Heidee Alsdorf of Rogers, Arkansas is a UALR junior with a double major in psychology and dance performance. Following graduation, she intends to continue her education in psychology specifically studying the cognitive, emotional, and psychophysical effects of dancing. This summer Alsdorf’s choreography will be featured in the Artists in Resonance concert of Central Arkansas. Alsdorf thanks her family and friends for their continuous support.
Elizabeth Hartzell started dancing at UALR while working towards her painting degree. Now a senior, she is double-majoring in studio art and dance. Her choreographic work Look Inside and Awake was chosen to be presented at ACDFA 2013 in Jackson, Mississippi. She spent the last semester studying in Arezzo, Italy after receiving the Academia dell’Arte scholarship. There she studied with Rita Petrone, Giorgio Rossi, Sabine Fisher, and Tarantella.
Ali Herring, of North Little Rock, AR is a UALR senior with a double major in dance performance and theatre. There she has performed in dance concerts, various student projects, and the annual college benefit showcase, Finale. She has also performed in theatre productions, performs annually in Arkansas Festival Ballet’s spring productions, and works as an aerial silk instructor and personal trainer.
Jessica Hyde of North Little Rock, AR was introduced to dance technique at 12 and has been pursuing an education in dance since. She was a part of the dance departments at Horace Mann Middle and Parkview High School, both Arts and Science Magnet Schools in Little Rock, Arkansas. She recently finished her junior year as a part of the Dance Performance B.F.A. Program at UALR. This summer she will perform once again in the Artists in Resonance Dance Projects.
Danny Jimenez of Bella Vista, AR is a 20-year-old from Louisville, Texas. Danny started dancing in the hip-hop community as a popper and began his classical dance training at UALR, where he is now a sophomore dance major. He also has been a guest dancer in Arkansas Festival Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker for 2 years. Danny hopes to use the TeeBoDans Project as a way to learn and grow as a performer and artist.
Emily Karnes of North Little Rock, AR is a senior, dance performance major at UALR. She has taught classes at Arkansas Academy of Dance for four years and is a residential company member of Arkansas Festival Ballet where she has performed leading roles in Sleeping Beauty, Alice in Wonderland, and others. She received a full scholarship to the Accademia dell’ Arte in Arezzo, Italy from the UALR dance department for the spring semester of 2012.
Trent Montgomery is a sophomore dance performance major at UALR. He is originally from McGehee, AR where he grew up dancing at Candyland Dance Studio. He has performed in various dance concerts at the university and has also choreographed for the McGehee High School Dance Team. Recently, he was a part of Arkansas Festival Ballet’s production of Pinocchio.
Olivia Perry of Little Rock, AR is a senior dance major at UALR. She has performed in eight concerts featuring period specific, modern, jazz, ballet, and guest artist work. She has also performed in Ballet Arkansas’s 2011 and 2012 Nutcracker. Olivia recently staged her first choreographic works, Shadow within Reason, Etiquette, and Atomic Age at UALR. She has also studied locally and at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance in New York City.
Rachel Powell of Cabot, AR began her training with Kirt & Linda Hathaway and the Academy of Ballet Arkansas, and later trained with Arkansas Academy of Dance under Rebecca Stalcup, Melinda Tobian, Dennis Poole and Mark Bush. Rachel is now a senior dance major at UALR. As a resident company member of Arkansas Festival Ballet, Rachel has performed leading roles in The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty and Alice in Wonderland.
Blake Worthey is a simple guy from Memphis, Tennessee where he first caught the dance bug from his dad, who was a street dancer. He learned popping from his dad and used that knowledge to win dance battles in Arkansas and Oklahoma. He continues to study other, slightly less robotic, dance forms at UALR where he is now a junior, dance performance major.