THE COMPANY

  • Sara Carter
  • Destynee Witzel
  • Lauren Slack
  • Leighanna Kennett
  • Lexi Stilianos
  • Stephanie Heckert
  • Katie Baines
  • MaryAnn Chavez
  • Alexa Palminteri
  • Megan Kenson
  • Sammi Nussbaum
  • Kristen Kelker
  • Emily Andrews
  • Sarah Rodenhouse

    Artistic Director

  • Victoria Brown

    Artistic Director

  • Kelsey O'Keeffe

    Administrative Assistant


TOUR DATES

  • The Art of Geometry
    June 14, 2014
    8:00 pm
    Hollywood, CA - El Portal Theater
  • The Art of Geometry
    July 12, 2014
    8:00 pm
    New York, NY - Manhattan Movement Theater

MashUp News

  • The Art of Geometry Opens TOMORROW!
    June 14, 2014 | 8:00pm | El Portal Theater | 5269 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91601 | Buy your tickets today! https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/9925143
  • MashED Up 2014: What a Night!
    MashED Up was a big success! Thank you to everyone who came out and supported this wonderful cause. A special shout out to all of the donors and dancers who donated their products, time, and talents to this event. Some kids are going to be taught how to dance for the first time because of your generosity. THANK YOU!
  • February Open Company Class
    Come take a contemporary dance class, featuring the MashUp company members & taught by the Artistic Directors. Live Arts LA February 22nd 2-3:30 pm
  • MashUp Company Photo Shoot
    THIS WEDNESDAY is the new MashUp Contemporary Dance Company photo shoot. We are having our pictures taken by the lovely Kelly at the amazing CML studios in Glendale, CA. Look forward to seeing our amazing new photos on our website very soon.

About Mashup

MashUp Contemporary Dance Company aids in furthering the appreciation of contemporary dance and the arts by exposing it’s audiences to multimedia dance performances with a unique movement style that fuses jazz, modern and hip hop, with a strong foundation in ballet technique. The performing arts community established by these performances as well as afterschool programs and other events play a crucial social role, using the beauty and humanity of dance to enrich all races, ages and backgrounds.

MashUp believes in the empowerment that dance creates through physical health and artistic expression. This needs to be instilled early in life, which is why the MashED Up initiative was started in 2011, to support dance education in the Los Angeles community.

MashUp views dance as an inherent form of human expression that reflects today's culture and social issues through movement. We continually strive to keep contemporary dance a sustaining part of Los Angeles' diverse culture and hope to manifest this belief in other parts of the world through touring.

MashUp Contemporary Dance Company is a Non Profit 501(c)3 organization that depends on the support of generous donors like yourself. In order to continue developing new and original works of art at an affordable price we need your help. We sincerely appreciate your support in achieving these goals! Thank you!

Board Members

Marc Krens CPA

Mr. Krens brings a diverse background of public accounting, non-profit and international business experience to the MashUp Board of Directors. Mr. Krens experience includes providing accounting and financial services to non-profit organizations both as an external service provider and internally as a Director. Over his 25 year career, he has served on Non-Profit Board of Directors in the capacity of Vice President and Treasurer. He brings a wealth of knowledge regarding the governance of the Board of Directors and the fiscal discipline to help guide MashUp.

Hayden Panettiere

Hayden Panettiere, a very successful and talented actress, singer and producer has appeared in countless films and television shows including the leading role of "Claire" in the hit NBC drama series "Heroes". She has used her many achievements to further the well being of several communities including dolphin and wale conservation. Hayden is immensely passionate about protecting animal rights and is incredibly active with charities such as Orca Network, Save the Whales, and The Whaleman Foundation. Along with her compassion for animals, Hayden is also an advocate of the Ronald McDonald Foundation as well as a member of the celebrity board for this organization which supports families and children facing medical struggles. Haydens accomplishments in the entertainment and involvement in these charities has brought awareness to their worthy and important causes.

Kimberly Taylor-Pestell

Kimberly Taylor-Pestell is a local creative and art maker. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Azusa Pacific University and is a photographer, blog writer, and owner of Lacelit, a paperworks and lifestyle goods company featuring her ink and water color designs. She grew up in the performing arts studying dance, theatre, voice, and gymnastics, and began choreographing for children's musicals at age 13. She later founded the In Step Dance Group in Pasadena and the As the Deer contemporary dance team in Azusa, and choreographed many productions including Seussical, Zombie Prom, The Goodbye Girl and the APU Annual Drama Awards. She was district manager for the Academy of Music and Dance where she established and oversaw all studio office operations, productions and competition teams before making the move to higher education at California Institute of Technology in 2010. She now works in Communications and Marketing at Harvey Mudd College while continuing to build her Lacelit art business.