dancer 

Dance is an external expression to an internal impulse for Vashti.  She has performed in numerous full-length ballets, concert works, operas, festivals, and community events. Her character on stage ranges from portraying an elegant ballet dancer, an emotive modern dancer, a comical pantomime, and more. She is currently a dancer with the Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota. 

 

training

  • BFA in Dance Performance, University of Kansas, Graduated 2015

  • Conservatory of Music and Dance, University of Missouri Kansas City 2009-2014

intensives

  • Juilliard Dance School, Summer Dance Training, 2007 and 2008
  • Craft of Choreography Conference, Scholarship Awarded for Dance Performance, 2006

awards

  • Jumpstart Award for Professional Development and Achievement in Dance, University of Kansas, 2015
  • Monticello Foundation Award for Excellence in Dance Performance, 2006
 
 
 

RESUME

  • "Wife" and "Corps", World Premiere of Pink Floyd's Original Rock Ballet The Wall, Twin Cities Ballet Ballet, Choreographed by Rick and Denise Vogt 2018
  • "Mirliton" and "Corps" for Snow Scene and Flower Waltz, A Minnesota Nutcracker, Twin Cities Ballet, Directed by Rick and Denise Vogt, 2017 
  • "Siren," Seven featured in Art In Motion, Choreographed by Denise Vogt, 2017
  • "Neopolitana," Swan Lake, Metropolitan Ballet,2017
  • "Fairy," A MidSummer Night's Dream, Metropolitan Ballet, Choreographed by Jennifer Hart, 2017
  • "Medora," Guest Artist with Hanan Misko, Le Corsaire, Act II Grand Pas De Deux, Lawrence Ballet Theatre, Directed by Cynthia Crews, 2017
  • "Duck," Guest Artist, Peter and the Wolf, Choreographed and Directed by Ellie Goudie-Averill, 2017
  • "Soloist," Guest Artist, A Fragrant Offering, Lakeland Community Church Short Film, Directed by Doug Johnston, 2016 
  • "Hunter," Guest Artist, Peter and the Wolf,  Choreographed and Directed by Ellie Goudie-Averill, 2016
  • "Soloist," Guest Artist, I Heard the Bells, Lakeland Community Church Christmas Production, 2015
  • "Mad Conductor," Guest Artist, Thus Hollow, Short Film and Symphonic Extravaganza, Composed by Joshua Wise, Directed by Chris Durr, 2015 
  • “Clara,” Guest Artist with Hanan Misko, Nutcracker: 1865 Bleeding Kanas Edition, Performance included the “Sugar Plum Variation” and “Grand Pas De Deux,” Directed by Hanan Misko and Ric Averill, 2014 
  • “Soloist,” Human, Next, University Dance Company, Choreographed by James Moreno, 2014
  • “Soloist,” Guest Artist, Communitas Premiere, Communitas Dance Company, Smokey Hill River Festival, Director and Choreographer Hanan Misko, 2014
  • "Curator," Night in the Museum I and II, Choreographed by Vashti Goracke, University of Missouri-Kansas City Opera Department, Directed and Staged by Marciem Bazell, 2012-2013
  • "Fairy Godmother," Cinderella, One Act Version, Choreographed by Paula Weber, Conservatory Dance Company, University of Missouri Kansas City, 2012
  • "Ballroom Dancer," Phantom of the Opera, Padanco Dance Company, Filipino Medical Ball, Choreographed by Paco Vitug, 2012

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  • “Corps,” Valse Fantasy, Choreography by George Balanchine and Restaged by Jerri Kumery, Conservatory Dance Company, University of Missouri Kansas City, 2010
  • "Corps," Shostakovich Suite, Choreographer Ronald Tice, Conservatory Dance Company, University of Missouri Kansas City 2010 
  • “Corps,” Unplugged, Choreographer Paula Weber, Conservatory Dance Company, University of Missouri Kansas City, 2010
  • "Angel and Demon," Hansel and Gretel, Choreographer Deanna Heitt, Conservatory Dance Company and University of Missouri-Kansas City Opera Department, 2009
  • “Soloist,” Between Impulse and Action, Choreographer Paula Weber, Conservatory Dance Company, University of Missouri Kansas City 2009 
  • “Pas de Deux and Soloist,” Variations on a Theme, Choreographer Paula Weber, Kansas Regional Ballet, Mid-states Regional Dance Festival, 2009
  • “Pas de Deux and Soloist,” Deux Coeurs Entrelacé, Choreographer Courtney Kierl-Bourman, Kansas Regional Ballet, Mid-states Regional Dance Festival, 2009
  • “Pas de Deux and Solo,” White, Choreographer Paula Weber, Kansas Regional Ballet, Mid-states Regional Dance Festival, 2006
  • "Princes Aurora," Full-Length Three Act Production Sleeping Beauty, Kansas Regional Ballet, Choreographed by Dennis and Kathy Landsman, 2009