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Danielle Beeman

Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, Danielle Beeman began dancing at the age of 3 under the artistic direction of Michelle Latimer, at Michelle Latimer Dance Academy. In 2015 Danielle graduated from the University of Iowa, receiving her BFA in Dance, a minor in Communication Studies, with a specialization in American Sign Language. While at UI Danielle received the dance departments ICA Dance Scholarship, The Excellence In Preforming and Communicative Arts scholarship, and was accepted into The Order of Omega honors society. Danielle was lucky enough to perform in works by many renowned choreographers such as George De La Pena, Alan Sener, Deanna Carter, Eloy Barragan, Michael Medcalf, Madeline Curry, Charlotte Adams, Melanie Swihart, Armando Duarte, Lisa Gonzales, Kristin Mars, and Ellie Goudie. In 2013 Danielle was selected as one of twelve dancers to join the universities elite touring company, Dancers in Company, where she performed 4 pieces throughout the Midwest, and was selected as a soloist. For Danielle’s final BFA performance she performed a solo work choreographed in collaboration with Ellie Goudie. The work was based off of her studies while at UI, encompassing Dance and Sign Language as forms of communicative movement.

In the past Danielle has attended workshops and intensives with River North Dance Chicago, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Common Art Mutual Passion, and Lemon Sponge Cake. Currently, Danielle teaches dance at Cleo Parker Robinson and Metropolitan Academy of Dance, is a certified yoga instructor, and is working on an intensive yoga program for members of the Deaf and hard of hearing community.
Danielle is thrilled to be dancing in her first year with Hannah Kahn Dance Company, and would like to thank Hannah for this opportunity. Danielle’s true passion is to perform and she is very excited to be dancing alongside so many talented artists!

Skye

Skye Cornwell

received her BFA in modern dance from the University of Oklahoma. During her time at OU, she had the great opportunity to work with Donald McKayle, Jessica Lang, Austin Hartel, and Derrick Minter. She has also performed works by Alvin Ailey, Amy Seiwert, Alex Ketley, and Antonio Brown. Skye has performed with NobleMotion Dance, and was formerly a member of Frame Dance Company in Houston, TX. Skye then went off to Rome, Italy to train under Enzo Celli with VIVO Ballet. After returning from Italy, she recently made the move to Denver, and is currently a company member of Hannah Kahn Dance Company, and Mercury Dance Company. Skye is also a certified Pilates instructor through Peak Pilates, and teaches group classes and private sessions throughout the Denver area. Skye is excited for her first year with Hannah Kahn, and cannot wait to learn and grow from Hannah and all of the other inspiring company members.

Audra Edwards

Audra Edwards grew up in Eagle, Idaho, where she studied ballet at Eagle Performing Arts Center with Jeff and Cathy Giese, and Lisa Moon. While in high school, she also studied vocal music and theatre. She continued her dance and vocal studies at Butler University, where she had the opportunity to perform several works by Patrick Hinson and Susan McGuire. Her time working with Susan greatly enhanced her knowledge and appreciation of modern dance. Audra has also participated in summer programs with the American Conservatory Theater and Alonzo King Lines Ballet, where she performed an incredibly inspiring work by Carmen Rozestraten. Upon receiving her BFA from Butler, Audra moved to New York City, where she was a company dancer with Impact Movement Collective and an apprentice with Lydia Johnson Dance. She has recently relocated to Denver, where she hopes to become very involved with the vibrant arts community. Audra is thrilled to begin her first year dancing with Hannah Kahn Dance Company.

Veronica Goldberg

is from Buffalo, New York, where she received her training at The Neglia Conservatory of Ballet and Center Stage Dance Studio. Veronica continued her training at Point Park University, where she graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance as well as a minor in Psychology. There, she had the opportunity to perform in George Balanchine’s Serenade, Ben Stevenson’s End of Time, and Nicolas Petrov’s Romeo and Juliet as Juliet. After graduating, she went on to work with City Ballet of San Diego for two seasons under the direction of Steven and Betsey Wistrich. During her time in San Diego, Veronica had the opportunity to perform in Mozart’s Requiem, The Nutcracker, Don Quixote, Romeo and Juliet, and George Balanchine’s Emeralds, The Four Temperaments, and Walpurgisnacht. Veronica then joined Boulder Ballet in 2016, where she performed in both classical and contemporary works for three seasons. At Boulder Ballet, she has had the opportunity to perform soloist roles such as the Pas de Trois from Swan Lake, Myrtha in Giselle, Snow Queen in The Nutcracker, and Spring Fairy in Cinderella as well as other various roles in original works. Veronica is also currently a dancer and choreographer with T2 Dance Project and has performed as a guest artist with Neglia Ballet Artists, Johnstown Concert Ballet, and Lake Erie Ballet. In addition to performing in the dance community, Veronica works in Applied Behavioral Analysis with individuals with social, emotional, physical, and behavioral needs. Veronica is passionate about dance, art, culture and education in Colorado and is excited to further her involvement in it as she begins her first season with Hannah Kahn Dance Company!

Jenny Gram

originally from Santa Clara, California, is a performer, educator and dance-maker working under The JGram Project. She has performed with such artists as Jennifer Archibald, Mark Dendy, The Moving Architects, Racoco Productions, and Larry Keigwin for musical artist Kimbra in New York City and Shen Wei Dance Arts at the North Carolina Museum of Art during the American Dance Festival. Jenny has (Jenny Gram cont) also worked with Jon Lehrer Dance in Europe for a two-month tour in Germany, Luxembourg, and Austria. Since moving to Denver, Jenny has worked with New Breed Dance Company, Nu-World Contemporary Danse Theatre, and Moraporvida Contemporary Dance. For more information on Jenny, check out: www.thejgramproject.com.

Claire Kendall

began her dance training in Santa Fe, NM at the School of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. In January 2018, she graduated from SUNY Purchase College with a BFA in Dance and Minor in Biology. Prior to her studies at Purchase, she received her High School diploma from University of North Carolina School of the Arts with a concentration in Ballet. In Fall 2016, she was selected to study abroad at Korea National University of Art in Seoul, South Korea. Since graduating, she has performed with the Merce Cunningham Trust in NYC, B12 Dance Festival in Berlin, SPRINGbreak ChoreoFest, Versatility Dance Festival and Cindy Brandle Dance Company in Boulder, Symbiosis Arts in Denver, and with Meow Wolf in Santa Fe. Claire is currently living, dancing, hiking, and choreographing in Colorado and she is thrilled to begin her first season with Hannah Kahn Dance Company.

Anhthi “Maria” Lindsey

is originally from the small township of Annville, PA. She began dancing at age fifteen through a scholarship with Movement Laboratory, a pre-professional ballet school based in neighboring Lebanon, PA. She then moved to Philadelphia, PA where she studied at Drexel University and became the first to receive their Bachelor of Science in Dance. During her time at Drexel, she participated in several youth out-reach programs such as the Drexel Touring Ensemble and the Youth Performance Exchange. She was also a recipient of the Drexel Dance Scholarship and in her senior year received an award for Outstanding Contribution to the Drexel Dance Ensemble. Maria also performed with resident dance artists such as Marienella Boan, Jumatatu Poe, Renee Banson, Meredith Rainey, and Kun-Yang Lin and physical theater artists Lane Savadove (EgoPo) and Whit MacLaughlin (New Paradise Laboratories). After graduating, she performed with companies such as Olive Prince Dance, Band of Artists, Underground DanceWorks (UDW), Group Motion, and Dancefusion. As a company member of Dancefusion, she studied classical modern dance techniques such as Mary Anthony and José Limón. Maria also began teaching at studios such as Elite Dance Academy and working with PhillyBOOST, a public school “out-of-school hours” program aimed to offer courses that pursue youth interests such as dance. She recently relocated to Denver and continues to teach dance at La Roche Academy of Dance in Castle Rock, CO and at other outreach programs with Cleo Parker Robinson Dance. Maria is thankful and blessed to be dancing with Hannah Kahn Dance Company!

Madison Martinek

grew up in Loveland, Colorado. She began her dance training at the age of three at Loveland Dance Academy. While she was there she studied ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, and contemporary. After graduating high school in 2015, Madison pursued a BA in Dance at Colorado State University. During her collegiate years at Colorado State University she has trained under Judy Bejarano, Chung-Fu Chang, Melissa Corr, Jane Slusarski-Harris, Madeline Harvey, Matthew Harvey, Amber Mazurana, Lisa Morgan, Lindsey Pierce, Carol Roderick, and James Wallace. These instructors taught her technique in ballet and modern, along with improvisation, choreography, creative movement, and pedagogy. She graduated in December 2018, a semester early, with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance.

She is currently a teacher at Loveland Dance Academy in Loveland, CO as well as a choreographer for the Performance Dance Team, which travels around performing competitively. Along with teaching and choreographing, she is an office administrator at the studio and the manager of the Performance Dance Team.

Madison is thankful and excited to be around so many influential artists and dancers.

Christopher Page-Sanders

Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Christopher received his formal dance training from the Center Of Creative Arts (COCA) and the Conservatory of Music and Dance from the University of Missouri- Kansas City. He is currently the co-artistic director of Nu-World Danse Theatre with Bashir Page-Sanders. He has danced as a member of such companies as the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, Wylliams-Henry Contemporary Dance Company, Owen/Cox Dance Group, Leah Glenn Dance Theatre, Kansas City Friends Of Alvin Ailey, The Slaughter Project Dance Ensemble, the St. Louis Black Repertory Theater Company to name a few. He has served as resident choreographer for the Center of Creative Arts Summer Musical Series since its inception but he has also taught and choreographed for such performing art centers and dance companies as Davis Contemporary Dance Company, Best Talent Center, Metro Theater Company, Dwana Smallwood Performing Arts Center, Central Visual Performing Arts, East Harlem Scholars Academy, Center Of Creative Arts and Cleo Parker Robinson Dance. His choreography has been presented on a national level twice at the International Association of Blacks In Dance Conference. In 2013, he was recognized and given the Leni Wylliams Award for choreography and innovation from Cleo Parker Robinson Dance. To his ancestors and mentors on your shoulders I dance! Peace and Blessings; Love, Light and Art!

Killian von Holdt

Originally from Golden, Colorado, Killian found her passion for dance at Little Theatre Cultural Centers. She later moved to Laramie to study on scholarship at the University of Wyoming for a BFA in Dance Performance and a BS in Business Management with an emphasis on Entrepreneurship. In 2016, she furthered her studies abroad in London with talented choreographers from renowned institutions including The Place, Pineapple, DanceWorks, and Studio 68. Before graduating in December of 2018, she performed works by Jennifer Deckert, Marsha Knight, Maurice Watson, Margaret Wilson, Aaron Wood, as well as works brought to the American College Dance Association.

Killian has trained with numerous companies including The Limon Company, Repertory Dance Theatre, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Ririe-Woodbury, Joffrey Ballet, and Dance Kaleidoschope. In addition, she has worked with choreographers Darrell Grand Moultrie, Tai Jimenez, Charmaine Hunter, Mark Willis, Jarek Cemerek, Robert Sher-Machherndl, General McArthur Hambrick, Jacob Mora, Pablo Ruvalcaba, Thayne Jasperson, and others. One of Killian’s favorite roles involved touring Wyoming and South Dakota with Jennifer Deckert’s Dracula—The Legend in Motion as Countess Dracula. Additionally, she had the unique opportunity to perform Margaret Wilson’s Dancing Between Earth and Sky, a vertical dance show set on the large rock formations of the Vedauwoo Recreation Area in 2018.

Killian also teaches at Joyful Soles Dance and Performing Arts. She hopes to continually use dance to improve the lives of those around her. She strives to challenge and inspire her audiences, instill confidence and dedication in her students, provide opportunities for expression, and keep dance relevant and accessible. She could not be more thrilled to be joining Hannah Kahn this season and dance alongside so many talented artists.

Mohammed J. York,

is a proud native of the Denver/Aurora Colorado area. In the past 6 years Mohammed has been an innovator in social justice and in Dance, as well as an educator in the dance field. His hard work, and genuine ability to make a positive impact on the world with people has no bounds.

In high school, Mr. York attended Noel Community Arts School, Through Montbello. Where he found his passion for dance while competing in sports. He was a part of the first graduating class as valedictorian. During his time at Noel Community Arts School, he was discovered by the company members of the legendary Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble. Immediately after he was a Youth Ensemble Member for roughly three years also performing and touring with 1st and as a 2nd Company member. Where he studied techniques including Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Lyrical, Liturgical, Contemporary, Horton-Modern Dance, and West-African style dance. He is very grateful to have been able to be showcased in Cleo Parker Robinson’’s Iconic works. As well as be showcased in the International Association for Blacks in Dance Conference (IABD). Through hard work and technique, he gained from his studio, Mr. York had his eyes set on Colorado State University from being a part of CSU Upward Bound and a Denver Scholar. Where he graduated with his associates in Marketing and BA in Dance.

Through his time at the CSU Dance Division in Fall 2015-2019. He become the poster child for the arts. By being Crowned Mr. CSU and having his very owned choreographed works in the American College Dance Association Conference (ACDA) for his entire college career enacting social change. He choreographed as well as performed in many works while being honored at ACDA. He has had the pleasure to perform as the Nutcracker through Contemporary Dance Academy at the Lincoln Center with over thousands of audience members, Taught numerous Dance classes at Colorado State University, Choreographed the CSU Pageant after winning in 2015. He has also had the honor of working with dance faculty such as Chung-Fu Chang, Judy Bejarano, and Carol Roderick. Recently he danced as a guest artist for Colorado’s own IMPACT Dance company in 2018.

Lastly, The Mohammed York experience is one like no other; passion, geniality, authenticity, strength, and creativity are just a few words to describe his artistry. He not only educates through movement of dance but through inspiration and integrity. The imprint and influence he brings is undeniable and captivating. Mr. York is very grateful to be Joining the Hannah Kahn Dance Company, he is looking forward to growing and adding to it’s already wonderful cast.