Patron Services Manager Joined Wonderbound in 2011
Elaine Adair was raised in Cripple Creek, CO where she was first introduced to the art of dance, taking part in an after-school ballet program during her elementary years. This process trained her to appreciate dance, as well as the artistic world as a whole. She then moved to Greeley, CO in order to attend the Monfort College of Business at the University of Northern Colorado to pursue her passion for creativity and organization in the marketing field.
In 2010, Elaine graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Marketing and a minor in English. Following graduation she worked with the Inside Sales Department of the Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche. Elaine joined Wonderbound in 2011 and quickly became a pivotal member of the administrative team.
Marketing Manager Joined Wonderbound in 2019
Who doesn’t want to be a dancer? Yes, Katina had dreams of being a backup dancer, but alas, it was not meant to be. Instead, this Indianapolis born, Brooklyn and Denver hybrid, traveled the country by VW bus, living in nearly every region of the country before landing in Denver seven years ago.
Traversing academia in much the same way, Katina realized she was a creative after exploring many disciplines and ultimately connecting with architecture. Through her studies, she discovered the intrinsic relationship between architecture and dance – how we move through and inhabit space is at the core of both.
“Dance with architecture. It’s the dance.” These were words of sage advice from one of Katina’s studio professors at Columbia University. Together with rigor, she discovered a freedom within the discipline, as she learned to dance and play with design. Architecture evolved into graphic design, and then again into marketing and communications.
Everyone in Denver, and beyond, needs to know what a gem they have in Wonderbound – Katina will put her 10+ years of design and marketing expertise to work into making this happen.
Technical Director Joined Wonderbound in 2015
Caitlin has been working for Wonderbound in various technical roles since 2016. She stepped in the role of Technical Director this year and is excited to take on more responsibilities within the company that she loves. She grew up with quite a lot of exposure to theatrical arts, as her mother was a ballet dancer and both parents took her to countless plays, performances, concerts, and musicals. She is thrilled to be able to make a career out of something she loves so much. Caitlin is a Colorado native and received her Bachelors from CU Boulder in Creative Writing. She has been working in the Denver area technical theater scene since 2007. Her previous work experiences include Macky auditorium, Boulder Dinner Theater, and the Colorado Shakespeare Festival. She lives in Arvada with her husband Drew and their three birds.
Accounting Manager Joined Wonderbound in 2012
Dave started in the corporate tax department of Bethlehem Steel a long time ago but did not do accounting for many years, in fact he was in management in the furniture business for quite a while before he retired. He is now as he puts it 'semi-retired' and doing the books for Wonderbound.
He and his wife, Carole have always been interested in the arts and have been singers since they were in high school together. They have performed with the Charlotte Chorale Society, the Evergreen Chorale and many church choirs.
He loves being involved with the exciting younger group of creative people at Wonderbound.
Production Manager Joined Wonderbound in 2008
Eleanor joined Wonderbound in the fall of 2008. She is a native of southern Wisconsin and has had the pleasure of working with Janesville Performing Arts Complex, United Arts Alliance, American Player’s Theatre, New Court Theatre, and Armory Dinner Theatre. Eleanor’s dance experience began at age of 5 but after 12 years of on stage performing she found her true passion to be behind the scenes. She is a graduate of University of Wisconsin – La Crosse with a BS in theatre arts management and fine arts. In addition to working with the Wonderbound Hares, Eleanor proudly oversees the Wonderbound partnership with the Pinnacle Charter School in managing the Performing Arts Complex at PCS. Through this partnership, she has had the pleasure of working with hundreds of organizations from all over the country.
Pari Passu Coordinator Joined Wonderbound in 2011
Heather is a former professional dancer from Boston Massachusetts. She is a graduate of Bridgewater State College with a BA in Special Physical Education with a concentration in motor development. Heather moved to Colorado in 1999 to attend Naropa University where she received an MA in Somatic Psychology, and she is currently a Registered Dance/Movement Therapist. Heather began working with Ballet Nouveau Colorado (now Colorado Conservatory of Dance) in 2011 as an adaptive movement specialist and has been central to the creation of their adaptive dance program Ballet Expressions for students with disabilities. Shortly after, she became involved with Wonderbound on the development and implementation of Pari Passu, Wonderbound’s outreach program in collaboration with St. Francis Center. Facilitated by Heather and regularly assisted by the Wonderbound dancers, Pari Passu provides weekly dance/movement sessions with the homeless population—utilizing dance as an instrument for positive social change and to promote social equality.
Ballet Master & Associate Choreographer Joined Wonderbound in 2004
A native of Colorado, Sarah holds a BA with honors in Dance Performance and Choreography from the University of Northern Colorado, where she was the two-time recipient of the esteemed honor of Dancer of the Year. She has participated in the Inside ODC Professional Workshop, Baardar Dance Institute in Oslo, Norway and Perry- Mansfield Performing Arts School. Sarah has danced with David Taylor Dance Theatre, Kim Robards Dance, Lynn Barr, and Gleich Dances Contemporary Ballet. Off- season, Sarah has been a Principal Artist with Central City Opera performing in Carmen, Anna II in Seven Deadly Sins and Dream Laurey in Oklahoma!. Since joining Wonderbound, Sarah has danced leading roles in Garrett Ammon’s When the Power Goes Out, Intersection, Boomtown,Gone West, and Love in the Digital Age, among others, as well as Dawn Fay’s Like An Onion. Sarah has been featured in world premieres by Alex Ketley, Maurya Kerr, Amy Seiwert, Mark Godden, Ma Cong and Lauri Stallings. An accomplished choreographer, she has created several works for Wonderbound including See Yourself, In-Between Seams, Intimate Letters and I Didn't Hear You, I Was Away with the Fairies. Sarah has taught and created works for the Colorado Conservatory of Dance, and has directed the Intermediate Program at Burklyn Ballet Theatre. Sarah's interests include her loving husband, yoga, the mountains, twinkling lights and the color orange.