Our dance team is composed of truly incredible and inspiring artists from a multitude of creative backgrounds
Meet Our Company Dancers
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.
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.
As a new member of Sister Kate, she is thoroughly looking forward to what lies ahead. Melissa also enjoys a friendly competition and has fun competing with her husband, Matt, in Balboa. When she is not dancing, Melissa is a stay at home mom to her son, Alexander. She is also learning French and loves to travel and explore new cities with her family.
Beyond dancing, you can find her working away at Katie Kihara Hair & Makeup. She’s currently in the process of getting her esthetician’s license. When not working, you can usually find her at the movies or drinking wine in the sunshine with her Pomeranian, Mario.
She’s excited to continue her dance journey with this talented and welcoming group of jazz gals. When she isn’t on the dance floor, you can find her teaching spin classes, playing video games, or putting rhinestones on something.
She is stoked about the opportunity to join such a talented group of dancers and to have found a community even away from home.
After a little hiatus from dancing, she is very excited to be performing and dancing again with Sister Kate! When Alexis is not dancing you can find her in the woods (hiking, Overlanding, backpacking, running, swimming and biking) or in her garden.