About

The company

Jerboa Dance is a Seattle-based 501(c)(3) non-profit performance dance company formed in 2003 by Christina Johnson, Anna Percival, and Jaime Waliczek. The company premiered its first works in June of that year and has since gone on to produce 5 successful full-length shows, two cabarets, and numerous guest performances.

Christina’s and Jaime’s unique backgrounds and styles of dance provided Seattle audiences with an eclectic mix of choreography and dancing until Christina’s departure for New York in 2005.  Jaime joined Christina in New York for the 2007 season before returning to Seattle to choreograph for several more years.  Jerboa Dance had been on hiatus from 2012-2015, and is excited to be preparing the 2017 season after a successful return in 2016.

Jerboa Dance strives to offer other local choreographers and dancers opportunities to show their works. Most of all, the company hopes to use their knowledge and passion for dance to educate and entertain the community.

 

Jaime Waliczek – Choreographer

Jaime Waliczek took dance classes growing up in Chicago at Gus Giordano and Studio Two while doing high level competitive gymnastics.  She continued her training at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. After moving to Seattle, Jaime performed with the Eastside Moving Company from 2000-2002, working with people like Deborah Wolf and Wade Madsen, and whet […]

Renado Tozer

Renado Tozer is thrilled for his fourth season with Jerboa Dance Company. He has been involved with dance and movement theatre for over 15 years. Although never a competitive dancer, he was a national competitive gymnast for near 12 years (coach for 5 years), and has been trained in ballet, jazz, modern and lyrical at Pam’s […]

Shakira Rae Adams

Shakira Rae Adams is the Co-Founder of Underscore Dance Lab in partnership with Jacquelyn Corcoran. Shakira’s training resides from Ghana, West Africa where she studied with Bernard Woma. Her dance journey began at Bowling Green State University studying under Dr. Halifu Osumare, Tammy Starr and Deborah Tell, while pursuing her Bachelor in Music Education specializing […]

Jacquelyn S. Corcoran

Jacquelyn S. Corcoran Is Co-founder of Underscore Dance Lab, an experimental dance performance company she created with her partner Shakira Rae Adams, currently based out of Seattle WA. She most recently relocated from Ohio where for the past few years she has performed as a solo artist in many showcases and with multiple choreographers in […]

Stella Kutz

Stella Kutz was born and raised in Seattle, where she studied at Spectrum Dance Theater. She continued her performance education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she had the pleasure of performing both locally and overseas. She is ecstatic to be home and performing with Jerboa Dance. She is also starting her own […]

Sean Calavan

Sean Calavan started taking dance class on a whim when he was 8 years old, and has loved it ever since. In 1999, he received the Dance With the Force award from the LADF convention/competition, and spent the summer training at EDGE performing Arts Center in Hollywood, CA. Since then, Sean has performed onboard 7 […]