Ashley Daneman: Finance & Academy Coordinator Ashley comes to Wellspring part-time to assist with financial aspects of the organization and to coordinate the Dance Academy. Back and forth from Kalamazoo to New York City twice since 2007, she has a masters in music from Manhattan School of Music and extensive experience in the performing arts via her career as a jazz musician. As an artist/entrepreneur, Ashley has also helped create JAZZSTART, a week-long camp for high school jazz musicians in Kalamazoo. Before coming to Wellspring, she worked as the Managing Administrator for Timbalooloo Music, Inc. - an innovative NYC-based early music program to teach kids jazz and the "language of music." Prior to that, she was Co-Director of THEARC campus of Levine School of Music in Washington, DC. Ashley grew up taking dance lessons at The Toledo Ballet and performing in musical theatre. She is also mom to three kids, two of whom dance at Wellspring.

Ashley Daneman: Finance & Academy Coordinator

Ashley comes to Wellspring part-time to assist with financial aspects of the organization and to coordinate the Dance Academy. Back and forth from Kalamazoo to New York City twice since 2007, she has a masters in music from Manhattan School of Music and extensive experience in the performing arts via her career as a jazz musician. As an artist/entrepreneur, Ashley has also helped create JAZZSTART, a week-long camp for high school jazz musicians in Kalamazoo. Before coming to Wellspring, she worked as the Managing Administrator for Timbalooloo Music, Inc. - an innovative NYC-based early music program to teach kids jazz and the "language of music." Prior to that, she was Co-Director of THEARC campus of Levine School of Music in Washington, DC. Ashley grew up taking dance lessons at The Toledo Ballet and performing in musical theatre. She is also mom to three kids, two of whom dance at Wellspring.

Remi Harrington: Instructor The daughter of a retired Air Force officer, Remi has traveled extensively throughout the world. Born in Merced, California, she began performing at the age of three. Having received sporadic formal dance training throughout her life as a result of attending six schools by the time she was 14, Remi has gone on to perform professionally for Sankofa Dance Theater of Virginia State University and Walt Disney World Entertainment. She is a veteran teaching artist and has worked for AGW Conservatory of the Arts, The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kalamazoo and Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools. Remi is graduate of Western Michigan University and the proud mother of four-year-old daughter Tegan.

Remi Harrington: Instructor

The daughter of a retired Air Force officer, Remi has traveled extensively throughout the world. Born in Merced, California, she began performing at the age of three. Having received sporadic formal dance training throughout her life as a result of attending six schools by the time she was 14, Remi has gone on to perform professionally for Sankofa Dance Theater of Virginia State University and Walt Disney World Entertainment. She is a veteran teaching artist and has worked for AGW Conservatory of the Arts, The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kalamazoo and Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools. Remi is graduate of Western Michigan University and the proud mother of four-year-old daughter Tegan.

Rachel Miller: Company Member & Instructor Rachel Miller is a company dancer, instructor, choreographer, and Midwest Regional Alternative Dance Festival (RAD Fest) Curator for Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers, Southwest Michigan’s premiere professional modern dance company. She attended The Ohio State University as a Dance Major, holds a BA in Creative Writing through Western Michigan University, and an MFA in Dance through Hollins University in partnership with the former Forsythe Company of Frankfurt, Germany. Miller has performed all over the country, and her choreographic and screendance works have been presented in the Midwest RAD Fest in Kalamazoo, Detroit Dance City Festival in Detroit, Big River Dance Festival in Huntington, South Bend, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Fringe Festival Praha (Prague), Indianapolis, and has had a piece of choreography commissioned as a work of study for the Lincoln Center Institute for Aesthetic Education Kalamazoo Chapter. She is a 2005 recipient of the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation Emerging Artist Grant and a 2010 recipient of the Kalamazoo Artist Development Initiative grant. Miller has sat on the adjudication panels for the Motor City Dance on Film Festival, RAD Festival, and Screen. Dance. Now. She is also a certified Pilates instructor, has been an Aerial Artist for ZFX Flying Effects in Louisville, and has taught in the Western Michigan University Dance Department. She is also currently on faculty at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp and teaches in the dance department at Grand Valley State University.

Rachel Miller: Company Member & Instructor

Rachel Miller is a company dancer, instructor, choreographer, and Midwest Regional Alternative Dance Festival (RAD Fest) Curator for Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers, Southwest Michigan’s premiere professional modern dance company. She attended The Ohio State University as a Dance Major, holds a BA in Creative Writing through Western Michigan University, and an MFA in Dance through Hollins University in partnership with the former Forsythe Company of Frankfurt, Germany. Miller has performed all over the country, and her choreographic and screendance works have
been presented in the Midwest RAD Fest in Kalamazoo, Detroit Dance City Festival in Detroit, Big River Dance Festival in Huntington, South Bend, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Fringe Festival Praha (Prague), Indianapolis, and has had a piece of choreography commissioned as a work of study for the Lincoln Center Institute for Aesthetic Education Kalamazoo Chapter. She is a 2005 recipient of the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation Emerging Artist Grant and a 2010 recipient of the Kalamazoo Artist Development Initiative grant. Miller has sat on the adjudication panels for the Motor City Dance on Film Festival, RAD Festival, and Screen. Dance. Now. She is also a certified Pilates instructor, has been an Aerial Artist for ZFX Flying Effects in Louisville, and has taught in the Western Michigan University Dance Department. She is also currently on faculty at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp and teaches in the dance department at Grand Valley State University.

 
Jasmine Statzer: Company Member & Instructor Jasmine Statzer started dance at a young age studying ballet, modern, jazz and African with Southold Dance Theaters pre-professional training program. After graduating, she started teaching at Southold while furthering her training at Lou Conte in Chicago, Dance Alloy in Pittsburgh, and an intensive with Like Water Drum & Dance of Ann Arbor. In 2006 she traveled with Magbana NY to Guinea, West Africa to train in traditional African drum and dance. Jasmine joined Wellspring in 2009, now dancing and teaching for the company. Recently she toured to New Orleans as part of Jonathan Brown and Rachel Miller's "Love After Love", which was also performed in Kalamazoo.

Jasmine Statzer: Company Member & Instructor

Jasmine Statzer started dance at a young age studying ballet, modern, jazz and African with Southold Dance Theaters pre-professional training program. After graduating, she started teaching at Southold while furthering her training at Lou Conte in Chicago, Dance Alloy in Pittsburgh, and an intensive with Like Water Drum & Dance of Ann Arbor. In 2006 she traveled with Magbana NY to Guinea, West Africa to train in traditional African drum and dance. Jasmine joined Wellspring in 2009, now dancing and teaching for the company. Recently she toured to New Orleans as part of Jonathan Brown and Rachel Miller's "Love After Love", which was also performed in Kalamazoo.

Kate Yancho: Executive Director & Instructor Kate joins the Wellspring family as an administrator and an artist. Originally from northeast Ohio, Kate is the oldest of four girls, all of whom danced. Her parents are artists at heart and made sure that artistic endeavors were always available to their children. Though theater took a hold of Kate for many years, dance was always where her passion to perform was rooted. She received a BFA in Dance Performance from Kent State University in 2005 then took a turn in a new direction and embarked on a career as a higher education administrator for over 10 years. After receiving her MA in Higher Education and Student Affairs from The Ohio State University in 2008, she began working for Kalamazoo College as the Assistant Director of Student Involvement. While at the College, Kate advised the student dance company, Frelon, while also teaching dance classes in the physical education department. She also choreographed Into the Woods and Carrie: The Musical for the College while there. In addition to her roles with Wellspring, Kate also teaches group fitness classes at The Fitness Spot, makes delicious, healthy meals in her kitchen with her husband, and chases around her young son.

Kate Yancho: Executive Director & Instructor

Kate joins the Wellspring family as an administrator and an artist. Originally from northeast Ohio, Kate is the oldest of four girls, all of whom danced. Her parents are artists at heart and made sure that artistic endeavors were always available to their children. Though theater took a hold of Kate for many years, dance was always where her passion to perform was rooted. She received a BFA in Dance Performance from Kent State University in 2005 then took a turn in a new direction and embarked on a career as a higher education administrator for over 10 years. After receiving her MA in Higher Education and Student Affairs from The Ohio State University in 2008, she began working for Kalamazoo College as the Assistant Director of Student Involvement. While at the College, Kate advised the student dance company, Frelon, while also teaching dance classes in the physical education department. She also choreographed Into the Woods and Carrie: The Musical for the College while there. In addition to her roles with Wellspring, Kate also teaches group fitness classes at The Fitness Spot, makes delicious, healthy meals in her kitchen with her husband, and chases around her young son.