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.

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. 

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.

Cait Cutsinger

Company dancer, January 2021

Cait (she/they/any) is a professional dancer, choreographer & instructor. Originally from Indianapolis, IN, Cait began dance training at Ballet Internationale at 3 years old. Eventually following their teachers to the Russian Ballet Academy of Indiana and then to the Indiana Ballet Conservatory, they completed 8 years of the Vaganova training method. Cait rounded out their pre-professional dance training with a year at the Indianapolis School of Ballet and graduating from Expressenz Dance Center in the NZ company. Cait has also trained as a competitive Irish Step Dancer at Richens/Timm Academy for Irish Dance in Indianapolis since 2004 and is currently ranked as a Preliminary Champion. They went on to study for 2 years as a Dance BFA at the Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. Past teaching credits include being a permanent guest teacher at Dance Class Studio in Carmel, IN and The Monon Community Center in Carmel, IN. Cait has done numerous freelance performance art pieces over the years of 2015- present, performed during First Friday’s at the Harrison Center for the Arts in Indianapolis and various other venues. Most recently, Cait has been a proud member of the NBA Indiana Pacers Hype Crew since the 2019 season. Cait is thrilled to be part of the Windfall Dance Company.

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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