Meet the Dancers

  • Meleta Buckstaff

    Meleta Buckstaff is an artist and dancer native to Jackson, Wyoming.  By day she works for Dancers' Workshop, and by night she designs clothing and costumes, makes collages, drawings, and jewelry, and generally dabbles in artistic pursuits.

  • Marissa Carr

    Marissa Carr graduated from Skidmore College in 2006 with a double major in Dance and English.  While in college, she had the honor of working with acclaimed artists-in-residence Robert Battle and Jeanne Bresciani.  Her studies took her to Greece where she performed with the Isadora Duncan International Institute in the reconstructed works of Isadora Duncan.  Prior to moving to Jackson, she lived in Boston where she performed with SOKOLOW NOW!, Deborah Abel Dance Company, Kelley Donovan and Dancers, Danny Swain Dance Company, and as a guest with Weber Dance.  Marissa is grateful for the opportunity to work with Contemporary Dance Wyoming.

  • Cady Cox

    Cady Cox, originally from Jackson Hole, began her training at Dancers’ Workshop with Babs Case and BJ Hanford. She participated in many summer workshops, including Limon, Alvin Ailey, Northwest Dance Project and Ballet West. Graduating with honors, she received her BFA in Dance Performance from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA in 2009. During college, she attended a study year abroad program at the Laban Dance Conservatory in London, UK and was awarded a Diploma in Dance Studies. Company credits include Cornish Dance Theatre, Agniezka Laska Dancers and Contemporary Dance Wyoming. Currently, Cady can be seen dancing with Contemporary Dance Wyoming, directing the Junior Repertory Company at Dancers’ Workshop, teaching yoga at Akasha and performing in any dance opportunity that comes her way.

  • Natalia Duncan

    A native of Knoxville, Tennessee, Natalia Duncan joined CDW as a transplant from Los Angeles. Her career as a performer began at a young age when she traveled extensively in the United States and abroad, dancing with a professional children’s dance company. In Los Angeles, Natalia apprenticed under Marjo-Riikka Makela in the Michael Chekhov Technique at Chekhov Studio International. In addition to her work with Off Square, Natalia is an associate producer with Firefly: Theater & Films, a bicoastal company producing theater and film, a producer for Hole Dance Films, a program of Dancers’ Workshop, and a performer with Contemporary Dance Wyoming. Selected stage and film credits include: Mayella in To Kill a Mockingbird, Serita inCharlie’s War (Christabel Productions), Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Nina in The Seagull, Carter in Uncommon Women and Others, Meredith in Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, and Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Producing credits outside Off Square include: Stage Matters!? (Firefly: Theater & Films in association with TCG), Unscreened (Firefly: Theater & Films), The Seagull (CSI), and DIRT (Firefly: Theater & Films). She graduated cum laude in theater from Yale University and is a graduate of the Michael Howard Studios Summer Conservatory in New York. She is a member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA membership candidate.

  • Kate W. Kosharek

    Kate has been teaching, performing and choreographing at Dancers’ Workshop since 2006. She holds a BFA in Dance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and has over 10 years experience teaching movement to all ages. While living in Milwaukee, Kate was a member of Wild Space Dance Company, which sparked her passion for site-specific dance making. In 2008 she co-founded Hole Dance Films, which has created numerous dance films that have played in festivals across Europe and the U.S. Specializing in Pilates group and private training, Kate educates awareness of breath and alignment, emphasizing that a strong core is key to proper body functionality and injury prevention. As her own experience continues to expand, Kate strives to give her students the ability to develop a deep understanding of movement and their bodies.

  • Heidi Ramseur

    Heidi Ramseur was born and raised in Jackson, and began her dance training at Dancers’ Workshop. Her dance training has included work with Peter Pucci, Repertory Dance Theater, The Martha Graham Dance Company, Colorado Ballet and others. Her studies took her to Los Angeles where she studied Music Composition at the Musician’s Institute, and to New York and abroad where she continued to dance and to study humanities and sociology. Heidi’s passion for art, dance, and music fuel her desire to teach others the joy of creating. She is also honored to be joining Contemporary Dance Wyoming for another exciting season.

  • Carrie Noel Richer

    Carrie Noel Richer is a dancer and filmmaker. She graduated from Bates College with a BA in Dance and earned an M.F.A. in Cinema from San Francisco State University.  This year is her 7th season performing with Contemporary Dance Wyoming under the direction of Babs Case. Richer makes dance films as a part of Hole Dance Films, a dance film production company that she started with Kate Kosharek 6 years ago – their films have screened internationally. She also works as a freelance filmmaker, specializing in web video marketing. Carrie was awarded the 2010 artist fellowship in Film through the Wyoming Arts Council and loves living and playing in Jackson.

  • Lindsay Weatherly

    Originally from Parker, Colorado, Lindsay Rae Weatherly holds her B.F.A in Dance Performance from the University of Wyoming. While at the University she studied under the direction of Catherine Cabeen, Bill T. Jones, Peter Pucci, Nicole Smith, Lawrence Jackson, Margaret Wilson, Marsha Knight and Jennifer Deckert. Ms. Weatherly has performed in several productions including the re-staging of D-Man in the Waters and From the Ashes, A Cinderella Ballet. She is also pursuing a career in Pilates fitness and education and is certified as a Stott Pilates Instructor. In addition to performance, teaching and choreography Lindsay has been trained in the art of Stage Lighting Design under designer Sharon Huizinga. As an artist she is convinced that through dance a pure level of communication and thoughtful responses to all of life’s journeys can be found..

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