Dana Westfall began her early training in Colorado Springs, Colorado at Springs City Ballet. She supplemented her dance education by attending summer intensives at Houston Ballet, Ballet West, City Ballet of San Diego, and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. In 2011 Westfall graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ballet and a Minor in Business, where she had the privilege of being a member of Utah Ballet. During this time she performed featured roles in classical ballets such as La Bayadere, Le Corsaire, and Paquita, as well as worked with choreographers Rick Tija, Eddie Toussaint, Jiang Qi, and Edgar Zendejas.
Following graduation, Ms. Westfall joined Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre and performed many memorable roles including Fleur de Lys in The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Queen of Hearts in Alice and her Bizarre Adventures in Wonderland. Throughout her professional career she has taught at studios in Colorado, Indiana, and Illinois.
After relocating to Boston, Ms. Westfall became a faculty member for Boston Ballet School’s Classical Ballet Program and Children’s Program. While there, she had the privilege of working closely with Tamara King, Luciano Aimar, and Maureen Kelly to develop her knowledge and experience as a teacher.
Ms. Westfall is excited to be back in her hometown and to share her love of dance with the students at the PEAK School of Dance.