SDW ALUMNI

 

Check out some of the amazing things our former students are doing! 

Madison Ingles
 

Madison moved to Los Angeles at the age of 17 after graduating high school to pursue his dream on the Edge Scholarship Program. He is represented by Clear Talent Group and has been given the opportunity to work with top choreographers including Marguerite Derricks, Fatima Robinson, Sean Cheesman, and Chuck Maldonado, to name a few. 

 

Madison’s first professional job was dancing along side Michael Douglas in the HBO film Behind The Candelabra, about the life and death of Liberace. He has also assisted choreographers on seasons ten and eleven of So You Think You Can Dance. In 2013, Madison was given the opportunity to travel to Europe and tour with German pop star Helene Fischer. Commercial work is Madison’s favorite and he can be seen dancing in spots for Toyota, Gap, Just Dance Video Game, and you can see him in Capitol Records’ music video for Disney’s Cinderella. 

 

Recently Madison has joined the Aqualillies, a worldwide synchronized swimming entertainment company. He is currently in rehearsals and will start traveling with them in 2015. In his free time, Madison has one passion. He likes to watch old Spotlight Dance Works Hall of Fame videos and has been known to actually spend hours doing it. 

Lauren Brown
 

Lauren Brown graduated from Spotlight in 2009 where she went on to college at The University of Michigan. She studied Pre-Health and Communications during her undergraduate career. In addition, Lauren was a collegiate athlete on The University of Michigan Dance Team member and Volunteer Chair. After graduating in 2013, her post-collegiat career has been in marketing and advertising at Gail & Rice in Farmington Hills and she has began her post-graduate studies in broadcasting. Lastly, Lauren was awarded 4th runner-up at Miss Michigan in 2013 and will be competing for the title of Miss Michigan in June of 2015.

Kaitlynn Edgar

 

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Kate Vincek

 

Kate Vincek received her BFA in Dance from Wayne State University in Detroit, and is now performing and teaching in New York City. Throughout her career, Kate has had the great pleasure of performing nationally and internationally in works by Chris Masters, Nicholas Leichter, Jan Van Dyke, John Zullo, Faye Driscoll, Julie Johnson, Jeff Rebudal, Alison Woerner, and Lauren Adams. She has also had the honor of presenting her choreography at the National ACDA conference. Kate is currently performing and collaborating with ChrisMastersDance and continuing her own choreographic pursuits. Of course, her love and devotion to dance all began with her study at Spotlight Dance Works, and she could not be more proud to call Spotlight her home! 

Tarra Green

 

Tarra Green is currently a Wayne State University BFA Dance graduate. Tarra has studied and trained in dance for eighteen years. She trained at Spotlight Dance Works under the Artistic Director Liz Schmidt. As her passion for dance excelled she was introduced to many different techniques including Jazz, Modern, Tap, Character, Ballet, Pointe, Hip hop, African, Contemporary dance and is trained in STOTT Pilates.  She has traveled to California, Florida, Chicago, Las Vegas, Catalina Island, Arizona, and New York to study from different amazing artist. Tarra has had the opportunity to work with well-known choreographers all over the United States in residencies at Wayne State including Lauren Adams, Ray Mercer, Sonya Tayeh, Larry Keigwin, Nathan Trice, Desmond Richardson, Gary Jeter, and Ronnie Todorowski.

 

​Tarra performed and toured with the company The LA Follies and the band Fifty Amp Fuse. She toured with Mike Ellison, Wayne States Dance Company One, and Wayne States Dance Workshop. Tarra’s choreography has been presented in two concerts at Wayne State University in 2013. She has had the opportunity to devote her artistry and knowledge at Mt Clemens High School and seven different dance schools. Tarra performed at the Vegas Belliago hotel for New Years Eve and for Bud light at Whatever USA. She performed for the Detroit Lions Thanksgiving Half Time shows with Mariah Carey, The Goo Goo Dolls,  and Jesse McCartney. Tarra advertised for the Complexions Detroit Intensive Newsletter and was a runway model for DM Collections, Beverly Hills Productions, and Mario Arizmendi. She danced for Kiko in the opening act for Charlie Wilson. Also performed on B.E.T.’s 106&Park television show with R&B/Pop Artist Princeton.

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