Dancing Instructor at Dancers' Workshop

PEOPLE

For an organization of our size and reach to operate, we rely on a dedicated team of professionals who bring their own unique expertise and creative energy to our organization.

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Babs Case

Babs Case is the Artistic and Executive Director of Dancers’ Workshop. She has performed, choreographed and taught modern dance throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada, and South America. Case attributes her multidisciplinary approach to dance to her professional affiliations with the Harry Partch Foundation and Company, Richard Landry of the Philip Glass Ensemble, and Lincoln Center Institute and Obie Award-winning actor Bob Berky. Case was the founding director of The Center for the Arts in Stuart, Florida for 12 years.  Babs is a past beneficiary of National Endowment for the Arts funding and a two-time recipient of both the Florida and Wyoming Fellowship Awards for Choreography. In 1992, she was awarded an Indo-American Research Fulbright fellowship to study dance, theatre and visual arts in India. As an educator, Case has taught at universities throughout the U.S. and offers multidisciplinary residencies in schools and workshops for at-risk youth. 

In 1999, Case 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. Most recently, her contributions to the arts were recognized by receiving the Cultural Council of Jackson Hole Award for Creativity and the Wyoming Governor’s Arts Award.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President, Tayloe Piggott
Vice President, Cynda Peralta-Ramos
Secretary, Amy Bryan
Treasurer, Veronica Silberberg
Larry Berlin
Babs Case
Greg Evans
Jillian Moorhead
Brandie Orchard
Jennifer Visosky

STAFF

Artistic & Executive Director, Babs Case
artistic@dwjh.org

Development Director, Amanda Flosbach
development@dwjh.org

Marketing & Communications, Christa Johnson
marketing@dwjh.org

School Director & Ballet Master, Eric Midgley
ballet@dwjh.org

Registrar & Finance, Cheryl Davison
admin@dwjh.org

Front Desk Supervisor, Marissa Moeri
frontdesk@dwjh.org

Pilates & Open Program, Kate Kosharek
pilates@dwjh.org

Junior Repertory Company Director, Michaela Ellingson
jrc@dwjh.org

Front Desk Associate, Stephanie Kelly
reception@dwjh.org

TEACHING FACULTY

Babs Case
John Coakley
Michaela Ellingson
Denise Faicco
Rachael Greenwell
Nicole Gustine
Rachel Holmes
Gabriel Kallas
Kate Kosharek
Eric Midgley
Marissa Moeri
Olga Needham
Stacy Thorkildsen
Mary Vande Kieft
Stephen Vletas
Luke Zender

ALUMNI STORY  

What a positive force Dancers' Workshop has been in my adult life. Please know - which I hope you already do - that the time, energy, and love that you invest pays dividends for students years and years later. Here are a few ways I’m so grateful to Dancers' Workshop: 

Adult life can involve solo moves to new cities. Luckily, the local dance studio feels like home wherever I go. Thank you for being my first “dance home”. 

An hour of exercise is my chosen antidote to long, stressful days. Dancer’s Workshop helped me build a positive coping mechanism, a lifelong commitment to health, and the physical coordination to embrace diverse athletic pursuits. 

A community of creative, intrepid women is a sacred thing. Dancer’s Workshop modeled one for me, and I seek out these communities now because I was raised in one! 

As young choreographers and performers, we were taught to open ourselves to feedback and give it constructively. What an essential tool that has been in the professional world. 

How valuable are friendships built through art? My best friends are the ones I danced with. They are my sisters and my lifelines, and we came together at Dancer’s Workshop. 

Madison Williams