We are excited to welcome Anna as one of the Elevate Youth Dance Festival master teachers. Here is her bio:
Anna Roehr began her dance training in her hometown of Broomfield, CO at the age of seven, with Ballet Nouveau Colorado. In 2012, she received her B.F.A. in Dance from Colorado State University after studying under Carol Roderick, Chung-Fu Chang, Judy Bejarano as well as others. Anna joined the St. Paul Ballet in 2014 as a company dancer. She danced four seasons there performing works from choreographers including Zoé Emilie Henrot, Joseph Morrissey, Diane Coburn-Bruning, Kinsun Chan and Jamie Johnson. Some of her favorite roles during these years include dancing in Suite for Strings and Mein Veg by Joseph Morrissey and the role of Carmen in Henrot’s ballet Carmen in the 1920’s. In addition to dancing professionally, Anna has instructed ballet at many studios across the twin cities. She is passionate about sharing her love of ballet with young dancers and is committed to teaching strong ballet technique. Anna currently dances for the company of Ballet Co.Laboratory as well as managing their school. ... See MoreSee Less
6 days ago ·
Welcome to Elevate Youth Dance Festival, Concerto Dance by Jolene Konkel. Below is artistic director, Jolene Konkel’s, biography!
Jolene Konkel began her dance training in Milwaukee where she had the opportunity to perform with the Milwaukee Ballet, the Milwaukee Opera Company and Danceworks before relocating to Chicago to study dance at Gus Giordano’s and the Lou Conte Dance Studio. She then went on to receive her degrees in Christian Studies and Theatre from North Central University along with a BFA in dance from the University of Minnesota, and MFA in Performance and Choreography from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her choreography spans from musical theatre to jazz and modern concert dance and has been presented locally, nationally and internationally. Ms. Konkel has served as Adjunct Faculty in Dance and Resident Choreographer in the Department of Music and Theatre at the University of Northwestern St. Paul since 2009 and she is also the founder and Artistic Director of Concerto Dance by Jolene Konkel, embarking on its 2020 season premier. Additionally, Jolene is the busy mother of four sons and she is grateful for her family, coffee, and God’s amazing grace. ... See MoreSee Less
1 week ago ·
Thank you to one of our Elevate Youth Dance Festival sponsors, Becker Furniture World. We are so thankful that you support us. ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago ·