DEN is a pre-professional dance company established in 1983 to provide students with the opportunity to be a part of an organization that will teach the art of dance and performance in a fun and positive, yet disciplined, environment. The program promotes self-esteem and self-discipline while allowing students an outlet for creativity and self-expression. As a member of DEN, you will receive extensive dance training in a professional environment, and have the opportunity to perform in professional theaters, as well as community events.
Thanks to Liberty Bay Danceworks and Founding Director Michael Falatico a solid foundation of dance training and tradition was established. In 2010, Liberty Bay transitioned into InMotion Performing Arts Studio and had the privilege of continuing to build the legacy of DEN and the organization. The Company has continued to flourish under the Direction of Sara Milov since 2011.
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Dance Ensemble Northwest is proud of it’s many dancers who have gone on to do great things with their lives after graduating from DEN and InMotion. Below are just a few examples of the many accomplishments of past DEN members who have stayed in touch with InMotion.
David Harvey – Company Member Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet
William Miglino – Carolina Ballet, Faculty of Chicago Ballet and PNB
Roxanne Foster – University of Washington BA of Dance, Seattle Opera
Stacie Brown – 2010 Grad- University Utah Ballet Dept, Utah Ballet
Jordan Anderson – 2011 Grad- WOU – Freshman Dancer of the Year
Ben Staker -2012 Grad- Joffrey Ballet School NY-scholarship, UW
Alexis Weisbarth – 2013 Grad– EDGE PAC Los Angeles
Caleb Adams -2014 Grad -Milwaukee, 5th Ave Theatre, Tacoma City
Ballet, The Village Theatre
Isobel Tolles 2014 Grad– Ballet Chicago, Santa Clara University
Tyler Sorensen – 2015 Grad- Ballet Chicago, 5th Ave Theatre, The Village Theatre, WWU, University of Washington
Sakura Burkhart – 2015 Grad– Ballet Met Trainee- Scholarship recipient
Morgan Goodfellow- 2016 Grad- BFA Dance Chapman University
Basia Lamy- 2017 Grad- PNBS, NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Leila Crocker- 2017 Grad- EDGE PAC- Scholarship Program, LA
Claire Freund- 2019 Grad- PNBS, UW- Engineering & Dance
Claire Hager- 2019 Grad- Point Park University- Dance