Meet our Teachers

jtf-headshotJeneca Frederiksen, School Director

Children’s Ballet, Pre-Ballet, Creative Movement, Toddler Time

After seeing her first ballet, Jeneca Todd Frederiksen immediately enrolled at Clytie Adams School of Ballet. It was there, from the age of 5 to 17, she performed in yearly recitals as well as various roles in 9 productions of The Nutcracker. Jeneca also spent her three years of high school performing with the Davis High Dance Company, a group focusing on ballet, modern, and creating choreography. As a dancer in DHDC, she had the opportunity to tour and perform in New York City, France, Germany, and Czech Republic. During her senior year, Jeneca was selected as the semi-finalist in the statewide Sterling Scholar competition for her technical, performance, and choreographic dance ability.

Prompted by her experience with dance in high school, Jeneca entered college at Brigham Young University to study Dance Education. Though she spent many years learning to be an educator, she also performed on three modern/contemporary companies, including Kinnect, dancEnsemble, and Contemporary Dance Theater. Through those companies, she was able to teach creative movement and modern classes to over 2000 students, work with choreographers like Donald McKayle and Bebe Miller, participate in adjudication at the American College Dance Festival, and perform throughout Utah, Idaho, Jamaica and India.

After graduation in 2012, Jeneca relocated with her husband to Minnesota, taking on the job of school principal and instructor at CREO Arts & Dance Conservatory. This year, Jeneca, her husband, and one year old daughter, have once again relocated, this time to Bloomington, for her husband to get his MBA at Indiana University. Jeneca is excited to begin working at Windfall Dancers as school director and instructor.

DSC_0425.JPGJessica Ferguson, Administrative Assistant, Junior Troupe Director

KinderSilks, AeraDance, Children’s Aerial Dance, Adult Aerial Dance, Ballet/Tap, Intro to Dance, Adult Contemporary 1/2, on-call substitute

Jessica is thrilled to be here with the Windfall team! She has recently moved to Bloomington from Nusajaya, Malaysia, where she was the co-curricular coordinator and performance education teacher for a K-12 private American school. She has taught students of varied ages and nationalities a variety of movement forms such as dance, gymnastics, jump rope, and aerial silks, in many countries worldwide. Jessica teaches from the profound belief that all students are capable of learning, and that movement in all its forms is an innate part of us that is important to develop throughout life for physical and emotional well-being. Jessica received her Dance Education degree with a Musical Theater Minor from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia in 2012.

Screen Shot 2017-07-25 at 11.28.21 AMMorgan Buchart, Windfall Intern

Adult Ballet 1, Adult Ballet 3, Beginner/Pre-pointe, Adult Tap

Morgan Buchart has been dancing ever since she was five years old. She trained at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet under the instruction of Marcia Dale Weary and danced roles in Serenade, Who Cares, Raymonda, and Balanchine’s Nutcracker. From 2012 to 2014 she attended Pacific Northwest Ballet as a Professional Division student and performed in Kent Stowell’s Nutcracker and Balanchine’s Brahms Schoenberg Quartet. In addition she has attended summer programs at the American Ballet Theater in NYC, Ballet Chicago, and Boston Ballet. Morgan is a Senior at Indiana University majoring in ballet and has received the “Premier Young Artist Award” scholarship.” She is also majoring in marketing and sales through the Kelley School of Business.

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Georgia Banov

Children’s Hip Hop, Adult Hip Hop

Georgia Banov is an honors freshman at the Kelley School of Business majoring in Accounting and Finance. She has been competing with Steppin’ Out Dance Company, ranked one of the Top 10 competitive dance studios in the Midwest, since she was 5 years old. She has studied Tap, Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical, Ballet, and Pointe.

Georgia has won numerous awards throughout her 13 years dancing, including Apogee Awards, Odyssey Awards, People’s Choice Awards, Fusion Awards, and 3 Industry Dance Awards nominations. She was also invited to the World Dance Championship Series in 2011, America’s Got Talent in 2014, and to the Industry Dance Awards in 2015 and 2016.

This is Georgia’s first time teaching at Windfall, and she is ecstatic to continue her passion and inspire her students to dance their hearts out!

img_9469Krista Tellez

Kindertap

Krista Tellez is a Junior at Indiana University, majoring in Elementary/Special Education with a Speech and Hearing minor. She has been dancing since she was eight years old, having trained in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical and hip hop. During the 10 years of her training, she has competed and traveled to various dance competitions, and has furthered her dancing at the college level now on the Hoosierettes Dance Team at IU. Dance has always been a passion for Krista; one that she loves to share with her students.

Screen Shot 2017-07-25 at 11.28.36 AMElise Young

Children’s Ballet/Jazz, Children’s Ballet 1, Adult Intro to Pilates

Elise Young grew up in Evergreen, CO where she started dancing at age 3. She danced competitively with Kinetic Arts Dance studio for 8 years, where she studied ballet, pointe, tap, hip hop, contemporary, jazz, and modern. She became an assistant teacher at age 11, and taught her own ballet classes beginning at age 13. Elise was a finalist for dance scholarships in contemporary and tap with touring dance conventions, and was able to continue her training through both the Joffrey Ballet School Summer intensive (Denver) and the Boulder Jazz Workshop. She began her collegiate career at Colorado State University, where she studied as a modern dance and pre-physical therapy major. Currently, Elise is a BFA student in Contemporary Dance at Indiana University where she is also earning a minor in Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship. No matter where she is, Elise finds that the discipline of dance brings her limitless joy, and hopes to share this joy with students in her classes.

Bekka Potter

On-call substitute

Bekka Potter, a Bloomington native, began dancing at age four.  She studied primarily ballet, including attending intensive summer programs in Maine and Idaho.  In high school and college she began to study other dance styles and forms of expression, including color-guard, modern, jazz, tap, and Irish step dance.  Bekka has been teaching ballet at Windfall since 2011 and welcomes the opportunity to share her passion for dance.

img_3910Chelsea Sherman

On-call substitute

Chelsea has studied theater and dance at Indiana University & Bowling Green State University. Originally from Toledo, Ohio, Chelsea grew up throwing herself into a plethora of different creative forms, and continues to enjoy educating herself in the arts. With an extensive dance and musical theater background, alongside a passion for growth, community, and progressive leadership, Chelsea began teaching at Windfall in the summer of 2014. She has taught a variety of classes for both children and adults, deriving her choreography from modern, ballet, and fosse-oriented jazz styles. Chelsea has also danced with the Windfall Dancers Company for two years.

When she is not dancing, Chelsea spends most of her time in music. A self-taught theory nerd and trained vocalist, Chelsea arranges, manages, and performs in her neo-pop project Ladycop. She also plays with other outfits in the Bloomington area, and enjoys touring with all projects. While she can no longer fit in dramatic endeavors to her schedule, Chelsea has participated in Awkward Silence and Bad Genetics Comedy troupes, Ivy Tech student productions, and other various theatrical feats.

Chelsea absolutely loves her students! She is dedicated to body positivity and awareness, building confidence and correct technique, creating a fun and safe environment, as well as facilitating the growth of passion and creativity in every dancer who takes her classes. She is excited for another great year at Windfall!

Katie Lea

Adult Ballet 2, On call substitute

Angie Pan

Adult Jazz