Hanan C. Misko hails from Centerview, Missouri. At a young age, he trained in dance and acrobats at Jo Noth’s White Oak Dance Academy and competed nationally winning numerous awards and scholarships. In pursuit of concert dance, he later trained at The Kansas City Ballet School and spent his summers at the American Theatre Ballet, Kansas City Ballet School, and The Juilliard School summer programs.
In 2006, he left for NYC to earn his BFA from The Juilliard School under the directorship of Lawrence Rhodes. While in college he was invited to Perry Mansfield to perform the works of Peter Chu; Dance International of New York in Burgos, Spain; and Springboard Danse Montréal where he performed a segment of James Kudelka’s 15 Heterosexual Duets.
While dancing as a NYC freelancer for 6 years he also preformed with the Mark Morris Dance Group, Jessica Lang Dance, Kazuko Hirabayashi Dance Theatre, and The Metropolitan Opera. He has appeared on television/radio in The Metropolitan Opera’s productions of Faust and Orfeo ed Eurdice. He performed the original role of David Parsons in Paul Taylor’s Last Look at the 2010 Chicago Dancing Festival and served as a company member of Ballet Hispanico, the Martha Graham Dance Company, and Nimbus Dance Works.
This is Mr. Misko’s 5th year as the artistic director/choreographer of FASA’s Dance Ensemble. With his wife, Kelly, and two children, he lives and continues his freelance career in KC as a dancer, teacher, and choreographer.
younger division dance director
Berklee Wolaver is a new member of the Annie Moses Band as a background vocalist and graphic designer. A FASA instructor since 2006, she has worked with both Younger Division and Upper Division students as choreographer, dance instructor, and vocal coach. She enjoys the chance to use the diversity of her talents at FASA. Berklee has an extensive dance background in classical ballet, jazz, modern, and tap. She has performed as a dancer and singer in numerous shows with North Carolina Theater, and Theater in the Park in Raleigh, NC. In 2010 she graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design and minor in Vocal Performance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She makes her home in Franklin, TN with her husband Alex Wolaver and baby Audrey, where she loves to draw, paint, and create.
FASA Ballet Mistress 2009-11
Danced with the Kansas City Ballet
Trained at: Kaatsbaan, ABT, Orlando Ballet, San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, and The Juilliard School.
Miss Davis attended Marymount Manhattan College where she graduated cum laude with a BFA in Dance focused in Ballet. While still in high school, Chelsea was able to work with David Taylor Dance Theater on a semi-professional basis. She has been to American Dance Festival on scholarship and is inspired to use her body towards meaningful work. She considers it a privilege to have worked with local and international choreographers performing works by Mark Morris, Anthony Ferro, Jeff Shade, David Taylor, Michelle Gibson, Stephanie Tack, Solveig Santillano, Ya’ara Moses, and has done rep originally choreographed by Ohad Naharin and Twyla Tharp. This is Miss Davis’ first season with Störling Dance Theater. After living in New York, she could not be happier nor more grateful for the opportunity to work with such a dynamic company and is glad to be a part of the growing Kansas City arts community as well as be closer to her family. Chelsea has enjoyed teaching for the last seven years and knows that every student is individual and will realize their own genius at their appointed time; she does not discount anyone willing to work. Her recent choreography has won the best choreographic awards and she always strives to examine issues that are real in her own life, seeing how movement can be a tool to help her dancers understand truth is a primary impulse for her work.