Aubrey Klinger Fearns (Rehearsal Director) began her dance training under the tutelage of her grandmother Nan Klinger, and performed with the Cuyahoga Valley Youth Ballet for ten seasons. Aubrey then spent three years at Point Park University graduating magna cum laude, earning her B.A. in dance performance. There she performed Myrta in Giselle, Rodeo and original works choreographed by Francis Patrelle, Jay Kirk, Nicholas Petrov, Ron Tassone, Melissa Barak, Erin Halloran, Peter Merz, and Andrew Blight. Currently a free-lance dancer, teacher, and choreographer, Aubrey has worked throughout the country in both concert and commercial dance. Her performance and choreography credits include; Principle Dancer with Davis Contemporary Dance Company, Jacob Mora: Exhibit M, Chicago Improve Group: Octavarious, Apex Contemporary Dance Theater, Renegade Performance Group (NYC), Carnival! Choreographer’s Ball, Dance Chance Chicago, The Dayton Arts Project, Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Welcome Yule!, and So You Think You Can Dance season 9. She also performed with Opera Colorado in their production of Aida. She also started in the lyric video for Brazilian artist Paolo Meola's "Sweet Lie"
Aubrey is currently a Resident Guest Artist teaching Ballet and Barr Fitness at Denver School of the Arts Classical and Contemporary Pro-Professional Dance Program,. Also choreograph sets choreography on DSA's Senior and Junior Dance Ensembles.
Niki Kraft (Social Media Manager) was born and raised in the small town of Scottsbluff, Nebraska where she began her dance training under the instruction of her mother, Jacque Hofmeister. She graduated from the University of Wyoming in 2013 with a BFA in Theatre and Dance with a concentration in dance performance. While at the University of Wyoming, Niki trained in ballet, modern, pointe and jazz dance techniques. During this time, she performed in the repertory of her instructors Lawrence Jackson, Jennifer Deckert, Margaret Wilson and Marsha Knight, as well as that of Bill T. Jones, Andre Megerdichian, Keith Saunders and Maurice Watson. Niki spent the summer of 2012 studying at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre where she furthered her knowledge of the Horton technique. Upon graduation, Niki moved to Denver to pursue a dance career and has since danced with the Moraporvida Contemporary Dance Company, the Avatar Movement Dance Company, the Nu World Contemporary Danse Theatre, and is currently in her fourth season with the Davis Contemporary Dance Company. Niki is extremely passionate about her role within Davis Dance and recently accepted the role of Social Media Manager within the DCDC staff. She is continuously grateful for the opportunities she's received to grow, explore and perform with the other company members of Davis Dance, and is thrilled to back for her fifth season, Niki is an instructor at Dual Star Academy of Dance, The Ballet Physique and CycleBar Southwest Plaza
Emily Moreau started dancing when she was 3 years old and was one of the very first students at Danza Dance Academy in Castle Rock, Colorado. She trained there in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, and contemporary for 15 years and was a company member at Danza for 12 years. She had the opportunity to train at Denver Ballet Theater’s summer intensive for two summers and Point Park University’s intensive. Emily was fortunate enough to be invited to perform solos (choreographed by Terrell Davis and Aubrey Klinger Fearns) at the Davis Dance Annual Fundraiser for two years before joining Davis Dance Next Generation for their first and second season. During her second season of DDNG she also apprenticed for the main company, performing in the company’s 9th season. After season 9, she decided to take a year off to start her freshman year at CU Boulder as an Ecology/Evolutionary Biology and Pre-med major. She is excited to be in her second season with Davis Dance.
Pablo Castro is a founding member of Davis Dance. A native of Denver, Pablo started dance at the age of 17 at the Cleo Parker Dance School he's studied Horton, Ballet, and Jazz.. His love of ballet lead him to study ballet passionately with Kris Khel of Denver Dance Center. He has taught ballet, contemporary, and jazz at Dance Kaleidoscope in Greenwood Village, and Danza Dance Academy in Castlerock. He's also performed as a Guest Artist in Parker Dance Academy and Danza Dance Academy's productions of Nut Cracker. Pablo is one of the resident choreographers for Davis Dance Next Generation, and proud to be in his 12th season.
Keegan O’Brien graduated Summa Cum Laude from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi with a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology – Exercise Science. As a member of the Theatre Department, he performed in several mainstage productions - one of his favorites being "Arabian Nights," where he was also the cast's strength and conditioning coach. His love for the stage continually growing, Keegan tried dancing in college, and has not stopped since. He has been fortunate enough to perform in Austria twice with Corpus Christi Concert Ballet and in Scotland with Burklyn Ballet Theatre, as well as guesting in several states around the US. This season marks his third with Ballet Ariel. As a personal trainer, he coached himself to a first-place finish at the MuscleMania Colorado Championship in both the Men's Physique and the Fitness categories, and he has competed the past two seasons on American Ninja Warrior. Keegan is stoked to be starting his third season with Davis Contemporary Dance Company.
Sidney Stark is a native of Colorado who started her dance training at the age of two and a half at her grandmother Debbie Stark's studio, Dance Kaleidoscope. She has studied ballet, modern, jazz, and tap under the direction of Terrell Davis, Rodni Williams, Aubrey Klinger-Ferns, and Ellen Collison. She attended NW Dance Project's summer intensive in 2015 and worked with Princess Grace Award winners, Ching Ching Wong, Andrea Parson, and Franco Nieto. She graduated with a from the prestigious Denver School of the Arts. Sidney is now a freshman at University of Denver majoring in Political Science. She was founding member of Davis Dance Next Generation for three years. Then she offered an apprenticeship. She is thrilled to be in her second season with the main company. She is honored to dance side by side with the mentors she has greatly aspired to be.
Ashley Sonnier is originally from Louisiana and started dancing when she was 3 years old with Dance Stop Dance Centre in DeRidder, LA. Her 15 years of training there consisted of tap, clogging, jazz, and ballet. In 2008, Ashley joined Lake Charles Civic Ballet as a Core Company member while pursuing a Bacherlors in Accounting at McNeese State University in 2008. During her time with Lake Charles Civic Ballet, Ashley was promoted to Ballet Principal and heldroles such as Carabosse in The Sleeping Beauty, Miss Scarlet in Clue, Psalm of Spring, and Mother in Daguerreotype. After graduating college in 2012, Ashley moved to Houston, Texas to pursue a career in Public Accounting specializing in State and Local Taxation with Hein & Associates (now Moss Adams LLP). While her day job mostly consisted of research and number crunching, she realized her artistic ambitions still needed to be fulfilled. She ended training with a local circus/aerial group, Cirque La Vie, in Houston and was introduced to the aerial community. Her training there mostly consisted of pre-contortion and hard apparatuses such as Lyra (hoop) and Dance Trapeze. In 2016, Ashley and her now husband moved to Denver, Colorado due to the beautiful mountains and for Ashley to join her company's headquarters in downtown Denver. During this time, Ashley still pursued the aerial arts and began more ballet/pointe training under the mentorship of Jill Oliver. She auditioned with Iluminar Aerial in the summer of 2016 and was an Aerial Intern Member for the 2016/2017 season and became a Professional Aerial Company Member for the 2017/2018 season. Ashley held roles such as Tree for Into The Forest, Antagonist in Girl With the Red Ball, and choreographed pieces such as Salem - A Witch Hunting and Sunny Side of the Street (Fosse). She has also danced roles with Thrive Ballet such as Spanish, Arabian, Flowers (Corp), and Snow Queen. Ashley is also a Company Member of the aerial arts group In The Wings which begain in 2018. She is in her second season with Davis Dance
Maggie Chapman was born and raised in Denver, CO. She began her training at Hill Academy of Dance and Dramatics. Maggie attended Stephens College and earned her B.F.A. in Dance Graduating Cum Laude. Following her college training program, Maggie moved to New York City, where she danced and choreographed with such companies as The Movement Collective, Malleable Dance Theater and The A.H. Dance Company. She has also worked as a professional assistant to choreographers Tricia Brouk and Jacqueline Bird. Maggie relocated back to her beloved home state of Colorado in 2010 and began work as a freelance dance instructor, performer and choreographer. In 2014, she was appointed as Artistic Director of Aurora Dance Arts, the dance program of the Cultural Services Division of the City of Aurora, and is now in her 4th year as Director of this program. Maggie has also been dancing with the Denver-based Avatar Movement Dance Company since 2010 and was appointed Co-Artistic Director of the company in 2013. Maggie has performed and choreographed for different dance and theater companies such as Inspire Creative, Ascential Dance Theatre and Not Literally Productions. Maggie loves dancing with Davis Contemporary Dance because it allows her the opportunity to be pushed to new levels of strength, artistry, passion and humanity with artists that stir her to her very soul. She is constantly inspired by the directors, the guest choreographers and all the dancers in the company because they live fiercely, dance fearlessly, love completely and believe in the power and beauty of their dreams. She is honored to be counted amongst such beautiful beings, who truly make the world a better place. This is Maggie's 6th season with Davis Contemporary Dance Company.
Amy Robinson began her dance training here in Denver at the age of 4, where she studied at a variety of studios in the area. She went on to receive a B.F.A. in Dance with a minor in Psychology from the University of Kansas, during which time she studied Modern, Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, Contemporary, Musical Theater, Renaissance, Baroque and Classical East Indian while also performing with the University Dance Company under artists from such companies as the Kansas City Ballet, Parsons Dance and the Jose Limon Company. Amy is currently a dance instructor for Aurora Dance Arts, where she has also choreographed for numerous productions including "The Nutcracker", "Fairy Tales from Around the World" and "Alice in Wonderland". She has performed with Kim Robards Dance, Avatar Movement Dance Company, and is presently in her fifth season with Davis Contemporary Dance Company. She loves to dance for Davis because she is constantly inspired by the immense passion and creativity that all of her fellow artists share.
Hannah Prudhomme started dancing at age 12 at The Turning Pointe Dance Academy, the local studio in Elizabeth, CO. She fell in love with dance and spent her time taking every class she could, as well as participating in dance competitions. At age 18 she and her team won 1st place overall at Nationals for Spotlight Dance Cup. After moving to the Denver area she began taking classes at Cleo Parker Robinson Dance and was invited to be a member of Cleo's second company Cleo II. As a member of CPRD she had the privilege of training under and performing works by such artists as Cleo Parker Robinson, Milton Meyers, Gary Abbott, Winifred Harris, Chris Page-Sanders, and Edgar Page as well as many others. She also had the opportunity to perform at the IABD dance conference in Denver, Cleveland, and Dallas. Her final performance with CPRD was in Cleo's rendition of Romeo & Juliette in May 2017.
This is Hannah's third season with Davis Contemporary Dance. She is excited for the opportunity to work and grow alongside the wonderful Davis artists, and to share her love of dance with a new audience.