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At Elite, we provide a family environment that creates positive lifetime memories for EVERYONE who visits us – our dancers, their families and our staff.
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Meet Our Rock Star Staff!

Brandy Kapustensky - Business Operations Manager

Brandy has been dancing in Colorado since the age of three. She grew up doing studio dance in Golden, Colorado and poms at Golden High School. She went on to dance for the University of Colorado Boulder for two years and has been a Dream Project member for seven seasons. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado with a degree in business administration and accounting and has her physical education teaching license as well. She currently works full time for Elite Dance Academy. Brandy says, "Elite can fulfill the dreams of any dancer, teacher or other staff member!! It fills my soul and through Elite I have met so many incredible women that I now call my life-long best friends!"

Lisa Pevateaux - Owner/Founder & Visionary

Lisa has been dancing for twenty-six years. Lisa has been instructing students' dance for the past eighteen years. She has taught at dance studios throughout Colorado and the surrounding states. She has choreographed for several high school pom pon and dance squads as well as college squads. Lisa has a substantial professional performance background as well. She was a Denver Nuggets Dance Team member for four years and she directed the team in her final season during a playoff year. She was a Denver Broncos cheerleader for three seasons and in her final year she performed at Superbowl 32. Lisa has continued to participate as a judge for the Denver Nuggets Dance Team auditions and has taught master technique classes for the team. Lisa is also still involved with the Denver Broncos cheerleaders and has been a technical judge during their auditions in past seasons. Lisa's performing credits include dancing in the Las Vegas Revue “Pizzazz” for a season run. She also performed as a core dancer in the Denver Center Theater production of Star Fever in the Space Theater. Lisa has a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Lisa practiced public accounting for 8 years as a CPA prior to opening Elite in 2003. She has owned and operated the studios since 2003. In 2015, she founded Camp Telaphiba, an overnight summer dance retreat for dancers ages 10-18 from all over the country and world. Lisa is living in Denver with her husband, Chris, their two sons, John David and Chase and their dogs, Dax and Zoe.

Natalie Schievelbein - Production Director, Instructor

Natalie grew up competitively dancing in Colorado winning regional and national titles. While participating on the high school and college dance teams, she became a 4-year UDA All American, NAIA First Team All American, and 2-year Captain for the Colorado Mesa University Mavettes. During the summer, Natalie was also a UDA staff member and judge while teaching and choreographing at studios throughout Colorado. Natalie graduated in 2020 from Colorado Mesa University with her BFA in Dance. She then danced professionally with Reverent Rhythms Dance Company choreographing, performing, and teaching at the Reverent Rhythms School of the Arts. She has been teaching and coaching for over 10 years and hopes to inspire the next generation of artists.

Meghan Sullivan - Instructor

Meghan grew up dancing in the mountains of Summit County, Colorado. Meghan fell in love with dance and began performing and competing at an early age. Meghan is trained in the dance styles of jazz, ballet, lyrical, contemporary, modern, tap, and hip-hop. Meghan has been on staff at Elite Dance Academy since 2010 and is currently a Master Teacher, Performance Team Director, Nutcracker choreographer, Special Events Coordinator and Community Liaison. Meghan graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder with a Bachelor of Arts in communication. Meghan is currently a dancer and board member of Dream Project Dance Company, a local non-profit in the Denver area.

Casandre Medel - Instructor

A multiethnic performance artist, scholar, performer, and choreographer. 'Cass' is a Passionate and detail-oriented aerial dance performer with 10 years of teaching experience and 20 years of performance experience. Ever-exploring a multitude of styles and well-versed in a variety of apparatuses, yet keeps a particular affection toward improvisational dance. She interweaves her art with emotional intention, knowledge of anatomy/physiology, empowerment for social change, and the building of community. Casandre grew up in community theatre and graduated from the Youth Performing Arts School in Louisville, KY. In this program, she majored in Theatre and Musical Theatre exploring a variety of techniques and partaking in semi-professional community theatre. After discovering her love for Aerial Dance; she began performing professionally as well as instructing students of all ages. She graduated with a BFA in Dance Performance/Production in Boulder, CO. She now owns her own performance/aerial dance entertainment company and truly enjoys any opportunity to create community through dance performance. “I am really looking forward to joining the program this semester at Elite Dance Academy and getting to know the students that make it so special! We are going to create some beautiful and fun choreography inspired by the unique talents of each student.”

Brittany Capone - Performance Team Director, Instructor

Brittany Capone began dancing at the age of 3 and danced competitively starting at age 12.  As a Colorado native she danced at several different studios locally in the Denver area.  After high school she went on to be a University of Colorado Dancer, Outlaws Lacrosse dancer and even a Denver Broncos Cheerleader.

Brittany has taught jazz, lyrical, ballet and hip hop to both recreational and competitive dancers previously at Elite. Currently she oversees choreography and training for our Performance Team. She also works as a software quality assurance analyst in Denver.  

Brittany has a true passion for teaching and instilling a love for dance in her students. She is committed to teaching not only dance technique, but to serve as a mentor to her students, teaching kindness, confidence, and the importance of being part of a team.

Megan Luker - Instructor, Customer Astonishment Representative

Megan is a recent high school graduate who grew up dancing at Elite where she found her dance family. She took a slight break from dance to be a high school pom where she was captain and helped her team win 12th in the nation for large varsity poms. She is back now to Elite and is hoping to help other young dancers find their dance family at Elite too!!

Briana Bautista - Instructor

Briana began dancing when she was 3 and even got to participate in the Junior Broncos Cheerleader program up until she was 10. In high school, she was on the poms team that ended up placing 12th in the nation. She loves teaching hip hop, jazz and pom. Briana currently attends community college where she is studying to be a criminal attorney. Briana danced at Elite when she was younger and is so excited to be a part of the Elite community again!

Erin Rose - Instructor

Erin has been dancing and loving everything dance since she was seven years old. She recently moved to Colorado from Arizona, where she attended the University of Arizona. She has always been passionate about healthy movement and expression, specifically with dancers, as they experience a unique and demanding role! She is now a Student of Physical Therapy at the University of Colorado, where her dream is to specialize in dancers and injury prevention. She is very excited to be a part of the Elite family!

Chelsea Canda - Instructor

Chelsea has been a dancer on and off for her whole life - more on than off. Her soul speaks ballet and it is a true love of hers. She is so thrilled to be able to help students grow in skill and love for ballet at Elite!

Lindsay Oldham - Instructor

I was born and raised in Broomfield, CO and have been dancing since age 3. I grew up in a dance studio, practicing all styles. Once I started high school, I left the studio and found a passion for Poms. I've worked for Jeffco Public Schools for 15 years, working in before and after school child care and grants accounting. I graduated in 2019 from Metropolitan State University of Denver with a degree in business management. Outside of work and dance,  I love golfing, paddle boarding and going on adventures with my husband.

Ava Limbo - Instructor

Ava took her first dance class at three years old and competed from age seven through college. She is so excited to work with all of the Elite dancers and their families!

Kim Karis - Customer Astonishment Representative

Kim grew up dancing and has always had a passion for the art in all its forms, but particularly enjoys ballet and musical theater. Frequenting the Colorado Ballet is one of the things Kim looks forward to most and always enjoys a good show! Now that her two daughters enjoy dance as much, if not more, than she does, joining Elite was a natural fit. Kim is an Arizona State University graduate with a degree in Journalism and has worked in digital marketing for the last 15 years. She enjoys spending time with her family, baking and anything on television that can transport her to another place and time.

Hannah Tharp - Instructor

Hannah recently moved to Colorado from Central Illinois to accept a position working as a professional NBA dancer for the Denver Nuggets Dancers. She is a recent graduate of the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana where she received her BFA in dance. Hannah was also a member of the Illinettes Dance Team, the official dance team at the University, for all four years. Hannah strives to push herself as both a teacher/choreographer and performer as she interweaves her love for concert and commercial dance.

Elite in the Community!
  • Scholarships provided to our graduating seniors
  • Awarded over 58,000 of scholarship to our dance community
  • Dare to Dance for a Difference scholarship fundraiser showcase to give to dancers in need
  • Free classes to our community throughout the year
  • Performances at Broomfield Days and Boulder Creek Fest
  • Performances at Children’s Hospital and assisted living homes
Elite in the Community!