Faculty

Cindy Aragon

Owner/Director

Cindy began dancing at the age of five at a local studio. She began apprenticing at 14 and started teaching at 16. After graduating from high school she was accepted to Mesa State College, Grand Junction, Colorado in their business program. At Mesa, Cindy began the kid's dance program teaching jazz, ballet and tap to kids ages 4-12. After returning from Grand Junction, she began teaching at several local dance studios, in Pueblo and Colorado Springs. Cindy started teaching at SCDF in the summer of 1993 and as the director of the SCDF Jazz Company, her dancers have won many choreography and overall awards. In 1999, Cindy was given the opportunity to continue the love of dance from the former owner of Springs City. Since then, she has continued to follow her dreams and continued teaching her love of dance to every student who walks through the doors of SCDF.

Britney Smith

Jazz Director

Britney was raised in Colorado Springs. She has obtained a Bachelors degree from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in Sports Conditioning and Training. She is also currently an Occupational Therapy Assitant Student. Britney has been trained in dance since the age of eight and continues to instruct students of all ages in Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, and Hip Hop. Britney has trained under Rozanne David, Tasha Redder, Richard Havey, and Jessica Starr. She was personally picked by Brian Friedman from "So You Think You Can Dance", to attend his intensive in New York City. Britney was also chosen to attend the American Ballet Theatre intensive. She has received many high achievement awards from competitions and intensives. Britney's choreography is new aged and different. She likes her choreography to stand out as "new" and "intriguing".  Britney's choreography continues to be recognized year after year both regionally and nationally.  Her choreography has won "best choreography", "best technique", "most entertaining", and "best concept".  Her competitive team choreography has also won First Overall in numerous regional and national competitions.

Athena Baschal

Ballet Director

At age two, Athena signed up for dance classes and never looked back.  Growing up in Hollywood, she began acting in TV shows commercials and musicals early on.  After high school, she toured the U.S. and the world with The Young Americans, completed a bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary fine arts at the University of California, Irvine, and went on for a master's degree in education from Regis University.  Athena enjoys teaching and choreographing, and serving on non-profit performing arts boards such as the Colorado Dance Alliance (past), the Colorado Dance Education (past), and Village Arts of Colorado Springs (current).  Liturgical dance is also a special interest.  By day, Athena produces radio programs and podcast.  She and husband Jim are parents to five grown children and pretend to be in charge of their black lab Bella.  

 

 

Sara Staudte

Tap

 

 

 

Sara has danced at Springs City since she was 5 years old till she graduated from Doherty High School in 2015. She competed with both the Jazz and Tap companies. She also apprenticed tap classes when she was young and has been teaching tap since 2014. Sara is currently attending Pikes Peak Community College where she is studying Secondary Education to become a high school physical education teacher.

 

 

Kindra Elich

Tumbling

Kindra was a competitive gymnast through middle school and all four years of high school.  When not competiting she always tried to remain very active in the gymnastics community.  She has coached both girls and boys gymnastics as well as co-ed tumbling.  Although her life has taken her to many far off places, as well as many different job avenues, Colorado will always be home and gymnastics will always be her passion.  Seeing the absolutely positive and amazing effect it has on adults as well as children drives Kindra more to always make it a part of her life.  Kindra's loves are gymnastic, hockey, rock climbing and outdoor adventures.  Glitter is her favorite color and she is absolutley obsessed with sharks and mermaids!

 

 

Regina Webb

Office Manager

 

 

 

 

Regina has been in the managerial / adminstration field since 1999. Her years of office work includes not only dance studios, but schools as well. Regina has 3 children in which 2 grew up doing competitive dance and cheerleading.

 

 

Interest in teaching for SCDF?  We are always on the lookout for passionate, energetic and experienced teachers to join our amazing faculty.  If you are interested in teaching please email us at contactus@scbdance.com, your resume detailing your experience.  We would also love to hear from you in at least 200 words why you would like to join our inspiring team of teachers.  We look forward to hearing from you. 

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