(she/her/hers) Macy studied ballet under the direction of Dmitri and Jenifer Kalevala in Southern California and was part of Orange County Ballet Theatre where she performed numerous ballets including the Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Balanchine’s Valse Fantasies, Balanchine’s Serenade, and various works by Terrence Marling (Hubbard Street). In addition to her ballet training, Macy was a member of the pre-professional company Westside Dance Project where she was able to study and perform works by Ohad Naharin, Spenser Theoberge, Jermain Spivey, Brett Easterling, and Jessie Riley. Macy participated in various dance intensives across the country including LINES Ballet, Peridance BLUEPRINT, Hubbard Street Dance, ChuThis, and Camp Protege. In 2019, Macy joined SALT Contemporary Dance as a member of the second company and continues to dance with the company while pursuing her education in International Relations and Global Women’s Studies at Brigham Young University. Macy is passionate about the intersection of ballet and contemporary dance and enjoys being able to mentor students in their journey on becoming artists.
(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/him/his) Trung “Daniel” Do was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah and received his BFA in modern dance from the University of Utah. After graduating college, he relocated to Portland, Oregon where he collaborated and performed with Shaun Keylock Company and Polaris Dance Theater. He was then offered and accepted a contract with Repertory Dance Theatre (RDT) and is now on his third season with the company. Since joining RDT, he has had the pleasure of performing works by Jose Limon, Lar Lubovitch, Donald McKayle, Bebe Miller, NOA Zhukov and others. He has been a guest dancer with Ririe Woodbury Dance Company and the the Nikolais/Louis Foundation for dance for their Alwin Nikolais France tour. He also serves as assistant director to project-based company Cat+Fish Dances.
(she/her/hers) Fiona Katrine trained at the School of Oregon Ballet Theater, after which she earned a scholarship to The Juilliard School in New York City where she completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts. She has performed across the country with companies like the The Metropolitan Opera House, Jessie Jennae and Dancers, Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theater, Oquirhh West Project, and has done much freelancing. Fiona has been teaching multiple dance disciplines for over a decade. She also spent three years as adjunct faculty at Utah State University Caine College of the Arts, and director of Studio Artists, a pre-professional modern/contemporary company. Currently, she is a dance artist with SALT Contemporary Dance.
(he/him/his) Izzy is Venezuela born and Utah raised. He started dance his senior year of high school and went on to study dance at Utah Valley University. He studied Modern, Hip-Hop, Contemporary, Ballet, Jazz and Ballroom. During his studies he was a member of the University’s Modern, Contemporary, and Hip-Hop Companies. Along with dancing and performing, he also began to pursue choreography professionally. After attending UVU, he went on to join SALT Contemporary Dance for a few seasons and is now a professional performer for musical theater productions around the state.
(she/her/hers) Courtney Mazeika is a dancer, choreographer, and educator originally from Houston, TX. As a freelance artist, she has had the opportunity to perform in works by Tom Weinberger, Bobbi Jene Smith, David Harvey, Christian Burns, Marissa Brown, Alex Ketley, and more. She is currently a company artist with Una Productions. Courtney has had the honor of being on faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, The Alonzo King Lines Ballet Training Program, and currently serves as director of the SALT Pre-Professional Training Company. She has shared her independent work at a number of schools, companies, and festivals including the University of Texas at Austin, SALT Contemporary Dance I and II, Oquirhh West Project, Chop Shop Contemporary Dance Festival, Austin Dance Festival, Rotterdam International Duet Choreography Competition and more. Courtney received her BFA in Dance from the University of Texas at Austin; then trained under Summer Lee Rhatigan at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance.
(she/her/hers) Audrey Wells, originally from Portland, Oregon, relocated to Utah in 2019 where she is currently a dancer and dance teacher. Since moving to Utah, Audrey has had the pleasure of working with many inspiring choreographers and dancers as a dance artist with SALT Contemporary Dance, Salt 2, and Oquirrh West Project. Audrey received her BFA in dance from Marymount Manhattan College (MMC) in New York City where she was a member of student company. While in New York, Audrey danced with Bryce Dance Company, Monica Hogan Danceworks, Wilder Project Dance, and appeared as Anybody’s in West Side Story at Leona Summerstage. She has performed works by Ihsan Rustem, Robert Battle, Larry Keigwin, Ron K. Brown, and many others. As a young dancer, Audrey spent summers at various programs including Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, San Francisco Conservatory, NW Dance Project, Vim Vigor Dance Company, and Parsons Dance, all of which have informed the way she interprets, performs, creates, and teaches movement. In addition to performing, Audrey teaches at several studios throughout Salt Lake County.
(they/them/theirs) Zaria Jackson, Native to Hoover, Alabama, began their training at Alabama Dance Academy. They were able to expand their training by going to Orlando Ballet, Kaatsbaan Extreme Ballet, Alfonzo King Lines Ballet, and Modas Summer Intensives.
After graduating from high school Zaria trained at the Alonzo King Lines Ballet I training program under the direction of Kara Abiogenesis. While in the program they had opportunities to work with choreographers Alex Kelley, Sidra Bell, Gregory Dolbasian, Robert Moses, and Christian Burns. Now a graduate of the program, Zaria has moved to Salt Lake City to dance with SALT2.
(she/her/hers) Amanda Colangelo began her dance training at the New England Dance Conservatory in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts. In 2019 she earned her BFA from the Ohio State University with concentrations in contemporary performance and composition.
Ms. Colangelo has had the privilege of performing works by Ohad Naharin, Ihsan Rustem, Ching Ching Wong, Sidra Bell, Gregory Dolbashian, James Gregg, and Eddie Taketa. She has attended workshops and intensives with the Peridance Capezio Center, Shen Wei Dance Arts, SALT Contemporary Dance, and Houston’s METDance.
Ms. Colangelo is currently in her second season with SALT Contemporary Dance’s sister company SALTII.