Previous Company Members

Over the years Jerboa Dance has been lucky to work with a number of talented artists.

Christina Johnson – Choreographer

Christina Johnson fell in love with dance back in the 1990s.  She was dancing in Portland, OR with BodyVox, Bent, and Kinetic Images dance companies and entertaining the idea of being a “dancer”.  She moved to Seattle where she co-founded Jerboa Dance, and has dedicated her professional life to the arts ever since.  Her time […]

David Lorence Schleiffers

David stumbled upon a career in dance after being cast as a chorus boy in the musical 42nd Street in 2005. Since then, he has studied with 5th Avenue Theatre, Dance This…, Bill Evans, Hannah C. Wiley and Catherine Cabeen. He was recently a part of the Young Choreographers Lab with Amy O’Neil, a six-week […]

Elizabeth Burwell

After graduating from Birmingham-Southern College with a degree in French and dance, Elizabeth moved to New York to pursue a career in dance. She’s danced with such notables as Saba Dance Theater, Kenny Larson and Beth Soll.  She also appeared in Lois Greenfield’s Breaking Bounds calendar. Elizabeth and her husband, Clay, own High Performance NYC, […]

Sarah Champion

Sarah Champion has been a performer her entire life. She is classically trained in ballet, jazz, modern, hip hop, lyrical and is an internationally award winning ballroom and latin performer. Sarah is the co-founder and former artistic director of After Midnight Cabaret and has performed with various local dance and performance based companies for many […]

Jesus Chapa-Malacara

Jesus was born in Monterrey, Mexico, grew up in Kansas City, MO and now lives in a queer feminists’ commune (with cats) in Brooklyn.  He started dancing 5 years ago while a junior in college and has since trained and performed all over the US and in Pakistan and Spain.  Other credits include The Love […]

Jennifer Elder

Jennifer Elder discovered her love of dance at the age of 12 after gymnastics, baton twirling, tennis, horseback riding, track and field and swimming didn’t quite work out. A native of the Pacific Northwest, Jen received her dance training at the Southwest Washington Dance Center in Ballet and Modern where she was a member of […]

Eric Vlach

Eric Vlach, originally from Portland, Oregon, graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2005 with a B.F.A. in dance. As a freelance dancer and digital designer, he manages to satisfy both his artistic and techno-geek appetites. This season, in addition to Jerboa Dance, Eric is working with Lydia Johnson Dance and Eglevsky Ballet.

Angela Harriell

Choreographer Angela Harriell is the founder of The Love Show, and she has presented her work in venues such as Galapagos Art Space, The Flea Theater, CBGB and HERE, as well as festivals like White Wave, Howl!, The New York Burlesque Festival and the Philly Fringe Fest. She has also set and directed two off […]

Finn Cronin

Ms. Cronin received her formal training at L’Academie de Danse Classique Princesse Grace in Monte Carlo, Blue Lake Fine Arts, and Ballet Iowa. In 1996 she attended Idyllwild Arts Academy in California, where she found her focus in modern dance. In 1998, she returned to Germany to travel and gather inspiration while working toward her […]

Morgan Houghton

Born in Seattle WA Morgan began dancing during High School. First taking Jazz at a local studio he began thoroughly enjoying himself. Martial arts, sports and stunt work with friends propelled him to continue dancing in college where he eventually came to realize that he truly had a passion for dance. As one who has […]

Pam Vlach

Pam Vlach moved to Seattle in 2002 to attend the UW and received her BA in Communication in 2006.  She has spent time in New York studying lyrical and jazz under the direction of Suzi Taylor and Joe Lanteri at Steps on Broadway. Additionally, she studied tap under the direction of Roxane Butterfly in the summer […]

Adam Pellegrine

Adam is very excited to be performing with this amazing group of dancers in Jerboa.  He hails from the University of Alabama where he trained in theater and dance.  Adam has performed across the nation and around the world, most recently coming off the national tour of Urban Cowboy the Musical.  He has also performed […]

Noa Sagie

Noa Sagie was born and raised in Kfar Bialik, Israel. She graduated from the “Reut” school of the arts and trained with the “Haia Tzur School For Contemporary Dance” until the age of 18. After completion of her studies she was recruited to the IDF, Israeli Defense Force, where she proudly served for over two […]

Kristin Kissell

Kristin is originally from Denver, CO. She has her BFA in Dance with Honors from the University of Wyoming. Kristin also studied dance at the University of Washington where she participated in the National Student Exchange Program. Anatomy for dance, dance for the camera and teaching are other dance interests for Kristin. This is her […]

Hanna-Lee Sakakibara

Hanna-Lee was born and raised in Jerusalem, Israel, to a Japanese father and Australian Mother. She began dancing at the age of 4. Graduating from high school she decided to pursue her dance career and moved to NY to study at the Alvin Ailey Dance School. She is currently represented by MSA dancers and choreographers […]

Katie Sawicki

Katie studied ballet and modern dance at NC School of the Arts, American Dance Festival, Princeton Ballet School, and the Hungarian National Ballet Academy. After performing with Princeton Ballet II and American Repertory Ballet Katie retired from performing and taught ballet, jazz, tap and gymnastics for several years before moving to Seattle.  She has performed […]

Meghan Shepard

Even though Meghan Shepard took her first dance class at age 3, she really began her career at 16.  Spending 3 years in LA, she expanded her training and experience by working with multiple choreographers. Returning to Portland, Meghan performed locally and went on her first tour with  Extreme Dance Co. Meghan then moved to Seattle […]

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 […]

Julie Smith

Julie is so excited to be performing with Jerboa Dance! She holds a BFA in acting and trained at the Martha Graham School of dance. Julie danced with her Graham teacher’s modern company, Coyote Dancers, for two NYC seasons and soon landed her first Off Broadway show. She went on to perform in many regional […]