DANCER, INSTRUCTOR, CHOREOGRAPHER, PHOTOGRAPHER


Liberty University:

  • Bachelor of Science – Religion: Biblical and Theological Studies with an emphasis in Photography and Graphic Design (2019)
  • Associate of Arts – Religion (2018)
  • Certificate – Biblical Studies (2016)

Current:

  • Individual Coaching and Instruction (Ballet, Tap, Contemporary, Choreography/Improvisational Dance) | Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced, and Pre-Professional Levels
  • CoMotion Dance (2019 to present) | Ballet and Pointe / Substitute Instructor for Tap, Jazz, and Lyrical

Previous:

  • Missouri Contemporary Ballet | Ballet Instructor for the Professional Company
  • East Coast Ballet School | Ballet, Pointe, Musical Theater Jazz / Substitute Instructor for Contemporary
  • Studio B Ballroom | Ballet
  • Missouri Contemporary Ballet School | Substitute Instructor for Ballet
  • Columbia Performing Arts Centre | Assistant Ballet Instructor
  • The Culture House Conservatory of the Arts | Assistant Pre-Ballet Instructor

Intensives and Workshops:

  • Columbia Summer Ballet Intensive (2018, 2019) | Ballet, Tap, Variations, Technique Skills and Class Etiquette, Choreography
  • Muriel Battle High School Vocal Arts Workshop (2019) | Musical Theater Jazz
  • Dance for the Theater Arts Intensive (2018, 2019) | Ballet, Tap, Choreography
  • East Coast Ballet Intensive (2016) | Musical Theater Jazz, Contemporary
  • VidaDance Studio Workshops (2016) | Lyrical, Contemporary, Musical Theater Jazz
  • Manhattan Dance Project – Mini Workshop (2009) | Assistant Demonstrator to Bill Hotaling for Jazz

Productions:

Muriel Battle High School – Vocal Arts Department
  • Disney’s Tarzan (2019) | Full Musical Production
  • Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (2018) | Full Musical Production

CoMotion Dance – Spring Recital
  • “Waltz of the Flowers” (2019) | Intermediate/Advanced Ballet

Dance for the Theater Arts Intensive – Showcase
  • “Trip A Little Light Fantastic” (2019) – Musical Theater Tap Piece

Columbia Summer Ballet Intensive – Showcase
  • “The Greatest Show” (2018) | Musical Theater Tap Piece
  • “Puttin’ On the Ritz” (2018) | Tap Piece
  • “On a Slow Boat to China” (2018) | Tap Piece
  • “Bluebird” from The Sleeping Beauty (2018) | Ballet Variation (Staging/Choreography Adaptation for Various Levels)

VidaDance Workshop & East Coast Ballet Intensive
  • “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” (2016) | Musical Theater Jazz Piece

Forum Christian Church – Christmas Musical Production
  • “Peace Is Here For You” from Arrest These Merry Gentlemen (2014) | Ballet Piece

Project Dance (Kansas City Tour) – Arts Festival Showcase
  • “Beautiful” (2012) | Contemporary Piece
  • “Learning to Fly” (2012) | Neoclassical Ballet Piece

Storling Dance Theater’s DANCE Showcase
  • “Carry Me” (2012) | Contemporary Piece
  • “Slow Me Down” (2012) | Contemporary Piece
  • “The Fairies” (2012) | Ballet Pointe Piece (Co-Choreographer)

The Culture House Conservatory of the Arts – Red Studio LIVE!
  • “Slow Me Down” (2012) | Contemporary Piece

Excelsior Springs Christian Church – Easter Production
  • “Arise My Love” (2010) | Ballet Piece

Finke Opera House – Charity Performance
  • “Come Be My Angel” (2010) | Ballet Piece
  • “Over the Rainbow” (2010) | Ballet Piece
  • “Arabian Variation” from The Nutcracker (2010) | Ballet Piece

Indiana University Intensive – Showcase
  • “Discombobulate” (2010) | Neoclassical Ballet Piece (Featured Student Choreographer)

Southland Christian Church – Easter Service
  • “Revelation Song” (2009) | Ballet Piece

Kathy Roe Ultimate Dance
  • “Unbreakable” (2008) | Contemporary Piece

Manhattan Dance Project – Student Showcase
  • “Book of Days” (2003) | Ballet

Past Dance Company Work

  • Anazao Dance | Company Director, Company Member
  • VidaDance | Company Member
  • East Coast Ballet | Company Member
  • Storling Dance Theater | Company Trainee
  • Infinity Company | Pre-Professional Student Company Member

Featured Productions and Roles

Into the Night Fall Festival Performance – VidaDance
– Lindsey Dineen, Director
  • “Beginning Again” | Soloist, Ensemble
  • “Sweet Sorrow” | Ensemble

“Swanhilda and Her Friends” from Coppelia (Excerpt) – Columbia Performing Arts Centre (Invited to Perform in Advanced Student Performance)
– Michelle Morris, Choreographer
  • Swanhilda | Lead, Soloist

Cinderella – The Culture House Conservatory of the Arts
– Mona Storling-Enna, Director
  • Molly Mouse | Lead, Soloist
  • Princess of Norway | Lead, Soloist
  • Fairy | Ensemble

La Vie de Cosette [Les Miserables] – The Culture House Conservatory of the Arts
– Mona Storling-Enna and Christiane Lisabe, Directors
  • Sister Simplice | Lead, Soloist
  • Valjean’s Emotion | Soloist
  • Bridesmaid | Soloist, Ensemble
  • Friend of the ABC | Ensemble

Butterfly – Storling Dance Theater
– Mona Storling-Enna, Director and Choreographer
  • Colorful City Scene | Ensemble
  • Wedding Scene | Ensemble
  • Hospital Scene | Ensemble
  • Gray City Scene | Ensemble
  • Final Scene | Ensemble

DANCE – Storling Dance Theater
– Christiane Lisabe, Director
  • “Slow Me Down” | Soloist
  • “The Fairies” | Soloist (Duet Piece)
  • “Janjara” | Ensemble
  • “Deep Cries Out” | Ensemble
  • “The Prayer” | Ensemble
  • “Manifesto” | Ensemble
  • “Carry Me” | Ensemble

Transitions – Reflections in a Puddle Arts Series (Storling Dance Theater Company Trainee Collaboration)
– Kathleen Schuler and Mary Marshall, Directors
  • “Eternal Beauty” | Ensemble
  • “Janjara” | Ensemble
  • “The Prayer” | Ensemble
  • “Deep Cries Out” | Ensemble
  • “Carry Me” | Ensemble

Red Studio LIVE! – The Culture House Conservatory of the Arts
– Daniel Boothe, Director
  • “Slow Me Down” | Soloist and Choreographer
  • Improv Comedy Showcase | Actress

The Culture House Conservatory of the Arts Showcase | Infinity Company
– Courtney Kierl-Bourman, Director and Choreographer
  • Little Seranade Suite | Soloist, Ensemble
  • “Way Over Yonder” | Soloist

St. Joseph Charity Performance Showcase – Infinity Company
– Courtney Kierl-Bourman, Director and Choreographer
  • “Way Over Yonder” | Soloist

New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball Showcase – Infinity Company
– Courtney Kierl-Bourman, Director and Choreographer
  • Infinity Company Presentation | Ensemble

The Nutcracker – Minnesota Ballet (Select Touring Company Performances)
– Allen Fields and Robert Gardner, Directors
  • Marie (Clara) – Lead, Soloist
  • Mirliton – Duet
  • Party Girl – Ensemble

The Magical Tales of Beatrix Potter – Lexington Ballet School
– Luis Dominguez, Director and Choreographer
  • Fish in Jeremy Fisher Suite | Ensemble

The Nutcracker – Lexington Ballet School
– Luis Dominguez, Director and Choreographer
  • Russian Dancer | Corps de Ballet
  • Flower | Corps de Ballet

The Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker (Select United States Touring Performances)
  • Butterfly | Duet
  • Party Guest | Ensemble

BalletMet Intensive Showcase – BalletMet
– Susan Dromsky, Director
  • “Swanhilda and Her Friends” from Coppelia | Corps de Ballet (one of twelve dancers selected by Dimitri Suslov)
  • Character Suite | Ensemble
  • Modern Suite | Ensemble
  • Jazz Suite | Ensemble

Indiana University Intensive Showcase – Indiana University
– Michael Vernon, Director and Chair
  • “Kingdom of the Shades” from La Bayadere | Corps de Ballet
  • Ballet Pieces by Michael Vernon | Ensemble
  • Ballet Piece by Guy Ping Wang | Ensemble

Alice in Wonderland – Ibsen Dance Theater (Acting Group)
– Van Ibsen, Director
  • Flower | Actress
  • White Pawn | Actress

Featured Individual Performances:

  • “Dream of Dreams” | Featured Ensemble Dancer | Lisa Geger, Choreographer
  • “Moonlight Sonata” | Featured Ensemble Dancer | Julie Artemova-Schauwecker, Choreographer
  • “The Disappeared” | Ensemble Dancer | Suzanne Ryan-Strati, Choreographer
  • Les Sylphides (Excerpt) | Corps de Ballet | Re-Staged for Kansas City Ballet School Performance
  • Delibeschens Suite | Duet, Ensemble | Halcyone Perlman, Choreographer

Over Twenty Years of Dance and Acting Experience

BALLET / POINTE / PAS DE DEUX |Classical, Contemporary, Neoclassical

MODERN | Graham, Horton, Limon

CONTEMPORARY, LYRICAL, TAP, JAZZ, MUSICAL THEATER, BALLROOM & LATIN, CHARACTER, FLAMENCO, HIP HOP, ACTING, IMPROVISATIONAL DANCE AND ACTING, VOICE

Primary Training:

Storling Dance Theater Company Trainee; The Culture House School of Performing Arts (Dance and Acting); Kansas School of Classical Ballet; University of Missouri, Kansas City (ballet classes – not for college credit); Miller Marley School of Dance and Voice; Kansas City Ballet School; Lexington Ballet School (on scholarship)

Primary Instructors:

Mona Storling-Enna and Tobin James of Storling Dance Theater; Luis and Nancy Dominguez of Dance Theatre of Harlem; Jennifer Owen of Owen-Cox Dance; Christopher Barksdale, Juan Trujillo, and Stefani Schrimpf of Kansas City Ballet; Ken Braso of Louisville Ballet; UMKC Chair of Dance Paula Weber

Intensive Training and Master Classes:

Individual Instruction and Mentorship – Michael Vernon
Indiana University Department of Ballet Chair; Former Dancer with the Royal Ballet, the Royal Opera Ballet, and the London Festival Ballet; Former Company Instructor for ABT, Dance Theater of Harlem, and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

  • BalletMet Intensive (on scholarship) – Columbus, Ohio
    Susan Dromsky, Director
  • Indiana University Intensive (on scholarship provided by Legacy Arts) – Bloomington, Indiana
    Michael Vernon, Chair and Director
  • Kansas City Ballet Intensive (on scholarship) – Kansas City, Missouri
    – William Whitener, Director
  • Lexington Ballet Intensive (2 years) – Lexington, Kentucky
    – Luis Dominguez, Director
  • Miller Marley School of Dance and Voice Intensive – Kansas City, Missouri
    Shirley Marley, Director
  • Manhattan Dance Project (7 years) – Kansas City, Missouri (United States Tour)
    – Bill Hotaling, Director
  • Kacico Contemporary Dance Apprentice Program – Kansas City, Missouri
    Michelle Brown and Lindsey Tate, Artistic Directors
  • Coterie Theater Intensive – Kansas City, Missouri
  • Lar Lubovitch Dance Company Workshop – Kansas City, Kansas (United States Tour)
  • Alonzo King LINES Ballet Company Workshop – Kansas City, Missouri (United States Tour)

Other Intensive and Master Class Instructors:

  • Hisham Omardien – BalletMet Ballet Master
  • Dmitri Suslov – Former Bolshoi Ballet Soloist; BalletMet Academy Artistic Director
  • Guo Ping Wang – Former Dancer with Shanghai Ballet, Ballet Chicago, and Joffrey Ballet of Chicago; Senior Lecturer in Music (Ballet) for Indiana University
  • Jenny Chiang – Former Prima Ballerina for Northern Ballet Theater – England; Former Soloist with the National Ballet of China
  • Josh Bergasse – EMMY Award Winning Choreographer; Featured Choreographer on So You Think You Can Dance; Broadway Performer in Hairspray and West Side Story
  • Chet Walker – Award Winning Director and Choreographer; Broadway Performer in Multiple Productions
  • Shannon Durig – Played the Lead of “Traci” in Hairspray on Broadway
  • Bill Hotaling – Founder of Manhattan Dance Project

Todd Shanks; Eugene Fleming; Keith Lee; Charmaine Hunter; Micael Simms; Elena Kunikova; Suzanne Ryan-Strati; Jerri Kumery; Kristin Sudeikis; Shirley Marley; Daniel Boothe


  • BalletMet (Intensive Scholarship – 2010)
  • Lexington Ballet School (Scholarship – 2008/2009 year)
  • Legacy Arts (2010, 2011)
  • Ballet Chicago Intensive (7–week Summer Course and Advanced Intensive)


  • Freelance Photographer and Photo Artist
  • Photographer, Videographer, and Graphic Design Artist for Heather Mertens Web and Digital Media Design
  • Photography Class and Performance Photographer for Columbia Summer Ballet Intensive (2017, 2018)
  • Photographer for Christian Fellowship Church Events (2014)
  • Photography and Videography Work for 7Cubed LLC (2008–2010)

  • Audition and Casting Team for Muriel Battle High School’s Tarzan (2019) and Beauty and the Beast (2018)
  • Audition and Casting Team for Steps Dance Studio in Osage Beach (2013)
  • Media and Video Production Work for Christian Fellowship Church (2014)
  • Event Coordination and Production Work for Finke Opera House Charity Performance (2010)
  • Event Set Up and Work for Southland Christian Church’s Jesus Prom (2008)
  • Backstage & Prop Coordination for Professional Productions such as Storling Dance Theater’s Underground (2012)
  • Costume and Lighting Design for Various Productions

  • Dance Photo Model for Promotional Media for the Company and School (as a Company Member) – East Coast Ballet (2016)
  • Dance Photo Model – Julie and Mike | Storytellers (2012)
  • Dance Model for Painted Art Piece (Featured in Righter’s Painting “Dancer in the Park”) – Susan Righter Art (2012)
  • Dance Photo Model for Promotional Media and Website Content – Kansas School of Classical Ballet (2011)

  • Writing
  • Singing
  • Drawing
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Dance and Community Outreach
  • Charity and Volunteer Work
  • Ministry Work