My intention in creating “imprints” is to bring presence, awareness, and consciousness into the world through the art of dance. We have all experienced firsthand the suffering that comes from living life in fear; but what happens when we learn to release ourselves from this fear? In learning to surrender to the discomfort life brings, to accept the hardships and pains as part of my soul’s larger journey, I found a beautiful treasure — an undeniable energy and sense of peace — within myself. We as a company are committed to connecting to our inner-selves and patiently reminding ourselves to let go of the fears and doubts that so often keep us from feeling free and confident. Our mission is to imprint on our viewers and share, through dance, our beautiful life stories with others and remind them that they too have the answers within to be happy and free. -Hannah

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HALIE DONABEDIAN

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HOMETOWN:  Kingsburg, CA

BIRTHDAY: June 22nd 

PRONOUNS: She/Her

HERITAGE: Armenian and Italian

SCHOOL: Loyola Marymount University class of 2019

DEGREE: Bachelor of Arts in Dance 

BESIDES DANCE, I ENJOY: Reading, binge watching interesting shows and teaching dance and Pure Barre.

 

SOMETHING I AM PASSIONATE ABOUT: Dance, friends, family

 

A CHANGE I WOULD LIKE TO SEE IN THE WORLD: More kindness, empathy, and care for one another

SOMETHING UNIQUE ABOUT ME: My birthday falls on the summer solstice and I technically grew up in a Swedish village.

MY BIGGEST INSPIRATION: People who have shared and taught the love of dance with me, from my early days at The Dance Company to professors from LMU, I wouldn’t be the person or dancer I am today without their guidance.

JULIA GONZALEZ

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HOMETOWN: Fresno, CA

BIRTHDAY: September 9th

HERITAGE: Latinx

PRONOUNS: She/Her

SCHOOL: California State University, Long Beach class of 2022

DEGREE: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance 

BESIDES DANCE, I ENJOY: Either listening to books, drawing, or being in nature. I’ve found although these may not appear to feed into dance, they are actively fostering my movement and creativity.

 

​SOMETHING I AM PASSIONATE ABOUT: Learning to be a better person and live from love

 

A CHANGE I WOULD LIKE TO SEE IN THE WORLD: For everyone to uncover true peace and love for themselves

 

SOMETHING UNIQUE ABOUT ME: I am under 5 feet tall, and don’t foresee a growth spurt coming anytime soon.

MY BIGGEST INSPIRATION: My biggest inspiration so far has been this past year that we experienced.I learned a great deal about myself and I was able to find more peace and love than I ever thought was possible. I am so incredibly inspired by the silence that this year brought and every lesson that came with it. 

KEILAN STAFFORD

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HOMETOWN: Elk Grove, CA

BIRTHDAY: January 9th

HERITAGE: Black/African American

PRONOUNS: He/Him

SCHOOL: California State University, Long Beach class of 2021

DEGREE: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance

BESIDES DANCE, I ENJOY: I am a huge foodie and spend a lot of time sifting through fun recipes and cooking.

SOMETHING I AM PASSIONATE ABOUT: I’m passionate about movement; viewing the human body in motion and exploring different ways to move in my own body

 

A CHANGE I WOULD LIKE TO SEE IN THE WORLD: More openness and acceptance of all people’s experiences

 

SOMETHING UNIQUE ABOUT ME: I’ve watched Judge Judy religiously for the last 7 years.

MY BIGGEST INSPIRATION: I draw a lot of my movement inspiration from many LA based choreographers such as Rebecca Lemme, Micaela Taylor, and Gracie Whyte. Outside of movement, I am super inspired and motivated by my parents who have ingrained in me that through hard work, I can achieve anything I set my mind to.

CATALINA EDDY

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HOMETOWN: Huntington Beach, CA

BIRTHDAY: October 6th

HERITAGE: German, Spanish, and other European roots

PRONOUNS: She/Her

SCHOOL: California State University, Long Beach class of 2020

DEGREE: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance

BESIDES DANCE, I ENJOY: Going to the beach, camping, painting, and bike rides.

SOMETHING I AM PASSIONATE ABOUT: Sustainability! I try to find ways in which I can reduce my footprint to help offset (in a small way) our climate crisis

 

A CHANGE I WOULD LIKE TO SEE IN THE WORLD: More listening, especially to those whose experience is different than your own

 

SOMETHING UNIQUE ABOUT ME: The Catalina Eddy is a current that happens off the coast of SoCal. You'll see my name on the weather channel.

MY BIGGEST INSPIRATION IS: Summer Lee Rhatigan

JESSICA MCGUIRE

HOMETOWN: Kingsburg, CA

BIRTHDAY: April 2nd

HERITAGE: Unknown, I am adopted!

PRONOUNS: She/Her

SCHOOL: University of Arizona, Class of 2020

DEGREE: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance with a Minor in English

 

BESIDES DANCE, I ENJOY: Reading, sunrises, finding new music, and my cat Mr. Snuffles

 

SOMETHING I AM PASSIONATE ABOUT: Mental health and environmental sustainability

 

A CHANGE I WOULD LIKE TO SEE IN THE WORLD: Less greed in the world and instead, more compassion and understanding

 

SOMETHING UNIQUE ABOUT ME: I will almost always cry at the end of a movie

 

MY BIGGEST INSPIRATION IS: My biggest inspiration right now is nature! I love being able to ground myself and refocus on what matters most to me.

BAILEY HOLLADAY

HOMETOWN: South Jordan, UT

BIRTHDAY: August 26th

HERITAGE: US American; ancestry from Germany, Switzerland, and Denmark for the most part

PRONOUNS: She/Her

SCHOOL: University of Utah

DEGREE: Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology 

 

BESIDES DANCE I ENJOY: Traveling to new places with my family

 

SOMETHING I AM PASSIONATE ABOUT: Teaching because I love sharing knowledge and witnessing growth and change within students. Teaching allows me the space to be creative, challenge myself and others, and build and establish trust with human beings

 

A CHANGE I WOULD LIKE TO SEE IN THE WORLD: Public school funding. All kids are deserving of a proper education regardless of where they live/property taxes

 

SOMETHING UNIQUE ABOUT ME: I can talk with my mouth closed

 

MY BIGGEST INSPIRATION IS:  My siblings, Taylor and Jackson. They are both so selfless and have the ability to bring peace to every situation. I love them and am so grateful I get to do life with them!