Principal Dancers

Tenacity Bricher-Wade

Tenacity Bricher-Wade

was born in Denver Colorado, but was raised in Cheyenne. She started dancing at the age of 4 and absolutely fell in love with it. She is the managing owner of En Avant Dance in Cheyenne has been teaching dance for 16 years. She is also fortunate to have worked with many dancers from all over the country, including Yoav Kaddar, Peter Pucci, Tony Coppola, Jay Franke, Marat Daukayev, Gail Benedict, Keith Saunders, Susan Israel Massey, and Lawrence Jackson. Tenacity is also very active in bringing dance to theatre at CLTP .She is excited and thrilled to be Principal Dancer with Reformation Dance Company and the opportunity to dance with the other amazing people involved with the company.

Julia Brownell

Julia Brownell

was born in North Logan Utah, where she began taking dance classes at the age of 5. At age 7, she studied with the Cache Valley School of Ballet in Logan, Utah and was able to dance with the Cache Valley Civic Ballet through open auditions, and then as a member of its Junior Company, under the direction of Sandra Emile. While dancing with the CVCB, she performed in numerous productions of the Nutcracker,  and Firebird, Sleeping Beauty and Hansel and Gretel. Upon moving to Cheyenne she began taking classes at En Avant Dance Studio. She was a Soloist in the productions of “Peter Pan” and “A Midsummer Nights Dream”. Julia hopes to dance throughout the rest of her life.

Casey Dalton

Casey grew up in the Washington, D.C. area, training at the School of the Washington Ballet under Mary Day, and later at the Kirov Academy of Ballet where she was fortunate enough to be a member of Alla Sizova’s last graduating class in the United States. As a student, she attended summer intensives at American Ballet Theater, Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, and Boston Ballet. In 2004 she joined Colorado Ballet, and spent 11 years dancing corps de ballet, demi-soloist and soloist roles in all of the classical and neoclassical repertoire, as well as originating roles in many contemporary works by choreographers such as Dwight Rhoden, Jodie Gates, Val Caniparoli, and more. For the past several years, she has been teaching and coaching students throughout the Denver area, working in a class setting as well as offering private instruction to students of all levels. Casey is also certified to teach Marie Walton-Mahon’s Progressing Ballet Technique method. In addition to teaching, she spends her time working as the owner and creator of her own brand, DECO dancewear.

Tristan Grant

Tristan Grant began his dance training at the age of 3 years old at his mom’s studio in Colorado Springs, CO. Eventually venturing to Fort Collins where he trained at Studio West Dance Center. At the age of 14 he built his technical and creative skills training at Artistic Fusion Dance Academy winning numerous awards and scholarships. Tristan graduated and continued his pursuit of inspiration on scholarship, at California Institute of the Arts in Valencia. He has worked closely with and trained under choreographers such as Meghan Lawitz, Travis Wall, Stacey Tookey, Sabrina Phillips, Talia Favia, Wade & Chantal Robson, Dave Scott, Brian Friedman, Tabitha & Napoleon D’umo, and many more. He has performed as a featured dancer in Rogue Dance Company, was chosen as featured dancer in The Difference Between Company and has been featured in Kent Boyd and Matthew Kazierczak’s short film, “Collide in 1986.” He is quickly becoming a favorite master teacher and choreographer both across the U.S. and abroad.  His passion for dance and the creative process that he shares with other artists and dancers is obvious throughout his work and he is rapidly becoming one of the most sought after choreographers and master teachers.

Hannah Guthrie

Hannah Guthrie

began her dance training in Cheyenne, Wyoming at the age of 4. In the summer of 2012, she attended American Ballet Theatre’s summer intensive program in Austin, Texas. She also trained with Colorado Ballet during the summer intensive programs from 2013 to 2015. From 2014 to 2017 she danced with Ballet Wyoming as a Soloist in Wizard of Oz, Cinderella, Rock Ballet, Peter Pan and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She has danced in works by Terrell Davis from Davis Contemporary Dance and Robert Sher-Machherndl. Hannah joined Reformation Dance Company in the Fall of 2017. She is excited to be a Principal with Reformation Dance Company.

Cassidy Hager

Cassidy Hager

started her dance training in Cheyenne. Most notably, recently performing as Peter Pan formerly with Ballet Wyoming, and in recent past as Clara for the San Diego Ballet. She has been dancing under the instruction of Kathy Vreeland since 2014 and is grateful for the continued training that has shaped her both as a dancer and person. She has performed in Wizard of Oz, Cinderella, Rock Ballet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She has been to Haiti twice with Hope Force International and wishes to pursue an internship with them in the near future. She looks forward to being Principal Dancer with Reformation Dance Company.

Heather Hansen

Heather Hansen

started her training at the age of 4, and has not stopped dancing since then. Dance is her passion and she has cultivated that passion by working and performing with Colorado Ballet, Jillana (former principal with New York City Ballet), Peter Pucci, Moscow Ballet, Ballet West, and Patricia Tate, Marsha Knight, & General McArthur Hambrick (professors from The University of Wyoming). Most recently she has performed the roles of Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz”, the Wicked Stepmother in “Cinderella”, and Hermia in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. While at the University of Wyoming, she earned her degrees in Biology and Psychology. Heather loves having the opportunity to pass on her passion and love for dance, and has been teaching for over 18 years. She also works as a graphic designer. Heather is very excited to be a Principal Dancer with Reformation Dance Company!

Jonathon Hedger

Jonathan Hedger

is honored to be joining Reformation Dance Company as Principal Dancer this inaugural season. He has previously performed the roles of The Prince in “Cinderella”,The Wizard in “The Wizard of Oz”, and most recently as Captain Hook in “Peter Pan” and Lysander in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. He was born in Las Vegas, Nevada and traveled around the world with his military family before settling in Cheyenne. Jonathan began dancing at the age of 11,  with a focus on ballet and contemporary work although he has worked with styles from tap, jazz, and hip hop to Irish step, modern, and aerial arts.  He has studied around the country with some of the most renowned names in dancing, and has enjoyed collaborations with other local artists from Wyoming and Colorado.

Kaylee Skelton

Kaylee Skelton is from Littleton, Colorado, where she started her serious ballet training at Belliston Academy of Ballet, under the direction of Jeannine Belliston.  Ms. Skelton attended summer courses at Pacific Northwest Ballet, School of American Ballet, and Boston Ballet.  She then continued her training on scholarship in the Professional Division with Pacific Northwest Ballet, where she had the opportunity to perform in ballets with the company, such as Kent Stowell’s The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, and Cinderella, as well as world premiere pieces set by PNB’s company members.  She also danced as a company member with Nevada Ballet Theatre in Las Vegas, collaborating with Cirque du Soleil and performing roles such as “Big Swans” and “Spring Fairy” in James Canfield’s Swan Lake and The Nutcracker.  Kaylee then joined City Ballet of San Diego, where she danced in the company for 3 years.  There she had the opportunity to dance many roles, including ballets by George Balanchine, such as “Tall Girl” in Rubies, “Choleric” in The Four Temperaments, and “Solo Girl” in La Source.