Stage Presence – BDTH 2019

Bringing Down the House 2019 continues with the Stage Presence workshop where Class of 2019 students prepare for their chance to shine on legendary stages nationwide at upcoming showcases. Industry professionals guide students through exercises focused on effective storytelling, audience engagement, and communicating through performance. Mentors and artists review the elements and preparation required for a flawless performance and put together a road map of their set from stage entrance to stage exit and the incredible performance in between. Check out photos below for highlights from the sessions in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Chicago and New Orleans.


Stage Presence Panelists:

Cesar Alan – Artist, Cesar Alan

DJ Omega – Artist, DJ Omega

Dylan Dunlap – Artist, On the Grind Management

Bruce Elebee – Founder, BeeHyve Consulting

Justin Emord – Bassist, Love and a .38

Tai Jones – Artist, 2TAI

Session Location: Live Nation Entertainment Hollywood


Stage Presence Panelists:

Aaron Ameen – Talent Buyer, House of Blues Las Vegas

Angel Mendoza – Actor

Brad Ohlson – Band Manager, Incarnate

David Tatlock – Artist, Soul Juice Band

Session Location: House of Blues Las Vegas


Stage Presence Panelists:

Aminata Burton – Artist, AMI

Ken Burroughs – Management, Podcast

Shantina Lowe – Singer/Songwriter, Shantina Lynet’

Tamika Rennell Smith – Project Manager, Illumivation Studios

Session Location: House of Blues Chicago

New Orleans

Stage Presence Panelists:

Kareem Ratliff – Artist, Instagram

Kemic Smothers – Executive Director, New Orleans Media Arts Institute

Ronjanique Steele –  Brand Manager/Public Relations, SYH Agency

Session Location: House of Blues New Orleans


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