Zodiac Sign:   Taurus   What is your favorite word?   Chilling.    What brought you here?   I've been freelancing in Chicago for two years and am very excited to spend some time with an established company like CDT. I'm looking forward to the community and chance to grow as an artist.   If you didn't have to sleep, how would you spend your extra time? Writing fiction, cooking, and spending time with loved ones.    What is the worst job you had?  I was a life guard at a water park. It was hot, there were a lot of kids who didn't know how to swim, and e veryone yelled at me when I had to tell them they were either too tall or too short to go down a slide. I got yelled at a lot.    What is the first career you dreamed of as a kid?   A ballerina!   If you were a ghost where would you haunt and why?   I'd haunt Auditorium Theater in Chicago. I could watch all the ballets, plays, and Operas that go through for free!   What is the one thing you wish you were better at?       Expressing myself artistically. Regardless of wheather I'm using dance, choreography, or story telling, I always want to be a better artist. It gets me out of bed every day.    What animal would you be and why?   Zooplankton - If more people became zooplankton we could support the marine food web and help counteract the effects of global warming on our oceans while simultaneously reducing the number of people creating CO2. Save the planet, become a plankton!

Zodiac Sign:  Taurus

What is your favorite word?  Chilling. 

What brought you here?  I've been freelancing in Chicago for two years and am very excited to spend some time with an established company like CDT. I'm looking forward to the community and chance to grow as an artist.

If you didn't have to sleep, how would you spend your extra time?Writing fiction, cooking, and spending time with loved ones. 

What is the worst job you had? I was a life guard at a water park. It was hot, there were a lot of kids who didn't know how to swim, and everyone yelled at me when I had to tell them they were either too tall or too short to go down a slide. I got yelled at a lot.

What is the first career you dreamed of as a kid?  A ballerina!

If you were a ghost where would you haunt and why?  I'd haunt Auditorium Theater in Chicago. I could watch all the ballets, plays, and Operas that go through for free!

What is the one thing you wish you were better at?    Expressing myself artistically. Regardless of wheather I'm using dance, choreography, or story telling, I always want to be a better artist. It gets me out of bed every day. 

What animal would you be and why?  Zooplankton - If more people became zooplankton we could support the marine food web and help counteract the effects of global warming on our oceans while simultaneously reducing the number of people creating CO2. Save the planet, become a plankton!

Savannah Dunn

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Savannah Dunn grew up in Boise, Idaho. She began her training with Idaho Regional Ballet and in 2012 was admitted to the dance program at Butler University on academic scholarship. She performed roles in ballets such as The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and many others. During her time there, she undertook studies in choreography and was invited to show a work of her own at the Indianapolis Arts Festival. She graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2016 having received the Lynett-Jordan Schisla Scholarship for dance, honors in fine arts and performance, and faculty accolade.  

    In 2016 Savannah moved to Chicago to continue her studies as a scholarship student at Lou Conte Dance Studio under the direction of Claire Bataille. Savannah also worked as a freelance artist performing with professional companies such as Elements Contemporary Ballet and Chicago Repertory Ballet. Her scholarship studies and freelance work allowed her the opportunity to perform the work of artists such as Shannon Alvis, Wade Schaaf, Mike Gosney, Joseph Caruana, Dolores Long, Jin-Wen Yu, Robyn Mineko-Williams, Ela Olarte, and many others. This is her first season with Columbus Dance Theater.