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Your 2018-2019 Bengal Dancers

Bengal Dancer 2018

Kobi Alcocer

Hometown: Burley, ID

Major: Exercise Science

Year in School: Freshman

Year on Bengal Dancers: 1st

Kobi has danced for Center Stage the past 15 years and studied ballet, jazz, hip-hop, musical theatre and contemporary dance.  Has been to New York to take classes at the Broadway Dance Center.  Kobi as also taken classes at Dance Fest in Boise and at CSI dance camp.

Has graduated from high school with Associates Degree in Liberal Arts.

Bengal Dancer 2018

Alma Alvarez

Hometown: Idaho Falls, ID

Major: Health Sciences

Year in School: Freshman

Year on Bengal Dancers: 1st

Alma has danced for 15 years and is well versed in styles such as jazz, contemporary, ballet, lyrical, hip-hop, acrobatics, musical theater, jazz funk, and tap.  Alma has won competitions in her home town and placed in the top 10 at out of state competitions.

Bengal Dancer 2018

Annalyse Cornelison

Hometown: Pocatello, ID

Major: Nursing

Year in School: Freshman

Year on Bengal Dancers: 1st

Annalyse as been dancing for 16 years with Brindusa-Moore Ballet Academy, D.S-D.S. , and Century High School Drill Team.

Loves to ride horses.  Enjoys English riding and jumping.

Bengal Dancer 2018

Mikayla Covert

Hometown: Shelley, ID

Major: Nursing

Year in School: Freshman

Year on Bengal Dancers: 1st

Mikayla started dancing at age 3 and has studied ballet, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, lyrical, prop, and military.  She is a two year veteran of Eagle Rock Dance and was member of Shelly High School Dance for all four years of high school.  Mikayla is a back to back state champion.

Loves being outside and favorite snack is dill pickles.

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Shaylann Elumbaugh

Hometown: Caldwell, ID

Major: Biology

Year in School:  Freshman

Year on Bengal Dancers: 1st

Stated dancing at Kennedy School of Dance at age 3 and continued until graduation from high school.  Was member of her high school dance team and the auxilliary for four years and was captain of both teams her junior and senior years.

Shay is in the University Honors program and hopes to go to medical school to become a surgeon.

Bengal Dancer 2018

Steffanie Evans

Hometown: Burley, Idaho

Major: Communications, Public Relations

Year in School: Senior

Year on Bengal Dancers: 4th

Prior to Bengal Dancers:  Steffanie has danced since age 2.  Trained at Centre Stage Studios and performed in Nutcracker each year, Took classes at the Broadway Dance Center in New York, has trained at CSI and Boise St. Dance Camps.

Steffanie loves to travel, spend time with family/friends, spoils Randal her cat, and is obsessed with the color pink.

 

 

 

Bengal Dancer 2018

Alaina Hall

Hometown: Pocatello, ID

Major: Undecided

Year in School: Freshman

Year on Bengal Dancers: 1st

Alaina has danced for 15 years, trained with the Dance Factory for 7 years, and has taken many classes and conventions and at CSI dance camps.

She likes to travel, take naps and spend time with family, friends, and her cat.

Bengal Dancer 2018

McKenzi Hayes

Hometown: Idaho Falls, ID

Major: Undecided

Year in School: Sophomore

Year on Bengal Dancers: 1st

McKenzi has danced 10+ years with a competitive traveling company, The Dance Depot.  Has trained in ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, hip-hop, tap, ballroom.  Spent one year with the University of Utah modern program.  She has assisted with the LA Dance Magic Convention company and has taught at her local studio.  McKenzi loves dance with her whole heart.

Bengal Dancer 2018

Jessica Henderson

Hometown: Idaho Falls, ID

Major: Nursing

Year in School: Freshman

Year on Bengal Dancers: 1st

Jessica has danced with the Hillcrest High School drill team for four years.  Was team historian her junior year and team captain her senior year.

Bengal Dancer 2018

Challen Jackson

Hometown: Blackfoot, ID

Major: Ultrasound Technician

Year in School: Sophomore

Year on Bengal Dancers: 2nd

Challen has danced says age 7 for the Diva Dance Studio.  Was MVP at natonals in Lagoon for her contemporary solo "To This Day".  Has also won overall high point solo at Dance classic.  Favorite styles are contemporary and hip-hop.

Challen loves the outdoors.

 

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Abby Miner

Hometown:

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Year in School: Freshman

Year on Bengal Dancers: 1st

 

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Shaelee Palmer

Hometown: Burley, ID

Major: Undecided

Year in School: Freshman

Year on Bengal Dancers: 1st

Shaelee started dancing at the age of 4.  She spent her first performance standing in the spotlight with tears in her eyes and cried the entire time.  Shaelee is much improved over the past 14 years and now loves being on stage.  She has competed for Centre Stage Studios and annually participates in the Nutcracker. 

Shaelee enjoys spending time outside, singing to country music, and laughing with friends/family.

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Alexander Perez

Hometown: Nampa, ID

Major: Biological Science

Year in School: Freshman

Year on Bengal Dancers: 1st

Alexander attended Idaho Arts Charter High School where he was member of platinum dance team.  Has also danced with Kennedy school of dance and Idaho Dance Theatre.

He professes to getting nervous before big performances and has found eating gummy sour worms before performing helps to calm the nerves.

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Deanna Roberts

Hometown: Newburg, OR

Major: Secondary Education

Year in School: Junior

Year on Bengal Dancers: 3rd

Prior to Bengal Dancers: Deanna started dancing at a studio at age 3..  Eventually competed and moved to Innovative Dance Studio until High School.  Graduated with honors, likes to snowboard and wakeboard

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Tiffany Stimpson

Hometown: Paul, ID

Major: Business

Year in School: Sophomore

Year on Bengal Dancers: 2nd

Danced at Centre Stage Studios in Burley for fifteen years.  Studied jazz, tap, ballet, contemporary, hip-hop, and pointe.  Participated in "The Nutcracker" for twelve years.  Cheered for five years at Minico and was part of state championship team as a freshman and sophomore.  Likes to travel and spend time with family and friends.

Bengal Dancer 2018

Bailey Stonebraker

Hometown: Twin Falls, ID

Major: Undecided

Year in School: Senior

Year on Bengal Dancers: 4th

Dancing since age 8, Bailey has danced competitively for Firebird Dance Academy in Twin Falls and finished her competitive dance career at The Dance Factory in Chubbuck. Bailey loves tap and earned tap scholarships the five years she attended JUMP dance convention. Bailey has danced with some great choreographers at conventions and at CSI/IDAA summer dance camp. She teaches tap for The Dance Factory. Is majoring in Biology (Biomedical Emphasis) and Dance.

Bengal Dancer 2018

McKenna Winnett

Hometown: Paul, ID

Major: Pharmacy

Year in School: Freshman

Year on Bengal Dancers: 1st

MaKenna has danced for 15 years with Centre Stage Studios in Burley.  She took pointe, jazz, ballet, hip-hop, lyrical, musical theater, and tap classes.  She has also participated in tumbling classes for 8 years as well as taking summer classes with CSI and BSU.

In her free time Makenna enjoys drawing, archery, kayaking, and skiiing in the winter.  She also plays the piano, ukulele, and saxophone.  Graduated from high schoo with an associates degree from College of Southern Idaho.

Bengal Dancers

Coach Kolissa Manchan

(208) 282-4547

manckoli@isu.edu

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