Paige is from Billings. She first started taking dance lessons at SCB, at Chris' School of Dance, and from her mother, Bess Fredlund. In 2005 she left for Bellingham, WA, to double major in Dance and French at Western Washington University. During her undergraduate studies, she spent a semester in Senegal, West Africa. While she was there, she produced and choreographed a dance production, employing local Senegalese dancers and drummers. The rhythms, energy, and emotion of traditional African dance and drumming has continued to inspire her as a dance maker and as a teacher. Another inspiration comes from working with Pamela Kuntz, whose art combines storytelling, theater, and dance. After college, Paige moved to New York City to study American styles of Modern Dance, such as Trisha Brown, Mark Morris, and especially Merce Cunningham. She lived, danced, choreographed, and performed in NYC for nearly 5 years before returning to Montana to marry and raise a family. When not teaching dance, she is likely to be found chasing around her young daughter and son.
This year, Paige is delighted to teach two adult dance classes, Adult Modern and Adult Ballet, as well as children's Modern 1.