about the colaborators
Angela Benz began dancing at Civic Dance Center in Bakersfield, CA where she had the opportunity to annually perform in Bakersfield’s Nutcracker with the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra. Mrs. Benz then received a dance degree from Eastern University while dancing with MM2 Dance Company and Philadanco II, where she had the opportunity to study under Pat Thomas, Donald Lunsford, Milton Meyers, and Joan Myers Brown. She also studied in Sydney, Australia at the Wesley Institute of Performing Arts. After college Angela moved to Orlando, FL to be a character performer at Walt Disney World where she achieved advanced movement and animation scores as well as performed as a VIP character in the 2013 Mickey's Boo to You Halloween Parade. Mrs. Benz moved to Austin in 2014 where she has performed in venues around the city and with companies such as Afrique Gninze and Ballet East. For the past two years, Mrs. Benz has taken workshops in Italy, Canada, and Austin while performing with Chaddick Dance Theater.
Kylie Michelle, a Houston, Texas native, received her BFA in Dance from TCU. While studying at TCU, Kylie had the opportunity to work with Kanji Segawa, Stafford Berry, KT Niehoff, and Charlotte Boye-Christensen, among others. Beyond TCU, Kylie has studied in professional workshops with many New York City artists including: Monica Bill Barnes, Irene Dowd, Jennifer Lacey, and Neil Greenberg.
Kylie spent two years working in New York City as the Operations Manager at Steps on Broadway and studied with dance professionals Max Stone, Lisa Lockwood, Jennifer Archibald and Stephen Petronio.
Kylie expanded her dancing to Europe in 2015 with an apprenticeship at the Live Legacy Project (Dusseldorf,Germany) and spent the summer of 2016 touring with Lower Left Dance Collective in West Texas.
In Austin, Kylie has choreographed and performed collaboratively with movement artist Alex Masi. Most recently, their work was presented at REVOLVE Movement Display in 2016 and 2017.
Outside of performing, Kylie also works as the Education Associate for Ballet Austin and teaches barre fitness classes at Studio Barre in South Austin. In her free time, you’ll find Kylie outdoors with her dog, salsa dancing, waterskiing on the lake, or seeking out the best margaritas in town.
Danielle Storey Loredo
Danielle Storey Loredo grew up training with Tempe Dance Academy and Master Ballet Academy in Phoenix, Arizona. She attended undergraduate school at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX on an academic and dance scholarship. At SMU she trained under the direction of Andrew Parker, Leslie Peck, Lauren Taylor, Danny Buraczeski, and Myra Woodruff while immersing herself in Ballet, Jazz and the Martha Graham modern technique. As a college student she kept busy performing, teaching, choreographing and pursuing a degree in Corporate Communications.
After graduating Danielle made her artistic home in Austin, TX and later Los Angeles. In LA she most closely with contemporary choreographers Jason Gorman, Cat Cogliandro, and dance industry legend Jackie Sleight. Danielle performed with LA based companies Catastrophe Dance, Escape Artists and worked with Millicent Johnnie on creating choreography for Disney’s “Frozen Live” show. She has created jazz and contemporary work in Austin on the artists of Austin Contemporary Dance Theatre and Push Dance Company at Balance Dance Studios. She loves dancing for the many of Austin’s talented choreographers and is proud to be apart of such a supportive local dance community.