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Meet Our Rock Star Staff!

Alexa - Production Team, Instructor

Alexa is originally from Long Island, New York and relocated to Broomfield in August 2016! She grew up in ballet, lyrical, tap and jazz classes. In middle school, Alexa discovered her passion for musical theatre and musical theatre dance! She has choreographed, directed, and produced numerous productions in schools, community theatres and colleges. Alexa graduated from The State University of New York at Geneseo with a degree in Communicative Disorders and Sciences and Musical Theatre and got her Master's Degree from Columbia University. She currently works as a speech therapist during the day and loves spending her evenings with the Elite Family! When not dancing or teaching, she loves doing crafts, hiking and singing!

Brandy - 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 - 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.

Meghan - Production Team, 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.

Matthew - Instructor

Matthew Helms, formally a martial artist and child actor since three year old, began his training in Colorado on full scholarship at the International Ballet School and competed at the Youth America Grand Prix and the Denver Ballet Guild’s Young Dancers Competition in 2008, receiving a full scholarship to Ballet West Academy in Salt Lake City for three years. Matt was promoted to the Ballet West Pre-Professional Trainee Program in under the company direction of Adam Sklute dancing in ballets such as Sleeping Beauty, Satanella, Madam Butterfly, Don Quixote, Gala Concerto and at the same time was a guest artist with the Utah Ballet Company & Utah Regional Ballet preforming leading roles in The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Paquita, Peter Pan and guest Company’s/Choreographers including Berlin State Ballet’s Troy Games and many contemporary showcases. Matt joined Boulder Ballet in 2010 dancing in lead roles in ballets such as The Nutcracker, Le Corsaire, Don Quixote, American In Paris, Giselle, & Flames Of Paris and was recently chosen to perform leading roles in Paul Taylor Dance Company’s “Airs” and Christopher Wheeldon’s “Five Movements, Three Repeats”. For the last nine years, Matthew has traveled around the US as a guest artist and teacher in California, West Virginia, Tennessee, Colorado, Utah, and Idaho.

Krista - Unicorns & Funky Monkey Crew Director, Instructor

Krista Zozulia (she/her) comes to Elite Dance Academy after spending the last year as the director of a local recreation dance program in a nearby Colorado neighborhood. Within just a year, Krista grew the program from 30 to 200 students as a result of her focus on curriculum, class offerings, and youth dance company. Krista is originally from Chicago where she danced with Joel Hall Dancers and trained with Visceral Dance, The Cambrians, and several other local Chicago artists. Additionally, Krista holds a Masters in Education from DePaul University and a Bachelors in Dance from Indiana University. Some of her favorite dance training includes her time at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance in Israel, a semester study abroad program, and Hasadna, a 3-month workshop in Tel-Aviv both of which focused on the Israeli movement language, Gaga. Recent 2022 performances include time with Wonderbound, Cleo II, Control Group Productions, and now upcoming with T2 Dance company.

Lindsay - 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.

Madison - Instructor

I am from Minnesota. My favorite style to coach is Kick or Jazz Funk. My favorite style to dance is Hip Hop. My favorite color is yellow, and I enjoy fashion!

Ava - Instructor, Customer Astonishment Representative

Ava has been dancing at Elite since she took her first Enchanted Beginnings class at 2 ½ years old. In that time, she has trained in every style offered at Elite and was a member of the Company, Pre-Professional, and CORE teams for a total of 11 years. This is Ava's second season teaching classes at Elite. She is a current Senior in high school, a member of her high school's Varsity Dance Team, and an NRG Prodigy. When she is not teaching or dancing, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, boating, vacationing, and snowboarding.

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.”

Jayme Franklin - Instructor

Jayme is so excited to join the Elite Team, teaching Enchanted Beginnings, Fundamentals of Dance, Ballet/Tap 1 and Musical Theater. She originates from Nebraska where she danced for 13 years learning all genres from ballet, tap, jazz/lyrical, point and hip-hop. Jayme grew up on stage, always having a passion for all things arts; singing, dancing, and acting. Show choir, high kick drill team, and dance were always a part of her life, where she continued her love for music, and attended college at University of Northern Colorado.

She graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in vocal performance, with a music minor. During her time in college, she enjoyed being a part of the UNC dance team, and took pride in her many years of choreography for the well accomplished Western Nebraska Community College Varsity Vocalise. Some of her favorite musicals she has performed in include Seussical, The Musical, Rent, South Pacific, and The Putnam County Spelling Bee.

Besides teaching and performing, Jayme's favorite past time is spending time with her husband and three children. Miss Jayme has a strong passion for teaching children the beauty of performing and the ultimate love that can be found through dance! She cannot wait for a great semester here at Elite Dance Academy!

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 - 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!!

Natalie Schievelbein - 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.

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.
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!