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Your 2017-2018 Bengal Dancers

Tori Elliott, Bengal Dancer

Tori Elliott

Hometown: Nampa, Idaho

Major: Speech Pathology

Year in School: Senior

Year on Bengal Dancers: 4th

Tori has been dancing for 19 years having trained with Centre State Dance Studios for 11 years and Impulse Dance Acadamie for 5 years.  Well versed in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, hip-hop, and ballroom, Tori has traveled all around the United States and winning numerous awards.  Besides Dancing Tori loves to sing whenever and whereever she can.  She plays the ukelele and plays/sings in her spare time.

Shayla Elison, Bengal Dancer

Shayla Elison


Major: Undecided

Year in School:

Year on Bengal Dancers: 1st


Steffanie Evans, Bengal Dancer

Steffanie Evans

Hometown: Burley, Idaho

Major: Communications, Public Relations

Year in School: Junior

Year on Bengal Dancers: 3rd

Prior to Bengal Dancers:  Steffanie has danced since age 2.  Trained at Centre Stage Studios and performed in Nutcracker each year, Took classes at the Broadway Dance Center in New York, has trained at CSI and Boise St. Dance Camps. Loves to travel, spend time with family/friends, spoils Randal her cat, and is obsessed with the color pink.




Esperanza Fuhriman, Bengal Dancer

Esperanza Fuhriman

Hometown: Nampa, ID

Major: Elementary Education

Year in School: Freshman

Year on Bengal Dancers: 1st

Prior to Bengal Dancers:  Has danced for Kennedy School of Dance and Valliue High School Dance Team.  Born and raised in Nampa, Idaho.  Comes from a family of 8 and a Husky she loves.  Has danced for as long as she can remember.

Allie Henson, Bengal Dancer

Allie Henson

Hometown: Boise, Idaho

Major: Health Education and Addiction Studies

Year in School: Sophomore

Year on Bengal Dancers: 2nd

Prior to Bengal Dancers: Allie danced for 3 years as a Meridian Warriorette. She spent senior year as captain of the Lionettes dance team while also taking classes at Studio C Academy of Dance.  Likes to spend time with family, friends, and cat.

Challen Jackson, Bengal Dancer

Challen Jackson



Year in School: Freshman

Year on Bengal Dancers: 1st


Deanna Roberts, Bengal Dancer

Deanna Roberts

Hometown: Newburg, OR

Major: Secondary Education

Year in School: Sophomore

Year on Bengal Dancers: 2nd

Prior to Bengal Dancers: Deanna started dancing at a studio at age 3..  Eventually competed and moved to Innovative Dance Studio until High School.  Graduated with honors, likes to snowboard and wakeboard

Tiffany Stimpson, Bengal Dancer

Tiffany Stimpson

Hometown: Paul, ID

Major: Dental Hygeine

Year in School: Freshman

Year on Bengal Dancers: 1st

Danced at Centre Stage Studios in Burley for fifteen years.  Studied jazz, tap, ballet, contemporary, hip-hop, and pointe.  Participated in "The Nutcracker" for twelve years.  Cheered for five years at Minico and was part of state championship team as a freshman and sophomore.  Likes to travel and spend time with family and friends.

Bailey Stonebraker, Bengal Dancer

Bailey Stonebraker

Hometown: Twin Falls, ID

Major: Undecided

Year in School: Junior

Year on Bengal Dancers: 3rd

Dancing since age 8, Bailey has danced competitively for Firebird Dance Academy in Twin Falls and finished her competitive dance career at The Dance Factory in Chubbuck. Bailey loves tap and earned tap scholarships the five years she attended JUMP dance convention. Bailey has danced with some great choreographers at conventions and at CSI/IDAA summer dance camp. She teaches tap for The Dance Factory. Is majoring in Biology (Biomedical Emphasis) and Dance.

Jenika Zeal, Bengal Dancer

Jenika Zeal

Hometown: Pocatello, ID

Major: Undecided

Year in School: Fresgman

Year on Bengal Dancers: 1st

Danced five years at Dance Vibrations and for three years at Centuy High School.  Was an assistant dance teahcer for two years at Dance Vibrations.  Graduated with High Honors.

Bengal Dancers

Coach Kolissa Manchan

(208) 282-4547


921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209
(208) 282-4636

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