RACHEL HOLMAN is a passionate dance educator with her MFA in Choreography and Performance in Dance from the University of Arizona. She also received her BS degree in Dance and Health Education from Southern Utah University where she returned as an adjunct faculty member to teach advanced modern and jazz dance. Her choreography was selected to perform most recently for the Tucson Museum of Art Grasslands Art Exhibit, University of Arizona True Places Concert, Southern Utah University Elevated Movements Concert, Southern Utah’s Red Rock Dance Festival, and Dixie State University Sear Art Gallery. She also has an extensive musical theatre and dance performance background including lead understudy and dancer in the National Broadway Tour of the musical Footloose and Cassie in A Chorus Line. She currently teaches master classes in the community and serves as a guest artist and judge at festivals and competitions. Rachel is the Assistant Artistic Director and principal dancer for the St. George Dance Company.
ABE HEGEWALD is very grateful to have found a place where he can express himself through the medium of dance. Abe came to St George from NYC almost 2 years ago to perform in Tuacahn’s 2017 season of Shrek, Newsies, and Mamma Mia. Having served part of his mission here, St George has always held a special place in Abe’s heart and he decided to make it his home at the end of that fateful season at Tuacahn. Since making that decision, Abe has performed locally in Guys and Dolls, Young Frankenstein, and Chicago. He also was privileged to dance the role of Joseph in On Stage’s Christmas presentation of the nativity story told through dance. A proud BYU graduate from the Music Dance Theater program, he was a member of the Contemporary Dance Theater and the Young Ambassadors during his time at BYU.
KATHRYN HOLMAN is a Virginia native, and a graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University, where she earned a BFA in Dance and Choreography. Kathryn is an adjunct faculty member teaching modern, ballet, and tap dance at Southern Utah University. She is also a faculty member for modern and ballet at Onstage Dance Studio, Incorporated. Kathryn performed in [STRIPPED], at the 92nd Street Y with Doug Varone and Dancers, dancing in Varone’s DEMOCRACY in 2015. Kathryn danced for the company, MOVEMENT HOUSE in 2014, performing with the company in multiple works at the Dogtown Dance Theater in Richmond, VA. Kathryn worked with Bill T. Jones dancer Paul Matteson, and studied under Jesse Zaritt (modern and solo work) at SALT Dance Festival in Salt Lake City. She studied abroad at Concorzio Universitario Mediterraneo Orientale A R.L (CUMO) under Melanie Richards—performing in the city of Noto, Sicily and Syracuse, Sicily. Kathryn’s solo performance was selected to be in the Red Rock Dance Festival Choreography Showcase in 2017 where she discovered the St. George Dance Company and is currently a principal dancer.
KATHERINE RANE trained at the Academy of Nevada Ballet Theatre and Ballet Arts of Southern Utah as well as attending Walnut Hill School in Boston, Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle and the Houston Ballet Academy summer intensive programs. During High School she enjoyed all kinds of dance and competed in many drill team competitions, winning local, national and international solo competitions. While attending Brigham Young University on full academic and dance scholarships, Katherine performed all four years as a principal dancer with the BYU ballet companies. She graduated Cum Laude with her B.A. in Dance: Ballet Emphasis as Valedictorian of the Dance Department. After college, Katherine danced professionally as a principal artist with Utah Regional Ballet for three seasons. She performed such roles as the Snow Queen and Sugar Plum Fairy in Jacqueline Colledge’s The Nutcracker and a lead in Alan Hineline’s contemporary ballet Resolute. She then joined Saint Paul City Ballet and danced for three seasons as a soloist in the Twin Cities area. She is happy to be back in St. George with her husband and three active children and is excited to be working with SGDC.