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.
Carly Liegel (she/her) is originally from Madison, Wisconsin and is currently a senior at IU pursuing a BFA in Dance and minor in Exercise Science. She grew up training in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical, and hip hop at the Kehl School of Dance and has attended summer dance intensives with The Joffrey Ballet, Giordano Dance Chicago, and Doug Varone and Dancers, to name a few. Carly is a certified 200 yoga teacher, as well as a certified Dance for Parkinson’s Disease instructor. She is a member of Chicago National Association of Dance Masters (CNADM), as well as Dance Masters of Wisconsin (DMW). She’s excited to teach for Windfall this upcoming year, and in her spare time she enjoys choreographing for contemporary works and theatre productions.
Kasey is originally from Clarksville, TN but she grew up in a military town so has had many homes over the years. She trained in various styles of dance at a competitive studio. With this studio, she competed with a large team in styles from ballet to hip-hop. In her sophomore year of high school, she began teaching dance classes and has never stopped. She currently studies Contemporary Dance at Indiana University and wants to continue sharing her love of dance through performance and teaching for as long as possible. Her mission as a teacher is to help each student grow in knowledge of the arts and of themselves.
Laura (she/her) began her dance training in Norfolk, VA, studying at the Governor’s School for the Arts and Todd Rosenlieb Dance. Her focus was on ballet and modern technique, but has always loved exploring movement, and strives to bring that sense of exploration to every class she takes and teaches. Laura’s main objective when teaching is to inspire joy, physical well being, and confidence. She is thrilled to be at Windfall working with friends and dancers who share the belief that learning is a lifelong joy!
Paige Overbeck (she/her) trained with Project Ballet in Fort Wayne, Indiana. During her training she studied under notable teachers and choreographers who inspired not only knowledge and appreciation for technique but also a joy in the process. She has enjoyed teaching children’s ballet for many years and now finds great pleasure teaching adult ballet. Regardless of student age or ability, her goal is to create a learning environment that prizes personal growth and an appreciation for the art form. Paige is thankful for the opportunity to partner with Windfall in offering quality training to anyone who loves to dance.
Tessa Griffin discovered her love of dancing at the age of 3, and for the last 16 years has applied that passion for dance towards working with people both in and out of the dance community. She is passionate about the development of self-confidence and artistic expression within the classroom. Tessa is a sophomore at Indiana University, and is pursuing a major in Apparel Merchandising with minors in Marketing and Dance. When she is not busy as a student, she is an active member of the Inmotion Dance Company at IU, as well as a preschool teacher at Early Childhood Programs.
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.
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.
Sydney aims to create a welcoming studio environment and encourage students to take chances and make mistakes. She hopes to provide students with a love of movement and creativity, while teaching classical ballet vocabulary and technique.