DR. JOHN HANCOCK - Ballroom
DR. JARED HANCOCK is a new chemistry faculty member at Utah Tech University after having previously taught at Indiana State, BYU-Idaho and BYU. While a member of the BYU Ballroom dance company, Jared was a 7-time US and 2-time Blackpool Latin and Standard formation champion, a US national amateur smooth finalist, and recognized as the Social Dance Teacher of the Year. He has coached and choreographed national award-winning teams with the BYU Youth Ballroom, Timpview High School, Extreme Ballroom and Idaho Ballroom Academy programs and is an ISTD licentiate member in Latin American dance.
LINDA GUDMUNSON - Int/Advanced Ballet
LINDA GUDMUNSON WILSON was allowed to dance with Virginia Tanner at the age of 3. She continued to study all sorts of dance throughout the Salt Lake Valley from many other very notable teachers. She moved to El Paso,Texas where she luckily found her place with the very wonderful Ingeborg Heuser and the UTEP Civic Ballet. She spent all of her high school years focusing on ballet technique and performance. Miss Heuser warned her she would want to teach someday. She returned to SLC to join Ballet West under the direction of Willam Christiansen and later under Bruce Marks. After rising to the rank of soloist she decided to head east. She went on a short stop-over to Minneapolis (mid-west) where she remained until she retired from the stage. There she was a principle dancer with Loyce Houlton’s The Minnesota Dance Theatre and Myron Johnson’s Ballet of the Dolls. Thanks to her husband Deward for pushing her to the dance scene in St. George, Utah. It’s happening!
ANDRIELLE DAVIDSON - Restorative Ballet
ANDRIELLE DAVIDSON was raised in St George and has always been passionate about ballet. She was lucky to be able to assist the ballet classes at On Stage Dance Studio in her high school years where her love of teaching began. She attended Brigham Young University as a dance major for a few semesters before deciding to go to school for massage therapy. She completed her training and licensing at Myotherapy College of Massage in 2019 and moved back to the sunshine to provide specialized massage therapy for dancers. Andrielle is extremely passionate about the care and prevention of common dance ailments and loves incorporating anatomical education in her classes. She has been teaching Ballet and Jazz at Adagio Performing Arts Studios and dancing with the St George Dance Company since moving back to St George. She loves choreographing and teaching the Restorative Ballet class at SGDC where she can share her knowledge of the body and love of dance at the same time!
SARAH REYNOLDS - Contemporary
SARAH REYNOLDS found her people when she discovered St George Dance Company. Sarah has 26 years’ experience of performing and teaching dance. She began her dance adventure studying ballet but eventually found her true place when she began training in modern dance. She earned her BFA in Modern Dance from the University of Utah. She has had the opportunity of working with incredible choreographers and dancers such as Jennie, Jones, Satu Humasti, Abby Fiat, Ifen Lin, Peter Pucci and The Martha Graham Dance Company, among others. Teaching dance is one of Sarah’s favorite aspects of dance. She has taught ballet, modern and contemporary for competition and performance studios such as PowerPlus Studios in Taylorsville, Utah and Midland Festival Ballet in Midland, TX. She is thrilled to be teaching Contemporary for St. George Dance Company. Sarah has also loved performing with St. George Dance Company. Her favorite role was The Gangster in the Gatsby Murder Mystery. Outside of dance, Sarah is a part time editor for Carpe Vitam Press and a piano teacher to a small group of amazing students. She is happily settled in the sunshine and red rocks of St George with her husband, three raucously active boys and chubby Vizsla.