told Tejano Nation. “I am honored to know that I will be sharing the stage with some of the best dancers in Texas. We have an amazing show setup for 2016 TMA FAN FAIR. Something unique.”
The 2016 edition of dancers include seven experienced dancers with many styles, backgrounds and personalities.
“With these girls you can expect nothing but fiery dance moves with Latin integration into hip hop/world dance and more,” Jimencio added. “These girls are all so diverse that they bring in their own character into the group. I am excited for you all to see what we have in store for the 2016 Roster. Get ready for a show you’ll never forget!”
MEET THE TEAM
JAZZ – Facebook.com/Jazz
Head choreographer and dancer Jazz is 17 and a senior in high school. She plans to head to college next year and plans to continue to dance for Jimencio throughout her college career.
“First and foremost, I am a dancer. Dancing is my passion,” Jazz told Tejano Nation. “I look forward to an amazing year with the Jimencio Family and our amazing dancers.”
She has been dancing since the age of four and started with ballet folklorico, her school spirit team and participated in all school talent shows. In sixth grade, she started training in tap, ballet, jazz, and throughout the years have added krump, modern, hip-hop, and popping. Prior to being a dancer and choreographer for Jimencio, She was a Captain/Choreographer of a dance group called Cypher, a building block for her faith and platform for expanding her community outreach as an ambassador for speaking out against bullying. Jazz also participates with The San Antonio Council for Alcohol and Drug Abuse and Helping Youth Prevention through Entertainment, or HYPE, t out to reach out to the youth of San Antonio about steering clear of drugs, alcohol and tobacco use. The Dance SA television show alum has also danced for artists such as Sarah Centeno, James Brown, Ryan Vizcaino, Ricky Valenz, Dane Alatasi and Keelyn Rayne.
AUDI JADEE – Facebook.com/AudiJadee
Audi Jadee credits her mother as a huge influence on her career in cheer, dance, and modeling. The 15-year-old dancer started dancing at the age of 2 and cheering since age 5. Audi Jadee has been an award-winning cheer competitor for the past few years, placing first at the the recent Cheer Nationals in San Antonio. She is also a Dance SA TV alum and danced as a back up dancer for Ricky Valenz at the Tejano Music Awards. Her dream after school is to have her own cheer and dance gym or to become a lawyer for criminal justice. Her motto in life for cheer and dance has always been, “Somewhere behind the athlete you have become, and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you, is the little girl who fell in love with the sport and never looked back. Perform for her.”
LIQUID – Facebook.com/Liquid
Liquid, another Dance SA TV alum, was born and raised in San Antonio and has been dancing since the age of 5. In middle school and high school, the dancer attended Young Women’s Leadership Academy, an all girls public school, for middle school and high school and where she found her potential for dance. Liquid credits her dance instructor Jackleen Rios as giving her the tools and motivation to follow her dreams of becoming a dancer. She danced for Tejano singer Ricky Valens at the Tejano Music Awards in 2013.
JASMINE G. – Facebook.com/JasmineG
Jasmine G. has been dancing for many years with professional teams and competing teams. She danced with the San Antonio Talons football team and many other teams. The dancer knows many styles, but jazz is her favorite. This is Jasmine’s first year dancing with the Jimencio and can’t wait to see what is in store for 2016.
YAMILE – Facebook.com/Yamile
Yamile has been dancing for about eight years and is very strong in Hip-Hop and Latin styles of dance. The dancer is part of her school dance team and has performed at numerous events. Yamile promotes creativity and wants to teach people to understand the fine arts of dance as a whole.
“I believe that there’s no limits as to where you can be as dancer,” Yamile told Tejano Nation. “I’m always excelling and giving my all to make sure I walk off the dance floor knowing that the audience will remember what I did. Dance isn’t a hobby, it’s a lifestyle that I’m happy to live by. I’ve never been so in love with anything else.”
APRIL LYNN – Facebook page
April Lynn has been dancing since she was about six years old. She has done all types of dancing such as jazz, tap, hip hop, contemporary, modern, drill team, and even some ballet. April Lynn danced for nine years with Hermann Sons School of Dance and Tumbling and also seven years with the Spurs Jr. Silver Dancers. She danced with her High School dance team, Pacesetters, all four years and was an officer for 3 of those years and also gained experience in choreography.
“When this opportunity with Jimencio Castillon came up, I went for it,” April Lynn told Tejano Nation. “I am so excited to see where this journey takes me and to see our talents grow together into a family.”
KAELA – Facebook page
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