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 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 Bachal is a native of Los Angeles where she began her dance training at the age of three with master teachers including, Kathryn Charisse Etienne, Daisy Krassner, Roy Fitzell, Jullana, Eugene Loring, Sallie Whalen, and Brad Powell. She is trained in all dance genres, and specializes in teaching ballet and theater dance. A member of SAG and AFTRA from age five, Athena appeared in numerous commercials and TV shoes such as All in the Family, The Debbie Reynolds Show, The Red Skelton Show, and The Walt Disney Special, In addition to TV work, Athen's performing credits include plays, musicals, variety shoes, operas, ballets, industrialsm and voice-overs. Her accociation with The Young Americans after college gave Athena the opportunity to hone her skills as a performer while touring internationally, She is pasionate about education, having earned a master of education degree from Regis University, and a bachelor of arts degre from the University of California-Irvine She holds a Colorado professional teaching license with a drama and dance endorsement, and is a certified teacher of the Dance Educators of America. Athena is a long-time arts education advocate serving on regional non-proftit boards. She is a sought-after musical theatre choreographer and dance teacher in Colorado Springs, where she has lived for over 25 years. Athena's personal passion is encouraging aristic growth and infusing bearuty into the world.
Jojo, a Colorado Springs native, grew up under the tuteleage of many renown dance instructors who trained her in a variety of dance styles since the age of 8. After auditioning, she was accepted into the Young Americans in California. During her stint as a Young American she had the blessing of sharing her passion and talents for the arts in many venues throughout the United Stated on tour. After meeting her husband in California, they moved back to Colorado on a new journey. Jojo teaches Acro, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, and Hip Hop. Now a new mom, she enjoys time with her little girl and the dream to keep dancing!
"Dance is movement, and movement is life."
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