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.
Sophia Fatouros (she/her) grew up in Bloomington and returned in 2010 to caregive 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.
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!
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.
Katelyn Connor (she/her) is a student at Indiana University studying Media Advertising, Dance, and Arts Management. Katelyn has trained and performed in a variety of dance styles including ballet, modern, neo-classical, improvisation, and contemporary dance. At IU, she has had the opportunity to perform in pieces choreographed by IU Dance faculty and collaborate with guest choreographer Erik Abbott-Main. She has also choreographed and performed in several independent and student-led projects. Katelyn currently serves as the Director of Choreography and Movement for University Players at IU, and is the Event Planning Chair and Fundraising Co-Chair for the Movement Cooperative at IU. Katelyn finds great reward in being able to contribute to the growth and continued education of fellow movers, makers, and artists. She is thrilled to be teaching and working with the dancers at Windfall, and hopes to inspire growth and appreciation for artists and the arts.
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.
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.