Winnie Berger began her dance training in Tucson, Arizona, under the direction of Mary-Beth Cabana. She graduated from Fordham University and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's BFA program in 2014, with a dual degree in Dance and Theology. Although continuing to perform with Exit 12 Dance Company and other freelance projects, Winnie came to the realization that it was time to create a dance company. For her Senior Thesis, she created a 30-minute work dedicated to her sister, Violet, who was diagnosed with Autism in 2013. Since "Inside Chunks' Head", Winnie has been continuously supported by audience members with compassion, love, and a sense that what she produced was something incredibly significant. She has things to say and feelings to express, and sometimes dance is the only honest way of doing so. The importance of art and its transcendence to audience members has been a big revelation for her, and that's what Mook Dance Company aims to do: create art that is inspiring, reflective, dynamic, ethereal, and relatable to all individuals.