Touring Company Dancers


  • Larissa Bischoff

    Director & COMPANY ARTISt

    Eugene, Oregon

    Larissa started dancing at the age of 3 at Hosanna Dance Studio in Eugene, Oregon.  At an early age Larissa knew that she would one day dance for Jesus but life took her down a different path away from the God she loved.  In December of 2010 Paradosi danced in Eugene while on tour and Larissa fell in love with the ministry.  During the program she felt the Holy Spirit stir within her telling her that she was to leave her past behind and go dance with Paradosi.  Larissa auditioned for the ministry and moved to Washington in September of 2011. During her first year with the ministry the Lord completely healed her from her past and transformed her heart and mind to allow her to move in complete freedom for Him!  Larissa can confidently say that she is a new creation in Christ transformed by His healing love! He has given her new life and she desires to praise Him and declare His loving kindness through her testimony and dancing! She feels privileged to be able to do her favorite thing, dance, for the glory and honor of our King! Paradosi is her home and she loves serving and dancing in this ministry that is the Lords!

  • Tabi Spurlin

    Company ARTIST & Trainee Director

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    Tabitha began dancing at the age of 4 at Miss Minnie's School of Ballet in Roswell, New Mexico.  She continued her training there and at En Pointe Dance Academy until moving to Albuquerque to attend the University of New Mexico. In addition to her studies at UNM, she trained and taught at the Hayden School of Ballet and performed with Ballet Repertory Theatre.  She graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Dance in 2010.  Tabi grew up in a Christian family and accepted the Lord as her savior at an early age.  When she was 5 she realized that she wanted to use her love of dance in ministry after seeing the Toymaker's Dream.  This calling to use dance in ministry was reaffirmed after participating in a YWAM dance workshop.  Her studies at UNM, while focused on dance, also provided many opportunities to gain further understanding of the Bible as a whole and her desire to follow Jesus in obeying the concepts of the Law and the Prophets as summarized by Micah 6:8.  Tabi is so thankful and excited to act in obedience to God's calling with Paradosi where she hopes to act justly, love mercy, and dance humbly for our God!

  • Annie Dick

    San Antonio, Texas

    Apprentice 

    Annie was raised in San Antonio, Texas where she studied under the direction of Joseph and Laura Villalobos at Ballet San Antonio Academy and later as a trainee with the Montgomery Ballet.  Dancing had been a lifelong passion for Annie but after attending a Ballet Magnificat summer dance intensive she felt a call to use dance in ministry.  Annie auditioned for Paradosi in the Spring of 2017 and was thrilled to be accepted into the trainee program for the Fall of 2017.  After a year in the trainee program Annie was offered a position as an Apprentice with the touring company which she graciously accepted.  Annie is so thankful to be able to use her dancing to serve her King and to partner with Him in His work.  Annie feels privileged to be able to praise His name with dancing and to declare His truth boldly to the world! 

  • Hope Livingston

    Portland, oregon

    apprentice

    Hope was oblivious to anything ballet until the age of 9 when her parents hosted a Japanese exchange student who happened to be a ballet dancer. Watching her dance every day Hope was captivated by the beauty of dance.  On Hope's 10th birthday, her grandfather, blessed her with the best present ever, ballet classes at Portland Metro Arts.  She trained with PMA for the next four years before transferring to a Christian ballet school called the Joy of Dance.  While a student at the Joy of Dance, Hope was first exposed to the idea that ballet could also be used in worship and ministry.  Towards the end of her four-years of study at the Joy of Dance, a seed for her future in dance ministry was planted.  Hope's desire to use dance in ministry came from a serious accident that occurred when she was only a few years old when she took a serious fall onto concrete; an accident that may have changed the course of her life if not for the grace of God.  Through this accident she came to understand how precious this life is and it made her so thankful to God that she is able to move, dance, and use her whole body freely.  

    In knowing that God gave her this precious gift of life, Hope could only respond with an overwhelming urge to dedicate her life to glorifying Jesus through dance.  It is her desire that people will see the eternal hope that she has in God as she dances for her divine audience of one and want to have this hope for themselves. 

  • ROSHELLE HOWARD

    Eureka, California

    Apprentice

    Roshelle first started dancing at the age of 4 at Trillium Dance Studios in Arcata, California where she studied under Erin Makeover and Islay Dillon-Ogden.  While at Trillium she was a member of the Trillium Dance Jr. Ensemble and then later was asked to join the studio's company, Trillium Dance Ensemble.  Roshelle attended a summer intensive with a Christian dance company in 2015 and loved seeing how dance could be used to worship God, minister to others, and serve the Lord.  In the fall of 2015 she felt the Lord calling her to audition for Paradosi and she was accepted into the ministries Trainee Program.  After completing the trainee program, Roshelle was offered a portion as an apprentice in the Touring Company where she continues to grow and use her gifts in ministry.  Roshelle is excited to see how the Lord will continue to use her during her time with the ministry. 

CREATIVE CONTRIBUTORS

While no longer active dancers in the touring company,

the following individuals continue to offer their creative talents to the ministry on a part-time basis.

  • SKYLAR KERWOOD

    Burke, Virginia

    Contributing Choreographer

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  • Bonnie Calvert

    Buckeye, Arizona

    Contributing Choreographer

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