Sophia Fatouros (she/her) grew up in Bloomington and returned in 2010 to care-give her mother. She was a professional ballet dancer in companies in Europe, Canada, and the United States. She taught ballet to children and adults for twenty years in New York City and was a program director at The Ailey School, Harlem School of the Arts, and most recently at the Pre-College Ballet program at the Ballet department of Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University.
Sophia values a warm and fun learning environment that emphasizes the precision of physical control yet also brings out the inner creativity and artistry of each individual. She is grateful to be joining with Windfall to offer quality training to all those who love dance.
Molly Weiler (she/her) is pleased to continue her involvement with Windfall School of Dance. She recently moved from Indianapolis, IN where she lived and taught preschool for ten years. Her time in Indianapolis included teaching creative movement classes and working with NoExit Performance as a performer and as a board member. Most recently, she worked at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis as an Early Childhood Educator, where she was able to explore play based instruction, develop leadership skills and incorporate the arts into her curriculum regularly. She attended Indiana University Fort Wayne and studied Early and Middle Childhood Education with a Minor in Dance. She is passionate about building and maintaining positive relationships with her students, creating an environment that is supportive and safe, and she wants to inspire her students to explore their creative potential, both in the arts and as humans in the world.
Victoria Antonini (she/her/hers) is originally from Terre Haute, IN, and in 2020 graduated from Indiana University’s Contemporary Dance program with a BFA in Dance. Victoria has studied Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Tap, Improvisation, Contact Improvisation, Tap, Jazz, Musical Theater Dance Styles, and Choreographic Techniques. She also holds a certification to teach mat pilates.Victoria has danced in pieces for Joshua Manculich, Stefanie Batten Bland, Max Stone, Enzo Celli, and Stephanie Pizzo. Victoria has also choreographed Phantasmagoria, sections of Hatched, and two collaborative pieces performed at Steps on Broadway in New York City for their Summer Showcase. Victoria has attended the Steps on Broadway Summer Study, Dance Kaleidoscope Summer Intensive, and the Rockette Summer Intensive. She is currently completing a Masters in Arts Administration at Indiana University.
Sarah is a senior at Indiana University pursuing a Liberal Arts degree in visual art, human rights and international law, and contemporary dance. Over the past few years she has studied modern dance at IU as well as “house” style and improvisation. She has been a part of and performed with “Hip Hop Connxion,” a Chicago born urban dance group, and has also had training in floor acrobatics. She has largely pursued and learned dance independently and seeks to provide a space for anyone seeking instruction or opportunity. She encourages anyone interested in physical fitness, artistic expression, or a pursuit of urban dance to join her class.
Elise Frost is a choreographer, movement educator, and bodyworker holding an MFA in Dance Theory and Performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a BFA in Dance Performance and Composition from the University of Florida. Her training in dance led her to engage with several branches of somatic practice that laid the foundation for her interest in the body as a site for radical process and transformation. In 2019 she completed her certification in massage therapy from the prestigious Berkana Institute of Massage Therapy in Longmont, Colorado where she subsequently became an instructor and continued advanced training as a therapeutic bodyworker. She recently moved to the Bloomington area after starting a successful bodywork and movement business in Davenport, Iowa to be closer to family and become rooted in the land of the Midwest. She braids her diverse movement experience together in order to continue to investigate and develop methods and explore infrastructures relating to human connection, movement and their place in ecological stewardship. Her primary focus is on how movement systems, the phenomenon of human touch, wholehearted engagement, and critical thinking can facilitate positive change. She is currently working towards completing an Interdisciplinary Movement & Somatics program through somakinese school, building a massage practice, and guiding folks to understand the bliss of their moving bodies through dance.
Cait is a gender fluid (she/they/any) professional dancer, choreographer & instructor. Originally from Indianapolis, IN, Cait began their 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. Today, Cait is 23 years old & has been a proud member of the NBA Indiana Pacers Hype Crew since the 2019 season.