Performing Company


Katie Neumann – Principal & Guest Artist: has been featured in Paquita and the Sylvia Pas De Deux, Katie joined the company as an apprentice member in 2004 after performing for several years with the Jr. Dance Ensemble. She has performed the dual roles of Odette/Odile in DTNW’s SWAN LAKE, Princess Aurora in DTNW’s Sleeping Beauty Pas De Deux, Sugar Plum Fairy, Snow Queen, Dew Drop Fairy, Clara, Arabian and Russian, Chinese and Columbine Doll in DTNW’s Nutcracker. She has also been awarded The DTNW Student of the Year Award and multiple scholarships in Dance. Katie has participated in several summer dance camps and intensive training programs at DTNW and has also traveled with the company to New York for advanced training. She now visits DTNW to teach, train and to perform from her home in New York City.

Oceana Thunder – Oceana Thunder joined the Junior Company in 2012, and was promoted to Advanced Junior Company in 2014, and to Company Member in 2018. Oceana has performed many featured roles in DTNW original pieces, as well as in the Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty, including the roles of Sugar Plum Fairy and Princess Aurora. She has also performed corps roles in Swan Lake. Oceana has attended DTNW intensives, and has traveled with the company to New York as part of their advanced dance education program. Oceana studied for and passed her dance captain and teacher assistant certification in fall 2014.  She has been the recipient of multiple May Bell Hansen and Joffrey Ballet Scholarships. Oceana currently studies ballet, pointe, partnering, jazz, tap, and musical theater.