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JENNIE ADAMSON

Jennie Adamson is from Salt Lake City, Utah and currently lives with her family in St. George. Jennie has trained at The Edge in Los Angeles, Millennium Dance Complex Las Vegas, Performing Dance Center in Salt Lake and was accepted into the RDT, and Ririe-Woodbury Intensives in 2011. She worked and performed with the Ririe-Woodbury Junior Company in 2010. Jennie was the director of the cheer program for Junior Rams Cheer, and Millcreek Gymnastics and Cheer in 2017. She attended the Salt Lake School for Performing Arts and performed with their dance conservatory program from 2009 to 2012. She is currently attending DSU and pursuing her BFA in dance. Recently she was accepted on scholarship to the Florence Summer Dance intensive in Italy. This is her First year on St. George Dance Company and she is excited to be a part of the Arts Community in St George. 


ERICA BRYCE

ERICA BRYCE began dancing at the age of 3, and hasn’t looked back! Growing up in Farmington, UT, she received her early training at Clytie Adam’s School of Ballet and The Ballet West Conservatory. She received the prestigious William F. Christensen dance scholarship to the University of Utah, where she danced principal roles with The Utah Ballet. She spent a year in Japan, performing as Wendy and Snow White in the stage show One Man’s Dream II at Tokyo Disneyland. She has performed and trained all over Germany, in Switzerland, Turkey, France, England, and Taiwan. She was a member/guest artist of Odyssey Dance Theater for 12 years, and has also performed in 11 seasons (26 shows!) at the Tuacahn Amphitheater. Favorite roles include Snow Queen (The Nutcracker), Dream Laurie (Oklahoma!), Victoria (Cats), title roles in Carmen and Giselle, Duvay (Starlight Express), Mrs. Frankenstein (Thriller), Mary Bailey (It’s a Wonderful Life), Audrey (Little Shop of Horrors) and Mary (Hope of the World). Erica can also be seen as a “Rockette” in Disney’s High School Musical 3. Erica is happy to be performing again after taking a short break to have her first baby, Hunter, who really keeps her on her toes!


BETHANY GEE

BETHANY GEE started dancing at the age of nine in Wasilla, Alaska where she grew up.  She received a scholarship to Utah Valley University where she received degrees in both Modern Dance and Nursing.  She enjoyed being the president of the modern dance company at UVU, and had the opportunity to dance and choreograph for them.  She was a guest performer for concerts at BYU and Utah high schools while attending UVU and taught dance at community studios. She has been dancing for St George Dance Co for the last 9 years, having the opportunity to travel and perform in New York, California, and Salt Lake as a principal dancer and featured soloist for the company. Bethany is excited to once again be dancing with some of the finest dancers in Southern Utah. Having been a dance company president, she understands the challenges for the team and is excited to be a part in helping the company to grow.


JENNIE GRIMES

JENNIE GRIMES is a wife and mother of four. She is currently the dance teacher at Canyon View High School, and a principal dancer for St. George Dance Company. She is a member of CCJ ballet and board member for the Cedar Valley Community Theater. She has Bachelor Degrees in Dance Performance and Education with a minor in Theatre from Southern Utah University. Jennie was an adjunct professor at SUU where, as both a student and faculty, had the opportunity to choreograph numerous dance works. One of the highlights of her education was being chosen to dance select works of José Limón under the direction of Risa Steinberg from Juilliard. Jennie was a competitive gymnast and certified judge, has trained in multiple styles/genres of dance, and has performed with several companies such as the Arabesque Ballet Company, Ballet Repertory Dance Company and Eagle dancers at College of Eastern Utah and most recently with AlambradoDanza as a dancer and choreographer in Florence Italy. She loves teaching, performing and sharing dance with others.


ABE HEGEWALD

ABE HEGEWALD is very grateful to have found a place where he can express himself through the medium of dance.  Abe came to St George from NYC almost 2 years ago to perform in Tuacahn’s 2017 season of Shrek, Newsies, and Mamma Mia.  Having served part of his mission here, St George has always held a special place in Abe’s heart and he decided to make it his home at the end of that fateful season at Tuacahn.  Since making that decision, Abe has performed locally in Guys and Dolls, Young Frankenstein, and Chicago. He also was privileged to dance the role of Joseph in On Stage’s Christmas presentation of the nativity story told through dance. A proud BYU graduate from the Music Dance Theater program, he was a member of the Contemporary Dance Theater and the Young Ambassadors during his time at BYU.


KATHRYN HOLMAN

KATHRYN HOLMAN is a Virginia native, and a graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University, where she earned a BFA in Dance and Choreography. Kathryn is an adjunct faculty member teaching modern, ballet, and tap dance at Southern Utah University. She is also a faculty member for modern and ballet at Onstage Dance Studio, Incorporated. Kathryn performed in [STRIPPED], at the 92nd Street Y with Doug Varone and Dancers, dancing in Varone’s DEMOCRACY in 2015. Kathryn danced for the company, MOVEMENT HOUSE in 2014, performing with the company in multiple works at the Dogtown Dance Theater in Richmond, VA. Kathryn worked with Bill T. Jones dancer Paul Matteson, and studied under Jesse Zaritt (modern and solo work) at SALT Dance Festival in Salt Lake City. She studied abroad at Concorzio Universitario Mediterraneo Orientale A R.L (CUMO) under Melanie Richards—performing in the city of Noto, Sicily and Syracuse, Sicily. Kathryn’s solo performance was selected to be in the Red Rock Dance Festival Choreography Showcase in 2017 where she discovered the St. George Dance Company and is currently a principal dancer.


RACHEL HOLMAN

RACHEL HOLMAN is a passionate dance educator with her MFA in Choreography and Performance in Dance from the University of Arizona. She also received her BS degree in Dance and Health Education from Southern Utah University where she returned as an adjunct faculty member to teach advanced modern and jazz dance. Her choreography was selected to perform most recently for the Tucson Museum of Art Grasslands Art Exhibit, University of Arizona True Places Concert, Southern Utah University Elevated Movements Concert, Southern Utah’s Red Rock Dance Festival, and Dixie State University Sear Art Gallery.  She also has an extensive musical theatre and dance performance background including lead understudy and dancer in the National Broadway Tour of the musical Footloose and Cassie in A Chorus Line. She currently teaches master classes in the community and serves as a guest artist and judge at festivals and competitions. Rachel is the Assistant Artistic Director and principal dancer for the St. George Dance Company.


AUDREY MARTIN

AUDREY MARTIN, age 20, grew up dancing in Las Vegas and studied at the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts. She received a scholarship to attend the California Institute of the Arts and studied there for two years. She will be receiving her BFA for dance at SUU in 2021. She enjoys exploring different traditional dances, improvisation, freestyle, and choreography, and hopes to blend these together in a company of her own.

She is ecstatic to be a member of the Company and is excited to bring a flavor of her own style to the group while continuing to develop her skills.

Audrey Martin is currently studying at SUU.


KATHERINE RANE

KATHERINE RANE trained at the Academy of Nevada Ballet Theatre and Ballet Arts of Southern Utah as well as attending Walnut Hill School in Boston, Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle and the Houston Ballet Academy summer intensive programs. During High School she enjoyed all kinds of dance and competed in many drill team competitions, winning local, national and international solo competitions. While attending Brigham Young University on full academic and dance scholarships, Katherine performed all four years as a principal dancer with the BYU ballet companies. She graduated Cum Laude with her B.A. in Dance: Ballet Emphasis as Valedictorian of the Dance Department. After college, Katherine danced professionally as a principal artist with Utah Regional Ballet for three seasons. She performed such roles as the Snow Queen and Sugar Plum Fairy in Jacqueline Colledge’s The Nutcracker and a lead in Alan Hineline’s contemporary ballet Resolute.  She then joined Saint Paul City Ballet and danced for three seasons as a soloist in the Twin Cities area. She is happy to be back in St. George with her husband and three active children and is excited to be working with SGDC.


MOMOKA TODA

MOMOKA TODA is currently a student at Dixie State University, although originally from Japan. She began her dance career at Kiyosu Modern Dance Academy at age of 5. She has studied modern, contemporary, jazz, and funk. In Japan, her instructor Hiroe Ishihara inspired in her the joy of dance. Hiroe also coached her to express emotions and feeling through movement. Momoka competed and placed highly in several international competitions such as: the 2011 Kyoto Dance Competition “Peekaboo” Center Field prize, and the 2012 Kyoto Dance Competition “TAIKAN.”2017 Zama Dance Competition “Spark” 1st and 6 other prizes.Nakano Imternational Dance Competition “Spark”3rd and one another prize.2018 Tokyo Nakano International Dance Competition “Enclosure -something to believe in-“1st and 4other prizes.”  Momoka is enjoying her time in St. George Utah USA and is grateful to perform with the St. George Dance Company.


REBEKAH WAINWRIGHT

REBEKAH WAINWRIGHT began her serious ballet training with Cheri Sutherland from the School of American Ballet. Her studies lead her to train in New York for two summers… before returning to the Las Vegas area where she studied with Elize Valle, Shawn Hughes, and Tara Foy while attending Nevada Ballet Theater’s summer intensives. She performed with Jenny Romas in Legends in Concert 2002 and soon as after was cast with  Carnival Cruiselines. She performed as a principal dancer for New Dance Co. 2007 and had the opportunity to work with Carla Maxwell while concurrently was given an invitation to rehearse with Central West Ballet during her 2nd pregnancy. She was in Tuacahn’s production of “Cats” 2010, and “Thoroughly Modern Millie” 2013, and she opened as a soloist for Ririe Woodbury in 2010. She performed at the Wax Theater in 2015 in New York. She is a founding member of St. George Dance Company and has served as their event coordinator, choreographer, and most recently as vice chair in 2018. She received her Bachelor’s of Art in Music (vocal performance). Rebekah is currently the Co-director of Vista Dance Company and loves being able to share her passion of the arts with her students.


JENNIE JONES – ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Jennie Jones began dancing in Salt Lake City, Utah. After performing for a season with Colorado Ballet, she returned to the University of Utah to finish a BFA in Ballet. While performing with Utah Ballet at the University, Jennie continued teaching at the school where she had trained growing up, Children’s Ballet Theater under the direction of Julie and Stacey Orlob. After graduating, she explored modern dance in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. There she was a dancer for Contemporary Dance Wyoming while directing the Junior Repertory Company of the school at Dancer’s Workshop, and had the opportunity of dancing with national companies such as Elisa Monte Dance and Diavolo. She has been on faculty for private studios in Salt Lake City, St. George, Mesa AZ, and at Dixie State University. Most recently, Jennie returned to teaching for Vista Charter School for the Performing Arts where she is creating a play-based early childhood dance curriculum, an endeavor that comes naturally to her after several years of raising three energetic sons. She considers herself “one of the lucky ones,” living in beautiful St. George, surrounded by inspiring vistas and passionate artists with whom she loves to collaborate.


RACHEL HOLMAN – ASSISTANT ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

RACHEL HOLMAN is a passionate dance educator with her MFA in Choreography and Performance in Dance from the University of Arizona. She also received her BS degree in Dance and Health Education from Southern Utah University where she returned as an adjunct faculty member to teach advanced modern and jazz dance. Her choreography was selected to perform most recently for the Tucson Museum of Art Grasslands Art Exhibit, University of Arizona True Places Concert, Southern Utah University Elevated Movements Concert, Southern Utah’s Red Rock Dance Festival, and Dixie State University Sear Art Gallery.  She also has an extensive musical theatre and dance performance background including lead understudy and dancer in the National Broadway Tour of the musical Footloose and Cassie in A Chorus Line. She currently teaches master classes in the community and serves as a guest artist and judge at festivals and competitions. Rachel is the Assistant Artistic Director and principal dancer for the St. George Dance Company.


SHERLYNN DAVIS – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Sherlynn Davis danced in high school and at Dixie State University. After being”just a Mom” for eight years, in 2012 she started dancing again. She has had the pleasure of performing with the Saint George Dance Company. She is married to the amazing Jared Davis and spends her days taking care of their four beautiful children. Sherlynn also loves gardening, musical theater, and reading. She truly appreciates her second chance at being able to dance and never wants to stop. Recently, she was cast in SGMT’s “Best of Broadway” and performed in Chicago for the Stage Door.