The Windfall Dance Company is a modern dance collective. Dancers are chosen by company majority in open auditions. Dancers are versatile, positive, creative artists with strong collaboration skills. Company members are expected to take weekly company class and rehearsal as well as at least one additional technique class through our School of Dance. Members also participate in various outreach programs throughout Bloomington area, contributing to our mission statement of igniting a passion for dance in our community.
Company dancer, 1997
Kay Olges has been a part of Windfall since 1995. She graduated from North Carolina School of the Arts with a concentration in ballet. She holds bachelor and master’s degrees in speech-language pathology, working for The Stepping Stones Group as a traveling speech therapist. Kay is the founder and director of Windfall’s Reading Through Movement Literacy Project. She is grateful to her wonderful family, friends, and partner for all their support over the years. Dancing is Kay’s sanctuary.
Company dancer, 2014
Brynna started her dance career at the age of 2, and has since danced pre-professionally with Central Indiana Dance Ensemble, Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre, and Ballet Theatre of Carmel. Over the course of her dance training, she studied ballet, modern, jazz, Bollywood, Kathak, ballroom, Scottish Highland, and more. Five years ago, Brynna stumbled upon the Windfall family and has been extremely fortunate to have become extensively involved in Windfall’s endeavors. Brynna founded the Company’s annual ‘Cabaret Night’ fundraiser, in which other local dance and art groups are invited to perform for a night of community, movement, and entertainment. Brynna loves dancing with the Windfall Dance Company, and looks forward to the season ahead!
Karli Van Cleave
Company dancer, 2016
Karli VanCleave is a student at Indiana University and has been part of the Windfall Dance Company since August 2016 after moving to Bloomington from Fort Wayne, IN. Karli has been dancing for over 15 years, much of which took place at Fort Wayne School of Dance where she was a competitive dancer in contemporary, hip hop, modern, jazz, and musical theater. At North Side High School, Karli took dance technique classes all four years. Additionally, she taught dance to kids and high school students for two years. She looks forward to dancing with Windfall throughout her time living in Bloomington to fulfill her passion for dance. Karli is studying broadcast journalism with minors in Spanish and International Studies, and hopes to become a multimedia reporter for a prominent news corporation in her career. She will be spending the next semester studying abroad in Spain, and is excited to return to the Company in Fall 2019.
Company Coordinator, 2017
Jessica Ferguson comes from an education background, having received her BFA in Dance Education and Modern Performance from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and primarily working with students in her dance career. She teaches ballet, jazz, tap and modern, as well as jump rope and aerial silks. Recently, Jessica founded the Performance Education program at Raffles American School in Nusajaya, Malaysia, setting up multiple levels of all dance techniques and aerial silks, integrating these forms into school curriculum and producing student shows. Jessica danced briefly with the Egyptian Modern Dance Company at the Cairo Opera House, and has worked as a choreographer and dancer on various dance and theater projects over the years in many countries. At Windfall, Jessica was thrilled to serve as the Interim School Director and be the Windfall Juniors Director briefly, working with the Junior dancers to develop their personal artistic voice. Jessica enjoys the creative process, and is driven to capture the more elusive emotions we experience as humans in her choreography. Follow her on instagram @aerialfaiiry for her movement endeavors.
Jessica has recently moved to Grand Rapids, MI, and is therefore no longer a company dancer, however she is continuing to serve Windfall Dancers remotely.
Company dancer, Sept 2017
Catie “Cat” Cobble started her dance career at the age of 3 and has been privileged to be a part of the Windfall Dance Company since September 2017. She is originally from Clinton, Indiana. She has studied ballet, modern, lyrical, and belly dance as well as hip-hop and pom during her time on her high school’s dance team. Cat is attending IU as a major in psychology and acquiring minors in dance and counseling in hopes of becoming a child psychologist. As well as being a member of Windfall, Cat is an IU Hoosierette dancer. She is excited to continue growing as a dancer in the style of modern and collaborating with the other lovely Windfall Company members.
Company dancer, 2018
Originally from Northwest Indiana, Clarissa has been dancing for approximately eighteen years. Studying primarily at Civic Dance Center, she trained in ballet/pointe, jazz, tap, musical theater, and contemporary. She is a three-time alumnus of Joffrey Academy of Dance’s “Summer Dance Lab”, and she has performed in various showcases, musicals, and ballets (most notably as Snow Queen in The Nutcracker). Outside of Windfall, Clarissa is a recent graduate of IU, holding a BA in Gender Studies, and is starting graduate school to pursue a Masters’ of Library Science. She currently works at The Kinsey Institute. Clarissa is enthused about working collaboratively with other dancers and growing her skills as an artist.
Company dancer, Mar 2018
Christine has been dancing for 11 years and joined Windfall Dancers this February. Originally from Hollywood, Florida, Christine grew up dancing ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, musical theatre, and step. Christine recently graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Communications and is now a graduate student at IU Bloomington studying Higher Education and Student Affairs. Christine enjoys traveling, movie watching and of course dancing and choreography. She is so excited to be performing with Windfall again this season.
Company dancer, Aug 2018
Originally from Bloomington Indiana, Aran has been dancing for 12 years. She has studied at IU’s pre-college ballet program, been a member of the Columbia University graduate student ‘Dance Crew’ and was a Junior Dancer at Windfall in her teens. After returning to Indiana as a Health Educator working with college students, she is excited to get back to her roots in dance. She is also dedicated to incorporating a combination of art forms with health initiatives in creative ways and already works with many community programs that incorporate her therapy dog “Hoosier” into stress reduction activities for young people.
Company dancer, Aug 2018
Tricia Petit is a new member to Windfall. Originally from Elkhart Indiana, she now resides in Bloomington. She is a junior at Indiana University studying Media Production. When she was little she danced all the time, everywhere she went. She first danced on stage in 2007 with Premier Arts. In 2013 she joined her high school color guard and fell in love with dancing in a brand new way. Tricia marched with the Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps in 2017 and 2018, participating in their national summer tours. She has performed at the Rose Bowl, the Alamodome, Mile High Stadium, and Lucas Oil. Her other pastimes include: watching Netflix, biking on Delta Phi Epsilon’s little 500 bike team, running aspects of production for IU’s annual TEDx conference as assistant production head, being a Taylor Swift fan, teaching color guard at Bedford North Lawrence High School and being the ultimate house decorator.
Company dancer, Jan 2019
Reegan has been dancing for over 17 years, and is originally from Syracuse, Indiana. She trained primarily at the Lee Anne Stewart Dance School in ballet/pointe, tap, jazz, contemporary, and musical theater. She was on the studio’s competition team and has performed in Indianapolis, Disney World, and New York City, among other cities. Reegan is currently attending IU pursuing a degree in classical studies in hopes of becoming a museum curator. She is very excited to be a part of the Windfall Dance Company and is eager to learn and grow alongside other members.
Company dancer, Jan 2019
Hannah Robbins is new to both Windfall and Bloomington. Born and raised in Corinth, Texas, she started her dance career at the age of nine, with A Time To Dance studio in her hometown. She focused mostly on ballet, jazz, and modern. In her sophomore year of high school she joined her school’s color guard, and her passion for dance, especially modern, reignited. She went on to march the Troopers Drum and Bugle corps from 2016 to 2019. She’s been to 38 states with the Troopers, and hopes to eventually visit them all.
Company dancer, Jan 2019
Hayley is originally from Utah and is living here in Bloomington while her husband, Bruce, gets his MBA at IU. She studied Jazz, Ballet, Modern, MDT, Tap and Hip Hop at Diamond Talent Studios where she was a member of their Jazz and Ballet dance performance companies. She began her college career in the Modern Dance Program at the University of Utah but ended up changing course and holds a B.S in Psychology and a M.Ed in Instructional Design. To maintain dance as a part of her life she began teaching in 2008 and has taught ages 3 to adult in numerous dance styles. Recent performances include: The Nutcracker with Salt Lake City Ballet, A Diamond Christmas with Diamond Talent Productions and a 70’s performance parade at InstructureCon which she also choreographed. She is very excited to be a part of Windfall Dance Company which will allow her to explore more in the Contemporary style and collaborate with the other company members.