Sweet Briar College Community Youth Dance Teachers for Fall 2016- Spring 2017

                  Katrina Buniak '17

Katrina Buniak is a senior dance major at Sweet Briar College from Austin, Texas.  She has danced for 18 years, and studied ballet for 13 years at the Slavin Nadal School of Ballet. She also received training at the Austin School of Classical Ballet. Katrina takes classes in jazz, hip/hop, modern and contemporary dance.  Most recently in summer of 2016 she studied with Pilobolus Dance Company in Bethlehem, Connecticut, and in the summer of 2015 she worked as a dance intern at Frequent Flyers Inc., an aerial dance company in Boulder, Colorado. [Frequent Flyers, Inc. will be a featured event in the Sweet Briar College 2016-17 Babcock Season.] Katrina will teach the 4-5 year old creative dance class in the Community Youth Dance Program at SBC.


Ruth Packard '17

Ruth Packard is a senior dance major and creative writing minor from Spotsylvania, Virginia, currently pursuing a B.F.A. and honors degree at Sweet Briar College. She has studied and performed dance for 18 years, and competed internationally in Highland Dance in Scotland and throughout the United States with Artistry Dance Center in Fredericksburg, VA.  Summer of 2016, between her senior and junior years at SBC, Ruth was awarded a grant to study in the Virginia at Oxford Program.  And in summer 2015 she traveled to Denmark with Sweet Briar dance professors to take part in the dance and the Child international festival in Copenhagen. Ruth has taught Highland for three years and jazz hip hop for two years in Community Youth Dance classes at SBC.  This year she will be adding modern dance and choreography to her community teaching.

Alex Dagher '17

Alex Dagher is a senior at SBC with a minor in dance and a major in psychology. She has a strong interest in music, theater, and special effects makeup. Alex grew up mainly in Texas, but has traveled all over the world. She has been dancing for three years, and has performed in every dance concert at SBC during those years. Alex is in many different SBC clubs, such as a community service club, the theater club, and the dance club. She is every excited to co-teach creative dance for 8-10 to ten year olds this year with the Sweet Briar College Dance Program.

Vanessa Finnegan '17

Vanessa Finnegan is a senior creative writing major and dance teaching minor.  During her four years at Sweet Briar College she has performed in every SBC dance concert on the college’s main stage in Babcock (and in nearly all of the smaller dance studio theater concerts). Vanessa believes that anything to do with dance is, for her, one of the most enjoyable and worthwhile ways to spend her time. From a very young age Vanessa danced on her own, exploring movement with her sisters and performing for family. As a young adult she rediscovered dance and its immense ability to open endless doors into her own imagination. She hopes to be able to help others discover in themselves all that dance has discovered in her, and more.

Rachel Rogers '19 Assistant for Creative Dance 4-5 year olds