Macey Sorenson President, Senior (3rd year member) Macey has been dancing since the age of 3. She trained at Local Motion Dance Studio for 12 years in all forms of dance, her favorites being tap and contemporary. Macey is the youngest of four sisters all of whom are BHDC alumni and she is very proud to carry on their legacy. Her first two years on Dance Company have been filled with fun experiences and memories with her coach and 30 best friends, and she is grateful to be able to learn and improve from them. This year she has the opportunity to serve as Dance Co President, and she couldn’t be more honored and excited. Macey loves what dance company stands for and the positive atmosphere it provides in her life and she can’t wait to see what Dance Co holds for her in the future. She would like to thank her parents, sisters, and Diane Hawker for their love, support, and for instilling in her the love of dance.
Ariana Marshall Vice President, Senior (3rd year member) Ariana cannot explain how blessed she feels to be a part of Bingham Dance Company. Her love for the art is shown clearly as she expresses herself on the stage. Ari has had a passion for dance since she was as little as three years old. Her training in dance ranges from Ballet to Hip Hop, however Lyrical is her strong point. To her, dance is an escape. She uses dance to free her mind in troubling times, such as battling a vascular tumor. Her team always has her back and makes sure she is her best version of herself. Ari is always happy and smiling at everyone, she loves making new friends. She is high on life. When she isn't dancing you may find her singing the national anthem at sporting events around the state. Ariana's family means so much to her. (They are the loud ones in the front.) Her very best friends are her older brothers, Jase and Taran. Her parents have been her supporters since day one. Dance is her world and she wouldn't be the same without her lovely coaches and wonderful teammates.
McKenna Spens Officer, Senior (3rd year member) Kenna is so grateful for the blessing and opportunity she has had to be on Dance Co for the past two years and has loved every second of it. She has had so much fun dancing on a team with such amazing girls and coaches. These past few years on Dance Co have helped her to improve as a dancer and as a person. Before Dance Co, Kenna danced with Rocky Mountain Dance. She has been trained in many styles of dance including ballet, contemporary, modern, jazz, hip-hop, and tap. In her free time Kenna loves to go on adventures, bake, read, play the piano and guitar, ski, go boating, and spend time with her friends and family. Kenna would like to thank each of the girls on her team, her coaches Dani and Gina, and her family for their love, kindness, and support, and for the person they have helped her to become. She will never forget the memories she has made on this team:)
Natalie Newbold Officer, Senior (3rd year member)
Abby Bassaragh Sophomore (1st year member)
Reegan Behunin Junior (2nd year member) Reegan started dancing when she was 3 years old and has loved it ever since! She has trained in many styles of dance including Jazz, Hip hop, Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical, Contemporary, Modern, and Tap. Most of Reegan’s training came from Empower Dance Academy, South Jordan Middle Dance Company and Bingham Dance Company. Reegan looks forward to continuing to dance for a long time! She enjoys Acting, Reading, and spending time with her family and friends! She has loved dancing with Dance Company this past year and is so excited to make some new memories! Reegan would like to thank her Family and Friends for influencing her and helping her along her dance journey. She would also like to thank her many dance teachers Especially Gina Terrell and Dani Skaggs for making her become the dancer she is today!
Krista Bringhurst Sophomore (1st year member) Krista is so grateful to be part of the Dance Co family. The girls on the team always make sure she is happy and she is so grateful for them and the way they push her to work her hardest. Krista started dancing when she was three years old at C&C Ballet Academy, but received the majority of her training and her love of dance at Utah Dance Artists. There she was on the Varsity program and grew in many styles including ballet, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, modern, and hip hop. Krista loves to do all things in the mountains, go to the beach, and spend time with her family and friends. She loves to laugh a lot and is excited about life. She would like to thank her siblings for being her best friends, and especially her parents for continuing to inspire her to succeed in everything she strives to accomplish and for supporting her 24/7. Krista is so grateful for her amazing coaches Gina Terrell and Dani Skaggs and that they work so hard to make Dance Co possible. This team is such a big part of Krista’s heart and life.
Jordyn Charette Junior (1st year member) Jordyn’s true dedication and passion for the art of dance has led her to the Bingham High Dance Company. She is excited and honored to be part of the team this year. Jordyn has been dancing since she was five years old and has trained in many dance styles from Ballet to Hip Hop. Her favorite dance style is contemporary or lyrical that allows her interpretation of the music to shine through in her performance. She is thankful for the many instructors and teammates she has been influenced by and looks forward to growing more friendships while on the BHDC. Jordyn has a big sense of adventure and when she is not busy with dance activities she enjoys traveling to new places and soaking in the outdoors. She loves her family time and is a great role model to her best friend and little sister, Ashdyn.
Anna Christensen Senior (3rd year member) Anna has always loved to dance. She is incredibly grateful to be able to be a part of BHDC. Anna has danced since she was 3 years old and hasn't ever slowed down. She has loved being on Dance Company the past 2 years and all the new friends she has met. She loves every single one of the girls on this team! She had her training from a studio called Rocky Mountain, she couldn't be more grateful for all that the teachers have done for her. On summer days you can find her any place with water. She loves her 7 nephews and 3 nieces, she is definitely a family girl. Concert season is her favorite season, besides football. She loves to perform on that field! She is so grateful for Gina and Dani and all they do for the team. Also the presidency this year has been such a blessing and she’s so grateful for all they do for her. All she wants to do is be apart of the school and she couldn't be more excited to do it by being on dance company. It’s crazy that it’s her last year and she is ready to soak in every moment and make it count.
Amanda Cluff Senior (3rd year member) Amanda has loved being on Bingham Dance Company. Her two years on Dance Co have changed her life and made her into the dancer and person she is today. She began dancing at the age of 3 and dance is a huge part of her life. She has been trained in many styles of dance including ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, lyrical, pointe, and contemporary and danced at the same studio for twelve years. Some of her hobbies and interests include spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and reading. Amanda is grateful for all of the amazing experiences gained and friendships made through dancing. She would like to thank all of her teachers for the encouragement and love they have shown to her. She would also like to thank her parents for the love and support they give her and all they have done to help her in every way.
Paige Davis Junior (2nd year member)
Maegan deHaan Sophomore (1st year member) Maegan is such a hard worker. Dance has always been a huge part of maegans life. She started dancing when she was 7. She started doing dance competitions when she was 8. Because of dance, maegan has gotten many awards and accomplishments. Besides dance, maegan loves to bake and go boating with her family. Maegan is an amazing helper and will help with anything she can. When dancing, she leaves her outside life and act like a completely different person. Maegan is an amazing dancer and she is excited to be on Bingham dance company this year.
Alexis Excell Senior (2nd year member) Alexis is grateful to dance company for helping her become the dancer and person she is today. She began dancing at the age of three and hasn’t stopped since !! She has been trained in modern, jazz, tap, contemporary, clogging, hip hop, ballet, and pointe. Her training has taken place at both Extravadance and Emotion Dance Studio. Alexis is a happy go lucky girl who loves to laugh and smile 24/7. Some of her favorite hobbies include eating yummy food, traveling and exploring new places and different cultures, being forced to run, hike, and mountain bike with her family, screaming some of her favorite songs in her car with her friends, and spending quality time with her wonderful, crazy, and hilarious family. Alexis is always down for new adventures and dates with handsome boys. She is so excited for this year with her beautiful teammates and can’t wait to make memories that will last forever.
Carlie Gillis Sophomore (1st year member) Carlie is so excited for the opportunity to be a member of the Bingham High Dance Company. She has worked very hard to lead up to this point and would like to thank her parents Heather and Lance and her younger brother Cayden for all of their love and support. Ever since the age of 3 all she has known is dance which has led her to this amazing opportunity. She has trained throughout the years in all genres of dance including Jazz, Lyrical, Ballet and Hip Hop. Carlie is always smiling and thankful for the amazing friends and memories she has been blessed with in her life because of dance. Her passion and drive to dance began at C&C Ballet then led up to Elite Academy for 7 years and then Maximum Dance for the past 2 years. Without all of the many wonderful dance teachers she has had over the years she would not be where she is today. Carlie loves Bingham Dance Co. and the girls and coaches that surround it and the support they give her in doing what she loves everyday.
Mikayla Gygi Junior (1st year member) Mikayla is so excited and feels blessed to be apart of dance company this year. She has been dancing since she was three years old and ever since then it has been her favorite thing to do. She was a complete ballerina until she was at the age of ten. That’s when she had her first jazz class. Then she started learning different genres of dance. Like hip hop, jazz funk, contemporary, etc. Now she loves almost every genre of dance. Mikayla also loves to go boating. If she’s not dancing she just loves being out on the boat tubing or skiing. She loves spending time with her friends and family as well. Her best friend is her older sister Kyra, who she spends most of her time with. Her parents have supported her so much with her dance life, she doesn’t know what she would do without them. She would like to thank her coaches and her teammates for helping her to get where she is now. She couldn’t have done this or gotten this far in her dance career without them.
Elle Harris Sophomore (1st year member)
Delaney Hilton Sophomore (1st year member) Delaney has been dancing since the age of eight at American Expression of Dance, competitively for the last five years. She has trained in Jazz, Contemporary, Ballet, Pointe, Hip Hop, Tumbling, Lyrical, Musical Theater, and Tap. Her favorite style is Ballet or Contemporary and she is excited to be a member of Bingham Dance Company and can’t wait to be a part of this amazing team.She thanks her parents and her three older brothers for supporting her and coming to watch her dance even though they don’t enjoy it. She wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the motivation she receives from her family members. Delaney is also thankful for all of her friends that support her in her dance career and for her relatives that are always sending their love and encouragement her way.
Makenna Holmgren Sophomore (1st year member) Makenna's (AKA Kenna or Belles) dance experience started at HIP Dance Company when she was five years old. She started competing when she was eight and has been competing ever since. She has trained in all genres of dance including comtemporary, jazz, lyrical, hip-hop, acro, ballet and pointe. Makenna enjoys traveling, boating, hiking and spending time with her friends and family. A big shout out to Makenna's parents Josh and Alecia, her biggest supporters. She couldn't have done it without them. She is extremely excited for the years to come on Bingham's Dance Company and has absolutly loved every minute of it so far.
Paige Huntsman Sophomore (1st year member) Paige has been given the amazing opportunity to be a part of the BHDC team this year. She has grown such a great relationship with her team and coaches and loves every single one of them! She has been dancing for 12 years now and has moved to 3 different studios. Her first studio she had only been taking ballet, jazz, and contemporary for 6 years. She then felt like she wasn’t getting enough dance and wanted to join hip hop, modern, technique, and other extra classes that would help improve her dancing along with ballet, jazz and contemporary. She switched studios for the purpose of wanting a bigger and better challenge so that she would always be improving and finding new way to dance. Paige wants to thank her mother for all of the money, love, and commitment she put into dance so that Paige could be apart of it. She wants to thank all of her past dance instructors for what they’ve taught her so that she could make the team at bingham. And lastly she would like to thank Ginna and Dani for giving her the privilege to be on the BHDC team, and all they’ve taught her about dance and the future things she will learn from them. Paige really enjoys taking pictures, hiking, and being with her best friends. Many of her close friends call her pajittle or pakeen, and she has no idea where it came from but she loves it. Paige is so excited for future experiences with her new team and is so grateful for her new best friend and her new coaches and all they’ve done for her. Paige still can’t believe shes on such an amazing team and will always have a place in her heart for Dance Company.
Lauren King Senior (2nd year member) Lauren has had an amazing time on dance company and says every minute is a dream. Lauren grew up dancing since the age of 3 and has received most of her training from Rocky Mountain Dance. She was trained in Pointe Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Contemporary and Modern. When Lauren isn’t dancing she loves hanging out with her friends or doing anything beauty related. Lauren loves this team and her amazing coaches with all her heart and would like to thank them for changing her life. She would also like to thank her amazing family for always supporting her in this journey.
Payton King Sophomore (1st year member) Payton is so excited and incredibly grateful to be a part of Bingham Dance Company! Payton’s love for dance began at Rocky Mountain Dance at 3 years old. Payton has trained in all forms of dance including Pointe Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Tumbling. Payton loves all styles of dance but especially the ability to express herself and feel emotion through Contemporary movement. When Payton is not dancing her other favorite things to do is hang out with her friends or play with her two puppies. Payton would like to thank all of her coaches and dance teachers for always pushing her to be her best. Also to her parents and sisters for all the support they have given her. Payton is so excited to continue learning and training with Gina Terrell, Dani Skaggs and the rest of the amazing BHDC team!
Kendall Kirkham Senior (1st year member) Kendall has Tarantism; the uncontrollable urge to dance. Since three years old her dance training has included ballet, pointe, jazz, hip hop, tap, lyrical, contemporary and modern. She’s loved how each style has allowed her to express herself in a different way. She received the majority of her training from Rocky Mountain Dance and would like to thank the faculty there for providing her with both technical and artistic instruction. She would also like to thank her parents for supporting her through her dancing career. Kendall loves to sing, travel with her family and do anything that involves being in the sunshine. She believes donuts make everything better and no matter what she’s doing there’s always music playing in the background. Kendall is so excited to spend the next year with the amazing girls on Dance Company and can’t wait to see the “Masterpiece” that they will create together.
Kate Neilson Junior (2nd year member) Trying out for Dance Co was one of the best decisions Kate has ever made. After the first week of meeting the girls on the team, she knew she found life long best friends that she could always count on. This program has given her so many opportunities and memories she will never forget. It is a fun way for her to stay involved at Bingham as well as do what she loves most, dance. She has had the amazing opportunity to choreograph for Sojo Dance Company as well as a piece for BHDC with Abby McBride. Kate started dancing when she was 7 at Definitely Dance, but most of her training came from UDA. She danced there for over 6 years and has been on their conservatory program for 3 years. She is trained in contemporary, jazz, ballet, tumbling, hip hop, pointe, and acro. Kate would like to thank my parents for paying for all of the countless classes and competitions, and her teachers for educating her and making her the person she is today. Kate also would like to thank her awesome friends for coming to performances to support and cheer her on. She is so beyond blessed to be apart of dance company, which has turned into her second family. Kate can’t wait for the next two years and everything it has to offer!!
Quincey Neilson Sophomore (1st year member)
Madelyn Parker Senior (2nd year member) Madelyn is so excited and honored to be a part of such an amazing team! She began dancing at the age of three and hasn't stopped since. She has trained solely at Rocky Mountain Dance in many styles of dance including ballet, pointe, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, and lyrical. She also had the amazing opportunity to perform as a soldier in Ballet West's The Nutcracker in 2012. Some of her hobbies and interests include spending time with her friends and family, boating, and hiking. She would like to thank her amazing family for supporting her through her dance journey. She would like to thank Trisha Wilstead and the rest of the Rocky Mountain Dance staff for believing in her and shaping her into the dancer she is today. She would also like to thank Gina Terrell for giving her this opportunity and helping her become a better dancer and person. She lastly would like to thank the girls of Dance Company for inspiring her and pushing her to be better. She feels so lucky to dance with her best friends every day and wouldn't trade it for the world!
Maleia Peoples Sophomore (1st year member) Maleia is beyond excited and blessed to be on Dance Company this year. She has always loved the art of dance, and has been dancing since she was three years old. Her passion of dance has grown and she strives to perform with emotion and her sassy attitude. She did most of her training at Local Motion Dance Studio where she trained in Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Ballroom, Pointe, Lyrical, and Hip Hop. Maleia loves to spend time with her family and friends. She loves to sing, dance, and perform in front of whoever will watch. She loves to travel, attend musicals, concerts, and experience new adventures. Dance is her world and she wouldn’t be where she is now without the help of the teammates, coaches, instructors, and her parents. Maleia will continue to achieve her goals through hard work and dedication. Her favorite quote is “Dance like nobody's watching”.
Ashley Pettit Senior (2nd year member) Ashley cannot begin to describe her love and appreciation for dance company. She says dance co is the best thing that has ever happened to her and will forever be grateful for and cherish her time on this team, the opportunities it has given her, the memories made, and the friendships created. Ash has been dancing since the age of 3, being trained in ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, contemporary, modern, pointe, and lyrical, with most of her training coming from Empower Dance. Ash also enjoys eating sushi, boating, and spending time with the people she loves. She would like to thank her awesome coaches and everyone who has supported her in becoming who she is.
Kennedy Ramsay Senior (3rd year member) Kennedy is super excited to be a part of the Bingham High Dance Company! She looks forward to performing with this incredible group! Kennedy started dancing at 2 years old at American Expression of Dance with Miss Anne and hasn’t stopped since! She absolutely loves it! Kennedy has trained in many styles of dance Jazz, Ballet, Pointe, HipHop, Funk, Modern, Adagio, Lyrical, Ballroom, Tap and Acro. She has competed on many company teams, solos, and in music videos. Kennedy has danced with American Expression of Dance, Local Motion, TAC dance and Jazz Dancer Studio. Kennedy’s nickname is Rita. This came about because her middle name is Rose and as a child was called Rosa Rita. Rita just stuck. Some of her favorite hobbies are traveling, animals (she is destined to be a vet!) and is a huge Utah Utes fan! Kennedy would like to thank her wonderful dance teachers that have inspired her throughout the years, her teammates and her family that has always believed in her and supported her! She will always have a special place in her heart for Anne Weichers, Bonnie Story, Courtney Harrison and Gina Terrell. Thanks for believing in me!
Hannah Riddle Senior (2nd year member) Hannah has been dancing for 15 years and is a second year member on BHDC. She has trained at both Extravadance and eMotion dance studios in ballet, lyrical, contemporary, tap, jazz, and hip hop. She would love to thank all of the teachers and teammates that have gotten her to where she is in dance. Aside from dance, Hannah enjoys boating and camping with friends and family. She is the third daughter in her family to dance for Gina on Bingham Dance Company, and is grateful that she has the opportunity to dance with her sister her last year. She is so excited to make more memories and dance with some of her bestfriends again on Bingham Dance Company.
Kylie Riddle Sophomore (1st year member) Kylie has been dancing since she was 2 years old and loved it from the start! She started her training at Extravadance and is now dancing at eMotion dance as well as taking classes at Millennium Dance Complex. Kylie has trained in all types of dance such as Tap, Ballroom, Pointe/Ballet, Jazz, Comtemporary, Hip-hop, etc. Outside of dance Kylie likes to hang out with friends and be outdoors. She would like to thank all of her amazing dance teachers for all they've taught her and for helping her gain a love for dance. She is so grateful to be a part of this amazing team and all of the friendship she has made.
Rhiannon Robb Sophomore (1st year member) Rhiannon has loved every second so far and is so thankful for the opportunity to be on Bingham Dance Company. She has trained at Utah Dance Artists since she was 3 years old, and was thankful to be on their Senior Varsity team. She is experienced in many genres such as Jazz, Contemporary, Ballet, Pointe and Lyrical. When she isn’t dancing, Rhiannon loves to go boating and hangout with her friends and family. She wants to thank her mom for being her biggest supporter and always being there, and her brothers for sitting through countless hours of recitals and competitions. She can’t wait to see the opportunities this next year is going to bring for her and the rest of Dance Company, and is so thankful to be a part of such an amazing team with the most amazing girls and coaches.
Sarah Sanders Senior (3rd year member) Sarah is so grateful to have the opportunity to be a member of Bingham high dance company. She has lived every minute improving her dance skills, and making memories with her team. She began dancing at age 7 and trained at Local Motion Dance Studio. There, she trained in ballet, point, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, modern, and jazz. Some of her hobbies consist of boating and spending time with her family and friends. Sarah would like to thank Diane Hawker for pushing her to be the best dancer she could be and her family for supporting her in everything she does. She would also like to thank Gina and Dani and her fantastic BHDC fam for teaching, improving her, and giving her so many memories to look back on.
Maya Seare Sophomore (1st year member) Dance has always been a huge part of Maya’s life. Self-expression has allowed Maya to utilize dance as not just a physical, but also an emotional and aesthetic outlet for good. Most of Maya’s training has come from Empower Dance Academy, where she has spent years practicing and competing in a wide array of genres, including Lyrical, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Tap, Ballet, Pointe and Improv. Maya is excited to be a part of the Bingham High Dance Company! She is looking forward to growing as an artist and dancer and gaining new teammates. Maya loves sunsets, cacti, art, all things 80’s, chocolate, photography and her cat Simon.
Alexis Wahlberg Sophomore (1st year member) Lexi Wahlberg is so excited to be a part of Bingham Dance Company. Lexi has been dancing since she was four and loves to show how much dance means to her on the stage. Lexi has been at Empower Dance Academy for her most recent seven years of dancing. She has been trained in Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary/Lyrical, Hip Hop, and Tap. Lexi enjoys boating, music, traveling, and of course dancing. Lexi would like to thank her parents Rashelle and Tyler Wahlberg for supporting her decisions in dance and life. Lexi is also so thankful for Gina and Dani for letting her be a part of this amazing team, and can’t wait to become best friends with thirty-three new girls.
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