Meet our Teachers

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Jessica Ferguson

School Director, Company Coordinator, Windfall Juniors Director, Teacher

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.

 

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Georgia Banov

Teacher

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!

 

Bekka Potter

Teacher

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.

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Chelsea Sherman

Teacher

On-call substitute

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!

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Brynna Webb

Teacher

On-call substitute

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.

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Angie Pan 

Teacher

Kindertap, Adult Ballet 1/2

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!

Mackenzie Allen

Teacher

Adult Ballet 2/3, Pre-Ballet, Creative Movement

 

Clarissa Tokash

Teacher

Children’s Ballet 2/3, Adult Contemporary 1/2, Adult Tap 1/2

 

Christine Dumervil

Teacher

Children’s Hip Hop, Adult Hip Hop

 


 

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