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Your 2021-2022 Bengal Dancers

Alma Alvarez

Alma Alvarez

Hometown: Idaho Falls, Idaho

Major: Health Sciences

Year on Bengal Dancers: 4th 

Alma has danced for 17 years and has won several awards at conventions and competitions across the country.  She is the Co-Captain this year.  

Madi Andreason

Madi Andreason

Hometown: Idaho Falls, ID

Major: Journalism/Political Science

Year on Bengal Dancers: 1st

Madi has done 10 years of competitive dance with training in jazz, ballet, contemporary, acro, hip hop, and tap. She has also received multiple scholarships for hip-hop at dance conventions.

Kara Barlow

Kara Barlow

Hometown: Pocatello, Idaho

Major: Dietetics

Year on Bengal Dancers: 1st

Prior to being on The Bengal Dancers Kara has danced at Dance Factory since she was 3.  She has attended various conventions and competitions and won several awards. 

 

Myla Bartholomew

Myla Bartholomew

Hometown: Boise, Idaho

Major: Occupational Therapy

Year on Bengal Dancers: 1st

 

Myla has trained in various styles for the past 15 years.  She also was on her High School Drill Team.   

Brooklynn Bullock

Brooklynn Bullock

Hometown: Nampa, Idaho

Major: Public Relations

Year on Bengal Dancers: 2nd 

Prior to being a Bengal Dancer, Brooklynn danced at Unlimited Dance Studio for 7 years.  She also was on the Skyview H.S. Drill Team for 4 years.  

Kamri Dayton

Kamri Dayton

Hometown: Blackfoot, Idaho

Major: Nursing

Year on Bengal Dancers: 1st

Before The ISU Dance Team, Kamri danced for 16 years at Downtown Dance.  She has trained in Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballet, Lyrical and Contemporary.  

 

 

 

Challen Jackson

Challen Jackson

Hometown: Blackfoot, Idaho

Major: Health Sciences 

Year on Bengal Dancers: 5th 

Challen has danced she was 7 years old.  Her favorite styles are contemporary and hip hop.  She has won MVP awards.  She has choreographed many local solo and team routines along with the Bengal Dancers National Hip Hop routine 2 years now.  

Frankie Lewis

Frankie Lewis

Hometown: Blackfoot, Idaho

Major: Business

Year on Bengal Dancers: 1st

Frankie has been dancing since she was 2 years old. She has won several solo awards over the years.  

Hana Little

Hana Little

Hometown: Chubbuck, Idaho

Major: Undecided

Year on Bengal Dancers: 2nd 

Prior to the ISU Dance Team Hana danced at local studios for 17 years.  She was trained in jazz, ballet, tap, hip hop, lyrical, acro and some ballroom.  

 

Abriella Lopez

Abriella Lopez

Hometown: Pocatello, ID

Major: Social Work

Year on Bengal Dancers: 1st

Abriella has danced since she was 4 years old.  She has trained in various local studios and dance on Century High School Drill Team.  

Cedar Mantree

Cedar Mantree

Hometown: Hilo, Hawaii

Major: Education

Year on Bengal Dancers: 2nd

Prior to Bengal Dancers, Cedar danced at her studio for 11 years.  She trained in Hip hop, Jazz, Contemporary, Break Dancing, Ballet and Hula.  She was on a competition team for 6 years and taught for several years.  

Shaelee Palmer

Shaelee Palmer

Hometown: Burley, Idaho

Major: Accounting & Marketing

Year on Bengal Dancers: 2nd

Shaelee clogged & tumbled as a young child and then began competing with Centre Stage Studios.  She competed with her studio team for 8 years. After High School she continued dancing at Idaho State before going on a Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  Shaelee loves every chance she has to perform and grow her dance experience.  

 

Marissa Pieper

Marissa Pieper

Hometown: Blackfoot, Idaho

Major: Nursing

Year on Bengal Dancers: 3rd 

Prior to Bengal Dancers Marissa danced at Downtown Dance for 8 years and was on Snake River High School Cheer team for 2 years.

 

Katelyn Ramos

Katelyn Ramos

Hometown: Idaho Falls, Idaho

Major:Radiographic Science

Year on Bengal Dancers: 1st

Katelyn has trained for 15 years at Infinity Dance Studio and 2 years on Thunder Ridge Odyssey Drill Team.  

Sylvia Romriell

Sylvia Romriell

Hometown: Boise, Idaho

Major: Nursing

Year on Bengal Dancers: 1st

 Sylvia has been dancing for 14 years . She was on her competition team for 5 years as well. 

 

Avery Silvas

Avery Silvas

Hometown: Nampa, Idaho

Major:Business Marketing

Year on Bengal Dancers: 1st 

Avery has danced since she was 8. She has been at her studio for 10 years while also being on the High School Drill Team and was the Senior Captain her last year. 

Lubava Wessels

Lubava Wessels

Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska

Major: Nursing

Year on Bengal Dancers: 2nd

Lubava has 2 yrs. Identity Dance Collective training as well as 8 yrs. Ballet training at Alaska Dance Theater.  She also did 2.5 yr.s on her High School Dance Program.  

MaKenna Winnett

MaKenna Winnett

Hometown: Paul, Idaho

Major: Biomedical Science

Year on Bengal Dancers: 4th

MaKenna danced for 15 years at Centre Stage Studios in Burley, Idaho. She is now the Co-Captain on the team.