LANEA BLACKBURN was born and raised in Boulder, Colorado and since then has developed a passion for dancing and has made it into a lifestyle over the years. She began dancing in 2012 with hip-hop and ballet but has since changed her focus into contemporary and jazz. She found a love for teaching after getting numerous unexpected opportunities that have lead to connections with students of all backgrounds. She strives to create a safe space through various trust exercises and guided discussion, establishing early on that her class is a judgement-free zone where students are free to be as silly, honest, creative or quiet as they wish.
BAYLEE BUTCHER was raised in Loveland Colorado where she began her dance training at her hometown studio, Loveland Dance Academy. She recently graduated from the University of Wyoming with a BFA in Dance Performance. Baylee has had the opportunity to work with artists from the Dance Theater of Harlem, Ririe Woodbury, and the Limón company. She has also studied Gaga technique during a winter intensive in New York City. In addition to her training, Baylee has also performed works created by Darrell Grand Moultrie, Arthur Mitchell, José Limón, and Jarek Cemerek She is now a teacher at Loveland Dance Academy in Loveland, CO and the Conservatory Dance Studio in Greeley, CO as well as a choreographer for their competitive dance team. She also works as an office administrator for both studios. Baylee is very exited to be a part of this opportunity with Stacey Temple and to be working with such wonderful artists.
A native of Houston, Texas, DIANA DRUMMOND received her BFA from the University of Oklahoma. While at OU she had the opportunity to perform in works by Austin Hartel, Derrick Minter, and Mary Margret Holt. She has spent summers training at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, River North Dance Chicago, ARCOS Dance, and the American Dance Festival. After graduation, she had the pleasure of working with Esoteric Dance Project in Chicago, IL and The Big Muddy Dance Company in Saint Louis, MO. Since relocating to Denver she has had the opportunity to work with Chadsah Contemporary Dance Movement, Cindy Brandle Dance Company, The Continuum Project, DAMAGEDANCE, Industrial Dance Alliance, Maureen Breeze Dance Theater, and Nosilla Dance Project.
VICTORIA GRAY is originally from Richmond, Virginia. She obtained her B.F.A. in Dance with a minor in Psychology in May of 2017 from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She graduated high school from Appomattox Regional Governor’s School for the Arts and Technology in Petersburg, Virginia with a concentration in Dance. While at George Mason University, Victoria had the privilege of being cast in Andrea Miller’s “Pupil Suite” and performing in numerous student works, including Taylor Pasquale’s “I” which was showcased on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage in Washington, D.C. Outside of her concert dance training, Victoria has studied Cuban style salsa, bachata, and casino, as well as counter technique, flying low, and gaga in Italy. She has also completed a month-long workshop in Thailand focusing solely on David Zambrano’s flying low and passing through techniques. She uses all of these influences, and more, to inform her own movement style as she creates to not only express inner thought, but also to captivate and challenge her audience.
MICHAELA HOELLDOBLER graduated from Point Park University with a BFA in Jazz Dance. She graduated high school from the contemporary dance department at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Throughout her schooling career she has been honored to perform works by Jose Limon, Lucinda Childs, Bill T. Jones, Ronen Koresh, MADBOOTS DANCE, Luke Murphy, James Gregg and more. Since her schooling career, Michaela held company member positions with MAC Ballet Company, WHRBL Productions, and DAMAGEDANCE. Her choreography has appeared on stage at both Point Park University and the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh.
MADISON MARTINEK grew up in Loveland, Colorado. She began her dance training at the age of three at Loveland Dance Academy. While she was there she studied ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, and contemporary. After graduating high school in 2015, Madison pursued a BA in Dance at Colorado State University. She trained in modern and ballet technique along with improvisation, choreography, creative movement, and pedagogy. She graduated in December 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance. She is currently a teacher at Loveland and Conservatory Dance in Loveland/Greeley, CO as well as a choreographer for the Performance Dance Team, which travels around performing competitively. Along with teaching and choreographing, she is an office administrator at the studio and the manager of the competitive Performance Dance Team. She is currently dancing with Hannah Kahn Dance Company in Denver, Colorado and is grateful for this opportunity to work with Stacey Temple and all the other talented artists.
HENRY MAXIMILIAN MCCALL, appearing courtesy of Wonderbound, was born and raised as the youngest of four boys in St. Louis MO, where he started dancing at COCA. He studied at a series of schools, including the Ailey School Junior Division and Manhattan Youth Ballet, before graduating from Walnut Hill School for the Arts under Michael Owen. This was followed by a move across the country to work and study at the Pacific Northwest Ballet in their Professional Division Program under Peter Boal. While there he performed in Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Kent Stowell’s Nutcracker, as well as working with choreographers such as Crystal Pite. Since then he moved back across the country to study in and graduate from the Ailey/Fordham BFA program in the class of 2018. While in New York City he spent time freelancing with various artists and companies including working as an apprentice with Ailey II. He has been with Wonderbound since 2018 and has enjoyed leading roles in Wicked Bayou, Boomtown, Serenade for Strings, and Sandman
SYDNEY MCCALL began her dance training at the Academy of Colorado Ballet under Elizabeth Shipiatsky. She graduated from Texas Christian University, Cum Laude, with her BFA in ballet where she performed lead roles in Giselle, Paquita, Don Quixote, Antony Tudor’s Dark Elegies, and George Balanchine’s Valse Fantaise. Sydney now resides in Colorado where she is excited to be performing with Stacey Temple.
Aimee Wallace is a Denver based Modern/ Contemporary dancer. After graduating as a Dance Major from the Denver School of the Arts in 2015, she decided to change her focus to pursue a degree in Architecture from the University of Arizona. While taking her regular curricular classes, she began taking dance classes from faculty members for extra credit without being a part of the dance major. Once completing her first year in Arizona, Aimee decided to come back home to Colorado where she took a healthy break from both school and dance. Then, in early 2018, Aimee reconnected with Jacob Mora of the Moraporvida Contemporary Dance Company and has since spent the past three seasons dancing with them. There have been many opportunities since, where she has been able to dance alongside dancers from Cindy Brandle Dance Company, students from the Metropolitan State University, as well as other companies like Nu World Contemporary Danse and Cleo Parker Robinson. Along with regular repertoire, other showcases Aimee has been a part of have included the Mile High Dance Festival (‘18/‘19) and Presenting Denver (‘19). Looking to the future, Aimee is beginning to continue her Architectural studies at the Community College of Denver and is looking forward to performing with more choreographers like Stacey Temple throughout the next year.