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Sarah Chomeau grew up studying many styles of dance in Columbus, OH, as well as attending summer intensives with the Rock School of Ballet and Radio City Rockettes. She went on to attended Georgetown University where she trained and performed as member of their dance company under the direction of Miya Hiska Silva and had the privilege to work with many choreographers including Kevin Iega Jeff and Christopher Huggins. Since moving to Milwaukee in 2015, Sarah has been dancing with the Catey Ott Dance Collective.
Rebecca Johnson is a Milwaukee native and so honored to be dancing with the Catey Ott Dance Collective again for the 2023 season! Rebecca has her bachelor's of science in dance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is currently finishing her doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. During her time at UW-Madison, Rebecca received scholarships to train at the Joffrey Ballet School, Perry-Mansfield Pre-Professional dance intensive, and the Dance Education Laboratory. She has performed in work by Alex Ketley, John Pennington, Jin-Wen Yu, Chris Walker, Rob Kitsos, and Marlene Skog. In addition to CODC, Rebecca has danced professionally with the Madison Bach Musicians in work choreographed by Karen McShane-Hellenbrand and with Marlene Skog Dance. Rebecca is grateful to Catey for inviting her back for her fourth season with CODC to once again share her love of dance with the Milwaukee community!
Natasha Posey, a Georgia native, earned a BFA in dance from Point Park College in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has performed with Augusta Ballet Company, Lynda Martha Dance Company (Chicago), Wisconsin Ballet Theatre (Green Bay), and Danceworks Performance Company. Natasha is an MPS teacher at Fernwood Montessori, and she spends her summers teaching dance camps with Milwaukee Ballet School and Danceworks. She is honored to be dancing with Catey Ott Dance Collective since 2016. Much love to her biggest fans: husband Mike and children Clare and Jacob!
Kathleen Wolff began dancing when she was 4 years old at McDonald Dance Academy in her hometown, Arlington Heights, Illinois. She’s had opportunities to be immersed in numerous styles and be a part of projects in Milwaukee such as the Lake Arts Project and Heidi Latsky’s On Display. She graduated from Marquette University with a double major in Education and English and a minor in dance. She is thrilled to have dance remain in her life, with recent additions of new styles such as salsa and bachata.
Cyenthia Vijayakumar is a Kathak dancer from Milwaukee. She has undergone her training in Lucknow gharana from Guru Murari Sharan Gupta and Guru Hari and Chetna from Bangalore, India. She is currently undergoing her training under Guru Sujata Banerjee from London. She is the Artistic Director of Aarambh Kathak Dance School that she founded in 2019. Aarambh Kathak Dance School is at the forefront of promoting Kathak ,which is a north Indian classical dance form in Wisconsin.
Sejain Bastidas was born in Caracas, Venezuela. She started her ballet training at the age of
seven, at the Freddy Reyna Ballet and Music School and finished her training and graduated as
a professional ballet dancer at Fundación Gustavo Franklin Ballet Arte School. She has been
part of many professional ballet companies, including Ballet Contemporaneo de Caracas
(2009), The Metropolitan Ballet in Minneapolis, Minnesota (2010-2011), the Nina Novak Ballet
(2011), Ballet Nuevo Mundo de Caracas (2012-2013), and the Compania de Ballet del Teatro
Teresa Carreño de Caracas (2013-2016). She has also danced as a soloist dancer with the
National Ballet of Ecuador (2016-2017) and The National Ballet of Peru (2017-2022). Sejain
participated in the opening gala of the 2019 PanAmerican Games, the World Ballet Competition
in Orlando, Florida, and she has been featured in dance history books in her home country
Venezuela. She was involved in a social media campaign with the United Nations about arts
and inmigration in Latinamerica and also had a mini documentary made about her story as an
immigrant artist on the Ecuadorian tv show Cara a Cara con Rosalía.
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