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. Last year, Jeneca, her husband, and daughter, relocated to Bloomington, for her husband to get his MBA at Indiana University. Jeneca is excited for her second year working at Windfall Dancers as School Director and teacher.
School Director, Company Coordinator, Windfall Juniors Director, Teacher
Kindersilks, Aeradance, Children’s Aerial Dance 1 & 2, Adult Contemporary 1/2, Adult Tap 2, on-call substitute
Jessica is thrilled to be here with the Windfall team! Jessica relocated 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 all 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.
Adult Ballet 1/2, Adult Ballet 2/3, Beginner/Pre-pointe
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.
Children’s Hip Hop, Adult Hip Hop, Adult Tap 1
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!
Creative Movement, Toddler Time, Children’s Ballet 1
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.
On-call Ballet 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.
Chelsea is studying Performance Art at Indiana University, with minors in music and dance. 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’s School of Dance 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. She has also been a member of Windfall Dancers for over three years.
Chelsea absolutely loves her students! She is dedicated to body positivity and awareness, building confidence and correct technique, creating a fun and safe environment, and facilitating the growth of passion and creativity in her dance classes. She is excited for another great year at Windfall!
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.
Kindertap, Children’s Ballet/Tap
Angie is from Cincinnati, Ohio and has danced all her life. Although she started at age 4 with Webby Dance Company, she did not begin intensive dance training until age 13, where she began developing technical skills with The Studio for Dance. Angie danced with The Studio for 6 years learning clogging, tap, ballet, pointe, and jazz. Throughout high school she was an officer of the Ursuline Academy Dance Team, competing in kickline, pom, hip-hop, production, and lyrical. With UA Dance she performed in the 2010 Liberty Bowl, 2011 Chicago McDonald’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and 2014 Sugar Bowl.
Angie is in her final year at IU with a BFA in Contemporary Dance and a BA in Dance in the Body-Mind. Angie is also a 2-year volunteer program leader of Dance Club at the Boys and Girls Club of Ellettsville, representing Movement Exchange at IU, and will begin teaching at Dance for PD this year. Angie believes in the power of dance to change lives and loves to share the joy of dance!
Children’s Ballet 3, Adult Contemporary 2/3
Katie grew up in Fishers, IN dancing at the Academy of Dance Arts from age 7 until 18. While there, she studied ballet, pointe, modern, jazz, lyrical, and hip hop. In addition to leading roles in ADA’s annual production of “The Littlest Angel”, she performed in Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre’s production of “The Nutcracker” for 6 years, including as the role of Klara, as well as other productions of this company including “Superhero”, “Romeo and Juliet at the Disco,” and “Oh My Goth.” In addition, she has performed in the Indianapolis City Ballet’s “Young Stars of Ballet,” the Miami Orange Bowl halftime show, in the Penrod Arts Fair, and has trained with members of Dance Kaleidoscope in Indianapolis. She is currently a senior in the IU Contemporary Dance Program where she is earning her BFA in dance and a minor in psychology. She is greatly looking forward to this fall semester with Windfall after beginning her journey here over the summer, and she is lucky to share her passion for dance with her students this fall!