This non-competitive performance-based dance company is made up of auditioned dancers in grades 9 through 12. The Company performs at a variety of events around the Twin Cities area and ends their year with an annual concert performance at the Phipps in April. This year the Company is made up of 17 dancers, and is led by Director Christina Leines and Associate Director Stephanie Campbell.
The 2022-2023 Phipps Dance Company members are:
Betsy Anderson, Camille Bennis, Lillian Benzer, Calissa Campbell, Lilly Campbell, Heather Derrick, Hailey Ehrnreiter, Freya Fenstermacher, Marquelle Heiser, Abby Huenink, Lily O’Brien, Elle Quist, Natalie Ramthun, Norah Salter, Ceci Schley, Emelia Tigan, Ella Turnbull
“The Phipps dance program and the Phipps Center in general is one big family. The environment here is like no where else. Everyone is so supportive of everything you do and encourage you to be the best you can. There is truly no where better to dance and learn the foundations of performance movement.”
-Camille Bennis, PDC Dancer, 2023
"The Phipps dance program has felt like a family to me for as long as I can remember. It is so supportive and I love how it allows each dancer to grow at their own pace. I’m so grateful for all the connections I have made through this program and the amazing dance training I have received here!"
-Betsy Anderson, PDC Dancer, 2023