Inga Aleckson

Teen Workshop

    Inga Aleckson is a Luther College graduate who majored in dance, and has been involved with dance camp since its beginning. She loves connecting both with people and the different mediums of art! As a jazz singer from an early age, she has found a home in improvisational work and the continuities present during different creative processes.  For Inga, dance has been a place of daily practice, physical fitness, expressivity, and an artistic outlet that has changed her life.  She believes intermedia art can challenge people to see themselves in very dynamic forms.  And for young people, she believes, this can be extra beneficial because they are adjusting and growing intellectually as a part of an already dynamic world.  Dance Camp has been such a fun, connected, and special place for Inga, and she can't wait to be a part of it this year. 

    Cory Eull

    Teen and Pre-Teen Workshops

      Cory Eull is moving into her junior year as a dance major at Luther College and is passionate about creative expression and human connection. She explores these passions through writing, the visual arts, and dance and enjoys living and working collaboratively with others as well as the environment.

      Cory was introduced to the Movement Fundamentals curriculum in the fall of 2018, and that is when she realized she needed dance in her life. She realized then that through studying movement she would study the world.


      Taylor Gomez

      Teen Workshop

        Taylor Gomez trained at National Dance Academy from the age of three through eighteen. She then went on to study Dance and Biology at Luther College. Taylor graduated from Luther in May, 2016 and is now living in Iowa City, IA with her husband, Andrew, and their rabbit, Vasco.

        Taylor's goal as a dance artist is to introduce others to movement as an expressive art. She believes that the healing properties of improvisational dance can and should be accessed by every body. Taylor enjoys facilitating movement practices, as well as teaching technique and choreography.

        Jane Hawley

        Teen and Pre-Teen Workshops

          Jane Hawley is a professor of dance at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa and is the creator of Movement Fundamentals: Liberating Practices for Dance Artists | Movement in Life and Art. She is the founding director of the Movement Fundamentals Institute collectively working with certified Movement Fundamentals artists and practitioners. Her passion for movement and the environment began on a dirt road close to her family farm where she was raised in rural Iowa.


          Jana Lundell

          Teen Workshop

            Jana's dance narrative began at the age of three inside a small studio in Northfield, Minn. where she learned the basics of tap and jazz. She entered the realm of dance team in high school, achieving two state titles in the high-kick division, and earning all-state jazz and all-conference honors. During her time at Luther, Jana was a member and co-founder of the group Orchesis dance group, participated in a variety of dance productions, and crossed paths with Movement Fundamentals for the first time. After Luther, she coached the Farmington high school dance team and returned to Northfield to teach at Pinnacle Performing Arts. Currently, Jana is completing a physical therapist assistant program in the Twin Cities, and is a member of the non-profit Black Earth Collaborative Arts-Movement Fundamentals in Minneapolis. For Jana, dance and dance-making foster authentic human connection by unearthing and sharing one's truest self and she would love to get to know you!

            Keshawn McCain

            Teen Workshop

              Keshawn grew up dancing with no studio experience prior to coming to luther. Keshawn is a self-taught dancer who focuses on styles within freestyling. Keshawn started seriously taking on dance 10 years ago and since has helped choreograph multiple Jr. musicals, performed in high school shows, shadowed and facilitated classes, and got first place this year in the BTQ Talent show here at Luther. After Luther, Keshawn plans to find work teaching freestyle at a studio and eventually open up a Studio of his own.

              Julia Simpson

              Teen and Pre-Teen Workshops

                Julia Simpson is going into her senior year at Luther College majoring in both Theater and Dance. Her passion for the arts began early in her childhood. Living in the Eau Claire area allowed Julia to be involved in musical theater year-round throughout high school and college. After transferring to Luther, Julia experienced firsthand the benefits of the Movement Fundamentals curriculum, and she quickly recognized the value of this unique dance program. Julia looks forward to cultivating further application of the Movement Fundamentals paradigm while working with middle and high school students this summer.