Meet Kinnect 2021 President

Camille is a Sophomore majoring in Dance and minoring in Art from Ohio who enjoys visiting her family in Logan, UT and taking drives through Utah canyons. From a young age, Camille has always jumped at opportunities to be on stage and to explore new movements and styles in the studio. She has also enjoyed sharing her passion for dance as a teacher since 2017. She’s happy to show her love with smiles and hugs and is always excited to share her love of dancing with others!

We are excited to announce the members of the Kinnect Dance Company 2020.

Dana Lambert – President

I am a jack-of-all-trades with dance styles, I have yet to find a genre that I don’t enjoy! I speak Portuguese, I get crazy car sick, I love being near rivers and lakes, and soft gingersnaps are the best! I’ve never been to DisneyLand, but I have ridden a tandem bike. When I can, I go to Wendy’s on Wednesdays and fishing with my dad or hiking and sight-seeing with my mom. I would choose A Tale of Two Cities over Harry Potter any day (please don’t hate me), and I look for the adventure and opportunity in every moment! 🙂

 

 

Athena Davis

Athena grew up in Las Vegas, and recently transferred from UNLV. In her free time Athena likes to sew, do photography, and do nail art! She is currently studying dance at BYU and hopes to work with Axis Dance Company in the future!

 

 

Sofia Kimball

Sofia is a Dance Education major at Brigham Young University. Dancing is her passion and she finds joy in choreographing and teaching dance to students of all ages. Sofia has had experience running her own dance camp held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, as well as being a teaching assistant on many different occasions. She is also currently a member of the BYU Tap Club and of the Rhythm Nation Tap Company.

 

Elizabeth Sherman

Lizzy is a Dance major from Provo, Utah. She started dancing with the BYU Creative Dance program when she was three-years-old. She also enjoys playing her cello and performing onstage in plays and musicals. Lizzy recently returned home from Albania after serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. In her free time she can be found rock climbing, hiking, dancing in her apartment, singing, or playing her ukulele! If anyone is ever in need of a crazy adventure buddy Lizzy is always ready. She feels excited and blessed to be a part of Kinnect this year!

 

Emmalynn Pace

I have enjoyed dancing many different styles since I was 4 years old. My favorite styles are modern, jazz, hip hop, and tap. I also love singing, participating in community theater, and social dancing. I hope to bring dance to more of the world and help more people discover the joy of dance.

 

 

Lyric Ikeomu: She is a sophomore at Brigham Young University, majoring in dance education, from Seattle Washington. Lyric is a member of BYU’s SDEO club and apart of contemporary dance company’s at the school. She previously has danced competitively with Allegro Precision Dance Company for 2 years. She has sufficient experience in drama and musical theatre, both from directing and performing in several musicals and plays. From 2015-2019 she taught dance to a wide range of ages at Dance Motion, and Allegro Performing Arts Academy. For the past three years she has coached and choreographed for the Tahoma Middle School’s dance team.

Hannah Benedicto: Dance has been a central emphasis of Hannah’s life, beginning with her first tendus and plies at 3 years old. This art has taken her through a variety of experiences from studio dance, to drill team, to on stage musicals. Some of her credits include, Mrs. Winifred Banks, Mary Poppins (UHS), Ursula, The Little Mermaid (UHS), and other ensemble roles and opportunities as a principal dancer and dance captain in Beauty and the Beast (Outlaw Trail Theatre), Urinetown (Riverton Arts Council), Newsies (SCERA Outdoor Shell Theatre), and Joseph…Technicolor Dreamcoat (SCERA Center for the Arts). Hannah is pursuing a BFA in Music Dance Theatre.

 

Camille Winn

Camille is a Freshman majoring in Dance who calls Ohio her home although her family now lives in Chandler, Arizona. Beginning to learn to dance at age 3, Camille has always cherished her years in the studio and her moments on stage. A natural performer, she has also enjoyed sharing her passion for dance with children as she spent two years teaching while continuing her own training in a variety of styles. With dreams to share her love of dance with others, she seeks to teach and perform anytime she has the opportunity.

 

Coming soon… picture and bio from Steven  Bangerter and Keith Taylor 

 

The beginning of a new season.

We are so excited to announce the performing, choreographing, teaching extrodinaires on the Kinnect Dance Company for 2018.

Auditions for Kinnect 2018 will be held in the Richards Building room 185/187 on November 30th, at 3pm!

Call backs will be held Saturday morning from 9-11am.

See Auditions for more information.

What is BYU’s Kinnect Dance Company?

Kinnect is a student outreach performance dance company with a specific focus on developing teaching, creative, and performing skills in its members. This group is carefully selected, prepared, and mentored in order to effectively teach dance as a creative process to elementary- and middle-school-age children, following the U.S. National Dance Standards and the Utah State Dance Core Curriculum. Group members meet from four to seven hours weekly to help create dance “Lecture Performances” for local public schools and museums during winter semester and the first three to four weeks of spring term.