Meet the Dancers
Heidi Trew was born and raised in Modesto, CA, and moved to Southern California in 2017. Her history with dance began at a young age and continued through high school, but her passion for the art really grew during her attendance at Modesto Junior College. Under the direction of Lori Bryhni and Kim T. Davis, Heidi was provided with a wealth of classes and performance opportunities in modern, jazz, ballet, and hip-hop. Notable achievements at MJC include performing at multiple American College Dance Festivals and receiving an Arts and Humanity Award for her choreography. After attending MJC, Heidi first attended CSU Long Beach and then San Jose State in order to earn her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance with an emphasis in Modern Dance. While earning her degree, Heidi studied under talented teachers including Keith Johnson, Gary Masters, Maria Basile, and Heather Cooper. Heidi also earned her Single-Subject Teaching Credential in Physical Education, and taught Dance at Beyer High School for three years. Heidi has been a member of the following companies: Off-Balance Dance, University Dance Theater, Kim T. Davis Dance, and now EDT which she joined in 2017. Heidi is incredibly grateful to EDT for keeping dance in her life as she transitioned to living in SoCal. She looks forward to continuing her dance journey with her fellow company members!
Kaitlin was born in Albuquerque, NM and then moved to Las Vegas, NV and finally Southern California. She began her formal dance training at the Antelope Valley Performing Arts Conservatory under the direction of Marlene Hall. She continued her training at the University of California, Irvine where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Literary Journalism in addition to Dance. While at UCI, Kaitlin trained with Diane Diefenderfer, Jodie Gates, Chad Michael Hall, Loretta Livingston, Molly Lynch, Shana Menaker and Tong Wang. Kaitlin’s performance experience includes concerts for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Nickelodeon’s Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide, Antonio Banderas’ Painted Turtle Benefit Concert, a European tour with the Musique Sur La Mer Youth Symphony Orchestra, and a summer intensive with the Joffrey Ballet School. Kaitlin began dancing with Embark in 2013 and is extremely excited to continue creating with them.
Krissy Gullen, from San Dimas, California, has a passion for movement that began with gymnastics. She trained intensively in the sport for 12 years, competing at the Jr. Olympic national level. At age 16, her dance training began at Cutting Edge Dance Center in Pomona, CA, under Patrice Coral, Mark Meismer, Will Johnston, and Marissa Osato. In 2015, Krissy graduated Magna Cum Laude from Azusa Pacific University with a B.S. in Applied Health. While at APU, she danced with Azusa Pacific Dance Company and trained at Edge PAC. In 2018, she earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Azusa Pacific University. Krissy is a physical therapist by day, and continues to dance as often as she can. She hopes that her love of dance will inform her physical therapy career in a special way, and vice versa. Dance brings so much joy to Krissy's life; She is extremely honored and thrilled to be a part of Embark Dance Theatre and is looking forward to delving deeper into the dance community and learning from such hard-working, gifted human beings.