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.
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.
Sarah’s experience and pursuit of dance has been largely unconventional and independent. She did not grow up dancing in studios and her training is a diverse mixture of education and self instruction. As a result, she seeks to teach from a perspective of alternative training that provides opportunity for a large variety of people. Sarah has a liberal arts degree from Indiana University where she studied international human rights, studio art, and dance. Her dance experience and education includes hip hop, improvisation, contemporary dance, acrobatics, and house. Sarah’s classes combine physical training with artistic narrative and a range of different dance styles.
Shelby Bond is in her fourth year at Indiana University studying religious studies and folklore. Originally from Richmond, Indiana, she has been dancing in a variety of styles for 16 years. During her time dancing Shelby fell in love with teaching and is looking forward to teaching this year with Windfall!
Utam Moses is a dance theatre artist, teacher, and embodied theorist. She currently teaches at Indiana University Bloomington in the Department of Theatre, Drama and Contemporary Dance. She has performed with the Doors Project, BodyResearch of San Francisco, California and WindshipDance of Nashville, Tennessee, among others. She has presented collaborative performance works at festivals such as Going Dutch Festival and Tennessee Women’s Theater Project. Past projects include Underneath Us, a collaborative community-based activist program that integrated film screenings, live works, community workshops and performances at Sunrise Movement marches in California for environmental justice. Her current dance film, OVERANDOVER was a selected film for the Critical Mass: Contact Improvisation at 50 Festival and was shown at the Moving Body Festival 2022 in Varna, Bulgaria, the Moving States Arts Film Series in Providence, RI, and Dance Camera West in Los Angeles, CA. Past films include This Old Place Pt. 1 and 2, which was shown at MildClimate Gallery, Nashville, TN as part of a solo exhibition and performance of “What was When,” part of an ongoing collaboration, Penumbra, with dancer Mckay House. Utam received her B.A. in Kinesiology and Contemporary Dance with a focus in Anthropology of Dance from IU Bloomington. She received her M.A. in Performance Studies from NYU’s Tisch School for the Arts. Utam is excited to be teaching at Windfall.
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.