Jaimee Vilela Navarrete
Jaimee Vilela Navarrete is a native Houstonian. Jaimee studied dance for 13 years at the Banbury School of Dance and was accepted to study at the Robert Joffrey School of Dance Summer Program in New York. An active member of the Filipino cultural community, Jaimee was a choreographer for the Filipino Student Association at the University of St. Thomas, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree. She then graduated from the Texas Heart School of Cardiopulmonary, and she is currently a Cardio Thoracic Profusionist at Memorial Hermann Hospital. Jaimee began dancing with Houston City Dance in 2001 as a Principal Dancer, and is currently the Director of the Ensemble. Jaimee has travelled with the Company both nationally and internationally. In 2010, she received an Emerging Artist Choreography grant from the Houston Arts Alliance and in 2011, she produced her own show. Her choreography was recently chosen for the 2015 Barnstorm Dance Festival. Jaimee is in her fourteenth season with Houston City Dance.