Performance Crew, 2019/2020 Season

Katie Collins

Owner & Artistic Director

Kathleen Keleher

Assistant Artistic Director

Sandra Choi

Resident Instructor & Choreographer

Ana K.

Favorite dance style: Musical theater

Why you love dance? Because it’s fun, and I learn new things and it helps challenge me to be better

One word to describe yourself? Creative

Favorite dance related memory? Finale 2019

Anjelyn D.

Favorite dance related memory? My first production recital.

Any hidden talents besides dance? I can also sing and act.

Random fun fact? I can make a half star with my tongue lol

Number of years at Dance & Company: I’ve been with Dance & Company for 5 years

Ava P.

Favorite dance style: Modern & contemporary

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

Favorite food: The baked potatoes from Corvette Diner.

One word to describe yourself? Weird.

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.

Catherine G.

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

Why you love dance? It’s super fun, and I love performing!

One word to describe yourself? Unique

Favorite dance related memory? All the tech rehearsals for production are super fun!

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

Kaitlyn L.

One word to describe yourself? Determined

Favorite dance related memory? My favorite dance memory was meeting one of my best friends at dance. We shared a lot of interest and got along super well.

Any hidden talents besides dance? I’m pretty good at math

Random fun fact? I’m good with helping others with their problems

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.

Megan E.

Why you love dance? I absolutely adore dance because it allow me to be happy and stress free. Within this environment, I am capable of temporarily relieving myself of pressure. In all honesty, being in the studio or with my dance family brings out another side of me.

Favorite dance related memory? I believe my favorite dance related memory would have to be our 10th Annual Production. Although I love every production that the studio hosts, I think this show in particular stood out to be because I feel like I have grown so much. I thought that I have improved a lot during this time, therefore it really stuck with me.

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

2019-2020 Performance Events:

  • Mira Mesa High School Showcase
  • RB Alive
  • 11th Annual Production
  • Padre Game – Dance Night

Photography by Ramon Gallo – rgallo68@yahoo.com