Uplifting Humanity Showcasing the ARTS to Self-Esteem
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As Co-Founder of UR2.Global, Amelia is the lead artist-in-residence and the creative director of all humanitarian projects that the Institute undertakes for the global upliftment of self-esteem. In addition to her credentials in the "About" section as a licensed psychotherapist and author, etc., she heals through song and psychodrama, performing under the stage name: Dr. K's Music Therapy. She has done songs for social projects such as: Hospice, Global Women FGM, World Peace, Women's Arts projects, and named as an "Artist for Peace" by Gandhi's BE Magazine. She has also won international song contests. Visit: Dr K Music Therapy
Missy Crutchfield (pictured with Altovise Davis - Sammy Davis Jr.'s wife.) moved to New York in the 1980s to pursue an acting career. She studied with Warren Robertson, Joe Daly, Zan Benham, and Stella Adler. Missy held roles in Brian de Palma's "Blowout" starring John Travolta and "Carnival Magic." She also held lead roles in "New York Nights" with William DaFoe as well as "Model Behavior." She also performed on stage in New York City, including the lead role in a play off-Broadway, "Cellophane," written by John Hart. She has created and collaborated on a number of projects and community-based programs including Remember Your Dream. For full Bio Visit: www.BEMagazine.org
Amelia Kemp, Ph.D., LMHC
VOCALIST / PRODUCER
Mykel T. Brooks
2017 Honorary Artist-in-Residence
5-Time Grammy Award Winning
PRODUCER / MUSICIAN / WRITER
As a composer, arranger, producer and accomplished multi-instrumentalist, Premik has worked with everyone from Carlos Santana, Whitney Houston, Herbie Hancock, John McLaughlin, Ravi Shankar, Narada Michael Walden, Clarence Clemons, Lonnie Liston-Smith, and many others. Premik has commisioned his song: "The Journey" to UR2.Global for what the Institute has named the Premik Artists Challenge. Click here to see the entries from the 2016 UR2.Global Premik Artists Challenge and enjoy the self-esteem empowerment.
Premik’s May of 2008 schedule led him to perform in Sting's Rainforest Foundation Fundbenefit concert Some Kinda Legacy at Carnegie Hall followed by extensive touring with Russian legend Boris Grebenshikov beginning in London at the Royal Albert Hall, continuing on to Dublin, Kiev, Milan, Moscow, St. Petersburg, ending the year in Vienna. In May of 2010 Premik played at Carnegie Hall in the The Rainforest Fund's 21st Birthday Celebration Benefit Concert. June of 2010 Premik performed at Sting & Trudie Style in NYC apartment (private dinner- fund raiser) following the Jazz at Lincoln Center performance of Twin Spirits, a celebration of composer Robert Schumann�s 200th birthday. View full bio at: Premik.com
VOCALIST / MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST
Evan Taylor Jones
Kim is a published Poet, a BMI songwriter, spent years in the Music Industry as a singer, doing session work and commercials, and performing at well known Nightclubs in L.A. and other venues. She also performed as a dancer and did Television and stage work. Kim has had longstanding membership in the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. She trained in Los Angeles with the premier vocal, dance, and acting coaches in the country since the age of 12. Kim is a mezzo-soprano with a four octave vocal range. She sings and speaks French and Spanish. She is a multi-talented artist, author, poet and accomplished photographer. Full Bio - visit her site at: www.kimkarringtoncartwright.com
Emree Franklin is a rising 21-year-old recording Artist from Friday Harbor, WA, whose distinct voice and poignant lyrics transcend her age. In 2013 Emree took leave from the University of Washington and lived in Nashville for a year, where she performed and was incredibly prolific, penning over 100 new songs. Emree strives to write songs that are always real and brutally honest. It is that authenticity combined with driving rhythms and contagious melodies that have captured music lovers, especially young women and music industry elite alike.
Emree began writing on acoustic guitar and quickly evolved from an Americana format to a hybrid of pop and hip-hop beat with intelligent lyrics. She has since been recording in LA, NY and Atlanta with Grammy award winning producers in preparation for her debut release: "We Are Tomorrow" (View Teaser) and continues to build her fan base, extending live performances from Nashville, San Francisco and Seattle, to LA and beyond. For full bio visit website: EmreeFranklin.com
VOCALIST / ACTRESS
Pre-Doctoral Dance Fellow
5-Time Grammy Winner
See Artist Challenge
ACTRESS / WRITER
How It Works? * Honorary Artists * Internships * See Artists Below * Paid Projects * Guest Contributors
UR2.Global commissions Artist-In-Residence to assist with global projects that uplift the self-esteem of humanity via humanitarian projects, artists colonies, workshops, festivals, plays and retreats. Artists-in-residence may be paid and volunteer for projects that expand their individual and collective portfolios. All original works created by UR2.Global staff that are offered as a collaborative project enlisting artist-in-residence to perform or execute for UR2.Global are considered "works for hire" and remain the copyright of UR2.Global. Any artist's contribution will be noted in the credit roll.
Each year, The Sacretherapy Institute will select an "honorary artist-in-residence" whose work as an artist uplifts mankind. The selected artist will also share an interest in supporting the UR2.Global project and mission to showcase the ARTS for the purpose of uplifting self-esteem. The artist may further support our mission by commissioning one of their works to be utilized and contained on the UR2.Global website as the backdrop of a self-esteem project for students, working artists, aspiring artists and retired artists.
Any artist interested in joining us as an Artist-In-Residence is welcomed. Submit your resume and share how your work as an artist relates to self-esteem, self-love and/or self-confidence and uplifting mankind. And if you are an aspiring artist simply share how your work will align with this intention. We also request that at least one of your works be submitted to be showcased on the site. College and Post-grad interns seeking fellowship appointments may send resume. NOTE: Artists that are not interested in participating in our in-house projects may simply submit their work to be showcased on the UR2.Global site as a general contributor and will not be listed as an artist-in-residence or called on as projects arise and instead will be listed as a guest contributor. View rows of artists below:
Pablo Stennet is a 5-Time Grammy winning musician and composer who was born and raised in Jamaica, and deeply rooted in the church where his father was a pastor. Influenced by a family background full of musicians, he began studying piano at the age of five. He ultimately added bass, upright bass and guitar to his arsenal of instruments. He tours globally with Ziggy Marley and has worked over the years with a multitude of superstar artists, including Willie Nelson, Jimmy Cliff, Chaka Khan, Pink and Raphael Saadiq, to name a few.
full bio visit website:PabloStennett.com
Former 2016 Honorary
Premik Russell Tubbs
Kijana Wiseman, M.Ed. is an award-winning lyric coloratura soprano with a 3.5 octave range. She has appeared in over 20 countries on the American, African and European continents. And her interactive one-woman show, The Griot, has won Best College Diversity Program for two years in a row. She received her BFA in Theatre from the University of Houston and her Masters, specializing in African Theatre, as a result of joint studies at Texas Southern University and the University of Liberia, West Africa. For full bio visit her website at: Kijana.com
Stan began his acting career at the Back Alley Theatre, founded by Naomi Eftis. During that time he appeared as Otto in "Design For Living," Omar in "Short Eyes," and Jr. Balloon in the world premier of Miguel Pinero's "The Sun Always Shines For The Cool" under the direction of Frederic Lee. He has guest starred on numerous television shows including: "Seinfeld", "ER," "Friends," "The West Wing", etc. For full bio visit website:Stansellers.net
Mykel T. Brooks is a certified musician by ear, a master of sound and a writer by pen. At the age of 12 he began singing in his father’s church and learned to play keyboard, drums, clarinet and trumpet all by ear. In August 2015, Brooks negotiated a distribution deal with Universal Music Group & was signed to Rick Ross Music Group.
Prior to signing with music labels, he attended Bethune Cookman University for a year and met Jive Records recording artist Haitian Fresh - Wyclef Jean's protégé, who he toured with and learned everything about the music industry. In 2012 Brooks was owner of Nomad Recordings an independent label and recording studio in Tallahassee, Florida. For full bio: MykelTBrooks on Our Stage
Roxi holds a BFA in theater and Dance from Howard University, a diploma from the North Carolina School of the Arts, and a certificate in Shakespeare from the British Academy of Dramatic Arts at Oxford University. In addition, she has trained at the International School of Ballet in Cannes, France, the Academy of Theatrical Arts and the Jones Haywood School of Ballet in Washington DC. See full bio at: BalletVictorian.com
SINGER / SONGWRITER / ARTIST
Kim Karrington Cartwright
Juilliard trained singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Kristin studied opera with acclaimed teachers Lorraine Nubar and Zehava Gal and others. With a particular interest in French art songs, she spent a summer honing the craft at Académie Internationale d’été de Nice. In addition to stints at major record labels, Capitol and Interscope Records, and song placements on hit TV shows like "Dawson’s Creek", and "Palmetto Pointe", etc. For full bio KristinHoffmann.com
Evan Taylor Jones (ETJ) is a Soul Rock artist from Orlando, FL, known for his "Denim Heart."
Jones has experience as Lead-Vocalist
and instrumentalist in settings ranging from his jazzy 10-piece band, to managing his own acoustic solos. ETJ has had the opportunity to contract out multiple songs with ‘Walt Disney Entertainment’ for licensing purposes
and has managed to tour across the United States completely independently. He has opened for Bob Marley's band "The Wailers" and was a contestant on "The Voice" season 10.
Jones is currently writing, recording, and producing his newest album to be released 2018, “Give and Give Thanks.”
VOCALIST / RECORDING ARTIST
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