"The dynamic ensemble of DAMAGEDANCE brings a raw energy to the stage with their
colourful and heartfelt brand of contemporary dance."
Through our new Adopt-a-Dancer program you can give directly towards the salaries of our dancers, supporting them as artists in the community.
We are thrilled to partner with dance2b in our Adopt-a-Dancer efforts!
MICHAELA HOELLDOBLER | Dancer
Michaela Hoelldobler recently graduated from Point Park University with a BFA in Jazz Dance. She graduated high school from the contemporary dance department at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Throughout her schooling career she has been honored to perform works by Jose Limon, Bill T. Jones, Luke Murphy, Ronen Koresh, Matt Pardo, James Gregg, MADBOOTS DANCE and more. Outside of school, Michaela held a brief company member position with MAC Ballet Company. She was also honored to apprentice with The Blanket for their debut of ‘Lucinda Childs: The Early Works’. Her choreography has appeared on stage at both Point Park University and the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh.
ASHLEY PHAN | Dancer
Ashley (Ash) Phan graduated from Bard College in 2016 with a BA in Dance, where she received the Ana Itelman Prize for Performance. Ashley was born and raised in Tacoma, Washington where she began her training at Tacoma City Ballet, Barefoot Studios, and Tacoma School of the Arts. She has studied both Ballet and Modern techniques alongside choreography and composition. Ashley is pleased to have performed works by Zvi Gothiner and Peter Kyle as well as study under the faculty at Bard College including Jesse Zarrit, Cori Olinghouse, and Leah Cox. She also enjoyed working for the American Dance Festival as the Schedule and Faculty Coordinator for their 2016 Summer Schools. She joined Winifred R. Harris Between Lines Productions in January 2017, and is excited to begin with DAMAGEDANCE for their 2017-2018 season.
DIANA DRUMMOND | Dancer
Diana, a Houston native, received her BFA from the University of Oklahoma. While at OU she had the opportunity to perform in works by Austin Hartel, Derrick Minter, and Mary Margret Holt. She has also attended summer programs at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, River North Dance Chicago, and the American Dance Festival. After graduation, Diana had the pleasure of working with Esoteric Dance Project in Chicago. Most recently, she spent a season as a trainee with the Big Muddy Dance Company.
JASMINE JACKSON | Dancer
Adopted, in part, by Noel and Terry Hefty
Jasmine Jackson, an Atlanta, Georgia native, discovered her love for the arts and their power of expression at an early age. While pursuing an undergraduate dance degree at Belhaven University, Jackson had the opportunity to perform in a number of historic and new dance works choreographed by Donald McKayle (“Songs of the Disinherited”), Helen Tamiris (“Negro Spirituals”), Ryan Corriston (Doug Verone and Dancers), Steve Rooks (Martha Graham Dance Company), and Vincent Hardy (Complexions Contemporary Ballet). In 2014, she received the People’s Choice Award for Best Original Screendance at the Belhaven University 2013/2014 Screendance Festival and was inducted into the National Honors Society of Dance Arts. Jackson graduated from Belhaven University with a BA in Dance, Cum Laude in 2015. Since graduating, she's danced with Kinetic Etchings, attended DAMAGEDANCE and Amalgamate Dance Company's Breakout program, and taught with Creative Movement and Dance. Jackson is excited to continue her technical and artistic training and performance with DAMAGEDANCE!
CECILIA POTTER WHYEL | Dancer
Cecilia was raised on the east coast in the little suburb of Acton, MA. She has been dancing for over 20 years, training in a wide range of movement styles including but not limited to: modern, contemporary, aerial, West African, traditional Philippine folk dance, hip hop, jazz, tap, and music theatre. From a young age, Cecilia was deeply invested in dance, theatre, and music. She graduated cum laude from Elon University with a BA in Theatre and a Dance minor. Cecilia pursued her passion for dance and was accepted into the MFA dance program at the University of Oregon. Through her MFA program, Cecilia was able to perform in the American College Dance Association National Conference at the Kennedy Center. After this performance, she decided to leave her program to join contemporary company BRIAH Danse in Boulder, CO. Currently, Cecilia dances professionally with Iluminar Aerial Dance and DAMAGEDANCE. She has had the pleasure of performing works and studying with visionary artists Jayne Persch, Jane Wellford, Emmy Moon, Shannon Mockli, Habib Iddrisu, Walter Kennedy, Rachel Winchester, and Katie Scherman to name a few. When Cecilia is not training or performing, she works as a dance educator in the public school system and private studio setting to multiple age groups. Additionally, she is a fitness instructor for The Dailey Method and Ohana Yoga + Barre.