Emily Dyson

Emily Dyson received her BFA in Ballet Pedagogy from the University of Oklahoma, where she performed with Oklahoma Festival Ballet and Contemporary Dance Oklahoma. She began her ballet training in Houston, TX with Gilbert Rome and Victoria Vittum and was later inspired by Austin Hartel to study modern. She has had the opportunity to train with several companies such as The Washington School of Ballet and Paul Taylor Dance Company and learn from many iconic teachers, including Clara Cravey, Steve Brule, Jeremy Lindberg and Rebecca Herrin. Emily enjoys teaching around the city and passing forward her love of dance to students of all ages. She wants to thank her parents, David and Dawna, for helping to make her dream come true and for always being her biggest cheerleaders. Emily dedicates this season to them. The 2022-23 season is Emily’s 12th with Dance Kaleidoscope.

Emily is sponsored by Sherrie & John Knighton and Anne Scheele.

Paige Robinson

Paige Robinson grew up dancing in the Chicago area, studying primarily at Dance Center Evanston, Chicago Ballet Arts, and Giordano Dance Center. She was a scholarship dancer at Lou Conte Dance Studio under Claire Bataille in 2013. Following high school, Paige spent two years in Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s Graduate Program. She then performed and toured with Eugene Ballet Company under Toni Pimble’s direction. While living in Oregon she also danced with Polaris Dance Theatre in Portland, and participated in Northwest Dance Project’s LAUNCH: 10 project, working under Sarah Slipper and Lucas Crandall. Other training includes Boston Ballet, Houston Ballet, and The Martha Graham School. She has completed Pilates instructor training and now teaches Pilates in the Indianapolis area. She is also one of the instructors at the DK School and loves imparting the joy of dance in students of all ages. Our 2022-23 season is Paige’s 8th with Dance Kaleidoscope.

Paige is sponsored by Jeff Berman and Sandy and Bob Reiberg.

Cody Miley

Cody Miley was born in Baton Rouge, LA, and moved to Texas when he was 13. After graduating high school he attended McLennan Community College in Waco, TX, where he began his dance training. He transferred to Sam Houston State University and received his BFA in acting and directing. He is a founding member of Nicolay Dance Works, led by Artistic Director Dana Nicolay, and has had the opportunity to perform in several concert dance pieces as well as dance festivals, including the Houston Fringe Festival, the Bailando Dance Festival and the 2015 Dance Gallery Festival in New York City. For the past four years, Cody has appeared in Alamo City Dance Company’s presentation of The Nutcracker every December. He also enjoys acting and has been in many theater productions. Our 2022-23 season is Cody’s 7th with DK.

Cody is sponsored by Virgil and Robert Paul Chan.

Marie Kuhns

Marie Kuhns received her BFA from the University of Oklahoma in modern dance performance under the direction and guidance of Austin Hartel, while performing with Contemporary Dance Oklahoma. She grew up in Silver City, NM, and trained at the Conservatory of Dance along with New Mexico School for the Arts in Santa Fe. She has had the opportunity of working with world-renowned choreographers such as Jessica Lang, Carla Maxwell, Kevin Iega Jeff, and Raimondo Rebeck. She enjoys teaching dance and spreading the love of performing arts to different communities. She is forever grateful for the constant loving support of her friends and family. Our 2022-23 season is Marie’s 7th with Dance Kaleidoscope.

Marie is sponsored by Cathy and George Korinek.

Manuel Valdes

Manuel Valdes began gymnastics training at the age of five in Dallas, TX, and continued as a competitive gymnast for 12 years. He began dancing at Dallas Black Dance Theater and went on to receive his BFA of Modern Dance Performance from the University of Oklahoma under the direction of Austin Hartel and Roxanne Lyst. While performing with Contemporary Dance Oklahoma, he not only had the pleasure of performing works by his professors, but also Ilya Kozadayev, Sonia Dawkins, Raimondo Rebeck, Jose Limón, and Alvin Ailey. Manuel has attended intensives with Paul Taylor American Dance Theater, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, BODYTRAFFIC and SALT. He is forever grateful for all the love and support from friends and family. Our 2022-23 season is Manuel’s 6th with Dance Kaleidoscope.

Manuel is sponsored by Dorit Paul.

Kieran King

Kieran King is from Mesquite, TX. At the age of 19, he began his dance training at Collin County Community College in Plano, TX. With a focus in Ballet Performance, he continued his studies at The University of Oklahoma, where he performed with both Oklahoma Festival Ballet and Contemporary Dance Oklahoma under the direction of Michael Bearden, Austin Hartel, and Roxanne Lyst. In addition to performing work by his professors, he has had the opportunity to perform work by choreographers such as George Balanchine, Alejandro Cerrudo, Amy Hall Garner, Ilya Kozadayev, Nilas Martins, Earl Mosely, and Kevin Wynn. He is grateful for the love and support of his family, friends, and instructors. Our 2022-23 season is Kieran’s 4th with Dance Kaleidoscope.

Kieran is sponsored by C.H. Douglas & Gray Wealth Management.

Sarah Taylor

Sarah Taylor hails from Portland, OR, where she began ballet training under the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus and passed every major examination with distinction. She has performed with Ballet Concerto, Lake Erie Ballet, SoMar Dance Works and Northwest Dance Theatre. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Mercyhurst University with a B.F.A. degree in dance where she was granted both dance and academic scholarships. She has been highlighted in the second violin in Balanchine’s Concerto Barocco, a principal role in Dennis Spaight’s Gloria, the Arabian soloist, Merliton, and Waltz of the Flowers soloist in The Nutcracker, and several principal roles in newly choreographed classical and contemporary works. During the summers, Sarah attended intensives at Oregon Ballet Theatre and American Ballet Theatre, and was a semi-finalist at the Genée International Ballet competition in Antwerp, Belgium. She is grateful for the love and unwavering support of her friends, family, and dance mentors and colleagues. Without them she wouldn’t be where she is today. Our 2022-23 season is Sarah’s 4th with Dance Kaleidoscope.

Sarah is sponsored by Miriam and David Resnick.

Holly Harkins

Holly Harkins is from Rustburg, Virginia, and began her dance training under Keith Lee at Dance Theatre of Lynchburg. Holly graduated high school from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 2017, and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the George Mason University School of Dance with a BFA in 2021. She has trained at the American Dance Festival, San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, SpringboardX, The Ailey School, The Taylor School, Company E, the Doug Varone & Dancers Intensive, and the Gaga Intensive. Holly has had the opportunity to perform works by Micaela Taylor, Kyle Abraham, Rafael Bonachela, Ohad Naharin, and Hope Boykin. Holly is endlessly grateful for the people who have helped her along the way, and is excited to create her home here in Indianapolis. Holly joined Dance Kaleidoscope as an apprentice in 2021-22 and this is her 1st season as a company member.

Holly is sponsored by Jennal and Kent Johnson.

Julie Russel

Julie Russel, raised in Cedar, Michigan, grew up training at Dance Arts Academy under the direction of Betsy Carr. Julie received her BFA in Dance Performance and BA in Environmental Sustainability at the University of Oklahoma. While at OU, Julie performed with Contemporary Dance Oklahoma and Oklahoma Festival Ballet. Julie had the pleasure to perform works by Merce Cunningham, Alejandro Cerrudo, Sonia Dawkins, Trey McIntyre, and Amy Hall Garner. Upon graduation Julie began dancing with the contemporary ballet company Verb Ballets where she performed works by Stephanie Martinez, Christopher Huggins, and Tommi-Waheed Eveans. She also taught various dance styles throughout the Northeast Ohio area. Julie continued her professional career with Wonderbound in Denver, Colorado where she performed works by Garrett Ammon and Sarah Tallman. Julie is excited to be dancing with Dance Kaleidoscope for the 2022-2023 season as a company member.

Julie is sponsored by Jim and Cheryl Strain.

Adrian Dominguez

A native of Denver, CO, Adrian Dominguez is thrilled to be dancing his first season with DK. He recently danced two seasons for Gregory Hancock Dance Theater. Adrian graduated from Anderson University with a B.F.A in Dance Performance. While studying at Anderson, Adrian has worked with guest artists Gregory Hancock, Earl Mosley, Nicole Springer, Eddy Ocampo and Ian Poulis. Adrian has had the pleasure of performing works by Sidra Bell, Christal Brown, Alexander Diaz, Vincent Hardy, Earl MAdrianosley, Matthew Rushing and Scott Willits at Earl Mosley’s Institute of the Arts at Bryant Park, and Hofstra University in New York City. Adrian has been part of many productions including Anthony and Cleopatra, Exodus, The Black Dahlia, There’s No Place Like Home, Under the Big Top, LIVE, The Violin Under the Bed, The Casket Girls, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, A Night in India (Gregory Hancock Dance Theater), Sealed (Zion Dance Project), And The World Goes Around, Fall and Spring into Dance, Meanwhile at Cinderella’s Opera (Anderson University).

Adrian is sponsored by Danielle and Pat Havens.

Vivien Mickels


Vivien Mickels hails from Noblesville, IN. She received her BA in Dance Performance and Choreography from Hope College, where she studied modern dance, ballet, jazz, tap, and hip hop. During her undergraduate studies, she has been in works by notable choreographers such as Matthew Farmer, Crystal Frasier, Sharon Wong, Linda Graham, William Rowley, and Nicole Flinn. Vivien has been a member of both H2 Dance Company and Strike Time Dance Theater. Prior to Hope College, Vivien trained at En Pointe Indiana Ballet with teachers such as Robert Moore, Polyana Ribiero, and Jonathan Guise. The 2022-23 season is Vivien’s first with Dance Kaleidoscope.

Daniella Sibley


Daniella Sibley is from Las Vegas, Nevada and began her training under Kaydee Francis and Jami Artiga at the Dance Zone. Daniella graduated high school as a dance major from the Las Vegas Academy for the Performing Arts. She continued her training by attending multiple summer intensive programs with Cincinnati Ballet. Daniella is currently attending Butler University with a major in biology and minors in dance, education, neuroscience, and diverse learning. She plans to graduate in the spring of 2023. Daniella joined Dance Kaleidoscope for her first year as a trainee in the 2022-2023 season.