Dancers

Kevin Armstrong

Kevin Armstrong is a native Austinite and Rice University graduate with a passion for literature, dance, music and sociocultural phenomena. Kevin has been dancing for six years now, his passion awakened by numerous supporting roles in high school musicals and cultivated through long hours of improvisation in his room at home. He credits the approach to movement he takes today to the free-form and largely self-taught nature of his dance education, as well as an ongoing practice in Gaga, the indulgent movement language developed by Ohad Naharin of Batsheva. At Rice University, he danced and choreographed in a student-run company for three years, and since moving back to Austin has signed on with Chaddick Dance Theater – his first professional contract. He looks forward to the years ahead!

Angela Benz

Angela Benz, a California native, studied dance at Eastern University in Philadelphia and Wesley Institute of Performing Arts in Sydney, Australia. She has chased her passion to train and perform around the world in places like Peru, Mexico, Australia, England, Italy, Canada, and cities all around the US. Mrs. Benz has had the privilege to dance professionally with Philadanco II, Walt Disney World, MM2, Afrique Gninze, Ballet East, and, for the past 4 years, Chaddick Dance Theater.

Lindsey Davis

Originally from Houston, Texas, Lindsey choreographs for a variety of artistic mediums including pageantry arts, dance, and visual design. While attending the University of Houston, she danced for the Department of Theatre and Dance’s pre-professional company and in her senior year received the award for Best Student Choreography. After graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2018, she spent time in Dallas performing with CGT Dallas before relocating to Austin. This is her first season with Chaddick Dance Theatre.

Katherine Harber

“Kat” Harber was raised in Austin, Texas where she easily discovered her admiration for the arts at an early age. Kat spent four summers performing with the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps, along with two seasons with Atx Winterguard, and another two with Origins Winterguard. This is Kat’s first year dancing in a company and she is excited and grateful for this new experience with Chaddick Dance Theater!

Denali Huff

Denali Huff is from the small town of Rockport, TX where she discovered her passion for dance and performing at a young age. She trained at the Kinetic Movement Center attending competitions and conventions across the state. Then, she made moves to study dance at the University of North Texas but soon switched to an online school that allowed her to travel the U.S. and Mexico while simultaneously teaching dance and yoga. After her recent travels, she landed in Austin where she is finishing school and working on other dance projects with Lisa Nicks, Sea Legs Dance, and Ventana Ballet. Since her move to ATX, she has also been introduced to the film industry where she performed in several music videos and featured films. Denali is excited to dance with Chaddick Dance Theater for her first season and to become more involved with the Austin dance community.

Cameron Oefinger is a graduate of Texas State University earning a Bachelor of Arts in English, Writing, and Rhetoric Emphasis. He has performed works by Cheryl Chaddick, Bonnie Hossack, Kathy Dunn Hamrick, Meredith Dunham, and Saki Suto.  He has performed throughout central Texas and Tokyo, Japan. Cameron has been with Chaddick Dance Theater for over 7 years and is currently choreographing for the company.

Tikiri Shapiro

Tikiri Shapiro hails from Knoxville, TN and earned a BFA in dance from George Mason University where she performed works by Martha Graham, Stephen Petronio, Bill T Jones, Lar Lubovitch, and Ohad Naharin. After graduating, she had a brief stint in Seattle performing with Gender Tender. She then traveled back to the East Coast for the next several years to pursue her love for teaching as she opened Lighthouse Dance & Yoga, a studio in Selbyville, DE. As choreography at the studio took flight, she formed a performance company called Sea Legs Dance and took them on an international tour to Sri Lanka as well as other shows in Delaware, Maryland, India, and NYC. Tikiri eventually moved the company to New York City for two years before moving to Austin. She continues to choreograph on Sea Legs Dance and is also thrilled to perform with other ATX dance groups like Chaddick Dance Theater.  

Leah Williams

Leah Williams (Allen, TX) graduated from Texas Christian University, earning Summa Cum Laude with a BFA in Modern Dance in May of 2018. During her time at TCU, Leah performed for Wanderlust Dance Project, Barnstorm Dance Fest, and the American Collegiate Dance Association South-Central Conference. During the year after graduation, Leah danced with various local DFW dance companies, such as imPULSE dance project and Out On a Limb Dance Company. She recently moved to Austin, TX and is thrilled to continue growing as an artist with Chaddick Dance Theater and Sea Legs Dance! Along with Leah’s love for dancing, she also loves the art of  teaching and currently teaches dance at Dancers Workshop and Classical Pilates at Somaspace.

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