FACULTY 

Inspire Dance Company, Grand Junction Dance Class, Grand Junction Dance Studio
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Brie Carrillo- Artistic Director/Co-Owner

Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Jazz Funk, Pre K, Beginner through Advanced Classes, Master ClassesPrivate Lessons, Audition Preparation, Artistic Director iDC Competition Company

 

Growing up right here in the Grand Valley, Brie began taking dance lessons at the early age of four.  She studies various styles throughout her youth such as classical ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, modern, & lyrical.  She traveled to several cities to participate in regional & national dance competitions and conventions where she won numerous awards and scholarships for her dancing talents and choreography.  She frequently trained at various Denver studios in classes or intensives.

She has over ten years experience educating and training dancers.  In this time Brie has instructed and choreographed for several other local & regional dance studios, companies, and organizations.  She has worked with and trained with several of the industries most noteable instructors & choreographers.  She has won numerous awards and has been recognized by several dance organizations for her innovative choreography.  Her students have tremendously been her inspiration in her new journey as Artistic Director and Co-Owner of Inspire Dance Company.  She loves to bring out the passion, emotion, & technique in each and every dancer she gets the opportunity to train with.  She is honored to also choreograph and serve on the board for the Western Colorado Dance Theater a local non-profit production company.

Anthony Noa - Ballet Master 

Advanced Ballet Classes, Master Classes, Private Lessons, Audition Preparation, Artistic Director for Ballet Productions, Artistic Director Western Colorado Dance Theater

 

"I have been in the professional dance field for over 30 years. I danced professionally for 15 years as a soloist and principal dancer, both here in the U.S. and Europe. I have acted in the capacity of Program Director, Ballet Master, Choreographer and Artistic Director for organizations in the private, non-profit and state institutions. I have a comprehensive background as a dancer, artist, teacher and administrator. I have 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."
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Cassidy Bordon - Instructor 

Beginner through Advanced Classes, Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Turns & Leaps, Private Lessons, Audition Preparation, iDC Competition Company, Western Colorado Dance Theater

 

Cassidy Bordon has danced since the age of three with more than ten years of serious pre-professional training. She is trained in numerous dance genres with a focus in ballet. She has been coached in the Vaganova method and is learning to teach the world-renowned curriculum herself. Cassidy has been through the competitive dance world and received scholarships and praise from competitions such as NUVO and the Youth American Grand Prix. She has attended prestigious summer intensive programs and has performed in many soloist and lead roles locally. Cassidy continues to dance and polish her technique and performing skills while passing on her knowledge and passion for the art to younger students as an instructor at Inspire Dance Company.

Cindy Hancock - Instructor

Beginner through Advanced Classes, Acro, Lyrical, Jazz, Drill, Cheer, 

Yoga, Pilates, Private Lessons, iDC Competition Company

 

Cindy Hancock , 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! 

Sam Lee - Instructor 

 

Boys Crew, Hip Hop, Private Lessons

 

Sam has been dancing for 5 years, 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.

He recently attended Dancer Palooza in Los Angeles, California this past August and participated in a freestyle battle  where he took home $1000 Cash Grand Prize out of several dancers. 

Michele Salaz- Instructor 

 

Beginner through Advanced Classes, Contemporary, Jazz Funk, 

iDC Competition Company, President of Western Colorado Dance Theater

 

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