Guest Artist/Artistic Team

Resident Artist

Aubrey Klinger Fearns began her dance training under the tutelage of her grandmother, Nan Klinger, and performed with the Cuyahoga Valley Youth Ballet for ten seasons. Aubrey then spent three year at Point Park University, graduating magna cum laude, earning her B.A. in dance performance. Since graduation, she has worked throughout the country in both concert and commercial dance. Her performance and choreography credits include: Opera Colorado: Aida,OperaColorado:ThePromiseofLiving,WolfTheatreAcademy: LegallyBlonde,and Catch Me If You Can, Jacob Mora: Exhibit M, Chicago Improv Group: Octavarious, Thodos Dance Chicago, Apex Contemporary Dance Theater, Renegade Performance Group (NYC), Carnival! Choreographer’s Ball, Dance Chance Chicago, The Dayton Arts Project, Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Welcome Yule!, and So You Think You Can Dance Season 9.  She appeared in Kaia Kena’s music video “It’s Right.” and starred in the lyric video for Brazilian artist Paolo Meola’s “Sweet Lie.”

Aubrey is currently Rehearsal Director and a principal dancer for Davis Contemporary Dance Company. In her ten seasons, she has danced in the premiere of more than 30 works choreographed by Terrell Davis, Rodni Williams, Rachael Ashley Harding, Christopher Page-Sanders, Miguel Perez, Lisa Engelken, and Lisa Wood. She has also taken on a leadership role within the company as costumer, choreographer, and helped create the youth company of Davis Dance Next Generation. Aubrey currently teaches and choreographs for Denver School of the Arts, Dance Kaleidoscope, Boulder Ballet (Pre-Professional Division), and guest teaches throughout the country.

Guest Artist

Vivian Kim is a choreographer, performer, and dance educator based in Boulder, CO. She graduated with her Bachelor of Arts degree under the direction of Susan Levine-Orada from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2010; and with her Master of Fine Arts Degree in Performance and Choreography for Dance and a secondary emphasis in Somatic Techniques (The Alexander Tecnique) in 2018 from the University of Colorado Boulder.  During her time at CU Boulder, Vivian had the opportunity to learn from, and perform for, renown choreographers such as: Helanius J. Wilkins, Rennie Harris, Larry Southall, Erika Randall, Gesel Mason, and many others.  She also had the opportunity to guest lecture for the Dance and Pop Culture classes at CU Boulder. Currently, Vivian teaches and choreographs in the Denver/Boulder area for local studios, high school musical theatre departments and swing choir programs, and local dance companies. She is an adjunct instructor at Red Rocks Community College-Lakewood.  At RRCC-Lakewood, Vivian also acts as the Artistic Director of the RRCC Pre-Professional Dance Company.  While being a teaching artist, Vivian also performs with CindyBrandleDanceCompany (Boulder), Morapovida Contemporary Dance (Denver), and Rennie Harris Grass Roots Project (Denver). This will be Vivian’s first year on staff at Denver School of the Arts. She is incredibly thankful for this opportunity to teaching young dance artists in the Denver area.  Vivian looks forward to getting to know all of the students, instructors, and staff members at DSA this year! 

Christopher Edmund Page-Sanders is originally from St. Louis, Mr. Page-Sanders received his formal dance training from the Center Of Creative Arts (COCA) and the University of Missouri- Kansas City: Conservatory of Music and Dance. He is the Co-Founding\Artistic Director of NU-World Contemporary Danse Theatre, which he founded with his husband, Bashir Page-Sanders, in 2016. As a performing artist, Christopher is grateful to have danced as a member of many notable companies such as the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, Hannah Kahn Dance Company, Owen\Cox Dance Group, Moraporvida Contemporary Dance Company, Wylliams-Henry Contemporary Dance Company and the Leah Glenn Dance Theatre just to name a few. As a choreographer and teacher, he has created concert dance work for companies such as Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, Davis Contemporary Dance Company, Deeply Rooted’s ECS, COCADance, as well as teaching for such educational centers as Center Of Creative Arts, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, Dwana Smallwood Performing Arts Center, Southern Colorado Dance Festival, Rocky Mountain Ballet Academy and others. He has been grateful to choreograph for such theatre companies as: COCAPresents, Fly North Theatricals, Town Hall Arts Center, Vintage Theatre Productions and Metro Theatre Company to name a few. 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!

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Howard began her training at Boston Ballet, completed her Royal Academy of Dance exams under the direction of Mimi Ferrell and received her BFA from The Juilliard School.  Jennifer spent her extensive professional dance career between New York City and Europe, touring and performing as a member of Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project, Twyla Tharp Dance, Eliot Feld Ballet, Liz Gerring Dance, and Unterwegs TanzTheater, and as a freelance artist with acclaimed choreographers Lucinda Childs, Douglas Dunn, Lar Lubovitch, and Sarah Michelson. Jennifer has been a guest teacher for NextGeneration Ballet, Burklyn Ballet Theater, Dartmouth College, Wesleyan University and taught for Jacques D’Amboise’s National Dance Institute in New York City and Celebrate the Beat in Denver. Jennifer is currently on faculty at Colorado Conservatory of Dance. Prior to her recent move back to Colorado, Jennifer was the Artistic Director of the St. Paul’s School Ballet Company in Concord, NH.

Louanne Davies started her ballet training at the age of 5, inspired by her mother who danced in the first professional company in Johannesburg, South Africa. After beginning her training in the RAD method, her family moved which led her to meet the noted Eileen Keegan, with whom she started training. Miss Keegan was a senior examiner for The Cecchetti Society in South Africa, and she had danced in the famous Diaghilev Company, “Ballet Russe”. Louanne went on to complete her training, achieving the Enrico Cecchetti Final Diploma and the coveted “Fellowship” status in the Cecchetti Method. During this time, Louanne also completed exams in Imperial Modern, Jazz, Tap and Spanish Flamenco. In her early years in the U.S., she danced in a Spanish Dance Company under Pablo Rodarte. Louanne came to the U.S. with the Colorado Ballet and stayed with the company for two years before opening her own studio in 1986. In 2003, Louanne founded the Rocky Mountain Youth Dance Foundation to provide a means of dance instruction for children at risk. In addition to running her non-profit and teaching for Starstruck, she also travels the country as an examiner for Cecchetti U.S.A.

Dance Elective Guest Artist

 

Christina Caplan is thrilled to be teaching the dance elective classes for the amazing students of DSA! Christina has been teaching and choreographing for the dance and vocal departments for the past seven years. She recently taught Broadway Jazz for Denver University’s theatre department as well. She is currently choreographing Cabaret for Ovation West Performing Arts Theater and so grateful to have also choreographed A Chorus Line, The Spelling Bee and Sleeping Beauty at the Elaine Wolf Theatre.  She taught for Rocky Mountain Theatre for Kids for five years and choreographed The Wiz for them as well.  Prior to moving to Denver, she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theatre from Penn State University. She has also choreographed and performed for a decade with regional theaters all over the country, and with several national touring companies.   In addition to performing and choreographing, Christina also had the pleasure of running a performing arts school in Oahu, Hawaii. Some of her favorite performing roles include Val in A Chorus Line, The “Shimmy Girl” in the national tour of Smokey Joes Cafe, starring Gladys Knight, as well as performing as a Swing dancer and Andrew Sister in the international tour of In the Mood.