The Windfall Dance Company

The Windfall Dance Company is a modern dance collective. Dancers are chosen by company majority in open auditions. Dancers are versatile, positive, creative artists with strong collaboration skills. Company members are expected to take weekly company class and rehearsal as well as at least one additional technique class through our School of Dance. Members also participate in various outreach programs throughout Bloomington area, contributing to our mission statement of igniting a passion for dance in our community.

Meet Our Dancers

Laura Blanchard

Company dancer, May 2019

Company Coordinator, May 2020

Laura began her dance training in Norfolk, VA with Todd Rosenlieb in 2005, studying Erick Hawkins’ modern technique. She was accepted into Norfolk’s Governor’s School for the Arts where she majored in modern and was given the opportunity to study a wide variety of dance. In 2008 she was thrilled to begin performing with Todd Rosenlieb Dance Company. After a fabulous year with TRDance, Laura stepped away from dance to explore other interests and travel the country, landing in Bloomington in 2012. Since a friend introduced her to Windfall in January of 2019, Laura has been overjoyed to return to the beautiful world of dance, and couldn’t be happier to be a part of the Windfall family. 

Kay Olges

Company dancer, 1997

Kay Olges has been a part of Windfall since 1997. She graduated from North Carolina School of the Arts with a concentration in ballet. She holds a bachelor and master’s degrees in speech-language pathology and works for The Stepping Stones Group as a traveling speech therapist. Kay is the founder and director of Windfall’s Reading Through Movement Literacy Project. She is grateful to her wonderful family, friends, and partner for all their support over the years. Dancing is Kay’s sanctuary.

Catie Cobble

Company dancer, 2017

Catie “Cat” Cobble started her dance career at the age of 3 and has been privileged to be a part of the Windfall Dance Company since September 2017. She is originally from Clinton, Indiana. She has studied ballet, modern, lyrical, and belly dance as well as hip-hop and pom during her time on her high school’s dance team. Cat is attending IU as a major in psychology and acquiring minors in dance and counseling in hopes of becoming a child psychologist. As well as being a member of Windfall, Cat is an IU Hoosierette dancer. She is excited to continue growing as a dancer in the style of modern and collaborating with the other lovely Windfall Company members.

Tiara Guthrie

Company dancer, May 2019

Tiara is a Bloomington native and is currently receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Arts Management from Indiana University. She started out dancing at One Step Above Dance Company at the age of seven and with them, was able to compete all over the country and even danced in the ABC Christmas Day Parade at Disney World in 2012. Her background in dance includes jazz, tap, contemporary/lyrical, ballet and hip hop.  She is very excited to continue her dance training at Windfall while growing, creating and learning with her fellow company members.

Kristina Smrekar

Company dancer, September 2019

Kristina is from Northwest Indiana and began dancing at the age of 3. She joined Windfall in 2019 and has a dance background focused in ballet, contemporary, and jazz. Kristina is currently studying at IU working towards a degree in Animal Behavior. She is hoping to become a wildlife biologist after attending graduate school. Kristina is excited to incorporate dancing back into her life and to continue exploring contemporary dance with Windfall. 

Elizabeth Clerkin

Company dancer, January 2020

Elizabeth is originally from Columbus, Indiana where she began her dance training at age 3, primarily in jazz, tap, ballet, and lyrical. Seizing all opportunities to get on stage, Elizabeth also performed in many musicals throughout childhood, and she began choreographing musicals and show choir performances in high school. As an undergraduate at Indiana University, she received a minor in Contemporary Dance and was a Varsity Dancer and choreographer for the Singing Hoosiers. Now a doctoral student researching cognitive development at IU, Elizabeth is delighted to have joined the Windfall Company where she has the opportunity to return to her passion for dance.

Sydney Foreman

Company dancer, June 2020

Sydney Foreman began her dance training at the age of 3 under Deni Jacks, Robyn Wenrich, and Heidi Edas at the Children’s Ballet in Danville, IN, where she studied classical ballet and modern dance. In 2014 she moved to Bloomington, IN to dance in the Indiana University Pre-College ballet program., in which she studied under Christian Claessens, Shawn Stevens, and Michael Vernon. After high school she attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Currently, Sydney works in broadcast journalism, is studying to become a Visual Anthropologist and is thrilled to return to dance as a company member at Windfall Dancers.

Join The Company

Open audition consists of taking company class, learning repertoire from company dancers, and a short interview. No solo preparations required.

  • Availability on Saturdays 11:30am-3:30pm regularly is required to join the company, as this is when weekly Company class and rehearsals take place.
  • Contact our Company Coordinator for our next open audition dates.

Contact our Company Coordinator for all inquiries about the Windfall Dance Company:

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