September 1 – 3

Since the city of Charlotte’s Native American beginnings, the city has always been a crossroads for culture and trade.  Crossroads is an original dance and cirque work celebrating the creativity and growth that occurs when diverse paths intersect.


September 1
5pm – 6pm: Free Dance Class
6pm -7:30pm: Pre-Show Performances
8pm: Crossroads

September 2 & 3
3pm – 6pm: Free Dance Class
6pm -7:30pm: Pre-Show Performances
8pm: Crossroads

Labor Day Weekend | First Ward Park | 301 E. 7th Street | Uptown Charlotte | FREE!


Photos by Mark Hames

Crossroads Class Schedule

Friday, Sept. 1
5pm - 6pmCapoeira w/ Adamma and RebaNC Brazilian Project
5pm - 6pmYoga w/ Alyce VallejoYoga One
Saturday, Sept. 2
3pm - 4pmSalsa w/ Rodrigo and WendyCharlotte Salsa
3pm - 4pmPilates w/ Melissa PopeAlternative Fitness
4pm - 5pmPartner Acrobatics w/ CC&Co.Caroline Calouche & Co.
5pm - 6pmSamba w/ AdrianaNC Brazilian Project
Sunday, Sept. 3
3pm - 4pmHip-hop w/ Amy DoorOpen Door Studios
4pm - 5pmAerial Silks w/ CC&Co.Caroline Calouche & Co.
5pm - 6pmTap w/ SalKing David Christian Conservatory


Crossroads Pre-Show @ 6pm-7:30pm

Caroline Calouche & Co. Youth EnsembleCaroline Calouche & Co. Youth EnsembleJazz Arts Initiative Trio
NC Brazilian Arts ProjectMILA Dance TeamMrudani School of Performing Arts
MILA Dance TeamMrudani School of Performing ArtsCaroline Calouche & Co. Youth Ensemble
Mrudani School of Performing ArtsNo Limits Dance TeamMILA Dance Team
No Limits Dance CompanyMaha's Dances of India
Hope of IsrealMufukaWorks Dance Company



Presented by


Guest Artists


Iesha Hoffman is so glad to be working with Caroline Calouche & Co on another collaboration! Iesha is a voiceover artist, actress, director, writer, and owner of The Voice House Agency. Along with her 25 years of acting experience, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Theater Arts from Rutgers University and a Master’s degree in Leadership and Organizational Change from Pfeiffer University. Her voice is heard in projects for companies including Microsoft, McDonald’s, Family Dollar, Britax, and NASCAR, to name a few. Her writing was featured in projects with On Q production and donna scott productions, and other groups as well.


Brandon ‘Azuleon’ Lomax is a Charlotte native and a freelance dancer that would dance all over the place until joining a circus project called Nouveau Sud. Once introduced to circus, he began to learn circus arts where he eventually began training diabolo and juggling.

Boris ‘Bluz’ Rogers – From humble southern beginnings Boris Rogers aka Bluz has risen through the ranks of spoken word entertainment. He is the slam master and coach of SlamCharlotte, a competitive team of poets whom he led to back to back National Poetry Slam victories in 2007 and 2008, something that has not been done in slam poetry for 15 years. He is also currently ranked 13th in the world for Poetry Slam after competing in Vancouver, Canada at the Individual World Poetry Slam competition. Bluz is the 2008 LEAF Festival poetry slam champion. In 2003, Bluz solidified a spot as the official Host & Master of ceremony for the literary Café during CBS Radio s marquee event For Sisters Only, which led him to hosting a segment on Charlotte s #1 urban Radio station Power 98fm with No Limit Larry and the Morning Maddhouse show entitled Spoken Word Fridays boasting over 22.5 billion listeners every Friday Morning at 7:50am. Bluz success with the show landed him a feature poet spot on the Morning Maddhouse 2006 College tour, which brought awareness of HIV/Aids to the students of Historical Black Colleges, and Featured as part of Essence Black family Reunion.

Tim Scott, Jr. serves as the Artist In Residence for Charlotte Center City Partners helping to aid in their Music Everywhere initiative. He was born and raised in Buffalo, NY in a musical household. Growing up surrounded by some of the biggest names in gospel music, Tim always had an ear for music. After relocating to Charlotte, NC in 2000, Tim attended Northwest School of the Arts where he began studying jazz. He then went on to receive a scholarship to North Carolina Central University where he double majored in Music Business and Jazz Studies with Artists in Residence, Branford Marsalis and Joey Calderazzo before going on to receive another scholarship from Berklee College of Music. Tim went on to spend 4 years touring the country with Grammy-nominated hip hop/alternative group, the Foreign Exchange. During this time, he also shared the stage with other notable acts such as Robert Glasper, Fantasia and Phife Dawg of the legendary hip hop group, A Tribe Called Quest. Tim now resides in Charlotte, NC where he focuses his efforts on what he calls, “the business of music,” rather than just performing. He has worked with East Coast Entertainment and C-Squared Productions as a production assistant. He has served as Musical Director for several of the city’s events and organizations including various OnQ Productions shows, CCCP’s Vision Awards and one of East Coast’s most successful bands, Sol Fusion.  Today he hopes to continue to use his platform to influence and inspire others. Especially the next generation of great musicians and music professionals.


Jarrell Wallace is a member of the Nouveau Sud Urban Circus Project. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, but grew up in Charlotte, NC. He specialize in cyr wheel and aerial straps. He train cyr wheel for 2 years, and aerial straps for  1 year. His goal is to his talents to inspire other.

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