We had the good fortune of connecting with Chris Williams and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Chris, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I wanted to create a space for other creatives in Houston who not only loved the Arts but also Loved God to come and mesh together. I believe God gave us all gifts without repentance, so we need to act on and operate in those giftings while we have the chance!
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Well, We can start with my dance side since I wouldn’t have stepped into these other facets of my life it wasn’t for dance. In 2015 my family and I attended a church where i danced there since I was pretty much in 1st or 2nd Grade. By 6th Grade I was one of the choreographers. By 8th Grade I was a lead choreographer for the entire dance ministry. I was basically told I could no longer dance with the dance ministry because I was a male, and they didn’t like the “backlash” the were receiving when if came to me dancing. So I personally did nothing wrong, they had things thought up about me that weren’t true. So they sat me down, but still wanted me to create, choreograph and teach. Though I was hurt I continued.. This was the start of my Depression, but I pressed through. With this and other things around this I did feel like I was nothing. I felt like everyone was against me. So one night I did decide to end my life. I grabbed a handful of pills from my parents medicine, my medicine and other stuff thinking If i took them and went to sleep, I would be gone from the pain…… Well, I woke up the next morning! Thank God! I was mad, it didn’t work, but TODAY I’m SO glad it didn’t work. After working through that depression in 2016-17 I found my love for graphic design. Also around that time I birthed my first Dance Company (6:14 Dancers) a couple years later we birthed Moving Word Dance Company and even birthed a Youth team “David’s Troop” in 2019. In 2017 I launched Iceedubb (pronounced I-C Dubb) Productions. Where ministry and the arts collide! We’ve put on Productions, Brunches, Conferences, and so much more since launching, and there’s so much more in store! That NO I received helped push me to say YES to my purpose and my destiny! We will soon be starting a Mental Health Awareness Program as well for those who are in Ministry who dealt with the same issues i dealt with! We also will have our 3rd Conference in August of this year!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Houston… I Love my City, The FOOD is top tier! I would first hit up Jupiter Pizza & Waffles in Sugar Land. Great Brunch Food! Taste Bar!! Please, I will go on for days!! The Breakfast Klub! Best Chicken & Waffles in Houston! Some people will stone you for saying this…. But TIMMY CHANS… Gives me what I need, every time! The House of Blues always has great events and concerts! Match Houston is the place for all local Plays and Productions!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
So many people really deserve a shout out, because I’m literally a melting pot of several peoples pour. I would have to start with my Parents, My mom being a creative and artist at heart, and my dad for allowing me to explore what I wanted to do, no matter the gender. My mom is my backbone when it comes to dance, but I also accredit Word In Motion Dance Company & Face 2 Face Dance Company (both out of Houston, TX) who mentored me and showed me the way. I am who I am because of them. In terms of Graphics and even in my planning of events, I honor Nakia Thomas. He’s a graphic artist and my former Youth Pastor. We’ve put together several events and I’ve learned how to think outside of the box graphically & event-wise because of him! And Lastly God. He’s the ultimate Creative. He downloads many things into me, and I have the opportunity to produce. From Events, Graphics, to Choreography… He helps me do what I do!
Facebook: Iceedubb Productions
Youtube: Iceedubb TV
My Personal Headshots: Roy T. Williams // Pure Image Event Photos & Dance Shots: Jeanique LaCour // J.Lacour Photography Graphics: Me