KARLOVSKY & COMPANY DANCERS

SUMMER BEASLEY

 began her dance training at the age of 3. She continued on her dance journey through college at Webster University with a BFA in Dance, and Lindenwood University receiving a MFA in movement with an emphasis in theater. She has danced and choreographed across the U.S. and has been working with Dawn Karlovsky since 2004. As a founding member of Karlovsky & Company Dance, Summer has enjoyed the opportunity to tour with the company to France and South Africa. Currently, she teaches dance, creative movement, and yoga at MICDS. Her yoga certificate includes the completion of a 200 hour yoga teacher training with Pam Schulte and a 95 hour children’s yoga teacher training with Lisa Roberts.

TAYLER KINNER

 (she/her) grew up in the cornfields of Springfield, IL. She holds a BFA in Dance and a minor in Advertising & Marketing Communications from Webster University, graduating with departmental honors. Tayler spent several years in San Francisco where she was fortunate enough to work with contemporary and dance theater based companies including RAWdance, Alyssandra Katherine Dance, Tim Rubel Human Shakes, KWENTO, REYES Dance, and several independent artists. She has performed in New York, Berlin, St. Louis, and throughout the Bay Area. Tayler is the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Big Plate Dance, using improvisation to bring spontaneous and joyful works to audiences. She currently lives in St. Louis with her partner and two cats, and enjoying her return to dancing with Karlovsky & Company Dance.

ABIGAIL HINRICHS

is a dancer, choreographer, and teacher native to St. Louis, Missouri. She holds a BFA from the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance where she was inspired to not only perform professionally, but to collaborate and create with a variety of other artists. Abigail currently serves as the Studio Manager at Central Studio and teaches dance and Pilates for all ages throughout the St. Louis area. She is passionate and excited to continue dancing and participating in community outreach with Karlovsky & Company Dance, Collective Motion, and Ballet 314. This is her fifth season with Karlovsky & Company Dance.

SAM MITCHELL

graduated from Webster University with a BFA in Dance in 2013 in Saint Louis, Missouri.  Since then he has performed internationally and domestically with a variety of artists and companies enjoying multiple seasons with Karlovsky & Company Dance, Modern American Dance Company (MADCO) in Saint Louis, and Tim Rubel Human Shakes in San Francisco.   

LISE GARGER

has thoroughly enjoyed participating in Dawn's amazing choreographic process for the past 5 years.  In her prior dance life, many moons ago, she danced with Pittsburgh Dance Alloy, Burning Feet Dance Company in St. Louis and Strong Wind Wild Horses in Seattle.  Lise has a Bachelor of Arts in dance and physics from Mount Holyoke College and a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from Washington University School of Medicine.  She currently works at SSM Health Physical Therapy.

EMILEE MORTON

graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point with a degree in Dance and Arts Administration. She is thrilled to perform in her sixth season with Karlovsky & Company Dance where she’s had the opportunity to work in collaborative dance projects in the US and abroad. Currently, Emilee is the Pilates Coordinator at St. Louis City Fitness. She is a Balanced Body Pilates certified instructor with additional training in Pilates and Dance Specialization with Dr. Suzanne Martin, Reflexive Performance Reset (RPR) with Jeff Bramhall, Immaculate Dissection: Core Concepts with Dr. Kathy Dooley, and McLoughlin Scar Tissue Release (MSTR®) with Cyndi George.

ELISE MARIE RINGENBERG

 is excited to be dancing with Karlovsky & Company Dance for her fifth season.  She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Modern Dance from Texas Christian University and a Master’s degree in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling from Columbia College Chicago.  In addition to dancing with Karlovsky & Company Dance, Elise works as a psychotherapist and dance/movement therapistat Emovere. Elise is grateful for the opportunity to continue dancing for herself as well as spreading the psychotherapeutic benefits of dance to others.