Performance Crew, 2019/2020 Season

Katie Collins

Owner & Artistic Director

Kathleen Keleher

Assistant Artistic Director

Sandra Choi

Resident Instructor & Choreographer

Brooklyn W.

Favorite dance style: Musical theater

Why you love dance? It is really fun, a great way to express myself, and a great way to make new friends! I would not have met so many people if i didn’t go here!

Favorite dance related memory? My first production! I was really nervous at first, but when I got on stage it was really fun and exiting!

Carly I.

Favorite dance style: Contemporary

Favorite activity when you aren’t dancing: Roller Skating

Why you love dance? I love dance because it gives me the passion to just be myself, and takes off stress when I’m in difficult situations. Plus, I look forward to seeing my friends everyday.

Favorite food: Spaghetti with Marinara and Mizithra sauce

Random fun fact? I’ve never eaten pineapple.

Charlotte W.

Favorite food: Calamari

One word to describe yourself? Nice

Favorite dance related memory? My first finale

Any hidden talents besides dance? My hidden talent is drawing

Random fun fact? I like animals

Number of years on Crew & Number of years at Dance & Company: 3 months

Chelsea W.

Why you love dance? It’s really fun and a great group/community to be a part of!

Favorite food: Sushi

One word to describe yourself? Determined

Favorite dance related memory? My first tech rehearsal at the theatre.

Any hidden talents besides dance? I really like to draw and paint.

Dallas W.

Favorite dance style: Hip-Hop & Lyrical

Favorite activity when you aren’t dancing: Surfing

Who is your hero/anyone you look up to? My mom

Why you love dance? Because I get to do something that I love everyday, with friends. I love learning new choreography and expressing myself through dance

Random fun fact? I have two middle names

Eva S.

Favorite food: Ramen

One word to describe yourself? Intelligent

Favorite dance related memory? Finding out I was on crew

Any hidden talents besides dance? Hula-hooping

Random fun fact? I love collecting hoodies

Number of years on Crew & Number of years at Dance & Company: First at crew and 4 years of dance & co

Jessica K.

Jillian S.

Favorite dance style: Hip Hop

Who is your hero/anyone you look up to? I don’t have just one specific hero. I find heroic qualities in everyone.

Why you love dance? I love that I get the chance to express myself and not worry about what other people will think of me.

Favorite food: Linguine Bolognese

Mara H.

Favorite dance style: Contemporary

Favorite food: Ramen

One word to describe yourself? Unique

Favorite dance related memory? Auditioning for Crew

Any hidden talents besides dance? Singing

Random fun fact? I LOVE Yellow and White

Marhian M.

Who is your hero/anyone you look up to? All my school and dance teachers

Why you love dance? It inspires me to be more confident in myself, it has a great way of entertaining an audience, it lets me come out of my shell, and it cleanses all the sadness I have.

Favorite dance related memory? On my fourth week ever at Dance and Company, I made my first friend who is still my best friend and that’s Carly.

Nicolle M.

Favorite dance style: Ballet

Who is your hero/anyone you look up to? My dance teachers

Why you love dance? Because it is artistic and athletic

Favorite food: Poke bowls

Random fun fact? I’m left handed

Olivia M.

Favorite activity when you aren’t dancing: I love to be outside and spend quality time with family and friends.

Who is your hero/anyone you look up to? I look up to my mom.

Why you love dance? I love to dance because it makes me happy and I love the way I can train my body to do awesome things.

Favorite food: My favorite food is fish tacos.

Favorite dance related memory? I loved getting my pointe shoes with my friends.

Yari B.

Favorite dance style: Hip Hop

Who is your hero/anyone you look up to? Rosa Parks

Why you love dance? I love my dance teachers, and I like the music we dance to.

Favorite food: Ramen and Pizza

Favorite dance related memory? Dancing in the “Chorus Line” finale

What is Performance Crew?

Performance Crew is a non-competitive, audition-based dance Crew that was established by Dance & Company in 2012. Dancers range in ages from 9-17 years old and and are trained across many styles here at Dance & Company. Dancers meet once a week for rehearsal and perform (in non-COVID times) at events all around San Diego such as sporting events, community events and the local high school events. We wanted to create a safe place for dancers to have more performing opportunities in a non-competitive environment. Interested in auditioning? Email Katie@danceandcompany.net

Photography by Ramon Gallo – rgallo68@yahoo.com

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