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Corinne Mickler has studied various dance styles including Jazz, Modern, Ballet, Tap and Hip Hop. She attended the Fairfax County Academy for the Arts as a high school senior and continued to study Dance and Choreography at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). While at VCU she was also a member of the Rams Gold Rush Dance Team and has performed at NCAA games and tournaments. She graduated from VCU with a Bachelor of Movement and Behavioral Studies.

Upon relocating to Colorado, Corinne completed course work in Massage Therapy and is now a Licensed Massage Therapist. She is passionate about helping children, teens and adults understand their own bodies better through dance, movement and therapeutic touch. Corinne is currently training to become certified in Gyrokinesis. Corinne is teaching Jazz and Hip Hop/Breaking at Studio 8100.

     
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Genoa Belson moved to Vail from Tallahasse, Florida, where she was the Ballet Mistress of World Ballet Inc, under the direction of Henry Hernandez. Genoa enjoys a career as a teacher, director, choreographer and movement therapist.

As a ballet dancer in her own right, she has a repertoire in leading roles such as the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Nutcracker, Aurora from Sleeping Beauty, and Medora fromLe Corsaire. She has also performed many classical and contemporary works, many of which were created just for her. At the same time she has been teaching students of all ages and levels for nearly a decade, and loves sharing her passion for dance. Her classes are notable for developing strong technique, musical acuity, and performance focus. Genoa joined Studio 8100's faculty in April of 2015, teaching ballet and pointe.

     
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Jennifer Burke began her dance studies at a young age in southeast Michigan at Dance Arts of Chelsea under Wendi DuBois. Over the past twenty years she has studied Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Hip Hop, West African, Egyptian Belly Dance, and Bollywood. Jennifer competed in regional and national dance competitions as a child and as an adult has performed with multiple dance companies including, Fueled and Aflame, People Dancing, and Movement Artist's Guild. During her time with Movement Artist's Guild Jennifer performed Dollhouse Revisited, choreographed by Christina Sears-Etter which won the 2010 Maggie Allesee Choreography Award. Jennifer graduated cum laude with her Bachelor of Science in Dance and Minor in Health Psychology from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. During her time at Wayne State University Jennifer received a diverse education in kinesiology, technical theater studies, pedagogy, and improvisation in addition to her technique classes. Jennifer has had the pleasure of studying with Noonie Anderson, Meg Paul, Lisa LaMarre, Robin Wilson, Dr. Doug Risner, Eva Powers, Rachel Harbert, and Karen Prall amongst many other.

Jennifer has been teaching dance for the past 13 years to children aged 12 months to adults in various styles of dance. For 3 years she ran a community dance program for the Township of Ypsilanti, Michigan before relocating to Vail, Colorado. She strongly believes in the benefits of dance and knows that learning happens best in a safe and fun environment. 

     
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Emily Pitts studied Biology and Psychology at the University of Colorado in Boulder. She spent four months of her senior year traveling to Western Europe, Africa, and South America, and when she returned she joined Rogue Co. Dance Company. Born and raised just outside Denver, Colorado, Emily was classically trained in Ballet, Tap, and Jazz. She found her real love for dance when she joined The Schiff Training Company her freshman year at CU in Boulder, and over the years she has expanded her movement repertoire to Hip Hop and Contemporary. Emily has been a member of the Schiff Dance Collective, Alter Ego, and has danced for Rogue Co. the last two seasons. She began her teaching a couple of years ago, and enjoys sharing her passion with those eager to learn, grow, and express their souls through movement. Emily will be teaching weekly classes in Contemporary, Jazz and HH at Studio 8100 this year.

     
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Steph Holmbo a dancer, actress, choreographer, singer, and poet who earned her BFA in New York at Tisch School of the Arts at the Atlantic Theatre Company.  After graduation, she continued to live in New York City creating with NYU's grad program and Mitra Dance Collective performing at several off-Broadway theaters.  She is a feisty, inventive, and wily performer, unafraid of obstacles and challenges.  With her movement and voice, she engages her audience by forcing them to ask questions about their own story and the bigger story they play a part in.  Specializing in musical theatre and contemporary, she has been performing for over 20 years, as well as choreographing and teaching for 16 years.  She currently lives in Denver creating curriculum for studios from Denver to Commerce City to Vail.

     
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Madeline Grande began her study of tap at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Arts under the instruction of Sarah Mason. Here she trained extensively in the art and musicality of rhythmic tap dancing and served as the Rehearsal Director of Crunch! Youth Tap Ensemble. During this time she attended and performed at the Chicago Human Rhythm Project, LA Tap Festival and DC Tap Festival. These venues allowed her to be trained by Jimmy Slyde, Jason Samuels Smith, Chloe Arnold, Sarah Reich, Michelle Dorrance, Roxanne Butterfly, Arthur Duncan, Maud Arnold and many other tap legends of this generation.

She moved on to teach and study at Penn State University in their advanced tap program under Michelle Dunleavy. While working towards her Bachelors in Kinesiology and Fitness Studies, Madeline was a lead choreographer and member of Tapestry Dance Company. Since graduating Madeline has moved to Central Colorado and spends her time outside of the dance studio fly fishing, whitewater rafting and snowboarding. She has a passion for educating the next generation of dancers on the importance of rhythm and purposeful expression within music.

 

 

     
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Breegan Kearney is a native of Kalamazoo, MI and began her dance training within the rigorous Royal Academy of Dance system at the age of 7. In high school, she performed with the DanceWest Ballet Company at several Regional Dance America conferences before she was accepted to the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy dance program. She went on to attend the Dance Conservatory at Purchase College, State University of New York. In 2010 she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance. After college, Breegan moved to Brooklyn, NY and went on to dance with several emerging dance choreographers such as Nelly van Bommel (NOA Dance), Pam Tanowitz (Pam Tanowitz Dance), Nicole Wolcott (Nicole Wolcott Dance), and Kat Rhodes (Roadwork Dance). Additionally, she helped found The Hoover Dam Collective in 2010, which produces monthly shows that incorporate modern and contemporary dance with other disciplines such as poetry, live music, and creative writing. Alongside Caitlin Dutton and Eli Tamondong, Breegan produced, danced in, and choreographed for "Start," a full length dance concert in New York City's Chinatown in 2014. Ms. Kearney moved to Denver in 2015 and currently teaches dance at the Rocky Mountain Prep School in Southwest Denver. Breegan teaches Advanced Contemporary & Modern Dance and Improvisation/Composition at Studio 8100.

     
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Erika Keller began her ballet training in Germany as a part of the Royal Academy of Dance as a scholarship student in Neumarkt and Nuremberg. Returning to the U.S. she continued her training in the RAD Syllabus at the Academy of Dance Arts under Jennifer Church and as well as at the Pittsburgh Youth Ballet, Springs City Ballet and the Colorado Academy of Ballet. She has danced professionally with the Columbia City Ballet, Newcomb Ballet Company, Albano Ballet Company, Connect the Dots Dance Company, Jersey City Ballet. She is most recently coached privately by Karin Averty, première danseuse, Paris Opera Ballet. Erika's additional performance/choreography experience include New York Fall Fashion Week, West 42nd Street Show, Angela Simmons Fashion Show, and Spring City Jazz Company. Erika will be subbing and teaching Ballet and Jazz at Studio 8100.

     
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Sarah Tallman was borne an raised in the state of Colorado. With a passion and flair for the dramatic, her early training not nay pushed her through the rigors of classical ballet, but also delightfully exposed her to music and theatrics. her early training afforded her the opportunity to study with Cheri Noble, Arthur Leeth and Jeff Rockland. Sarah holds a BA in Dance Performance and Choreography from the University of Norther Colorado. She has participated in the Inside ODC workshop, Baardar Danse Akademiet in Oslo, Norway and Perry Mansfield Performing Arts School. Sarah has danced with David Taylor Dance Theater, Lynn Barr and Gleich Dances Contemporary Ballet.

Under the general and artistic direction of Pelham Pearce, Sarah has danced as a Principal Artist with Central City Opera. She has powerfully performed to critical acclaim in Danny Pelzig's Carmen, as "Anna II" in Ken Cazan's Seven Deadly Sins and "Dream Laurey" in Ken Cazan's and Danny Pelzig's Oklahoma! Currently in her twelfth season with Wonderbound she has danced numerous leading roles by award winning Artistic Director and Choreographer Garrett Ammon. Her experiences at Wonderbound have allowed her to work and collaborate alongside musicians, poets, mentalists and visual artists. Since joining Wonderbound, her technical prowess and performance has been guided and largely influenced by Producing Director and Ballet Mistress, Dawn Fay. Sarah has been featured in world premiers by Alex Ketley, Maurya Kerr, Amy Seiwert, Mark Godden, Ma Cong and Lauri Stallings. Sarah teaches Ballet, Contemporary technique and choreography for Studio 8100's Pre Professional Ensemble. For more information about Sarah, go to her website: www.sarahtallman.com.

     
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Danny Ryan began his professional training with Rafael Delgado in his hometown of Milwaukee before moving to New York to further his studies with the Joffrey Ballet School. He went on to perform with the Louisville Ballet, Kansas City Ballet and Texas Ballet Theater, dancing in works by George Balanchine, Ben Stevenson, Val Caniparoli, Twyla Tharp, Adam Hougland and Trey McIntyre to name a few. Following his time in Texas, Mr. Ryan pursued a career as a freelance artist, which lead to many exciting opportunities to perform and teach across the country.

Danny is currently a company member and artist with Wonderbound, A New American Dance Company. Danny teaches Ballet, Contemporary technique and choreography for Studio 8100's Pre Professional Ensemble. For more information about Danny, visit: www.dannyryan.net.

     
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Leo recently relocated to Vail from Denver. He is a passionate and disciplined dance teacher and choreographer with over 10 years dance teaching experience. Before moving to Vail he taught 34 classes per week at a Denver Charter school, grades K-5. He has been a hired performer for over 100 shows locally, nationally and internationally. He has competed consistently for 12 years in break dance competitions world wide, and has choreographed dance pieces and full shows with a wide range of dancers.

Leo is a teacher of breaking and not just moves. He encourages a broader understanding of the culture of the dance and Hip Hop, and encourages appreciating the role of music in dance and a broadening of self through dance.

Leo's goal as a teacher is to have his students realize their potential and to provide outlets for students to be part of a culture. While he can choreograph, he can also systematically teach students to freestyle and battle in order to fully understand what it is to be a bboy/bgirl and most importantly that they can be part of this movement (in all its definitions). Leo also tries to get his students plugged into the broader breaking community.

He is excited to build and grow the breaking program at Studio 8100 this fall (2015), teaching classes on Wednesdays and Fridays.

 

     
photo ROSEANN BAKER - GUEST TEACHER

Roseann Baker was born and raised in Long Beach, California. She chose to study dance because of her love to move. After graduating from the Idyllwild Arts Academy, she went on to receive her BFA in dance from the State University of New York at Purchase College in December of 2010. During her time at Purchase, she had the incredible opportunity to learn and perform in works such as D-man in the Water by Bill T. Jones and Kinneasonata by Bella Lewitsky to name a few.

Upon graduating, she carried on her passion for the arts and arts education as Lincoln Center Institute's 'Education Assistant'. She is currently a member of Nelly van Bommel's company//NØA Dance and with Kathryn Rhodes//Roadwork. She also has been seen jammin' around the New York City with jazz singer Cyrille Aimée & The Surreal Band, performing in venues such as Birdland and Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center. Roseann is also a founding member and performer of a multi-disciplinary Brooklyn-based collaborative project called the Hoover Dam Collective. She re-located to the Vail Valley in January 2013 and was part of the 'Studio 8100' faculty until moving to San Francisco in October 2015. Rose will continue to teach and choreograph for Studio 8100's advanced students and Pre Professional Ensemble on an invitational basis.

     
photo SARAH TOUSLEE - GUEST TEACHER

Sarah Touslee believes everyone has the power within to express themselves through movement and should be given the opportunity to do so. Her class is the result of combining her teachings in both hip hop and contemporary, offering an environment that welcomes all types of dancers no matter their preferred style or their level of experience. In 2014, Sarah founded Backbone Dance Co., providing a platform for dancers to develop their voice and use it loudly and confidently through dance performance. Sarah teaches, trains, and builds community at Block 1750 in Boulder, Colorado.