Dancers and more

Co'Motion Dance Theater is WILD about it's dancers!  We're always looking for new artists.  If you're interested in dancing with us, contact us today!

Valerie Williams

Valerie Williams is a choreographer, director, producer and dancer.  A co-founder of Co'Motion Dance Theater in 1978, Ms. Williams is a frequently requested artist in education in 9 states, has worked as a rehearsal director for Bill T. Jones, a performer and researcher with Musica Antiqua, a musical theater performer, choreographer to several theater companies, and a guest artist in several countries.  Her choreographic work includes modern dance works, musical theater, mixed media performance and virtual reality.  It has been presented in theaters across the upper Midwest of the USA, New York City, Italy, and France.  She loves making dances with these women.

Jamie Adams

Jamie Adams’ early training in dance was with the Utah Ballet Arts Academy. She continued to dance on scholarship at Utah State University while graduating with a BA degree in Business Communication and Sociology. Now married to the love of her life, she and Steve are parents of 3 children Jackson, Victoria and Brooklyn. She currently teaches dance at Westside Dance Academy in Waukee.

Lisa Lewis

Lisa Lewis received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance with Honors and with Highest Distinction in 2006 from the University of Iowa. She was a member of Duarte Dance Works; the student touring group, Dancers in Company, and performed in the American College Dance Festival '06.  She is a certified STOTT PILTATES Instructor Trainer and is on faculty at Des Moines DanzArts Studio.  In addition to performing with Co'Motion Dance Theater, she has danced with Poetic Rebound Performance Company and is a current member of Hurley & Dancers.

Ben Rethmeier

Ben Rethmeier has been dancing with Co’Motion Dance Theater on and off for the past ten years. He also teaches for several dance studios in Des Moines and performs with Iowa Dance Theater.  Most recently Ben has been studying aerial circus technique and is impressed with how difficult it is.  He likes the silk, but not so much the lyra.