Dancers

Cherokee Bennett

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Cherokee Bennett is from Island Kentucky and began dancing at the age of 3. Receiving training from Joy Johnson’s dance studio. Threw out high school Cherokee was a company member with Owensboro Dance Theatre. Also a recent graduate from Western Kentucky University, receiving her BA in dance and a minor in art administration. As a WKU student she was a member of the western Kentucky University dance company. She has choreographed in several student productions, her most latest work was supposed to be presented at the American College dance Association but was canceled due to Covid. Attending several summer programs including GIordano Dance Chicago, John Lehrer Dance, David Dorfman Dance, Joffrey ballet, moon water Dance Chicago, Numinous flux Dane Nashville, Indiana University, and Inside dance Chicago. Most recently, Cherokee has been A rehearsal director for Owensboro Dance Theatre, and now a new member of Vaughn Dance.

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Lexi Rice

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Lexi Rice, originally from Georgetown IN, began dancing at the age of four. She started studying tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop and other styles at DanceWorks in New Albany, IN. Studying numerous genres she grew constantly performing on stage and in films. She has had the privilege of working with Louisville Ballet, Mediak Videos, Cathy Roe Productions, Disney’s Dance The World, Sublime Media, as well as performing through multiple competition/convention circuits. She received her Bachelors Degree of Arts from Western Kentucky University. There she was a member of the Wester Kentucky University Dance Company for four years, both preforming and choreographing. Through WKU she had had the opportunity to preform in works choreograph by artists like Robert McKee, Juan Enrique Sanchez, Melanie George, Matt Farmer, and more. Lexi has also had her own choreography presented at nationally at American College Dance Association, numerous competition circuits, as well as multiple student and faculty productions at WKU. Lexi Rice’s newest dance adventure has been joining Vaughn Dance we’re she can continue to pursue her passion in dance.

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Laura Taylor

Laura Taylor received a Bachelor's Degree of Fine Arts in Ballet and Modern dance from Texas Christian University. She began her dance training at age 9 studying ballet, pointe, modern, and jazz with Kirt and Linda Hathaway at the Hathaway Academy of Ballet in Plano, Texas. Laura has attended summer programs at the Orlando Ballet School, Texas Ballet Theater as a chaperone, and received a scholarship for the Joffrey Workshop Texas. Since her sophomore year at TCU, Laura was also a recipient of the Nordan Fine Arts scholarship award. While studying at TCU, she has performed in guest artist works by John McFall, Christian Von Howard, Susan Jaffe, and George Balanchine’s Episodes, Serenade, and Who Cares? staged by Michele Gifford. Laura has also enjoyed performing as a solosit in La Fille Mal Gardée, staged by Li-Chou Cheng, as well as Dr. Suki John’s Wall of Babel. Since graduation, Laura’s ambition has been to continue pursuing a professional career in performing and teaching dance.

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