Meet Our Instructors
As a child, Tristin learned to express herself through dance and always had a dream to create a studio where others could do the same. She has been dancing since the age of three and loves being able to teach and share her passion with others. In high school, Tristin danced on her studio's competition team and after graduating high school she found her love for teaching. Throughout college, Tristin was active in her school's dance program and coached several teams in the Denver area. She has danced at Denver Fashion Week and been a judge at CU Boulder's dance auditions. Tristin has a Bachelors degree in Psychology & Dance from MSU Denver. She is excited to grow the studios' competition program and knows that your child's love for dance will grow at Winddancers!
Katie (Tap / Office Manager)
Katie is originally from Michigan. She started dancing at the young age of 5. In high school she was competitive in dance, baton, and poms. She also studied piano and percussion, and was part of the drumline. At the age of 15, she auditioned for her first theatre dance show at Lansing Community College. That’s when she fell in love with the stage. She spent the next 4 years performing in every dance show that the college put on. Winning herself a scholarship to that college, she studied modern, ballet, jazz and tap. She won parts such as duets, solos, and student choreographer. She graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Dance Career.
After graduating, she moved to Orlando, Florida and danced for the American Gladiator’s Dinner Theatre as well as the character dance shows at Universal Studios Florida. She then toured with Sesame Street Live. Returning to Michigan she danced for the modern dance company, Happendance, and was head coach for the Okemos High School dance team.
She took a break from dance and moved to Colorado. She couldn’t stay away from dance though. She started taking classes again and landed a spot as a dancer on The Belles Performance Team, which lead her to a place with Rocky Mountain Rollergirls Pep Squad for 5 years. She took a little more time off to have her daughter Luxe, but continued to tap dance through it all. She continues to study Tap under former Broadway performer, Gene “Meanfeet” GeBauer.
Laura (Ballet, Lyrical, Dance Tricks, Mommy/me yoga, ballet/tap combo)
Laura is a dance
artist and teacher. Born in Colorado, but living in California most
of her life, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in World Arts
and Cultures/Dance from UCLA. Starting at a young age studying
Dance with many acclaimed teachers and studios including: The Northwestern
National High School Institute, The Dance Studio of Fresno, Veda Burton, Maria
Gillespie, Frit and Frat Fuller, Martha Franco, Shirley Winters, Tina D’Amato,
Karen MacDonald, Jon Peters and many more.
Laura was a dancer for the Kairos Dance Company in Los Angeles which received the KDC Rocky Mountain Choreography Festival Win in 2014. She performed professionally in LA, NY, Miami, Las Vegas, Chicago and San Francisco as a backup dancer for MIG Recording Artists. She performed and Choreographed for UCLA WAC Smash Live Stage and UCLA Spring Sing Live Stage. While in Los Angeles, Laura taught Beg. - Adv. Hip Hop & Jazz at Thousand Oaks Academy of Dance.
Laura competed, taught, choreographed and performed at a professional level in Song-leading. She was the Clovis West Song-leading Captain and received the Coaches Award and Most Inspirational Award. She also competed nationally with the Fresno Elite song-leading team. She is a United Spirit Association National Champion and worked on their Song leading staff. She was on the A – Team, Professional Dance team for the LA Avenges.
With dance and performance as her passion she also studied acting, musical theater, piano, voice and guitar with many teachers including The Acting Core Los Angeles, UCLA and CWHS. She’s starred in various Independent Films and Musical Productions.
She enjoys style and fashion design having worked in the apparel industry and manufacturing for 10 years. Her other interests include Yoga, Pilates, Health and Wellness, Photography, Interior Design and Lighting. Above all Laura is a wife and mother which she considers her greatest gifts.
Hannah (Hip Hop, baby ballerinas, boys rough/tumble)
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Kristen (Zumba, Flexibility & Conditioning, Comp Team A)
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