What’s the NoHo Motto? “NoHo is only as great as its people.”
Meet the GentleLadies, a group of talented young women in the NoHo Arts District who are all about dance and supporting the creative spirit.
The Gentle Ladies are taking over part of the street on Magnolia for Al Fresco Fridays on Friday, October 9 from 6:30-9:15PM.
“We plan to serve the complete GentleLadies experience. Live music, dancing, and above all else pure authentic artistic expression. We’ve invited some of the hottest rising stars of North Hollywood to show what our community is all about. Los Angeles native Alexya Garcia and Texas raised B11ce of Awesome Awesome Shxt will light up the stage and it wouldn’t be a proper GentleLady function without our own ladies showing how we get down. With Caroline Diamond providing the laughs, Allie Costello showing the moves and DJ Jammiiin on the ones and twos all night. Al Fresco Fridays -October 9th- is the show you do not want to miss!” – The GentleLadies
What is the GentleLadies?
The Gentleladies is an innovative, diverse all-female dance collective guiding and cultivating communities to develop their artistic imagination. We accomplish this through teaching dance, hosting events and providing spaces where artists can thrive.
How did the Gentle Ladies become the Gentle Ladies? (Curious about the name)
Frustrated with the lack of female representation in the teaching scene, Ki’Leigh Williams gathered up her closest friends to create something that has never been done before: a customizable, traveling, in studio dance intensive with an all female faculty. Being a group of fierce underdogs with multiple talents, the Gentleladies quickly developed into more than a group of teachers. We have grasped every opportunity that has come our way from performing nationwide to creating North Hollywood’s first ever music festival.
How has COVID affected the GentleLadies?
Unfortunately COVID has affected the Gentleladies in every way possible. From Movement Lifestyle, our home studio where we all met, shutting down to Secret Rose closing, the place we hosted our monthly Open Mics, everything we’ve worked hard to establish here in North Hollywood has been stripped away from us. Being that our main focus as a company is to share our knowledge of dance through teaching and provide a space for artists to congregate, the pandemic has been incredibly difficult to work through. Luckily we are all friends who happen to work together so combining all of our superpowers to navigate through the craziness. Our main focus now is to rebuild our brand, push our creative artistry, and stay relevant on social media so we are stronger than ever once the world returns to some kind of normalcy.
What’s coming up for the GentleLadies?
We are excited to collaborate with the North Hollywood Arts District to bring the community the full Gentleladies experience. It has been so long since we’ve created a show because of the pandemic so being given a platform safe for the public to enjoy what we do is beyond awesome. We also have a ton of new content coming out on all of our social media platforms! Dance tutorials, photoshoots, interviews, you name it, WE ARE ON IT!
Anything you want to highlight?
We would like to take this time to thank Movement Lifestyle, Secret Rose Theatre and every place in between that has helped make our dreams come true. North Hollywood Arts District is home to some of the most talented artists and felt so much pain during these past six months. Although our homes are the first to go, we are in this together, we will not stop.
Thanks for doing everything you can to #KeepNoHoArtsy!
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