Giordana Falzone is currently working towards a BFA in dance at Cornish College of the Arts. She formerly trained at the Cornish Preparatory Dance Program and The Academy of Movement and Music in Chicago where she performed with the school’s resident company, MOMENTA, dancing pieces by Doris Humphrey, Isadora Duncan, Shannon Alvis, Annika Sheaff, and Randy Duncan. Giordana has attended summer intensives at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Burklyn Ballet Theater, and Cornish College of the Arts and has taken workshops from dancers with Batsheva Dance Company, Pilobolus, Hubbard St. Dance Chicago, Nedarlands Dans Theatre, and the Limón Company. She also has developed a keen interest in the classical Indian dance form Bharatanatyam through studying with teacher Joyce Paul Siamak. Giordana has worked with choreographers Michele Miller, Karin Stevens, and Ethan Rome since moving to Seattle and has performed work by disabled dancer/choreographer Alice Sheppard at festivals in Chicago and St. Louis.

Catapult Assistants

Originally from Des Plaines, IL, Tyra Kopf relocated to Seattle in 2017 as a dance artist in pursuit of performance and choreography opportunities. In spring 2016, Tyra graduated (Magna Cum Laude) from Webster University with a BFA in Dance. While there, Tyra studied ballet, jazz, modern, Thai Classical Dance and aerial. However, she also finds passion by painting and other art forms. She continues to expand her knowledge and apply her skills as a multi-media artist. Her talents in fine arts and dance were showcased in her collaboration with Corbin Hall on an evening length work produced through ANNONYArts (St. Louis, MO). She has had the opportunity to present her own work at the Spring to Dance Festival (St. Louis, MO), Artica Fest (St.Louis, MO), RAW Artists (Seattle, WA), and at the Full Tilt Dance Festival (Seattle, WA). Besides her passion for creating, Tyra also enjoys performing and working with other dance artists. She most recently has worked with AJN’C Dance Theater (artistic director, Amy J. Lambert), The Three Yells (artistic director, Veronica Lee-Baik), and is currently working with Gender Tender (artistic director, Fox Whitney). Tyra is extremely excited to be in rehearsal with Michele Miller/Catapult and cannot wait to see what else the future holds!

Hannah Reitsma

Hannah Reitsma is a student, teacher, performer, and lover of movement. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Modern Dance from Point Park University in 2013 and has been exploring movement through yoga and dance in Seattle since 2014. Hannah feels most alive when she is dancing, she loves caring for her plants, and is inspired by the way water moves. Shortly after she arrived in the PNW, Hannah began dancing with Ashleigh Miller/FAUNIX where she performed in durational works and installations at FRED Wildlife Refuge, On the Boards, and Velocity Dance Center. Hannah has also performed in works by Pat Graney, Bryon Carr, Kim Holloway, Liv Fauver, and in the Fall of 2017, started dancing as an apprentice with Michele Miller/Catapult. Hannah returned to Seattle in 2019 after a year of travel and is grateful to be reunited with Catapult. 

Tyra Kopf

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