August 2022-December 2022
Lily Farrar, a Tennessee native, recently graduated with her BFA dance degree from Shenandoah University. While at school she performed pieces by Matt Pardo, Daniel Padierna, Tiffanie Carson, Jacob Brent, and others. Farrar has performed with DanceWorks Chicago and Contra Tiempo. She has trained with The Nashville Ballet Company, Commercial Dance Intensive, LACDC, The Arch Ballet, Ekilibre Dance Contact Improv Workshop, New York Dance Project, and Motion X in DC. Farrar was recently awarded the Gus Giordano Scholarship for excellence in jazz dance. She has also received numerous awards as a competitive ballroom dancer. Farrar also spends her time filming dance concept videos and choreographing. She is currently getting her master’s in Performing Arts Leadership and Management. Lily is going into her second year as a company member with Odyssey Dance Theatre. She is also excited to join Wasatch Contemporary Dance for their 2022-2023 season.
Lauren Halversen graduated from Brigham Young University with a BFA in Dance and a minor in Professional Writing and Rhetoric. While at BYU, she performed with Theatre Ballet, BYU’s top performing ballet company, as well as dancEnsemble. Highlights from her career include performing works by Martha Graham, Ohad Naharin, George Balanchine, and Eva Stone. Lauren has been with WCDC since 2020.
Brittany Henderson has been dancing since the fourth grade. She carried her love of dance to BYU where she was able to participate on two different performing companies. She graduated with a major in dance performance and danced for Wasatch II for a couple of seasons. Her teaching career took her to Dansation studio and BYU. She is now back with Wasatch II and couldn’t be happier to be dancing with the company again!
Melanie graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in Dance Education and a minor in Family Science. During her time at BYU, she received multiple awards and scholarships for her choreography, including presenting her work to the American College Dance Association in Spokane, WA where her work “Or, Swallow” was selected to perform in the Gala performance. While at BYU Melanie had the chance to perform with Kinnect and DancEnsemle as well as to travel to Australia and across Europe performing, taking classes, and attending various conferences, workshops and festivals. Melanie currently enjoys teaching dance to her middle school students and continues to passionately work on various projects which allow her to create and share dance with others.
Katee is a Utah native who grew up dancing in Heber City. Here she trained, competed nationally, and graduated high school as the regional Sterling Scholar winner for Dance. Katee attended the University of Utah where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Modern Dance. During her time at the U of U she was selected to perform as a guest alongside Doug Varone and Dancers in the evening length work: “In the Shelter of the Fold”. Since graduating in 2020 Katee has been fortunate to set and perform her own choreography as a backup dancer for musician H.L.D.N, as well as perform with Fem Dance Co. and Creators Dance Project. She is thankful and excited to be performing with WCDC this season!
Kaitlyn Rogers is a recent graduate of the University of Iowa where she earned a B.A. in Dance as well as a B.A. in Health and Human Physiology. In her time at Iowa, Kaitlyn performed in a variety of choreographic works, including pieces by Lovar Davis-Kidd, Armando Duarte, and Christopher Rasheem-McMilllan. Kaitlyn also performed in the Thesis Work of Katie Phelan, “Exposing Layers”. In the Spring of 2021, Kaitlyn was a member of the University of Iowa Dance Company under the direction of George de la Peña, and through this had the opportunity to tour and perform alongside Ballet Des Moines. In 2020 and 2021, she performed in Hancher Illuminated, an experiential performance in collaboration with Quixotic. This will be Kaitlyn’s first season on Wasatch II and she can’t wait to share her love of dance with the Utah dance community!
Cainan is a graduate from Wichita State University with a BFA in Dance. While attending WSU, Cainan performed and toured with Wichita
Contemporary Dance Theater and Alethia Mime Theater. Additionally, he has attended Salt Lake Dance Festival and the American Dance
Festival in North Carolina, working with choreographers and teachers such as Charlotte Boye-Christensen, Darrell Grand Moultrie, and
Charles Anderson. Cainan has been with WCDC since 2019.
Daylin has been exploring movement and dance since the age of 3. She grew up in Mansfield, Ohio and trained at the Richland Academy of the Arts until she moved to Utah to study dance education at Brigham Young University where she nurtured her love for teaching, creating, and performing. During her time at BYU, she spent multiple semesters as a performer, choreographer, and President of BYU dancEnsemble. She also traveled to Europe to study contemporary dance with her peers, presented choreography at the Rocky Mountain Choreography Festival, performed at ACDA, and attended the National Dance Education Organization Conference. Since graduating, she has taught dance at Centennial Middle School and choreographed and performed for community events such as Dance for Hope. She currently teaches dance and directs the dance company at Cedar Valley High School and loves being a part of the Wasatch Contemporary Dance family where she can grow as an artist among such wonderful and supportive people.