UDEO Board of Directors - High School Festival Chair-Elect

Ariel Hortin (2017-2018)

Ariel Hortin has a BA in Dance Education from Brigham Young University. As a student, she served as the University Student Representative on the UDEO board. Ariel taught full time as the Dance Director at Provo High School. She taught beginning to advanced dance, ran the dance company, as well as taught aerobics and the all-boys dance class. While there, she also started a new all-contemporary dance company and an after school Breakdance program. Since then, Ariel Hortin has been an adjunct faculty member at BYU, teaching Contemporary Dance as well as Contemporary dance Teaching Methods. Ariel also co-founded, "Dancing Feet," a creative dance program for kids in the community. She loves to choreograph any chance she can get for the local high schools. Ariel also enjoys working with Dance on Film and technology, and was able to take her latest film project to present it at the National Dance Education conference in Washington D.C.



Past UDEO High School Festival Chairs

Trudi Hansen (2002)
Adeena Lago (2003)
Melanie Clifford (2004)
Adeena Lago (2005)
Kori Wakamatsu (2006-2008)
Hilary Carrier (2009-2011)
Krista Di Lello (2012-2014)
Chara Hukins (2015-2016)
Shannon Vance-McKechnie (2016-2017)