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Abbey Winiger

2023, Dance, BFA

Abbey Winiger

Abbey Winiger is from Highland Village, Texas and currently a freshman dance major at Mason. She began dancing at the age of three and it soon became her biggest passion and what she wanted to pursue. She began to dance competitively at eight years old at Next Step Dance Performing Arts Center in Frisco, Texas where she was a performing company member for nine years. She has trained at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Moving Forward Summer Intensive, and San Francisco Conservatory of Dance. 

Abbey auditioned for Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, Texas at the end of her freshman year, and entered as a new sophomore. Through BTWHSPVA she was able to perform works by Jennifer Archibald, Charles Anderson, Juel D. Lane, Garrett Smith, Shannon Gillen, and Aszure Barton. Towards the end of her junior year she discovered Mason’s dance program, and later was lucky enough to see the spring Gala performance and sit in on a dance class. She immediately fell in love with the passion, drive, professionalism, and work ethic of the school and every artist in the program. Abbey knew that Mason was the place she needed to be, and cannot wait to see where the next four years take her!