High Performance Dance Theatre

CHAS KILKER-GREENER

Chas Kilker-Greener is the artistic and program director of the dance program at Mountain Kids.  Chas has been dancing since the age of 5, and has enjoyed studying all forms of dance including modern, jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop, ballroom, yoga, Pilates, Zumba and more.  In addition to getting her BA in Dance Performance from Colorado State University, she has studied with Arthur Duncan, Tap Dogs, Paul Taylor, Cleo Parker Robinson and Judy Bejarano.  Her choreography has been performed for CSU, the Northern Colorado Choreographers Showcase, New Visions Dance Festival, Miss Fort Collins Beauty Pageant, Dance Connection Performance Network and High Performance Dance Theatre.  She has performed with the Dance Connection Performance Network, Dr Oz, Loveland Music Guild, as well as over 16 years with High Performance Dance Theatre, and toured with "Fangalangus Island".  She has taught for over 22 years not only for Mountain Dance but also for the Cherry Creek School District, Poudre School District, Camp Fire Boys and Girls and BASE Camp.  In addition to dancing, Chas loves working with and teaching teenagers and children, and spending time with her husband, Jim and her children, Brielle and Collin.


HEATHER HERRELL

Heather Herrell took her first dance class at age three and has been dancing ever since. At Colorado State University she was very active in the dance department, while also competing with Dance West Divas in Boulder. Heather has participated in many intensive programs including the Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop, David Taylor Dance Theatre's summer workshop, and ballet training in New Mexico. While living in California, she trained at the Academy of Performing Arts, was a member of Vitality Jazz Company, and performed often in an innovative artistic collaboration known as Project Cathedral. She is an original and current member of High Performance Dance Theatre, choreographing and performing in company productions as well as the annual New Visions Dance Festival. Heather currently teaches advanced jazz at Mountain Kids.


TERI ENGLISH

Teri English has her degree in dance from Colorado State University and is the School Director and Ensemble Director for Canyon Concert Dance Center.  Currently, she performs and choreographs for High Performance Dance Theatre, teaches lyrical, jazz, modern, ballet, musical theatre and improvisation at Canyon Concert Dance Center.  Ter's recent musical theatre credits include:  A Chorus Line, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Titanic, La Cage, Swing!, Leadville or BUST!, CATS, The Producers and The King and I.  She has performed with many companies including 1883 Entertainment, OpenStage Theatre, Opera Fort Collins, Honolulu Dance Theatre, the Vaue de Vire Society, Louder than Words Dance Theatre, 8th Street Contemporary Dance Company, Impact Dance, Glenwood Springs Danceworks, Diamond Follies and Canyon Concert Ballet.  Her choreography has won first place titles at various dance conventions, been selected for New Visions Dance Festivals, First Night and Creative and Performing Arts Symposiums.  She has recently choreographed The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Little Shop of Horrors, Jungle Book and Annie.

STACY MONTES

Stacy Montes is a founding member and is on the Board of Directors for the High Performance Dance Theatre where she currently choreographs and performs with the company. Stacy has been teaching Dance at the Mountain Kids (formerly Mountain Center) in Fort Collins for approximately 18 years.  She is the Co-Director of the Mountain Moving Company, Peak Performance Group and the Young Peoples Dance Company as well as the co-director for the Young Dancer Program and the Summer Dance Camp Director at Mountain Kids.  Stacy is also an assistant coach and a choreographer for the Mountain Sports Acrobatics team.  Stacy is the manager for Warm-Ups Coffee and clothing, located at Mountain Kids.  Stacy is a former member of the Dance Connection and the Dance Colorado Swing Team.  Her choreography has been selected for such things as the New Visions Dance Festival, Choreographers Showcase, the Fort Collins Children’s Theatre Productions and musical theatre productions at Bill Reed Middle School and Erwin Middle School in Loveland, Colorado.  Along with her work at Mountain Kids, Stacy also owns her own video production and graphic design company,    Y-CATS Productions.

SARAH WILHELM

Sarah has spent the last eight years performing professionally all over Colorado in more than 40 productions along with singing a Carnegie Hall Premiere in New York.  She holds a degree in Vocal Performance and Music Theatre.  Sarah started studying dance in college focusing on modern and improvisational dance. Although Sarah's biggest strength is singing, she has studied improvisation dance with Kim Neal Nofsinger and was a part of Grand Junction's "Kagerou" and Mesa Repertory Dance.  Sarah started dancing with High Performance Dance Theatre two years ago and currently teaches for Canyon Concert Ballet and Up in Lights Productions.
JORDAN CENTENO

Jordan Centeno  is honored to be a celebrating his one year anniversary with High Performance Dance Theatre!  Jordan has worked with Up in Lights Productions in The Music Man (Harold Hill), Swing! The Musical (dancer) and most recently  Forever Plaid (Sparky). Jordan is also working with the Candlelight  Dinner Playhouse in their production of Damn Yankees! Thanks to all his friends and family for their love and support.  

COLE EMARINE

Cole Emarine is a proud Fort Collins native.  For over a decade, Cole has made a career of performing all over Northern Colorado as well as New York and Los Angeles.  Cole spent 5 years traveling all over the work as a singer and dancer for Holland American Line.

 

BELLA LEE

Bella Lee is currently attending Colorado State University as a Psychology major. She has been dancing since she was 3 years old and at Canyon Concert Ballet for 11 years. She is extremely proud to be part of High Performance Dance Theatre and receiving the opportunity to work with amazing dancers and choreographers as well as the variety of performance opportunities. She has also had the opportunity to study under many  different teachers from CCB, Orlando Ballet School and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. She has enjoyed performing with CCB in numerous Nutcrackers, Peter Pan, and Alice in Wonderland. Bella not only enjoys dancing but is passionate about teaching and mentoring the younger dancers in the Canyon Concert Ballet family as they are the future of the dance world.

 

MIKEAL MACBETH

Mikeal Macbeth’s love for dance, musical theatre, and film has brought him in league with High Performance Dance Theatre, and he adores this little family! He has worked with such companies as Up In Lights Productions, Midtown Arts Center, Candlelight Dinner Playhouse, and   Encore!Encore! as a performer, director, choreographer, and technical designer. He has appeared in The Nutcracker, Swing!, The All Night Strut, and many more. He is currently co-running a local film/photography business called Something Random Media Productions, as well as pursuing  certification in massage therapy.