DEN Company

DEN logo DEN is a pre-professional dance company established in 1983 to provide students with the opportunity to be a part of an organization that will teach the art of dance and performance in a fun and positive, yet disciplined, environment.  The program promotes self-esteem and self-discipline while allowing students an outlet for creativity and self-expression.  As a member of DEN, you will receive extensive dance training in a professional environment, and have the opportunity to perform in professional theaters, as well as community events.

DEN has a rich 20 year history in Kitsap County.  Thanks to Liberty Bay Danceworks and Founding Director Michael Falatico a solid foundation of dance training and tradition was established.  In 2010, Liberty Bay transitioned into InMotion Performing Arts Studio and had the privilege of continuing to build the legacy of DEN and the organization. The Company has continued to flourish under the Direction of Sara Milov since 2011.  Dance Ensemble Northwest is proud of it’s many dancers who have gone on to do great things with their lives after graduating from DEN and InMotion.   Below are just a few examples of the many accomplishments of past DEN members who have stayed in touch with InMotion.


Returned to studio faculty and DEN choreographers:

David Harvey – Company Member Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet

William Miglino – Carolina Ballet, Faculty of Chicago Ballet and PNB


Alumni: Sakura Burkhart and Tyler Sorensen Photo by Scott Sorensen

Roxanne Foster – University of Washington BA of Dance, Seattle Opera

Stacie Brown – 2010 Grad- University Utah Ballet Dept, Utah Ballet

Jordan Anderson – 2011 Grad- WOU – Freshman Dancer of the Year

Ben Staker -2012 Grad- Joffrey Ballet School NY-scholarship, UW

Alexis Weisbarth – 2013 Grad– EDGE PAC Los Angeles

Caleb Adams -2014 Grad -Milwaukee, 5th Ave Theatre, Tacoma City Ballet, The Village Theatre

Isobel Tolles 2014 Grad– Ballet Chicago, Santa Clara University

Tyler Sorensen – 2015 Grad- Ballet Chicago, 5th Ave Theatre, WWU Dance major

Sakura Burkhart – 2015 Grad– current Trainee with Ballet Met- Scholarship recipient