Owner / Artistic Director / Instructor Competitive Team director Ballet | Jazz | Tap | Contemporary | Hip Hop | Jazz Funk | Break Dance | PRE k Growing up right here in the Grand Valley, Brie began taking dance lessons at the early age of four and forever fell in love! She studied various styles throughout her youth such as classical ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, modern, and lyrical. Brie frequently trained and performed with multiple local and Denver-area studios in her youth performing various roles including many leads in various productions and ballets. She traveled to various cities to participate in regional and national dance competitions and conventions where she won numerous awards for her dancing talents and chorography. She has over 15 years experience educating and training dancers of all ages, levels, and abilities. In this time Brie has instructed and choreographed for several other local and regional dance studios, companies, and organizations. She has worked with and trained with several of the industries most notable instructors and choreographers. She has won numerous awards and has been recognized by several dance organizations for her innovative choreographic works. Her students have tremendously been her inspiration in her journey to open Inspire Dance Company in 2014. Since then the Inspire Dance Company family has accomplished many great things together as a team! Brie loves to bring out the passion, emotion, and technique in each and every dancer she gets the opportunity to train with! Brie is also honored to have co-developed Western Colorado Dance Theater, a local non-profit 501(c)(3) with a mission to provide larger scale performance opportunities to the local youth dancers and contribute to the performing arts culture within our community. Brie has had the opportunity to sit on the WCDT board as well as Direct and choreograph full scale local productions. You may have seen some her works performed at the Historic Downtown Avalon Theatre including “Frost, A Winter’s Tale,” “Wizard of Oz, the Ballet,” and most recently, “A Nightmare Before Christmas.”
Assistant Director / Office Manager /Instructor Specializes in pre-K dance and development | Ballet | Tiny Tutus Britni has enjoyed watching her family grow up in both the dance and theater world here in the Grand Valley. She has worked with the local non-profit Western Colorado Dance Theater, and currently sits as Board President. Britni has over 20 years early childhood experience and loves promoting music and movement in our toddler/preschool programs. While attending BYU, Britni worked alongside industry professionals and students backstage, specializing in hair, makeup, and costume design and coordination. Primarily costuming campus musicals including: Beauty and the Beast, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Peter Pan, and Alice in Wonderland...to name a few. Locally, she has assisted with costuming for Western Colorado Dance Theater as well as Inspire Dance Company.
Ballet Master Classical Ballet | Pointe | Ballet Variations Anthony Mr. Noa has been in the professional dance field for over 30 years. He has danced professionally for 15 years as a soloist and principal dancer, both here in the U.S. and Europe. He has acted in the capacity of Program Director, Ballet Master, Choreographer and Artistic Director for organizations in the private, non-profit and state institutions. He has a comprehensive background as a dancer, artist, teacher and administrator having taught for many different type of schools, from recreational dance programs, credited secondary and college dance programs, pre-professional training programs and professional ballet companies. For Anthony Noa’s full bio visit his website at www.anthonynoa.com
Instructor Classical Ballet | Pointe | Jazz | Tap | Hip hop | Contemporary | Jazz Funk | Lyrical Michele grew up in the Denver area. She took her first dance class after watching a performance from a local studio perform and immediately fell in love with the art. She started training in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical and modern; easily spending 20 plus hours a week at the studio. Setting a goal of making the studio dance company, she auditioned a year after she started training and made the team. Michele remained with the team until graduating high school, spending those years performing and competing as a member. Michele went on to pursue college, where she obtained a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Health care Administration while raising five kids. It was not until her two youngest had an interest in taking a dance class that she found herself involved once again with dance. At first that involvement was just the joy of watching her kids find that same love that she always had for dance, but thanks to the welcoming nature of Inspire Dance and a little encouragement, it progressed into not only taking classes again but also to becoming an instructor. Michele has also been involved with the local non-profit Western Colorado Dance Theater, sitting on the board as well as taking on roles in productions.
Performance Team Director / Instructor Ballet | Jazz | Tap | Acro | Lyrical | musical theater | Voice Cindy started dancing at age 4 and continued to dance along with adding gymnastics, singing, modeling and acting. At the age of 14 she joined a competitive dance team taking classes in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, acro, gymnastic, and clogging. In high school she was a member of the dance/drill team for 3 years along with her competitive private dance team, she traveled with both teams to compete all over the mainland. Cindy attended Sam Houston State University with a major in dance and musical theater and a minor in psychology. She was offered her first job teaching at the age of 19 and has been teaching ever since. Cindy opened her first performing arts studio in Texas in and her second one in Oklahoma. After running and teaching her studios in the USA, she was offered a teaching position in Australia. After teaching in Australia for 9 months, she was offered a head teaching position in New Zealand where she helped open and run a second location teaching dance as well as start up a competitive cheer-leading team in Auckland New Zealand. Cindy moved to Hawaii in 2012 where she taught at multiple studios in Honolulu . She also coached gymnastics at Hawaiian island twisters gym while living there. Cindy loves sharing her love of dance and the performing arts and is very excited to work with the iDC team!
Instructor Hip Hop | Break Dance | Boys Crew Sam’s dance journe began about ten years ago though not in a studio setting, but rather self-taught training by watching Youtube videos of techniques and knowledge from professional & amateur street dancers. He studies derivative styles of hip hop such as Popping, Bone-Breaking, Animation, B-Boying, and Commercial Hip Hop. He strives to change lives through dance, make an impact in the dance industry, and be the best dancer he can be. While new to instructing and teaching Sam is excited to share his unique style of dance with others. He hopes to instruct his students to dance with confidence as an individual inside and outside a studio setting, understand techniques and be able to perform street based styles of hip hop while creating their own personal dance style and showcasing it. Sam’s energy in the classroom is contagious with his students. He is a great role model and inspiration to all his students. Sam frequently travels to various cities to train with various groups and studios and attending battles. He recently attended Dancer Palooza in Los Angeles, California and participated in a freestyle battle where he took home $1000 Cash Grand Prize out of hundreds of dancers. Sam also hosts local hip hop dance battles. This gives our local hip hop community the chance to come together in a positive environment and celebrate hip hop culture, dance and compete for cash prizes!