(she/her/hers) Sara Pickett, MFA, is an assistant professor in the University of Utah School of Dance. She received her MFA in Modern Dance from the University of Utah as a recipient of a University Teaching Award, and her Bachelor of Arts in Dance from Weber State University where she was the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships including the Lindquist Creative Arts Fellowship. Mrs. Pickett is creator and co-producer of BRINE, a presenting organization for local artists in Salt Lake City. Mrs. Pickett is a passionate teacher who believes in the pure joy of moving by connecting to groove and kinesthetic exploration. She has been teaching and choreographing for major universities, various schools and entertainment companies in Utah and Colorado for over twenty years. Mrs. Pickett’s teaching history covers a wide range of subjects including all levels of modern, contemporary, jazz and hip hop techniques, dance history, choreography, improvisation, teaching methods, history of hip hop, and dance appreciation. Mrs. Pickett‘s choreography has been performed at the University of Utah, Weber State University, Utah Valley University, Sugarspace, and the American College Dance Festival, among others. She danced professionally with Rick Robinson’s Total Control, and was a core member of Millenium, a theatrical hip hop company in Denver, Co. with Kenny Jimenez. Mrs. Pickett has been a featured performer and guest artist for companies in the Salt Lake City and Denver area and her favorite solo was Lynn Barr’s Bollero on top of a massive water fountain in Urbino, Italy. Mrs. Pickett also worked as Public Relations Associate for the College of Fine Arts at the University of Utah from 2007-2013.
(he/he/his) Myles attended Brigham Young University where he pursued a BFA in Dance Performance. At school, Myles performed on the Touring Contemporary Dance Company where he had the opportunity to travel to Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary performing worlds by Peter Chu, Ihsan Rustem and more. After university, Myles was hired as a full time company member with SALT Contemporary Dance in Salt Lake City, UT, where he currently dances as a full time artist. In 2017 Myles worked at Music Theatre of Wichita’s Summer Equity season which included: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Hairspray and Hunchback of Notre Dame. Most recently, Myles was honored to play the lead, Jerry Mulligan, in Hale Center Theatre’s regional premiere of An American in Paris. Since closing the show, Myles has performed selections from An American in Paris across the country in Galas for organizations including Youth American Grand Prix. Myles has created original stage works for Oquirrh West Dance Project and SALT Pro, as well as a dance movement film titled “Telephone Hour” which explores relationships between God and technology. Myles was a featured guest artist for South Dakota Ballet in the Summer of 2021. Selected to be a part of the Gala performance “Only Human”, Myles performed a work by renowned choreographer Eloy Barragen alongside friends and colleagues from ABT, Pacific NorthWest Ballet and Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. Myles also choreographed a new work that premiered at the Gala. Myles is currently in his sixth season with SALT Contemporary Dance.
(she/her/hers) Kenedy Kallas is from Utah, USA. She began her classical training at the Ballet West Academy in 2015. The following year she continued her training at the San Francisco Ballet School. In 2019 she joined Nederland Dans Theater 2. During her time with NDT 2 she originated roles in new creations by: Marco Goecke, Sol Leon, Paul Lightfoot, Dino Milev, Emilie Leriche, Tom Weinberger, Nadav Zelner, Marcos Morau, David Raymond and Tiffany Tregarthen. Kenedy joined Hessisches Staatsballett Wiesbaden in August 2022.
(she/her/hers) Meredith Wilde is a dance artist based in Salt Lake City, UT. She received her BFA in Modern Dance from the University of Utah. Wilde has been a company member for the Polaris Dance Theatre, Shaun Keylock Company and Wasatch Contemporary Dance Company. Wilde’s choreographic work as been presented at Snow College, Pacific University, The Fertile Ground Festival of New Work, MADCO2, “OuterSpace” and the 801 Salon.