Principal Dancers

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.

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

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.

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.