Dance


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Brittany Bain

Modern

Originally from Wabash, Ind., Brittany currently resides in Indianapoilis, where she is a dance instructor and choreographer. Brittan graduated summa cum laude from Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., with a Bachelor’s degree in Dance Performance. She is also a graduat of Florida State University’s School of Dance with a Master of Fine Arts degree […]

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McKenzie Baird

Dance

McKenzie is a native Indianan who loves the hospitality and downright friendliness of the Midwest. She received her bachelors in dance from Point Park University and her MFA in dance from Florida State University. She blends a combination of technical acuity with proprioceptive and bio-mechanical training to help students achieve their personal best. As a […]

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Jane Hachiya-Weiner

Ballet, pointe, variations

Jane Hachiya-Weiner has been a vital part of the Indianapolis dance community since 1985 when she joined Indianapolis Ballet Theatre. Originally from Japan, she studied with the Hirofumi Inoue Ballet Academy in Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan, graduating from the Academy and becoming a company member the Hirofumi Inoue Ballet Company in 1979. She eventually became principal […]

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Doug King

Jazz, tap, musical theatre

Doug has a bachelor’s degree in theatre with an emphasis on musical theatre and dance from Ball State University. Jazz, tap, and musical theatre are his specialties. He was active in starting the dance program at Anderson University in 2000. His dance study has been in North Carolina, New York, Toronto, Minneapolis, and at Butler […]

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Jayma Lallathin

Jayma Lallathin

Dance Academics

Dr. Lallathin is considered to be both a dancer and a scientist. She has a passion for dance and a brain for science. From a young age, she sought a career that would combine, rather than limit, her ability to continue her involvement in both. She earned a B.A. in Kinesiology from Purdue University with […]

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Mónica Muñoz

Ballet, pointe, character

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Monica trained with Ballet Concierto de Puerto Rico, dancing roles in Serenade, Swan Lake, Giselle, Coppelia, Don Quixote and Les Sylphides among others. In 2002, she had the honor to participate and perform in the X Curso International de la Danza in El Escohal, Spain, led by Alicia Alonso […]

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Kenny Shepard

Jazz, composition, musical theatre dance

Kenny is an on-camera choreographer for Broadway Jr., MacMi I Ian/McGraw-Hill, and The Disney Collection of educational DVDs seen worldwide. Recently, his choreography for Mulan Jr. was featured at The Kennedy Center’s Family Theatre. Nationally, Kenny works with iTheatrics, teaching master classes and workshops in dance and musical theatre. He is also co-owner of the […]

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Debra Silveus

Modern, improvisation

Born in Indianapolis, she graduated from Jordan College Academy of Dance. She moved to New York where she received a BFA in dance from the State University of New York at Purchase. Some of her performance experience includes works from Neil Greenberg, Jacquelyn Buglisi, Stephanie Tooman, and group and solo works by Shen Wei. Since […]

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Christine Colquitt Thacker

Christine Colquitt Thacker

Assistant Professor of Dance

Christine Colquitt Thacker is an Assistant Professor of Dance. She was a dancer with Gregory Hancock Dance Theater from 1998-2007, debuting in Out of Darkness. In 2000, Christine received an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Indiana Arts Commission. In 2003, she received a Creative Renewal Fellowship from the Arts Council of Indianapolis and Lilly Endowment. […]

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Jennifer Weatherburn-Thiemet

Ballet, pointe, variations

Jennifer is a former principal dancer with and current associate director of Anderson Young Ballet Theatre with extended studies at National Ballet of Canada, where she trained intensely in the Cecctietti Syllabus. She has performed with Walt Disney Productions and Indianapolis Ballet Theatre and was a principal dancer with Lexington Ballet. During her dance career, […]

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Erich Yetter

Erich Yetter

Assistant Professor of Dance

Erich Yetter discovered dance after a Texas high school football injury. He began studying with former Berlin Opera Ballet ballerina Ingeborg Heuser and continued his training with Fernando Schaffenburg in Ft. Worth, Texas; Ben Stevenson at the Houston Ballet Academy; and David Howard and Maggie Black in New York City. Yetter danced with Ballet Met in […]

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