Artist Profile

Las Vegas, Nevada

China Hudson

Hudson, China

Ms. China’s teaching style could best be described as creative passion through West African dance, creative writing and performance theatre.

Ms. China is a Walt Disney Musical Theater Teaching Artist and a Southern Nevada Wolf Trap Teaching Artist in partnership with the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas. As an African dance instructor and a member of Olabisi African Dance & Drum Ensemble, she is committed to maintaining African culture and tradition through drumming and dancing. Ms. China has established youth cultural and empowerment programs at Pearson Community Center, Walnut Recreation Center, Cambridge Recreation Center, and the West Las Vegas Cultural Arts Center. She is a guest instructor at University of Las Vegas Nevada, College of Southern Nevada, and the Clark County School District. In a continued effort for youth excellence, she oversees "After School Fitness" and "Voices" programs in partnership with the Las Vegas Urban League 21st Century Program.

Ms. China has written, directed, and performed in fourteen original productions showcasing social, racial and political issues. Her theatrical performances include: “For Colored Girls,” “Vagina Monologues,” “Amen Corner,” “The Bluest Eye,” “The Color Purple,” and “Dreamgirls.” A member of the Las Vegas community, she is a powerful leader currently enriching the lives of youth and families through culture, character, theatre, spirit, and leadership workshops. Her experience as a writer, director, actress, spoken word artist, African dancer, and facilitator combined with her love for people forms an explosive package for creating change.

Las Vegas, NV
(702) 900-1362
pojazzentertainment@gmail.com
Counties Served
Statewide
Preferred Groups/Populations
Schools (grades pre-K-12), college, at risk, incarcerated individuals
Venues
Schools; theaters; colleges; festivals; communities
Fees, Availability and Technical Requirements
Contact Artist
Program/Residency Activity Descriptions: Schools/Communities
Ms. China creates custom workshops in African Dance and Culture Training, Theater Basics, Introduction to Musical Theater, Creative Writing & Poetry that accommodate the needs of the specific group or audience.

Program/Residency Activity Descriptions: Schools/Communities
As part of her dedication to the Las Vegas community, Ms. China has facilitated numerous community programs. Currently, Ms. China is facilitating F.L.Y (First Love Yourself)-Young Women’s Mentoring Program for Cambridge Recreation Center and The Real One’s Young Women’s Mentoring Program for Walnut Recreation Center. In 2004, she co-founded S.I.S.T.A (Sisters In Society Taking Action) Girls Rite of Passage Program for young girls ages 10-16 which has graduated over 80 young girls into womanhood. Ladies for Change Lifestyle Transition Program is the second phase of the Rite of Passage program that is geared toward young women ages 17-22 as they make the transition into adulthood. All of the programs provide life skill workshops in attitude, financial literacy, positive self body image, sexuality, health, and the importance of community. In addition to mentoring, she is involved in the annual programming of the African American History Celebrations for the City of Las Vegas West Las Vegas Cultural Arts Center and the Las Vegas Clark County Library District West Las Library Theater. For the past 10 years Ms. China has sat on the committee for the City of Las Vegas West Las Vegas Arts Center Women’s Day Celebration, which promotes unity and diversity for the women of Las Vegas by providing a day of networking, education, and empowerment.