Tessa Fredal

 apprentice, was raised in Clinton Township, Michigan, where she studied ballet, jazz, modern, tap, and contemporary at Gotta Dance Dance Studio. She pursued a degree in Dance Performance & Choreography and Chemistry from Hope College and graduated in 2017 after earning performance and artistic awards. Over the course of her study, she worked with the pre-professional dance company H2, performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, and collaborated with choreographers Matt Farmer, Shauna Oliverio, and Nic Lincoln. She also apprenticed with LEVEL Dance Company under the guidance of Eddy Ocampo.