The Journey Begins…

Campaign Studio Urbana Introduction

Thanks for joining me!

I wanted to create something in long-form to be able share with all of you. The journey and all of it’s lively inclusions! Here we are!

Thank you for taking the time to read the email, this blog, and most of all Studio Urbana’s Kickstarter campaign. Studio Urbana was launched in Houston, Texas. I relocated to Houston in summer of 2016 and after some major life events, I was able to regain myself and get on the positive track. That is where Studio Urbana came to life.

Now, you may know me from a number of research scholar positions, including USDA, URM, the China MOU Accords, or REU; my time time as the President of the AAMU Environmental Science Club, my position in a number of other organizations including NSBE, MANRRS, ASCE, SWE, or AAMU Bulldog Committee; a professor or mentor in one of my double majors, my network business endeavors, conferences, vegan activism, or one of the many endeavors I have embarked upon in my journey (There have been many!). Or perhaps you are creating a fresh profile and you’d like to know more. Well, that makes me smile!

However, not many people know of my history as a poet, a singer, an actress, and creative writer; My role as Mother of William Hooper Councill and Mother of the Church in the William Hooper Councill Legacy Play, “William Hooper Councill: From Slavery To Sovereignty”, a performer in cultural showcases, and the years I spent in dance productions. Want to know my childhood dream? It was to be a Singer/Musician! Couple the with my strong entrepreneurial mindset and we have magic! Join me…where the magic is.

I have launched a company with the second product of that company as Studio Urbana: The Premier Boutique Recording Studio of Houston. The first, a musical production set to return later in 2018. In developing this entity, I quickly railroaded to the development of the community. Studio Urbana requires one for its survival in a high-risk industry like the entertainment industry. However, risk is only as large a factor as what is neglected in work. Provided, I’ve got my bootstraps strapped (which I do ;-)), I will be able to triumph each task.

Jade Phoenix Entertainment is the umbrella of which Studio Urbana and Soul of The City rest under. The third is to be Urban Studio Galleria, an art gallery in the heart of the city…but that comes later. Jade Phoenix Entertainment stands for art and expression at their epitomes. Talent is what makes it happen, but passion is where it comes alive and that is the expression of the Jade Phoenix. Passion and Heart in all things. My only hope is that you will support this vision as it has come into creation and you will allow me to move your spirit with the power of the arts. Thank you so much and I look forward to showing you all that is in store.


Please Visit The Following Link To The Studio Urbana Kickstarter Campaign.

Studio Urbana Kickstarter Campaign

I am delighted at forming the community of family and friends in the Jade Phoenix movement. Please feel free to share, as support from all avenues and individuals is welcome. I look forward to you becoming a part of the community!

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Na-Asia Ellis – Founder & CEO of Jade Phoenix Entertainment, The Entity that brings you Studio Urbana and The Soul Of The City Production Series

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton



Author: L.I.F.E. Enterprises

I have been involved in the arts for nearly my entire life. Growing up, I starred in plays, including The Judgement Seat, and The Salesman. I was a dancer and fashion model for Eastern Star Five Point Tea Fashion Showcases. I starred as William Hooper Councill's Mother and The Mother of the Church in the Alabama Agricultural & Mechanical University Founder's Day Play "From Slavery To Sovereignty". I performed as a dancer at corporate business and religious events, participated in choirs, and been choreographer for youth liturgy. I have completed solo and collaborative music projects and competed in national competitions. As a side-note, I also won second place for Best In Faifrax Chilli Competition...super spicy! I have always been a person people have looked to for advice and encouragement. At a very early age, I was able to speak to a young girl about her life and assist her in a better life choice. I am extremely grateful for that. I continued in influence and leadership positions throughout the years. In college, I rose from Parliamentarian to President of the AAMU Environmental Science Club, the Alabama junior chapter of the Soil Science Society of America, within a year. That next year as president, we became the first organization to host an Earthday Green Living Expo with the Alabama Cooperative Extension in addition to our acceptance into the Clinton Initiative. I have been a leading contributer in entrepreneurial circles, team building, theory, concept, and product based presentations. I have spent in depth quality time with entrepreneurs and professionals of different backgrounds and areas to learn and cultivate the mind of successful people and their habits to effectively coach and mentor others. For over ten years, I accessed and gained vital knowledge from working with educators, industry leaders, multi-millionaires, and former major league athletes in hopes that one day I would be able to utilize my skills and experience to impact the community. I also retain a dual STEM degree with multiple research projects completed. Realizing that I am a creator and an entrepreneur at heart; that I love being a creator and being around people who create beautiful art, I embarked upon the journey to bring life and positivity into art and the lives of others. Really, it was only a matter of time before it all came together, and now it is. As CEO & Founder of multiple entities, I have gained insight to the positive impact I can bring to the individuals, the arts, and the community. Even more excitingly, this only the beginning of the plans I have for you & I. I am excited for you to come join the ride! I earned a few bumps and bruises along the way. I learned the true test of leadership and teamwork. It took the loss of nearly everything that I possessed and nearly my life to bring me to the truth of who I am, who I truly desire to be, and what I am destined to become. Now, I rebuild with a purpose and a mission that spans globally.

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