Dancers' Workshop Instructors

  • Babs Case

    Artistic Director // Executive Director

    Babs has performed, choreographed, and taught modern dance throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada, and South America, She attributes her multidisciplinary approach to dance to her professional affiliations with the Harry Partch Foundation and Company, Richard Landry of the Phillip Glass Ensemble, Lincoln Center Institute and Obie award winning actor, Bob Berky. She was the founding Executive Artistic Director of The Center for the Arts in Stuart, FL for 12 years. Babs is a past recipient of National Endowment for the Arts funding and both the Florida and Wyoming Fellowship Awards for Choreography. In 1992, she was awarded in Indo-American Research Fulbright fellowship to study dance, theatre and visual arts in India. As an educator, Ms. Case has taught at universities throughout the U.S. and offers multi-disciplinary residencies in schools and workshops for at-risk youth. In 1999 she moved to Wyoming and formed Wyoming’s first modern dance company, Contemporary Dance Wyoming, which tours regionally performing lecture demonstrations in schools and formal concerts for the public. Her contributions were recognized in 2009 by receiving the Cultural Council of Jackson Hole Award for Creativity.

  • Kate W. Kosharek

    Adult Fitness & Pilates Coordinator //  Dance Instructor // CDW Member

    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.  

  • Rachel Holmes

    School Director // Dance Instructor // CDW Member

    Rachel Holmes is a former member of Elisa Monte Dance, a New York City based company that DW has presented a number of times.  Rachel began her formal training at the Anneliese von Oettingen School of Ballet and the School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati, OH. Rachel went on to study at Ballet Met, Dance Theater of Harlem, and the Joffrey Ballet School all on scholarship, and has continued to train in a variety of dance disciplines in open classes throughout New York City.  She has had the honor of working with choreographers Andre Zachery and Joe Celej, and touring nationally and internationally with the Kai Kweol Contemporary Dance Theater in Cincinnati, Joan Miller’s Dance Players, Elisa Monte Dance, NY2Dance, and Mazzini Dance Collective.  Ms. Holmes has set works, taught master classes, workshops, and privates classes in the US, South America and Europe.

  • Francesca Romo

    Contemporary Dance Wyoming Rehearsal Director & Dancer

    Francesca Romo started working with Dancers’ Workshop in 2014 as a dance instructor. Fran was born in London, England and trained at the Royal Ballet School as well as the London Contemporary Dance School. After a one-year apprenticeship with Richard Alston Dance Company, she formally joined the Company from 2003–2006. In 2007, Fran co- founded Gallim Dance, a New York City-based company whom Dancer’s Workshop hosted various times from 2012-2014. She has toured, created and set Gallim's work both nationally and internationally. Fran is a certified Gyrotonic® and Gyrokinesis® Instructor and currently teaches at Jackson Hole Gyrotonic. Fran is a company member and Rehearsal Director of Contemporary Dance Wyoming.

  • Cady Cox

    JRC Co-Director // Dance Instructor // CDW Member

    Cady Cox was born and raised in Jackson Hole, Wyoming where she performed in local dance productions with the Dancers’ Workshop Junior Repertory Company from the age of eight. She attended many summer intensives during her high school years, including Alvin Ailey in NYC, Ballet West in Utah and Jose Limon in San Francisco. She graduated with a B.F.A. in Dance from Cornish College of the Arts, supplementing her junior year of college with a study year abroad at Laban in London, United Kingdom. She was awarded a Diploma in Dance Studies from Laban. She spent the last three years in Portland, OR, dancing professionally for Agnieszka Laska Dancers with many performance opportunities, including the Seattle International Dance festival. She also taught ballet, jazz and modern at Virtuosity Performing Arts and received her 200-hour Hatha yoga certification through The Movement Center in Portland. Cady is thrilled to be back in Jackson teaching at DW and dancing with Contemporary Dance Wyoming.

  • Stacy Fisher Hamby

    MELT® Workshop Instructor

    Stacy Fisher Hamby has always held an unending passion for the study of the dynamic human body. She strives to assist others to attain balance by teaching purposeful movement, restorative self-care, and holistic wellness.After graduating in 2005 from the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire with degrees in Kinesiology-Exercise Science and Spanish, she moved to Jackson, WY to play in the mountains. Since then, she has studied and holds certifications in various forms of movement including:NCSF Advanced Personal Trainer, ACSM Corrective Exercise, Mattes Method Active Isolated Stretching, PCCMat Pilates, Booty Barre, Iron-Core Fit Kettlebells, MELT Method, Thai Massage, STW Fascial Stretch Therapy. Stacy owns Fisher Fitness, a functional personal training studio in Wilson, WY. She instructs MELT Method And bootybarre® at Dancers' Workshop.

  • Marissa Moeri

    Front Desk // Dance Instructor

    Marissa Moeri 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.

  • Olga Needham

    Dance Instructor

    Olga started studying ballet and gymnastics at 10 years old in Kyrgyzstan. She quickly excelled in both, and at 13 years old moved to Kiev to enter the Olympic School. She participated in the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow, where she also finished a degree in Sports Medicine and was invited to join the Moscow Circus as a high bar gymnast. Her work has also included touring with Barnum Ballet and Cirque du Soleil for 12 years in 25 countries. Olga loves teaching Ballet Workout at Dancers’ Workshop.

  • Elvis Oalis

    Zumba Instructor

    Elvis began Zumba with his wife over a decade ago and has been and has been a licensed Zumba instructor at DW for many years now. Prior to doing Zumba, Elvis has almost over 15 years experience in teaching and dancing basic ballroom but his forte is on disco swing. 

  • Stacy Thorkildsen


    Stacy has a love of dancing that started when she began to study dance at the age of eight. She trained at San Ramon Valley Dance Academy in ballet, tap and jazz. She continued her studies at Brigham Young University and has been a part of DW for 20 years. She receives great joy from her little dancers. She’s blessed with a fabulous family and loves being actively involved in her children’s activities.

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