Hi! My name is Rosalyne Cavanaugh and I was born and raised in beautiful St. George, Utah! I have been dancing since I was three years old and have not stopped since. I was on a few local dance teams in St. George between the ages of 3-9 and was on PIZAZZ Dance Team from third grade to my first year of college. Along with PIZAZZ, I was on the advanced All-Starzz tryout team for 7 years, seventh grade to my first year of college. I served as co-captain, student and technique coach, and was awarded dancer of the year twice along with being an 11 year member. I’ve had training in many dance styles such as jazz, modern, tap, ballet, contemporary, hip-hop and military. I took a year and a half off as I served an LDS mission in Santa Rosa, California and have loved getting back into the grove of dancing again. Dancing has always been a huge part of my life. It has helped shape who I am today and I couldn’t be more thankful for the talent of dancing I have been given. If I’m not dancing, you can catch me enjoying the beautiful weather and scenery Southern Utah has to offer! I am currently attending Dixie State University and will be going into the Dental Hygiene field. I’m so grateful I found Moxi and am excited to keep doing what I love!!
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I have called Saint George home for the past 18 years and love living in this great place! I started dancing when I first moved here at a young age and loved learning many different styles of dance. I took ballet, tap, jazz, and hip hop from Dance Tracks School of Dance for six years. In high school, I danced with the Snow Canyon Eshelles where I was the Junior Captain and Senior Co-Captain. After high school, I danced for four years with the Dixie State College Rebelettes and had the opportunity to attend workshops and pro dance camps. I have been on a ‘break’ from dance for a few years now, but I am glad to be back at it! I currently teach third grade at a local elementary school and I am working on my Master’s of Education. I love dancing with Moxi and I am so happy to be able to do what I love!!
Baylie Brooks began her dance career at age fourteen. She may have been a late bloomer but knew it was something she needed to continue doing. She then made the Dixie High Drill Team, Jetettes, a year later in 2011. Baylie lead the team as Captain her Junior and Senior year. She also taught dance at Trio Dance Company for two years including HipHop, Tumbling, Jazz, and Ballet. Other than dance she enjoys being with family and friends, swimming/tanning, wake-boring, skiing, singing/piano and so much more. Baylie is finishing her associates degree at DSU while also attending DXATC to become a Medical Assistant. She would much rather dance then spend her time studying. She was so happy when she found out about Moxi and is honored to be a part of the team.
Mindy Houston Wright is an emerging artist, performer and educator. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Modern and Bachelor of Science in Dance Education from Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah. Mindy has performed in many professional works as a soloist, duo and ensemble. She just recently finished working with the Utah Opera in their production of Aida at the Capitol Theater. She has worked with professional artists such as John Corsa, I-Fen, Rawmoves, My Turkey Sandwich, Charlotte Boye-Christensen, John Allen, Keith Johnson, Damon Rago, Daniel Charon and many others. Mindy performed many works with Utah Valley University’s Contemporary Dance Ensemble and Synergy Dance Company. She had the opportunity to choreograph works while working on her undergrad. When she’s not dancing, Mindy keeps active in various outdoor activities, service projects and teaching opportunities. Mindy has traveled nationally to perform in multiple festivals and events at many well-known venues from New York to Nevada. Throughout her travels she has been able to take many master classes in multiple genres. Through her experiences, Mindy strives to use her gift as an artist, performer and educator in the arts to touch and inspire those around her, while also being inspired by others along the journey. Mindy has enjoyed her time with Moxi and the many projects and experiences that have come from the group. She is so grateful for the love and support of her husband Shane and her family! Sure do love you guys!
Katie Reed has been dancing since she was 3 years old. She started at Reed’s School of Dance and moved to competitive dance at Luv2Dance in Junior High. Katie was on Layton High’s drill team, the Lancelles, for three years, serving as head drill mistress her junior year and president her senior year. In college, Katie was a member of the Dixie State Dance Team, the Rebelettes, serving as co-captain her second year. Katie also danced for DSU’s dance company for three semesters. Since graduation, Katie has danced with the God’s Messengers Dance Company and Moxi. Katie has taught dance for the last 10 years at studios including Reed’s School of Dance, Dance Tracks and Premier Dance Center. She has choreographed numerous team and solo routines for dance studios, drill teams and Dixie State University. Her strengths include hip hop, lyrical and jazz.