| Andrew Wojtal
Andrew is currently on touring cast of Hamilton on Broadway. Born and raised in Gorham, Maine dancing under the artistic direction of Trish Moulton, Andrew continued his dance training at the California Institute of the Arts, graduating in 2011.
A 2010 recipient of the Princess Grace Dance Scholarship, Andrew has been a member of Shen Wei Dance Arts (New York, NY), ARC Dance Project (Seattle, WA), and Island Moving Company (Newport, RI) and BODYTRAFFIC (Los Angeles, CA). In the Fall of 2012 Andrew was invited as a guest artist to teach and set work on the B.F.A.students at AMDA’s Los Angeles campus. Commercially he has appeared on NBC’s Parenthood, alongside Taylor Swift at MTV’s VMAs 2012, Sol Tryon’s feature film The Living Wake starring Jesse Eisenberg, as well as performing for Julie Andrew’s as she was honored by the Professional Dancers Society for Lifetime Achievement at the Gypsy Awards held at the Beverly Hilton.
Andrew’s choreography has been presented by REDCAT (Los Angeles, CA), Bates Dance Festival (Lewiston, ME), Arts in the One World Conference (Valencia, CA), Ruhrtriennale Festival at Pact Zollverein (Essen, Germany), as well as the Walt Disney Concert Hall (Los Angeles, CA) assisting choreographer Barak Marshall for the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s opening gala performance in September 2012. This winter Andrew will join the cast of the Metropolitan Opera performing in their 2013-2014 season at Lincoln Center. Andrew has also been a cast member of Fiddler on The Roof on Broadway.
Meaghan Gilbert is 22 years old and has been with the Dance Studio of Maine since she was six years old, competing on the jazz, contemporary, ballet, and hip hop teams. She went to Allegheny College in Meadville, PA where she got a degree in Neuroscience witha minor in Dance and Movement Studies. Now, she is preparing to attend a Physician Assistant program in 2018. She currently works as a CRMA at Oceanview in Falmouth, ME. She is excited to be a new member of the Lady Red Claws dance team, and is thankful for the support of her friends and teachers at the Dance Studio of Maine!
Annie King graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2013 where she received a BA in Dance and held a concentration in Health Sciences. At CU, Annie trained extensively with Donna Mejia, Kim Olsen, Gabriel Masson, Kathleen Hermsdorf, Onye Ozuzu, Chris Aiken, Angie Hauser, Erika Randall and Nada Diachenko. She also performed in works by Josselyn Levinson, Lauren Beale, Erinn Leibhard, and Jadd Tank and Mollie Wolf of WolfTank Productions. Annie attended Bates Dance Festival in 2012 where she performed in a repertory piece by Delfos Danza of Mazatlan, Mexico. In the summer of 2013, Annie trained with Keigwin + Company at their summer intensive in NYC and performed a repertory piece titled “Megalopolis.” She also attended Strictly Seattle at Velocity Dance Center in Seattle, WA where she trained with Bennyroyce Royon,Michelle Miller, Louis Gervais, KT Neihoff and Umami Performance. While in Seattle she performed in new works by Marlo Martin at the Strictly Seattle Performance. Annie currently lives, works and pursues her performance career in Denver, CO. One of her positions is at an Alexander Technique private practice where she also continues to study The Alexander Technique. Annie is also a member of Louder Than Words Dance Theater a dance company in Denver run by Chris Harris.
Natalie is a former competition student of the Dance Studio of Maine. She danced at the studio for 16 years, starting with creative movement and continued on to be a competition dancer. She competed on the jazz, contemporary, and hip hop competition teams while also focusing in ballet andpointe. Natalie attended various summer intensives including Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre, where she focused in ballet and pointe, and the Bate’s Dance Festival. She graduated from Westbrook High School in 2017 and went on to attend college and dance in Irvine, California. She is currently working for a massage therapy business and will continue to teach dance, now and in the future. Natalie is majoring in biology with plans to transfer to North Carolina for the next chapter of her education with the goal of practicing medicine. She attends various classes in LA and OC and is excited to continue fueling her love for dance, while also working towards her degree!
Nicole Labbe is 20 years old and has attended the Dance Studio of Maine since she was three years old. She participated in many of the competition teams including jazz, ballet, contemporary, tap and hip hop. Nicole is currently attending the University of North Carolina where she is in the process of completing a degree in Dance Education and Psychology. In the future she hopes to performwith one of many dance companies that she is auditioning for and eventually come back to work at DSOM.
I have danced lyrical, hip hop and jazz with DSM for five years. I discovered DSM after taking a two-year break from dance; where I had previously taken only ballet at a different studio. In 2005 I graduated and attended University of Maine at Orono. At Orono, I continued to dance ballet and modern. I continued to build on my dancing and joined the UMaine Dance Club, took a variety of dance classes and preformed in bi-annual shows and other special performances. Petra now lives and works in Washington State where she continues to take and perform ballet.
Kelly Aube attended the Dance Studio of Maine starting at the age of 3 and is former competition student, competing on the jazz, contemporary and hip hop teams. Kelly grew up in Gorham and graduated from Gorham High School in 2017. She is now going into her third year at the University of New England as a Nursing major.
Sally Aube is a former competition student and teachers assistant at the Dance Studio of Maine. She starting dancing at the studio at the age of 3, and continued on for 15 more years! Sally was part of the hip hop, tap, and jazz competition teams. After graduating from Gorham High School in 2017, she is now attending the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, CT for dental hygiene. After getting her degree in dental hygiene, Sally hopes to go on to dental school or become a dental therapist! She had three sisters who also danced all of their lives at DSOM, and is so thankful for the family, friends, and experiences she had at the studio for all of those years!
Alyssa began dancing at the age of five and joined the Dance Studio of Maine her freshman year of high school. She competed on the company jazz, contemporary, and hip hop teams and also trained in ballet. She is extremely thankful for DSOM for welcoming her with open arms as she transitioned from another dance studio, and for allowing her to create lifelong friendships. Alyssa is currently pursuing her master’s degree in civil engineering at the University of Maine and continues to take dance classes any chance that she can.