Part Two: Meet the Company Dancers
We'd like to introduce you to additional company members and junior company members**, showcasing how they balance their work and student schedules alongside being active dancers and company members of Exhalations!
Also be sure to check back next week to find out more about the people behind the show: our directors, choreographers and lighting/sound designers.
Olivia Mayak, from Storystown, PA, is a dance teacher at the Dance Factory and is currently earning her master’s degree in Executive Leadership through Liberty University. She enjoys crafting, painting, and knitting and never leaves home without chapstick. A fun fact about her is that she loves pizza and anything sweet. Check out how Olivia balances work, dance, and school on her Instagram @oliviamayak.
Alexa DeJeet**, from Cranberry Township, PA, is a student at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School. She enjoys reading, swimming, and marine biology and would never leave home without her dance bag. A fun fact about her is that she will be attending ArtEmotion pre-professional summer dance intensive in Cleveland, OH summer. Check out how Alexa grows as a dancer and person on her Instagram @a.l.e.x.a_819.
Shauna Parker, from Pittsburgh, PA, is a beauty advisor at Target. She enjoys Cosplay (making costumes) and never leaves home without her phone. A fun fact about her is that she comes from a large family with 6 siblings and 13 nieces and nephews (so far). Check out Shauna and her cosplay on her Instagram @silverr.fox.
Haeli Brooke Augestein, from Warren County, PA, works as a waitress at Applebee’s and enjoys speding time with family and loved ones. She loves to travel and enjoy outdoor activities, especially the beach. She also likes to cook and try new recipes. She never leaves home without her cellphone and wallet. A fun fact about her is that she trained for 3 summers with the Radio City Rockettes and once danced on stage with Derek Hough at the Cleveland Arts Festival. Check out Haeli’s adventures on her Instagram @haeli_brooke.
Sydney Papinchak, from Acme, PA, is currently a double major in psychology and business administration with an emphasis in entrepreneurship at Washington and Jefferson College. She would never leave home without chapstick and a fun fact about her is that she met Will Ferrell. Check out how Sydney manages her school and dance schedules on her Instagram @justsydney3399.
Alexis Walker**, from Mars, PA, is a student at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School. She enjoys singing, acting, and performing at Lincoln Park. She has been in many musical theatre productions there and loves to travel, especially to NYC, and spending time with family and friends. She would never leave home without her phone and a fun fact about her is that she was born in New Jersey and lived in Florida before moving to Pennsylvania. Check out how Alexis juggles being a student at Lincoln Park and dancing with Exhalations on her Instagram @alexisv2002.
Catie Vigrass**, from Mount Lebanon, PA, is student and cheerleader. She enjoys spending time with friends and family and playing with all of her pets. She would never leave home without her phone and an iced coffee and a fun fact about her is that all of her fingers are double jointed. Check out Catie’s dance and cheer moments on her Instagram @catievigrass.