Bengal Dancer Biographies

Jesse Anderson

Hometown: Pocatello, Idaho
Major: Nursing
Year in School: Freshman
Year on Bengal Dancers: 1st

Prior to Bengal Dancers Jesse began dancing at age 7, spend two years on Poky Indianettes and was captain, spent 8 years with Dance Factory, and has worked as a CNA since junior year.



Rachel Cook

Hometown: Jerome, Idaho
Major: Elementary Education
Year in School: Freshman
Year on Bengal Dancers: 1st year

Prior to Bengal Dancers: Rachel has been danceing since age 4, was two year team captain for Jerome High School dance team, has danced with Julie's Jazzworks, has taught dance to special needs pupils, is oldest of seven children.


Jordan Dansie

Hometown: Rigby, Idaho
Major: Dental Hygeine
Year in School: Freshman
Year on Bengal Dancers: 1st

Prior to Bengal Dancers Jordan has danced for mother's studio since age 4, was Idaho champion 6 years in a row, has been on All American National Dance team for four years, was captain of High School Dance team two years, and considers herself a country girl- likes to hunt, fish, rodeo, and spend time outdoors 


Torie Elliott

Hometown: Nampa, Idaho
Major: Speech Therapy
Year in School: Junior
Year on Bengal Dancers: 3rd

Prior to Bengal Dancers Tori has had 16 years studio dance team at Impulse Dance Academy and 4 years drill team at Columbia High School.  Her freshman year, she won State and was captain her senior year. Tori has also attended various National conventions and competitions. The last year Tori was nominated for  “All-American” dance title at NDA camp in Vegas.


Steffanie Evans

Hometown: Burley, ID
Major: Journalism
Year in School: Freshman
Year on Bengal Dancers: 1st

Prior to Bengal Dancers Steffanie has danced since age 2, has had star roles in The Nutcracker, has taken classes at the Broadway Dance Center in New York, loves to travel, has visited half the states, Chicago, Mexico, and wants more!.

Danielle Huerta

Hometown: Pocatello, ID
Major: Undecided
Year in School: Freshman
Year on Bengal Dancers: 1st

Prior to Bengal Dancers Danielle has danced with Dance Factory for seven years, 5 years competitively, enjoys music and theatre, participated in high school plays as well as drumline.

 

 


Shayna Newton

Hometown: Pocatello, ID
Major: Nursing
Year in School: Senior
Year on Bengal Dancers: 4th

Prior to Bengal Dancers Shayna has been trained in Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Lyrical and Ballroom since she was 2 years old and has taken gymnastics for 6 years.  Shayna was also a Highland Varsity Cheerleader for 4 years and was a member of the Highland High School Lassies dance team her senior year. She has also been able to perform at the Utah Stadium of Fire for the 4th of July and Pulse Dance Convention and participated in Ballet Idaho’s “The Nutcracker” for 3 years.  She is currently an instructor at Dance TNT here in Pocatello.


Shanae Schild

Hometown: Blackfoot, ID
Major: Undecided
Year in School: Freshman
Year on Bengal Dancers: 1st

Prior to Bengal Dancers, Shanae has been dancing since age 2, ws with Diva Dance Company for 16 years, on High School Dance Team for three years, and captain at Snake River High School her senior year.. 

 

Bailey Stonebraker

Hometown: Twin Falls, ID
Major: Undecided
Year in School: Freshman
Year on Bengal Dancers: 1st  

Prior to Bengal Dancers Bailey started dancing at age 8 with Nielsen's School of Dance, with Firebird Dance Academy four years, and with Dance Factory where she taught tap. Loves superheroes and Shakespeare.. 


Rylee Truempler

Hometown: Pocatello, Idaho
Major: Business, Dance
Year in School: Freshman
Year on Bengal Dancers: 1st  

Prior to Bengal Dancers Rylee trained with Dance Factory in ballet, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, and clogging since age 3, spent three years on Pocatello High School Dance Team, was captain her final year, teaches dance and gymnastics at Pocatello Community Center.

 


Alexis Welchman

Hometown: Pocatello, Idaho
Major: Dentistry
Year in School: Freshman
Year on Bengal Dancers: 1st  

Prior to Bengal Dancers Alexis has trained in ballet, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, and tap at Dana Smith Dance Studio (DSDS). In 14 years with DSDS Alexis has won numerous solo competition titles as well as scholarships at pulse and jump dance conventions. She was selected to perform with Bobby Newberry during his show at dancerpalooza. Alexis currently teaches dance at DSDS.

 


IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY

921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209