Natalie graduated from the University of Utah with a BFA in Modern Dance, a BA in English Teaching and a Major Equivalency in History Teaching, a TESOL certificate, and a Masters Degree in Educational Psychology. As a dance major, Natalie had the opportunity to perform with the University of Utah's Performing Dance Company. Since that time, Natalie has had the privilege of taking classes and workshops from various dance professionals, including dancers from Alvin Ailey in New York, Trisha Brown Company, Gabri Christa, Repertory Dance Theater, Ririe Woodbury Dance Company, and so forth. Natalie also enjoys diving into choreography and instruction at several local schools and dance studios. While her passion is modern, Natalie also teaches jazz, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, and social ballroom dance. This year she is excited to watch West Jordan's amazing dance company inspire audiences with their creativity, technique, and performance.
Ashlyn started dancing when she was two years old. Her favorite part about
dancing is getting to perform with her team and show everyone how hard we
really work. She also loves seeing herself and the team grow in different
ways. Her biggest achievement is becoming our president this year. Ashlyn’s
goal for this year is to help everyone improve themselves individually as a
choreographer and dancer. She also wants to improve her own technique and
performance and to make sure it’s a super fun year! She decided to try out
for the team again because she’s had such a great experience in the past
two years and she loves performing with her best friends. She’s most
excited to learn and grow in different ways with the team and work with the
girls in a different way now that she’s president.
Amanda started dancing at the age of three and developed the love for it as
years moved on. Her favorite part about dancing is the rush and adrenaline
she gets when she's about to perform in front of a huge crowd. Her biggest
achievement is growing up to the person she is now because she has really
stretched her limits to try new things outside her comfort zone and it has
made her grow into a better dancer than she was before. Amanda's goal for
this year is to improve her choreography and really push her limits. She
tried out for dance company again because she likes to perform and
entertain others and she feels that dance company allows her to do this
because of all the styles and multitude of dances that we do. She's most
excited to learn new and challenging choreography that will push our team
and make us better than we already are.
Kara has been dancing for ten years. Her favorite part about dancing the way the choreography, facials, and performance all tell a story. Her biggest achievement is becoming an officer this year. Kara’s goal for this year is to challenge herself in new areas of dance and work on her own choreography. She decided to try out for the team because she loves to dance and wanted to share her passion with all the other girls on the team. She is most excited to perform for the student body and show everyone how hard the team has been working.
Lindsey has been dancing for eight years. Her favorite part about dance is the
performances and to let go and focus her mind on just dancing. Her biggest
achievement is being on dance company because she was given so many new
opportunities and learned a new love for dance. Lindsey’s goal for this
year is to put her all into everything she does. She decided to try out for
the team to try something new and make her dancing stronger. She’s most
excited to go out with this amazing team and show everyone how amazing
dance company is for the last time.
Carli has been dancing for fourteen years. Her favorite part about dancing is the
performances and dancing with her best friends. Her biggest achievement is
being an officer the past two years. Carli’s goal for this year is to keep
pushing our choreography so the student body continues to be amazed. She
decided to try out for the team to be more involved at West Jordan. She’s
most excited to become even closer as a team this year.