received her degree in dance from Bennington College in Vermont. She was dance director of the Jewish Community Center in Tucson for 18 years. She helped create Arizona Dance Arts Alliance and co-founded the dance program at the University of Arizona. She began Wolf Trap in Arizona, placing performing artists in Head Start classrooms. She is the artistic director of Center Dance Ensemble, the resident modern dance company of the Herberger Theater Center. She was the recipient of the 1994 Arizona's Governor's Outstanding Artist Award.
received her Bachelor's degree in liberal arts and completed a graduate program in dance and literature at the University of Arizona. Her early training and performing experience was in NYC and her collaboration with Frances Cohen began when Silverman danced in the Kadimah Dance Company. She is currently the director of DTW Classical Ballet Program and is the artistic director of Story Book Ballet Theater which collaborates in performance with Free Arts of AZ, Detour Company and Scottsdale Center for the Arts. She is the Dance Chair for the Greater Arizona Chapter of National Society of Arts and Letters and is a board member of Center Dance Ensemble.
discovered dance at the early age of 5 and was fortunate enough to find Dance Theater West when she was 7 years old. There, she trained in ballet under the direction of her beloved friend and mentor, Susan Silverman. During her ten years with the studio and her six years with Storybook Ballet Theater, she performed lead roles in several ballets including "Coppelia," "Cinderella," "Sleeping Beauty" and Odette in "Swan Lake." After graduating from Arcadia High School in 2007, Katie has been attending Arizona State University working toward her degrees in both English Literature and in Film and Media Studies. Katie has been dancing with Center Dance Ensemble since 2009.
has been dancing since the age of three. She has a Bachelor Degree of Fine Arts in dance from the University of Arizona and a Masters Degree in Reading and Learning Disabilities from Northern Arizona University. She has choreographed and performed in musicals with many community theaters around the Valley, including Theater Works, Tempe Little Theater, Mesa Encore Theater, Greasepaint, and Soul Invictus. Rachel is a rehearsal mistress for Center Dance Ensemble's Snow Queen. She is a Special Education teacher in the Washington Elementary School District.