Liberty Harris was a Dance Kaleidoscope company dancer for fifteen years. In that time she realized her passion and gift for teaching and leading education programs. Liberty is Dance Kaleidocope’s Rehearsal Director and the Director of Education as well as an instructor. She has taught for studios all over Indianapolis and is grateful for the opportunity to share her passion for dance with younger generations.
Heather Gum, an Indianapolis native, grew up training and teaching at Dance Magic Performing Arts Center. Over the years she has had the opportunity to perform in many ballets in and around the Indianapolis area. Heather attended Anderson University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication Design and Minor in Dance Performance.
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.
Daniella Sibley is from Las Vegas, NV where she trained at The Dance Zone for several years focusing on a wide variety of styles, and studied with a wide variety of choreographers like Jenn Freeman, Matt Luck, and Kayla Kalbfleish. She attended Cincinnati Ballet’s summer intensives during the summers of 2016-2018. During her high school years, she attended Las Vegas Academy of the Arts, majoring in dance and exploring new styles of dance and beginning to choreograph. Daniella is currently a student at Butler University, studying biology, dance, education, neuroscience, and diverse learning.
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.
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 2023-24 season is Marie’s 8th with Dance Kaleidoscope.
Marie is sponsored by Cathy and George Korinek.
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. Our 2023-24 season is Vivien’s 2nd with Dance Kaleidoscope.