1:30-2:30 Hip Hop
12:30-1:30 Hip hop
9:00-10:00 Hip hop
12:45 2:15 Lunch
10:00-10:45 Hip hop
1:45-2:15 creative movement
Lunch & Break
Review and practice time for all – 5:30-6:30
Showcase and awards: 7:00 (open to all public)
Ages for workshop:
Mini Age 5-6, Junior Age 7-10, Teen Ages 11-13, Senior Ages 14 and up.
Teacher HOP VIP pass $25 (allows them to take and observe all classes)
$95 Junior, teen, Senior
*Tuition price Includes parent performance/scholarship awards
Solo competition prices:
Duet/Trio Entry fee:
Solo Entry fee: $70
Casey Peterson was born and raised in Hollywood, Florida. He began his dance training at the age of 17 under Rebecca Reed (PVHS) and Maria Vacarro (DDC). While studying for his BS in Biology at Dixie State University, he danced two seasons with Dr. Lee Lei’s company. He has also performed in numerous musicals such as Little Shop of Horrors, Damn Yankees, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Simion), Les Miserables (Marius), Cats (Pouncival), Into The Woods (Jack), Scooby: The Musical (Linus), High School Musical: On Stage (Troy). Other credits include Dear Dumb Diary, a made for TV film with Laura Bell Bundy, Was a featured dancer in Glenn Becks “Man in the Moon”, and Performed as one of Lynne Waggoner- Pattons Silhouette dancers for doTerra. He’s currently in his 7th season with Odyssey Dance Theatre where hes been able to perform in countries such as Germany, Switzerland, Istanbul etc and has been fortunate enough to dance roles such as Benvolio in their production of Romeo & Juliet and recently danced the role of the prince in Redux Nutcracker. Aside from company work, Casey has worked commercially for Disney and USANA.
Daysha Hannemann Pedersen
Daysha Hannemann Pedersen received her BFA from Brigham Young University in Music Dance Theater. While at BYU she was a member and choreographer of the Young Ambassadors touring company for two years and performed nation wide and throughout Europe. After graduating from BYU she went on to perform three seasons at the highly acclaimed Tuacahn Amphitheater. Favorite stage credits: LITTLE MERMAID (Arista), GREASE (Cha Cha), HAIRSPRAY (Brenda), JOSEPH…DREAM COAT (Potiphar’s Wife), PETER PAN (Tiger Lily). Other professional highlights include playing Giggle Girl in Odyssey Dance Theater’s THRILLER, featured performer at LAGOON AMUSEMENT PARK, featured dancer in Disney’s HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3, and background dancer in MTV’s AMERICAN MALL. She loves passing on her passion for dance and performing to the next generation and has also had many teaching/choreography opportunities and awards with high schools, studios, and universities throughout the state of Utah including: BYU, SUU, USU Eastern, Snow College, and Tuacahn.
Peiter Mortensen is a versatile individual who did not start his dance training until the age of 12. He began his training in: modern, hip hop and ballet. He then branched out to other styles as, contemporary, Latin ballroom, and the different styles of hip hop at the age of 15. At the age of 16 he started competing in ballroom and jazz competitions. He has received training from people from SYTYCD, DWTS and local Utah big names. And he is a current professional dancer on Odyssey Dance Theater.
Morgan began her dance education at a competitive dance studio in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she studied multiple styles of dance. When Morgan moved to Nevada she began to focus primarily on her ballet training. She was fortunate to study with respected teachers in the Las Vegas area, including Tara Foy, Inez Mourning and Ella Gourkova. She was also awarded scholarships to multiple ballet summer intensives. Morgan had many performance opportunities as part of Nevada Ballet’s Youth Company and as a student at the Las Vegas Academy of Arts. When Morgan was given the opportunity to create works for her peers, she realized her skills as a choreographer and teacher. This led her to major in Dance Education at Brigham Young University. Morgan later attended a teacher training at world-renowned Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet under the leadership of Marcia Dale Weary.
Morgan’s strong attention to detail and emphasis on proper alignment gives dancers the tools to succeed not only in her ballet classes but in all styles of dance. Morgan is a talented choreographer and dedicated teacher. Her passion and love for Ballet is contagious. With a positive, energetic attitude she challenges students, enabling them to gain confidence through consistent, hard work.
Yoga, Modern, Creative Movement
Britney Whitney has been teaching for the last 10 years as a recreational and competitive teacher in Las Vegas, Nevada and Southern Utah. She has choreographed numerous award-winning routines, both regionally and nationally. Her most recent teaching positions include Studio One Southwest and Henderson Dance Academy, Southern Utah University, and Cedar High’s Drill Team, Mohey Tawa.
Britney received her Bachelors in Dance Performance from Southern Utah University. During her time there, she received numerous prestigious awards including “Outstanding Contributor in Dance,” “Outstanding Graduating Senior,” and “Outstanding Choreographer” as well as, dance scholarships including the Kay Andersen Dance Scholarship and San Christopher Scholarship.
She has been blessed with several performance opportunities in her dance career. She has danced for numerous choreographers such as Charlotte Boye-Christensen, Joanna Kotze, Megan Brunsvold, Patricia Meredith, Kay Andersen, and Missy Cochran. She was also a member of Shifting Velocity Dance Company, a modern dance company based out of Southern Utah, under the direction of Denise Purvis. Some of her many other credits include performing in an award-winning short dance film titled, “Where We Begin” by Mitsuyo Miyazaki, a background dancer in High School Musical Two, and performing in many industrials in Las Vegas.
Britney is a member of the National Dance Education Organization and is a certified yoga instructor through Yoga Alliance. She is excited to share her passion for dance and yoga to all of the dancers at Ignite!