The KSU Dance Company is a pre-professional dance company that performs on campus,
regionally, and nationally. KSU Dance majors have the opportunity to audition at the
beginning of each semester.
Faculty and guest artists work with the company in fall semesters and seniors work
with the company in the spring, as part of their senior capstone project. Students
also have the opportunity to audition to be cast in our summer Choreographic Residency,
working with nationally selected choreographers and performing in our opening season
concert. Participating as a company member is an invaluable experience for the avid
The mission of the KSU Dance Company is to promote an appreciation of concert dance within the campus and local community through performances, outreach programs, and events. The KSU Dance Company performs each semester on campus, annually at the American College Dance Association, and on tour to regional venues, performing and educating students about dance as a performing art. The KSU Dance Company is one of the few student dance companies in the history of the ACDA to receive five national invitations to perform at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. KSU Dance Company members receive academic credit for performing in season concerts and community partner projects.
Fall 2023 Dance Company
Jayla Alberti is a Freshman at Kennesaw State University. She is double majoring in Dance with a modern concentration and Theatre and Performance Studies. Jayla is from Savannah, Georgia where she grew up doing competitive dance at Gretchen Greene for 12 years. This is her first semester as a KSU dance company member, and she is looking forward to all the new opportunities in the future.
Emily Alderman is a Sophomore Asian Studies Major with a Minor in Dance and has been dancing for around ten years, previously with East side School of Ballet. She loves everything for making the vision of life more than breathing; and indeed, of breath more than life: poetry, writing, languages—and most relevantly, dance.
My name is Allison Behrend and was born and raised in Augusta, Ga. I am a sophomore at Kennesaw with a major in business and dance. I have been dancing for 17 years and hope to one day own my own dance competition!
I am Nia Bellinger a sophomore dance major. I can't wait for my second year with the company! The company gives me real-world experience of what a repertoire company might look like.
Kathryn Brinkley is a freshman at Kennesaw State University pursuing a BA in Dance with a Concentration in Ballet and BS in Nursing. Her love for dance began at 7 years old when she joined the Impact Dance of Atlanta’s Performance Company and Conservatory, to which she was a member of for 10 years while also attending summer programs for the Atlanta Ballet, University of South Carolina Summer Dance Conservatory, American Ballet Theatre and Modas Dance. Kathryn is honored to be member of the KSU Dance Company and is excited for the upcoming dance season!
Mckaylah Bristow is a sophomore dance and sociology major at Kennesaw State University. She has been dancing for 17 years and has trained in numerous styles including ballet, modern, contemporary, jazz, commercial jazz, tap, hip-hop, and acrobatics. This will be her second year in the company, and she is very honored to be able to join once again.
Emily Bryner is a double major at KSU, studying both dance and journalism. She starting dance at a young age, and completed her training prior to college in different styles of dance such as ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, neoclassical ballet, and ballroom/latin. This is her second semester with the KSU Dance Company and she is excited to work alongside such talented choreographers and dancers this season.
Taitum Callahan is a freshman at Kennesaw State University pursuing a degree in dance with a ballet concentration, as well as a degree in exercise science. She is from Dallas, Georgia, where she trained at the Atlanta Academy of Ballet and Dance for nine years in their pre-professional program. Taitum looks forward to continuing her education at KSU and being a part of the company.
Gabi Chauta is a senior dance major with a concentration in modern. During her years here in the Kennesaw dance program she has been a part of stage and film works. Being a part of the dance company has been Gabi's favorite part of being a dance major, and she can’t wait to do it one last time!
George Isiah Chavez III
George Isiah Chavez III (they/them/theirs) is an Atlanta based movement artist studying Dance at Kennesaw State University as a 3rd year student. This is George’s 3rd semester performing with the KSU Dance Company and they are thrilled to explore new creative processes and further investigate existent parts of their identity as a Dancer, Performer, and Creative.
Faith Daniels is a junior at KSU studying both marketing and dance with aconcentration in ballet. She has been dancing from a very young age, and has studied ballet, modern, jazz, and tap. This is her second semester with KSU's dance company and she's very excited to be a part of it again.
Zoey Daniels is a second-year student and Dance Major at Kennesaw State University.
She is an Atlanta-based dancer, performer, and choreographer. Zoey has been dancing
for 17 years training in ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, lyrical, and hip hop. She
is super excited to be a part of the KSU Dance Company & cannot wait to see what's
Rebekah Dickerson has been dancing since she was three and is excited to be back on the stage this semester as a part of the Fall KSU Dance Company. Rebekah is in her third semester with the KSU Dance Department pursuing a BA in Dance. She will be working on the Production Crew as well as performing this semester.
Kaydan Dua is a freshman this year at Kennesaw State. They are majoring in math and dance with a concentration of modern. They moved to Georgia last year, and previously lived in New York for most of their life. They are beyond excited to be a part of KSU's dance company and look forward to future opportunities with the program.
Carys Feldman is trained in various styles of dance and has been dancing for the past fifteen years. This is Carys' first semester in the dance company and at KSU. She is ecstatic to grow as a dancer and perform with the company!
Haley Fink is a senior dance and nursing major. She is from Peachtree City, Georgia where she trained at the Georgia Academy of Dance and Performing Arts for 16 years. She was a part of their company for 6 years. This is her fourth time in the KSU Dance Company. She is excited to continue her passion for both dance and nursing while at KSU."
Arianna Gavrilas is a freshman at Kennesaw State University. She is double majoring in psychology and dance with a modern concentration. She was born and raised in Savannah, Ga and grew up dancing at Gretchen Greene School of Dance, where she danced and competed for 13 years. Arianna is so excited to have this first experience with the Kennesaw Dance Company and cannot wait for next semester!
Natalie Georges is a senior Dance Major at Kennesaw State University with a concentration in modern. After she graduates, she plans to take a dive into beauty and cosmetology!
My name is Reilly Giardina! I'm a freshman at here at KSU! I'm double majoring in dance and digital animation. I've been dancing for 15 years now and I'm super excited to be a part of this company!
Evan Hamilton is entering his second year at Kennesaw State University studying Dance and Exercise Science. He started his dance training at a young age in various studios in the Metro-Atlanta Area. Most recently, Rhythm Dance Center where he trained in styles such as Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, and Musical Theatre and was a member of their competition company. This will be Evan’s second year participating in the KSU Dance Company and he is very excited to dance alongside talented artists.
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Tyler Hayes is a senior at Kennesaw State University. She is pursuing her undergraduate degree in dance with a concentration in modern, as well as Exercise Science. Tyler is originally from Rome, Georgia where she trained with Rome Civic Ballet for 13 years. There she practiced tap, jazz, ballet, modern, and contemporary technique and choreography classes. This is Tyler’s 6th semester apart of the KSU Dance Company and she is extremely grateful for this opportunity. She can’t wait to broaden her dancing and to be performing on stage once again
My name is Eunice Hwang and I am a sophomore majoring in dance with a modern concentration at KSU. I have been dancing going onto 18 years now and have found a great passion in the choreographical aspect of dance.
Caleb Joyner is a junior this year and is so excited to be in Company this year. After graduating, Caleb hopes to continue his theatre career with an increased movement vocabulary and improved Dance technique.
Autumn Justice is a Junior here at Kennesaw State University majoring in dance as a modern concentration. This is her fifth semester in the KSU dance company. She danced and competed at Carrollton Academy of Dance home of Parker Dance Company. She has been dancing for 17 years and has trained in various styles such as ballet, modern, jazz, tap, contemporary, lyrical, and hip-hop. Autumn is excited to expand her knowledge of dance at KSU.
Skie Justice is a junior here at Kennesaw State University, she is majoring in dance with a concentration. This will be her fifth semester doing company at Kennesaw. Skie grew up dancing and competing at Carrolton academy of dance home of Parker Dance Company. She has been dancing for 17 years and has been trained in multiple styles such as jazz, ballet, tap, modern and contemporary. Skie is beyond excited to keep expanding her knowledge of dance here at KSU.
My name is Maura Kelly and I am a second-year student at KSU. I am currently pursuing a BA in dance with a concentration in ballet and this is my second semester being a part of the KSU Dance Company.
Sean Kimbrough is an Atlanta native that’s been involved in the fine arts since age 6. After graduating from Jonesboro High School, he decided to continue his studies at Kennesaw State double majoring in Criminal Justice and Dance. Sean Kimbrough is a performer who is dedicated to putting his all into his art and performance on and off the stage.
My name is Adalyn Law and I am a dance major with a concentration in modern. I have been dancing for 13 years and trained in various styles such as ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, and hip-hop. I have performed and competed for the last 8 years. I am beyond grateful for the opportunity and excited to learn and grow beside talented dancers and choreographers in the KSU Dance Company!
Ryann Leak is a Senior Dance major with a Modern concentration. She began her dance training at the age of seven at Renaissance International School of the Performing Arts located in Milton, GA, where she studied hip hop, jazz, musical theater, and ballet. This will be her fifth semester with the KSU Dance Company, and she is looking forward to the experience.
Mackenzie Long is a senior who is pursuing a BA in Dance with a modern concentration at KSU. She is from Dallas, Georgia, and trained at CK DanceWorks, where she was a competition dancer for 5 years and competed in large groups and solos. Dance has always been a form of expression and storytelling for her and a way to escape from reality, even if it’s just for three minutes on a stage. She is excited to be a part of the Fall Company this semester as she begins her final year of school.
This is Melony's Luong first year as a dance major at Kennesaw State. She trained at Rhythm Dance Center for 14 years in styles including jazz, ballet, tap, hip-hop, contemporary, and more. She graduated from Rhythm in the highest-level performing company and was a competition dancer for most of her time there. She is so excited to learn from such an esteemed staff and perform alongside such talented dancers!
My name is Avery Mason! I am a senior here at KSU and this is my second semester in company. I am a dance major, with a concentration in ballet, and I also am a part of Delta Phi Epsilon, Alpha Epsilon Chapter here at Kennesaw. I have been dancing for 19 years, starting at my home studio, Rhythm Dance Center, where I now work almost full-time teaching and choreographing.
Hannah Mary Moulton
My name is Hannah Mary Moulton and I am a freshman this year. I trained for 14 years
at the Tolbert Yilmaz School of Dance, and I am so excited to perform as a company
member at KSU this fall!
Liesel Nelson grew up dancing at Dancentre South in Woodstock when she was 4 years old. She is a sophomore majoring in dance in ballet concentration and pursuing a certificate in music and entertainment. This will be her first fall company experience, but her second time participating in the KSU dance company.
My name is Lauren Oblitey and I am a Senior here at KSU. I was born and raised in Powder Springs, Georgia, and started my artistic career with gymnastics and then transitioned into dance when I started middle school. I spent a decade at my home studio, Gotta Dance Atlanta under the training of CiCi Kelley, Stephan Reynolds, and many more. I have also studied at Pebble brook High School, Alvin Ailey, and Perry Mansfield and was also an Intern for the Anthony Burrell Center of Dance. I am super excited to be finishing my degree here at KSU!
My name is Hana Odeh, and I am a freshman here at KSU. I have been dancing for 9 years, and my favorite style of dance is hip-hop. I am so excited for my first year in company and to see what it has to offer!
Lola O’Leary has been dancing since early childhood. She has spent a great deal of her time training and performing to become a versatile dancer. Ballet was her main concentration throughout her years of training at Sugarloaf Performing Arts. She has competed at many competitions including YAGP and UBC. Lola has attended Next Generation Ballet and trained under many renowned teachers, including Kyra Nicols from New York City Ballet and Edward Villella, director of the Miami City Ballet. Lola also received training in high school at North Gwinnett. At North she was a member of Dance North Performing Company and did many outreach and community service performances. Under the dance program at the high school, Lola was inducted into the National Honor Society for Dance arts, and she served as the Social Media Specialist for two years. In addition, Lola was on the Varsity Dance Team at North Gwinnett and held the position of Dance Team Captain her senior year.
Abi Pace is a third-year dance major with a ballet concentration. She trained with Flint River Dance Art’s company, Dance Theatre South, fourteen years prior to her time at Kennesaw State University. She was also awarded Master 4-Her status in 2019 in the Performing Arts Dance project and performed as a dancer for four years with Georgia 4-H's performing arts group, Clovers and Company.
Sydnee Patten is a junior dance major with her concentration in ballet. This will be her fifth semester as a KSU dance company member. She has been dancing for 18 years and trained/performed the majority with Dancentre South. Sydnee is excited to continue her education with the Kennesaw Dance Program and to be a part of the Fall 2023 Company!
Ryley Perry is a senior dance major with a ballet concentration. This is Ryley’s second semester in KSU dance company. Outside of the university, Ryley has performed 5 shows with City Springs Theatre Company including Cats (Etcetera, Tantomile/Casandra U/S), Spamalot (Ensemble), Anything Goes (Ensemble, Angels U/S), West Side Story (Dream Maria, Jet Girl), and Billy Elliot (Ballet Girl). Along with performing in Sandy Springs, Ryley recently was a dancer in the choreography showcase Reconstruct in Los Angeles. She is also entering her 4th year being a member of Bravo Dance Company’s professional company. Ryley is honored to close out her time at KSU dance performing work by Ivan Pulinkala. She wants to thank her professors, friends, family and of course her mom for supporting her through her time at KSU dance. All glory to God!
My name is Breanna Pollock. I am a Modern Concentration and am starting my senior year with KSU Dance. I have been dancing in a wide range of styles for almost 15 years and have extremely enjoyed all the training and opportunities that KSU Dance has given me! I am so excited and thankful to be able to perform in Fall Company this semester!
Molly Pollock is a second-year dance major with a concentration in ballet. This is her second semester being a part of the KSU Dance Company. She trained and competed at Performance Dance Center under the direction of Carrie Paris before coming to KSU. Molly has been extensively trained in many styles of dance including ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, lyrical, and aerial silks. She has earned many accolades throughout her dance journey, including being a recipient of the KSU Dance Clinic Scholarship in 2022.
My name is Gianna Post and i’m a freshman at KSU. I’m a dance major with a modern concentration. I’ve been dancing since I was 2 years old, and my favorite styles of dance are hip hop and contemporary. I’m so excited to be a part of company and perform.
Karyssa Son got her dance training from Carla’s Dance Factory from the ages of 10-18. She is now is a freshman at KSU pursuing Dance and Nutritional science. She is excited to be a part of the guest artist work in the fall show and is looking forward to the next 4 years at KSU Dance.
Riley Stone is currently a sophomore here at Kennesaw State University and is pursuing a degree in both dance and business management. She has been dancing from a very young age and is excited to continue growing and learning in her career through the dance department. This is her second year being a member of the KSU Dance Company and is thrilled for the opportunity to further her knowledge and love for dance.
My name is Jadyn Tamborello and I am a freshman at Kennesaw State University. I have
been dancing for 15 years and I am a ballet concentration within the department. This
is my first time in the KSU dance company, and I am so excited to perform and learn
new things about myself!
My name is Emily Upton. I am sophomore dance major at KSU, with a concentration in ballet. This is my first semester as a company member, and I am very excited to be a part of this show!
Hello, my name is Mackenzie Vasquez and I am a freshman for the 2023-2024 school year. I have been dancing for 13 years and this is my first year in the KSU Dance Company. I’m so excited for this year and can’t wait to dance with everyone!
Carly Walters is a senior double majoring in dance with a ballet concentration and business management. She previously trained in the pre-professional academy at Atlanta Academy of Ballet and Dance and has attended summer intensives with Texas Ballet Theater, American Ballet Theatre, and the Orlando Ballet School. She is very excited for this semester in fall company!
My name is Lelahbrooke White and I am extremely excited to get the opportunity to work with KSU’s Company Dance Team. I have been dancing for 4 years and currently train predominantly at Xcel Studios. Overall, I am ready for new experiences and a to develop a new level of growth.
Jazmyn Wright is a junior this year at Kennesaw State University as a dance major with a modern concentration. She is also the new student assistant for the KSU Dance Department. She has trained in all styles, contemporary, modern, jazz, African, hip-hop, tap, etc. She is excited for this upcoming year with new opportunities and performances along the way. She is ready to continue her dance training to become a professional dancer/artist in the dance industry world.
Kennedy Wright is entering her senior year here at Kennesaw State with a double major
in Dance and Business Management. This is her third time performing in Fall company,
and she is so excited to dance along her friends this Fall!
Amie Wyatt is a junior dance major with a concentration in ballet. This will be Amie’s fourth semester as a KSU dance company member. She has been dancing for 15 years and trained the majority at Dancecentre South. She is excited to continue her education with the Kennesaw Dance Program and is so excited to be a part of the Fall 2023 Company!
Hi, my name is Abigail Zieseniss but I go by Abby. I am a first-year student in college planning to double major in Dance and Exercise Science. I have been dancing for 15 years. I originally started at Priceless Performers and moved to Dan and Company Studios also known as Atlanta Jazz Theater. I really enjoy all styles of dance, but if I had to give my top two it would be ballet and musical theater. I am so excited for this upcoming semester of company and what it has to offer!!!
Students in the program have the opportunity to take Dance Production for academic
credit with our Production Manager and Resident Lighting Designer, learning the process
of creating a show off the stage. This is a unique opportunity which is not offered
in most dance programs. All KSU Dance Company productions are run by dance majors/minors.
Faith Aldrige is a senior at Kennesaw State University pursuing a BA in Dance with a ballet concentration as well as a BE in Exercise Science. This is her fourth semester in Company and she is so excited to be a part of the production crew for the first time.
Annosha K. Biggins
I am Annosha K. Biggins, a senior obtaining my B.A. in Dance with a Modern concentration.
I'm Phoebe Bradberry and I am currently a senior. This is my third time in production, and I am so excited to work backstage again.
Anna Grace Hull
My name is Anna Grace Hull and I am a Sophomore Dance Major. I am excited to be a
part of the production crew this semester!
Jillian LaFlair is a junior double majoring in exercise science and dance with a concentration in ballet. She is from Snellville Georgia where she started her dance education at A Step Ahead performing arts studio. After dancing for 15 years in both recreational and competition dance, she has began teaching at many local studios. During her time at KSU, she has been in the company many times with this being her first year behind the scenes. Jillian is very excited to work with the dancers and learn what it is like to run a show.
My name is Cheyenne Massengill and I’m a dance major. I started dancing at age 3 and fell in love with the art in high school. This is my 4th year at KSU as a modern concentration and I can’t wait to see what the future holds.
I am Deontae Nelson, I am a senior with a dance background in jazz and majorette. I am currently exploring dance production for the first time and hope to gain a memorable experience when producing “Sage”.
My name is Serena Parker and I am a freshman at KSU. I am super excited to learn from David Tatu and be in the Production Class.
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