2021/2022 Artists

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Renee Guittar

Dancer - Frankenstein, Holiday Cabaret, & Class of '85; Director - Romance Cabaret

Renee has performed in many productions with Collide including Lot of Livin' To Do, The Belmont Hotel, Romeo & Juliet, Class of '85, Zoot Suit Riots, C.L.U., Dracula, The Café, and WonderLand. She has also performed at The Guthrie, The Ordway, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, and The Old Log Theater. Renee loves teaching at the Cowles Center for Dance and at Ashley Ballet Arts Academy. Renee is lucky enough to spend her life with her dance partner and husband Rush Benson.

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Patrick Jeffrey

Frankenstein & Class of '85

Patrick has appeared in more than 5 Collide productions including The Great Gatsby (Gatsby) and Wonderland (Mad Hatter). He has also performed on Carnival Cruise Lines and for Black Label Movement, The Ordway and Zenon Dance Co. Patrick has enjoyed growing as a performer and building friendships in Collide that will last a lifetime. The past eleven years have been fantastic dancing in the Twin Cities, and he is hopeful to continue dancing as well as pursuing a new career path of becoming a pilot. 

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Betsy Nelson

Frankenstein

Betsy (Gaasedelen) Nelson is a dance artist and educator based in the Twin Cities. She earned her BA in Dance and Exercise Science from St. Olaf College and has performed professionally with Collide Theatrical Dance Company, Concerto Dance by Jolene Konkel, Minnesota Opera, Curio Dance, Rhythmically Speaking, and more. Outside of performing, Betsy teaches dance and serves as Office Manager at CREO Arts & Dance Conservatory. She is thrilled to be working with the talented artists of Collide!

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Brian Bose

Frankenstein

This is Brian's first season with Collide. Other credits include Chanhassen Dinner Theaters, Ordway Music Theater, Park Square and Ten Thousand Things. 

Grace Janiszewski

Frankenstein & Holiday Cabaret

Grace grew up dancing in Minnesota through a competitive dance studio and a performing arts high school. She received her BFA in Dance from University of Arizona along with a minor in business. Following graduation Grace was a dancer and aerialist with Royal Caribbean. Grace has appeared in several Collide Productions including The Great Gatsby, Picture of Dorian Grey, and Romeo & Juliet.

Megan Carver

Frankenstein, Holiday Cabaret, & Romance Cabaret

A recent graduate of UW Steven's Point, this is Megan's first season with Collide. Other credits include Valleyfair. 

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Heather Brockman

Director/Choreographer - Frankenstein & Holiday Cabaret; Dancer - Romance Cabaret

Heather has appeared in Collide productions of Dorian Gray, Le Petit Moulin, Dance 'Til You Drop, Romeo & Juliet, and WonderLand. A 20-year veteran of Ballet of the Dolls, she has created choreography and direction for numerous Collide productions and events.

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Katie Taintor

Holiday Cabaret

Katie Taintor is a passionate performer, choreographer, and teaching artist. After graduating with her BFA in Dance from the University of Minnesota, she has worked in musical theater as well as contemporary dance, and has worked commercially on music videos and industrials for local and international artists. Katie has performed in numerous Collide shows including Le Petit Moulin, Dracula, and Dance 'Til You Drop and is so excited to be dancing with Collide this season!

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Rachel Seeholzer

Our Stories Cabaret, Romance Cabaret, & Class of '85

Rachel Seeholzer was born and raised in Los Angeles, California where she first began her classical dance training at age nine. Rachel began dancing professionally in 2014 and has had the pleasure of working with the Charlottesville Ballet, The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, RVA Dance Collective, Oakland Ballet, Virginia Repertory Theatre, Stavna Ballet, and Ballet Co.Laboratory. Rachel has been teaching for over a decade in California, Virginia, and Minnesota, working with students (ages 3-adult) at more than a dozen dance studios, schools, and academies.

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Grace Kidder

Admin Asst & Class of '85

Originally from Fargo, ND, Grace has performed with Collide in several shows, including The Great Gatsby, Romeo & Juliet, and The Picture of Dorian Gray. She received a Bachelor of Performing Arts in Dance Performance from Oklahoma City University, where she performed with the American Spirit Dance Company. In addition to performing, she teaches and choreographs for Moore Than Dance and The Dance Factory.

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Jarod Boltjes

Holiday Cabaret & Class of '85

Jarod has performed in Collide productions of The Great Gatsby (Tom), Wonderland (The Doctor), The Cafe and Stand By Me. Jarod is a company member of James Sewell Ballet. Other credits include Continental Ballet Co, St. Paul Ballet, Threads Dance Co and Conetmpo Physical. 

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Chelsea Rose

Our Stories Cabaret

Chelsea has appeared in Collide's Romeo & Juliet, Picture of Dorian Gray, Great Gatsby, Dance 'Til You Drop, Dracula, and Wonderland. Other credits include Ordway, Sesame Street Live and numerous commercials and music videos.

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Jayson Douglas

Our Stories Cabaret & Class of '85

Jayson has danced for several renowned ballet companies including Company C Contemporary Ballet, named top 25 companies by Dance Magazine, where he was featured in Twyla Tharp’s “Surfer in the Styx. He has toured Paris, France with Sarah Berges Dance and with James Sewell Ballet to Cannes, France to perform in the Cannes International Dance Festival.

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Javan Mngrezzo

Our Stories Cabaret & Romance Cabaret

Javan Mngrezzo began his dance journey his first year of college at Western Oregon University in Monmouth, Oregon. He graduated in three years, magna cum laude, with a B.S. in Dance and Sociology. Javan currently dances with Black Label Movement and Analog Dance Works. Previously, he has been a company dancer with Threads Dance Project and BodyVox .

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Brett Pederson

Romance Cabaret

Brett Pederson is so glad to be dancing with Collide again! Originally from rural Minnesota, he is now based in NYC. Credits: National Tours - A Bronx Tale, NOËL the Musical; Regional - Mamma Mia! (North Shore Music Theatre) A Chorus Line (The Wick Theater), Beauty and the Beast (Paper Mill Playhouse), Newsies (Chanhassen Dinner Theatres), Newsies and Saturday Night Fever (Theatre by the Sea). So much love and gratitude to my family and friends for their endless love and support. @bspdance

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Arcelia Rivera

Arcelia Y. Rivera graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato, in 2021 with a BFA in dance. While attending MSU, Mankato, she received numerous scholarships and awards for her performance and choreography. Recently, she has performed as a dancer at Valleyfair in their dance show Neon Nights.

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Ben Siglin

Ben, originally from Mason City, IA, is a recent graduate of Minnesota State Mankato’s BS Dance program with a minor in theatre. At MSU they participated in many faculty and student dance works along with multiple musicals exploring their craft as a storyteller. Ben would like to thank their dance educators for introducing them to the world of dance in college. They are grateful and eager to start their apprenticeship with Collide!