High Performance Dance Theatre

BRYNN ANDUSS

Brynn Anduss is thrilled to be back on stage doing what she has loved for twenty years of her life! Graduating in 2014 from Casper College with an associate’s degree in Dance; she found the passion in many styles of dance but gravitated towards jazz and contemporary. Her choreography has been showcased at ACDFA in Houston, Texas, Mountain Kids in Fort Collins, Colorado Dance Collective and High Performance Dance Company. Once she moved back to Colorado she went on to become a Dental Assistant but continued to teach back at her home studio, Mountain Kids. Brynn is known as the Dancing Dental Assistant to many people around her. She keeps her patients laughing as they spend time with her chair side. Her   favorite part about dancing is inspiring her students to be themselves and step out of their comfort zone; her motto “just feel it”. Brynn has a daughter, Paisley who has found her love of dance at age three just like her mom. Dancing is an outlet, a thing to transport you to another place! 

 

  

MIKAYLA CARTER

Mikayla Carter studies ballet, jazz, lyrical, tap and hip hop at Studio West Dance Center, as well as training at Lime Light Fitness.  She has performed with HPDT since she was 6.  Mik also trains in martial arts at Karate West.

JERA DOBROTH
Jera Dobroth began taking her first studio dance classes at the age of eight, in Austin, TX. After moving to Fort Collins, CO with her family at age 11, she continued her interest in jazz and hip-hop at Westin Dance Academy, and became more comfortable with performing. Upon entering high school, she began classes at the Mountain Dance Center in Fort Collins, and was given an incredible opportunity to be a part of the Mountain Moving Company. She then joined High Performance Dance Theatre her freshman year of college. Realizing that dance had become a great passion of hers, she went on to attain her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance at the University of Colorado in Boulder, where she received training and performance opportunities in modern, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, and African styles, among others. While attending CU, and after graduating in 2012, she taught dance and gymnastics at Airborne Gymnastics & Dance in Longmont, CO, as well as pole fitness at Vertical Fusion, and guest-taught at Mountain Dance. In 2014, Jera began cosmetology school, and is now a licensed cosmetologist. She has now rejoined HPDT because of her love of dance and performing, and will continue to make dance a part of her life. 

Jera Dobroth began taking her first studio dance classes at the age of eight, in Austin, TX. After moving to Fort Collins, CO with her family at age 11, she continued her interest in jazz and hip-hop at Westin Dance Academy, and became more comfortable with performing. Upon entering high school, she began classes at the Mountain Dance Center in Fort Collins, and was given an incredible opportunity to be a part of the Mountain Moving Company. She then joined High Performance Dance Theatre her freshman year of college. Realizing that dance had become a great passion of hers, she went on to attain her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance at the University of Colorado in Boulder, where she received training and performance opportunities in modern, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, and African styles, among others. While attending CU, and after graduating in 2012, she taught dance and gymnastics at Airborne Gymnastics & Dance in Longmont, CO, as well as pole fitness at Vertical Fusion, and guest-taught at Mountain Dance. In 2014, Jera began cosmetology school, and is now a licensed cosmetologist. She has now rejoined HPDT because of her love of dance and performing, and will continue to make dance a part of her life. 
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.

 

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. Teri'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.
BRIELLE GREENER
Brielle Greener has been dancing for many years with experience in  jazz, ballet, modern and other styles of dance.  She grew up dancing in the program at Mountain Kids, where she's been in companies since third grade.  She is excited to be sharing her passion for dance with 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.


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.

 


ERIN MCLAUGHLIN

Erin McLaughlin was raised in Ft. Collins, Erin's passion for dance started at age 8 after her Dad took her to the Nutcracker performed by the Houston Ballet. As a young girl, her mother was consistently taking her on special outings to enjoy professional Music and Dance performances, igniting the love of the arts. She continued dance lessons throughout her childhood and was later inspired to pursue a Dance Minor with a Liberal Arts Degree at Colorado State University.  Erin has also taught Hip Hop and Pre - Ballet at the Mountain Dance Center and Canyon Concert Ballet for several years  following College.  She has performed several seasons with High Performance Dance Theatre in the past and is absolutely thrilled to be dancing with them again.  


STACY MONTES

Stacy Montes is a founding member and on the board of directors of High Performance Dance Theatre.  Stacy has been teaching dance at Mountain Kids for 22 years. She is the Mountain Dance Assistant Director, Summer Dance Camp Director, Elevation Dance Company Co-Director, and the Young Dancer Co-Director for the dance program at Mountain Kids.  Stacy is a graduate of Colorado State University where she also worked and taught in the video production area.  Stacy has performed and choreographed for various productions in Northern Colorado. When she is not performing and teaching she is the manager for Warm-Ups Coffee and Clothing, located at Mountain Kids. She also owns her own video production, photography 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.