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Sarah Beth Byrum | Company Director
Sarah Beth Byrum received her Bachelor’s Degree in Dance from the University of Oregon and founded All That! Dance Company that same year. Sarah Beth began dancing at the age of three, training in all styles. Sarah Beth was published in Spotlight on Dance and featured in Family Fun Magazine. She was the recipient of prestigious Gerald E. Bruce Award by the Ford Family Foundation. She has also been awarded by the National Dance Educators Association, Oregon Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, the Junior Miss Scholarship Program, and Phi Beta Fraternity for the Arts. Sarah Beth was recently honored by the University of Oregon's Dance Department with their prestigious Community Partnership Award. Her expertise has been published in Dance Studio Life magazine and she is a member of the worldwide Dance Studio Owners Association. Sarah Beth's passion for dance has led her to produce over fifty full length concert events, as well as being the founder and creative director for the annual production of the Nutcracker Remixed. She has received countless awards for her choreography and the technical proficiency of her students at both regional and national competitions. Sarah Beth shares her love for dance with students of all ages from toddlers through adults.
Marie Pederson | Assistant Director
Marie Pederson began her dance training at Spotlight Theatre, then went on to dance at Lane Community College’s Dance Department and at All That! Dance Company. As a member of Spotlight Theatre’s Production Company, Marie gained first hand experience integrating dance technique with performance and showmanship. Marie has played starring roles in productions such as Kathy in Singin’ in the Rain, Rosie in Bye Bye Birdie, and Rizzo in Grease. Marie has served as a choreographer for countless major musical productions and has taught for All That! Dance Company for over fifteen years. Marie was the head coach for Pleasant Hill High School and Marist High School's Dance Team. She was also a founding member and choreographer for Fusion Contemporary Dance Company. Recently, Marie also served as a guest professional and choreographer for the annual "Dancing With the Realtors" event. Marie's choreography has won numerous awards at regional and national competitions and her creativity in staging gains her recognition wherever her work is showcased.
Bryant Henderson has studied and teaches various dance styles including ballet, jazz, modern, hip-hop, musical theatre, contemporary, and aerial dance. His choreography and research have been presented throughout the US, and recognized by organizations including the National Dance Education Organization and American College Dance Association. Bryant received his MFA in Dance and Women's & Gender Studies from the Univ. of Oregon, and his BA in Dance from The Univ. of Alabama. Bryant has taught and choreographed for institutions including The Univ. of Alabama, Shelton State Comm. College, and the Univ. of Oregon. In 2014, Bryant was the Asst. Director and Jazz Faculty for the American Ballet Theatre Summer Intensive. In 2015 and 2016, he was on faculty at Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop, and coordinated their Commercial Dance Intensive. As a Graduate Teaching Fellow at the Univ. of Oregon, Bryant was awarded the 2016-17 Georgianne Teller-Singer Dean’s Fellowship and 2017 Outstanding Grad Student in Dance award. In NYC, Bryant performed with SYREN Modern Dance, BEings Dance, DEMA Dance, and J. Chen Project. Bryant has toured the world as a dancer and aerialist for Celebrity Cruises, and was a guest artist for the aerial-ballet company, AROVA Contemporary Ballet. Currently, Bryant is the Artistic Director & Instructor of Dance at Willamette University in Salem, OR.
Katey recently moved to Eugene from New York City! Katey holds a Bachelor of Performing Arts in Dance Performance from Oklahoma City University. This is her second season with ATD and she is also the choreographer for Upstart Crow Studios. Katey has served on the faculty at multiple dance studios and has had many choreographic works performed in New York City, Chicago, Texas, and Oklahoma. Katey has been on staff with I Love Dance and Ticket to Broadway dance competitions. Favorite performance credits include Cigarette Girl in White Christmas, Olga Mara in Singin’ in the Rain, and Grittlebone in Cats. She has also danced with NY Theatre Barn and Erin Pryor Dance Theatre in New York City. Katey is excited to inspire and share her love of theatre and dance with the next generation of performers!
Deena grew up competing with a modern dance company at Dance Expression Dance Arts in New Jersey. She followed her passion when she moved to New York City and graduated with a bachelors degree in dance, from the New School for liberal arts. There, Deena studied ballet, modern, somatic education and choreographic research. She has had choreography featured at American College Dance Festival and interned at renowned non-profit dance organizations such as Movement Research and Danspace Project. After graduating, Deena produced works at small venues around NYC. During that time, she also taught dance at the YWCA of East New York. Now, Deena is happy to be a new resident in Oregon and looks forward to becoming a part of ATD's community.
Chelsea trained in classical ballet for fourteen years and was formerly an instructor at Eugene Ballet Academy. She went on to become the primary ballet instructor, teaching all levels of ballet at Absolute Dance Company in Colorado. Chelsea has taught at ATD for the past three seasons, beginning our teaching apprenticeship program under director Sarah Beth Byrum and quickly transitioning to lead teacher. Chelsea is currently finishing her degree at the University of Oregon with a focus on child development through the Family & Human Services Department. Chelsea has a spirited toddler of her own and works with our youngest dancers all the way up to our advanced ballet classes, sharing her passion for dance with all of our students.
Jaylene has been a lifetime lover of dance and dance student. She began dance at a young age studying ballet, tap, jazz and lyrical. She continued her studies through her time at Western Oregon University as a member of the university’s dance team. She went on to receive her degree in education and is currently a kindergarten teacher in the Springfield School District. Jaylene loves blending her passion for dance and for early childhood education in her role as a dance teacher. Jaylene has taught for ATD for the past three years and loves working with all of her students. She is a mom to two boys and one beautiful girl. Her joy for dance and love for children shine through in every one of her classes.
Coleman grew up dancing at ATD beginning at age five. He studied ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, musical theatre, ballroom and acrobatics. He was part of the award-winning all male hip hop group ICU Crew and also danced for the Marist High School Dance Team. He went on to study dance at both LCC in Eugene and Western Oregon in Monmouth. Coleman has taken master classes and workshops from some of hip hop's greats including Dave Scott, Ian Eastwood, Robert Hoffman and more. Coleman works with our boys hip hop program mentoring the next generation of young male dancers.
Debi grew up in the Portland area where she had extensive studio training. Debi was the Captain of her high school dance team, 2013 Miss Thunderbird, a member of the All State Dance Team, and a 2014 DDCA Dance Scholarship recipient. She went on to dance for the University of Florida Dazzlers Dance Team, and is currently a member of the nationally recognized University of Oregon Dance Team. She has worked for an instructor for the Universal Dance Association. She also teaches for Thunderbird Dance Camp. She is a returning staff member and this is her second season with the ATD Team.
Conner Rabe has been dancing since age 6, training in hip-hop and break dancing. He trained on his own and then joined a studio competitive team in high school. He has competed and choreographed in many performances and is passionate about sharing hip hop and breaking with his students. This past season, Conner led All That! Dance Company's all boys hip hop group to taking the Top Scoring Group award at the regional Turn It Up Dance Showcase. His boys competitive team also took top honors at Thunderstruck Dance Competition, being named in the Top Ten groups in the northwest. This is Conner's second year with the company and he is thrilled to get back in to the studio working with our hip hop program and directing our all boys hip hop team.
KT Fuchs has been dancing for 18 years, training in ballet, modern, jazz, pointe, hip hop, partnering and West African. She studied at the Ailey School in New York City while attending Fordham University and is currently studying at the University of Oregon. KT is an amazing dance technician with a passion for teaching. This is her third season at ATD and she will be working with many of the classes in our Foundations program, along with coaching our Eugene Mini and Pulse Teams.
RyLee grew up dancing at ATD from the age of three. She excelled through each level of studio training, working her way up to the most advanced level competitive team. RyLee has had the opportunity to travel with her dance company and train through convention with some of the industry greats, such as Mandy Moore, Tessandra Chavez, Brian Friedman, and many more. RyLee has performed at countless concerts, competitions, and larger scale venues such as a guest performer in Disneyland Theme Park, for Carnival Cruise Lines, and as a halftime performer for the Holiday Bowl. RyLee was recently named as the Top Senior Soloist for Spotlight Dance Cup's Nationals and she can't wait to bring her training to the next generation of dancers.
Jennifer Welch grew up dancing at All That! Dance Company. She trained in all styles and was a member of ATD’s award-winning competitive dance teams. She went on to enter ATD’s teacher training program, serving as a teaching assistant for the past three years. She was a member of Fusion, ATD’s adult contemporary dance company for two seasons honing her dance skills with pre-professional experience. Jenny has continued her own dance training through workshops, master classes, and conventions and currently serves as a lead teacher and a teaching assistant for numerous classes in our program.
Dawn hails from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she received her Bachelor of Science in Communications and Bachelor of Arts in Dance from Slippery Rock University. She has worked previously as an Operations Manager for Apogee Health and Wellness in Manhattan. Dawn's choreography has been adjudicated by American College Dance Association at Ohio State and she was the awarded 2002 Choreographer of the Year by the SRU Dance Department. Her work has been presented in LABCO's Black Box Series, Dance New Amsterdam's Works in Progress, and Dumbo Dance Festival. Dawn's incredible blend of dance expertise and business acumen makes her the perfect fit for the ATD family. Dawn is our Studio Manager and you can find her smiling face every day at our Eugene office.
Christina Lindsay graduated from the Eugene School of Ballet in 2005, where she was the recipient of numerous scholarships and a member of the Eugene Youth Group. She had the pleasure of performing with the Eugene Ballet Company in multiple performances such as The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Dracula, Swan Lake and many more. She has also performed with Dance Theatre of Oregon in works such as, Peter and The Wolf, The Jungle Book, For The Birds and others. Christina has studied and performed with Long Beach Ballet Arts, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Ballet Idaho, University of Oregon dance program, and Lane Community College. Christina has studied mainly classical ballet but developed a love of contemporary ballet in the later years of her dance career. She found a passion for choreography and has choreographed three full works with Bambino Productions, and multiple various pieces for Lane Community College, Eugene Ballet Academy and Core Dance Studio. Christina is passionate about bringing the love of dance into the studio and sharing it with aspiring dancers.
I've grown up dancing at All That! Dance Company. The relationships I have developed have shaped me not only as a dancer but as a person. The studio is truly family.
~Kendra Dickey age 17