Photography: David Sherman

Velvet Iris

She is here to deliver all that Mother Nature’s beauty has to offer. Inspired by the soft to the touch, vibrant flower that blooms every year, Iris is the luxurious gift that just keeps on giving.

Iris started dancing as a little flower bud and has never looked back. While serving as President of The Dance Collective at the University of Minnesota, she emphasized the importance of celebrating every performer’s unique talents, and she is grateful to have found an artistic family that shares the same values. She feels the happiest and most empowered while on stage, and is extremely excited to continue exploring her passion for performing with the Red-Hot Rascals!

Off the stage, you can find her exploring the outdoors. She loves hiking, biking, and paddling! In the near future, she hopes to have a sustainable garden of her own where she can listen to podcasts, read her books, and drink craft beer to her heart’s content!