Meet Our Team

Our dance company is composed of truly incredible and inspiring female-identifying artists from a multitude of creative backgrounds

Robin Nunnally

Outreach & Visual Media Manager, Original Founding Member

Robin has over 25 years of jazz dance experience, which includes vintage jazz and swing era dances, as well as an in-depth knowledge of chorus girl choreography and styling. She is an original founding member of the Sister Kate Dance Company, a national swing dance champion, and a passionate scene leader, always working to unify artists and champion their work. When not busy with all things Sister Kate, you can find her cooking, throwing parties, thrifting, taking pole and lyra classes, or checking out a show on the town all dressed up (with loved ones in tow).

Taylor Stender

Team Shepherdess

Taylor Stender has been a member of Sister Kate Dance Company since 2016. She has contributed choreography to 3 full length shows produced by Sister Kate Dance Company and was a part of the first place Solo Jazz Group at Camp Hollywood in 2019.
While she has found a way to dance most of her life, Taylor began swing dancing and learning vernacular jazz in 2007, and teaching since 2012 locally and regionally in the Pacific Northwest. Lending her voice on the mic, Taylor has been the Fabulous Femcee for events like: Rhythm City Mess Around, Camp Jitterbug, Northwest Balboa Festival, Bal-Ast Off, California Balboa Classic, The Snowball, and featured at All Balboa Weekend.

Heather Broxson

Team Shepherdess

A member of Sister Kate since 2015, Heather has trained in and performed a wide variety of dance styles, from clogging at rural county fairs to dancing a K-pop routine at a major hair fashion show in Seoul (and nearly everything in between). She is a creative choreographer who enjoys absurd props and anything that involves a bit of a flirt with the audience. She’s also performed in theatre productions and as an MC at non-dance (professional) and Lindy hop events. When she’s not dancing, Heather loves traveling, cooking, cuddling with her pets and her husband, and starting creative projects that she rarely finishes.

Kit Goldsworthy

Costume Manager/Designer

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Melinda Davis

Gig Manager

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Jana Hutchison

Production Manager

A lifelong stage performer, Jana didn't discover dance till age 40 and it completely transformed her. She loves finding the moments of stillness, comedy, and sass in dance and relishes spontaneous interactions with the audience. She owns Raven Studios, a pole fitness and aerial dance studio in Seattle and loves loudly celebrating the success of her students.

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Kara Menzer

Company Member

Kara has been a member of Sister Kate since 2009 - over a decade! She first started dancing ballet at age 3, and over the years dabbled in multiple dance styles, eventually falling in love with swing dancing, chorus girls and jazz.
In her day-life Kara is a Naturopathic Physician, providing trauma-informed primary care medicine and medical management of eating disorders. She is also adjunct faculty at the Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine. When not at work or on the dance floor, Kara can be found geeking out over Tolkien, badly singing show tunes or playing dress-up with her kid and American Eskimo direwolf.

Sheila Oh

Company Member

Though kicked out of dance classes as a kid for being too tall and uncoordinated, Sheila was undeterred. She loved to dance! After discovering lindy hop in 1998, Sheila spent many years traveling, teaching, and competing all over the U.S. In recent years, she has focused on the performance aspect, first joining vintage chorus girl groups in Chicago and Madison, and then, becoming a member of Sister Kate Dance Company in 2015. Sheila has contributed choreography to four Sister Kate shows and enjoys incorporating comedy and quirkiness into her routines. When she isn’t dancing, Sheila can be found in front of a classroom, playing music with her orchestra, hiking up a mountain, or taking way too many pictures of her cat.

Britt Sylvester

Company Member

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Yael Perez

Company Member

Yael has been dancing since she was able to stand by herself, bobbing in front of the living room stereo, and learned how to Charleston at age 6 from her grandfather - the dancer of the family. She has been a member of several dance troupes, performing in festivals around Israel, before joining the Tel Aviv swing dance community in 2010. Since moving to Seattle in 2017, she has been enjoying the city's bubbling cultural and culinary scenes, as well as relishing the local weather.

Andrea Groenink

Company Member

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Katie Kihara

Company Member

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Meg Chaney

Company Member

Meg always knew she wanted to dance, but because life is weird, she was finally able to begin pursuing Lindy Hop and vintage solo jazz in Los Angeles when she was 28. In 2010, she moved to Seattle and immediately immersed herself in the local Lindy Hop scene. Meg was thrilled to pieces when she became a member of Sister Kate in 2018. She is particularly proud of two specific Sister Kate moments: First, performing with Sister Kate for the very first time...32 weeks pregnant; second, being part of the amazing crew who took first place at Camp Hollywood 2019.

Meg Taylor

Company Member

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Christina Perrin

Company Member

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Jessica Askew Garcia

Company Member

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Liz Jinkins

Company Member

Originally hailing from the city of wind and deep dish, Lizzy Jinkins has been a proud Seattleite for 7 years. At the tender age of 3 her artistic journey began while studying dance and languages; this love grew to include ballet, jazz, swing, ballroom, and eventually a BA in Theatre & French. When Lizzy isn't on the dance floor you will find her traveling, costuming, singing, acting, camping, or hiking with loved ones (both 2 and 4 legged).

Jen Nelson

Company Member

Jen has produced, directed, and choreographed for multiple Sister Kate's shows. Drawing from her theater background, she loves to incorporate comedy and playfulness into Sister Kate's performances. When not dancing, she is often hamming it up with Annex Theatre, No Refunds Productions, Jet City Improv, and at her day job in online education. Jen also enjoys hiking, running, reading, and spending time with her cats and partner.

Theresa Manney

Company Member

Theresa Manney has been a passionate member of the jazz dance community for over 10 years. She values musicality, quality of movement and social dance etiquette. You can catch Theresa dancing and teaching lindy hop, balboa, collegiate shag, st. louis shag, and solo jazz. When not dancing up a storm, you can catch her biking, bouldering, pole dancing, or playing with her sweet dog, Hondo.

Sasha Anderson

Company Member

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