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Dance Teaching Artists

Becca Roodhuyzen

Yoga

Becca-Roo.jpgBecca Roo is the owner of the Playoga studio. The “Play” in Playoga captures Becca’s philosophy that yoga can be fun and that there is a dance between yoga and everyday life. Her classes are deeply authentic and lively. Becca explores parallels between the physical body-centered experiences of practice and themes of daily existence. Teaching students deep optimum alignment in their bodies is Becca’s mission; she is a master at meeting students where they are and providing perfect feedback that allows them to experience alignment. 

Becca has been practicing and studying yoga since 2001. She's experimented with many styles of yoga and has incorporated 13 years of experience into a challenging and dynamic practice. She's completed workshops or trainings in Interdisciplinary, Self Awakening, Yin, Power, and Anusara® Yoga.

 


Safietou Goudiaby "Dallo"

African Dance

Dallo-13-copy.jpgI was born in the village of Thionk Essyl in the southern Casamance region of Senegal, West Africa. I grew up there living a traditional Diola life, fishing in the river, growing rice, gathering fruit, and wild food in the forest. Dance is a central part of my culture. Every major event in the lives of our people is celebrated with dance.

In early 2010 I began teaching weekly classes at the Casa Verde Common House near downtown Colorado Springs, and I offer monthly dance workshops at the Marmalade studio at the Smokebrush. I have performed at several events on the Colorado College campus, for the Imagination Celebration and the “What If” festival.

I love teaching African dance because it allows me to share the beauty of my culture with others.

Linked here is a short film about my class that highlights my approach to teaching dance. I not only teach my students how to move their bodies, but by teaching them to drum and sing, I also teach them how to survive.

 


Ron Jules

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Hip Hop Teacher Ron "Future" Jules was born in West Palm Beach Florida. In 2008 he graduated from Penn State University. While he was at Penn State he was on the Track Team and as well studied dance. Ron is an all-style dancer, freestyle, and choreographer. He specializes in hip-hop, popping, locking, breakdance, krump, and house. He was the co-founder/Vice president of R.A.M SQUAD, Penn State Hip-Hop Club. Ron worked as a Hip Hop instructor for Penn State, Woodward Camp, and Local Colleges in Colorado Springs. He's also part of the Rennie Harris Grassroots Hip-Hop Theatre company in Colorado. His influences are Mr. Wiggles, Electric Boogaloos, The Lockers, Tight Eyez, Elite Force, Monsters of Hip-Hop, World of Dance, R.A.M Squad, and many more. Ron is excited to be sharing his knowledge and talents with all the dancers in Colorado. His mission for dance is to teach people the foundation and history of the hip-hop culture. He has danced with the best of the best and has taught and taken master workshops all across the United States. His goal is to motivate his students and help them become more innovative in all aspects of their life.

 


Sue Lauther

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Sue Lauther (MFA U of Illinois) has served as a teacher, performer, and choreographer for projects around the world: Argentina, Taiwan, New Zealand, Ecuador, Mexico, Australia, Jordan, Costa Rica, and all over the US. She believes that technique is being able to demonstrate physical intention clearly, so she approaches teaching as a vehicle to help her students explore, expand, and clarify their options. She encourages her dancers to be part of the artistic process. Sue's choreography encompasses a broad range of styles and perspectives-from playful to pensive, zany to formal. Currently teaching Contact Improvisation at Colorado College, she finds her joy in the metaphors, accuracy, and sensation of riding that dance form.

 

 


Kebrina De Jesus

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Kebrina Josefina De Jesus is a dancer, actor, director, choreographer, and multi-faceted performer. Born in Queens, New York into a family of Puerto Rican Salsa dancers, Kebrina Josefina was gifted with the heartbeat, rhythms, and appreciation of Salsa music, dance, and culture. Ms. De Jesus has performed as an actor and professional dancer, with over two decades of experience on stage in musicals, plays, independent films, and performances. In her Samba classes, Kebrina explores the healing cultural dances of Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, as well as, Samba rooted dances including and Samba Reggae and Afro- Brazilian dance.

 

 


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Ballet and Contemporary Dance

Jordan is an MFA graduate in Choreography from Laban Conservatoire of Dance in London, England with a BFA in Dance Performance from The Ailey School/Fordham University in New York City. Born and raised in Colorado Springs, CO under the direction of Zetta Alderman, his professional stage credits include Montreal-based companies EZDanzaJose Navas/Company Flak and Cas Public. Jordan’s career spans film, fashion, and dance including Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan starring Natalie Portman, New York Fashion Week, as well as three international Vogue publications. Jordan danced for Cirque Du Soleil’s Zumanity from 2010-2015 & danced with the Martha Graham Company for their historic 90th season international tour. Before joining Dance Alliance of the Pikes Peak Region as Executive Director, McHenry was involved in numerous international engagements including teaching at the 5th NO Borders Project in Chiang Mai, Thailand, as well as choreographic residences at Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Center and Tanztendenz in Munich, Germany. Jordan is proud to be a dancer with the local Ormao Dance Company and a visiting professor at Colorado College.

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