School Director, Teacher
Creative Movement, Pre Ballet, Kindertap, Adult Tap 1/2
Molly Weiler is looking forward to her first year working with Windfall. She recently moved from Indianapolis, IN where she lived and taught preschool for ten years. Her time in Indianapolis included teaching creative movement classes and working with NoExit Performance as a performer and as a board member. Most recently, she worked at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis as an Early Childhood Educator, where she was able to explore play based instruction, develop leadership skills and incorporate the arts into her curriculum regularly. She attended Indiana University Fort Wayne and studied Early and Middle Childhood Education with a Minor in Dance. She is passionate about building and maintaining positive relationships with her students, creating an environment that is supportive and safe, and she wants to inspire her students to explore their creative potential, both in the arts and as humans in the world.
Windfall Juniors Director
Chelsea began teaching at Windfall School of Dance in 2014. Since then, she has facilitated courses and developed choreography for a variety of genres, ages, and experience levels. Chelsea currently studies Interdisciplinary Performance Arts at Indiana University through the Individualized Major Program. With an extensive background in dance, theatre, and music, she loves incorporating multiple styles into her work. She was a member of the Windfall Dance Company from 2014-2018.
Chelsea absolutely loves her students! She is dedicated to body positivity and awareness, building confidence and correct technique, creating a fun and encouraging environment, and promoting passion and creativity to all who take her classes. She is excited for another great year at Windfall!
Adult Ballet 1/2
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.
Teacher (on leave)
Hip Hop, Tap
Georgia Banov is an honors junior 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 third year teaching at Windfall, and she is ecstatic to continue her passion and inspire her students to dance their hearts out! She will return to teaching at the studio in August 2019, as she is currently studying abroad in Spain.
Children’s Ballet 2/3, Adult Contemporary 2/3
Cameron Barnett is a senior at Indiana University pursuing a BFA in dance. During his time at IU, he has choreographed nearly a dozen works, including the evening-length dance-theatre performance HOUSE HOUSE HOUSE: a play with dance. As a performer, he has been seen in several plays, including Antigone, Marat/Sade, and Julius Caesar. Through Indiana University Contemporary Dance and Indiana University Ballet Theater, he has performed dances choreographed by Bill T. Jones, Jerome Robbins, Jose Limon, Andrea Miller, and Kyle Abraham. He has trained with David Dorfman, Larry Keigwin, and Pilobolus, among others.
Cameron believes that dance is profoundly human, as all people have bodies. In his teaching practice, he incorporates principles of embodiment, individual expression, and physical problem-solving. Cameron is thrilled to share the joy of dance with students at Windfall.
Children’s Ballet 1/2
Shelby Allen is excited to be joining the Windfall School of Dance team this year. Shelby relocated from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Bloomington to pursue her M.S.Ed in Higher Education and Student Affairs at Indiana University. In 2016, Shelby received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance from the University of Central Oklahoma with a minor in Leadership Studies. While there, Shelby performed with the Kaleidoscope Dance Company from 2012-2015. Shelby has an extensive background in ballet, pointe, jazz, modern, and contemporary technique as well as tumbling and cheerleading experience.
Shelby has a passion for individual growth and holistic development which she passes on to her students. She is committed to creating a positive and inclusive classroom environment. Shelby values each student’s individual journey and seeks to instill confidence, creativity and self-assurance in every dancer she teaches.
Hayley Dalton Williams
Junior’s Contemporary, Adult Beginner Jazz, Adult Ballet 2/3
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. Most recently she taught Junior & Senior Dance Company and Adult Jazz at the School of Dance SLC and was the Dance Company Director at Legacy Preparatory Academy. She is very excited to be teaching at Windfall with these wonderful Junior and Adult students!
Children’s Hip Hop
Jacob Lesser is a sophomore at Indiana University pursuing his B.S in Exercise Science. He has studied Hip Hop, Tap, Jazz, Ballet, and Modern. Jacob was part of an all boys Hip Hop crew called New Boys that competed at dance competitions as well as on America’s Got Talent and Dance Moms. Jacob helped choreograph dances for his dance crew which won multiple awards at dance competitions like Starpower, Dance Xplosion, and Believe. Jacob is incredibly excited to be joining the Windfall School of Dance Staff and passing on what he has learned in is 15 years of dancing as well as teaching students to add individuality to their dancing.
Adult Hip Hop
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 for the first time this season.
Katie Slisz is a second year law student at Indiana University Maurer School of Law. She has studied ballet, pointe, tap, modern, and jazz with Jordan School of Dance at Butler University and Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre. During her time at Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre, she was both in The Nutcracker (most notably Drosselmeyer and The Mouse Queen) and in the Theatre’s professional performances of both Superhero, and Under the Big Top. She continued dance throughout her undergraduate education at Saint Mary’s College, dancing and choreographing on both the Saint Mary’s Dance Company and the Notre Dame Dance Company. Katie is so excited to join the Windfall team and help encourage the love of dance in other students!
Adult Contemporary 1/2
On-call substitute (Ballet, Contemporary)
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. Three years ago, Brynna stumbled upon the Windfall family and has been extremely fortunate to have become extensively involved in Windfall’s endeavors. She currently teaches classes and dances with the Windfall Dance Company.
On-call substitute (Ballet, Tap)
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 works as a receptionist at The Kinsey Institute. A recent addition to Company, Clarissa is enthused about working collaboratively with other dancers and growing her skills as an artist.