We have a highly qualified and committed faculty with extensive backgrounds from prestigious universities, dance schools and the professional dance world. Our faculty looks at its role as being an instrument of God’s will for the place that dance has in its students’ lives. To that end, the faculty works as a team discussing how to invigorate the overall training process and individual students as they follow their dance path, be it physical, emotional, artistic or spiritual.
They are committed to furthering their knowledge and education in the constantly changing field of dance and dance science, regularly attending teaching seminars and nationally, as well as internationally, renowned syllabi training, researching and keeping current on the latest dance science publications, and meeting regularly to train, share and coordinate knowledge for a unified curriculum that provides consistency and confidence for the students.
Pioneers for ATTD who have served faithfully and consistently bringing you and your dancer’s their best are:
Studio Owner and Ballet and Pointe instructor
Jeri was led to open A Time To Dance in the fall of 2011 to bless Monument and other surrounding communities. We offer exceptional dance training with an emphasis on a wholesome view of self and how dance can add to your well-being. Jeri is a native Californian who primarily trained in Northern California and Queensland, Australia. Living out her faith with love for others is paramount to ATTD and the families we serve.
Associate Director and Head Ballet Instructor and Choreographer
Holly Marble, a native of Colorado Springs, graduated with an award for academics and dance from the National Academy of Arts in Champaign, IL. During her 10 year career with Nevada Ballet Theatre, she rose quickly to the rank of Principal Dancer, dancing a wide repertoire of classical, contemporary and original works. With Nevada Ballet Theatre, Marble toured extensively throughout the country as a performer while also serving as company manager. Ms. Marble has taught and choreographed for schools across the United States. At the Academy of Nevada Ballet Theatre she served as Director and Principal Teacher. It was there that her efforts were recognized with an award for excellence in teaching. Ms. Marble believes it is a powerful and fulfilling endeavor to mentor young artists to understand how the art of dance can contribute to the greater community through individual expressions of grace. She has studied anatomy and kinesiology, is certified in Pilates, and has attended numerous courses in dance pedagogy. She is committed to understanding the most current developments in dance science attending course at IADMS, Leading Edge Dance and several Level 1 and 2 workshops with Lisa Howell. Holly is passionate about sharing this knowledge with her students, ensuring safe physical development and injury prevention.
Ballet and Pre-Pointe Instructor
Hannah grew up in Colorado Springs, and started dancing at the age of three. She began dancing at Spring City Ballet, then trained at Ballet Society until age 11. She then joined A Time to Dance Colorado, and has stayed there ever since. She currently studies Exercise Science and Nutrition at UCCS.
Ballet, Pre-Pointe and Pointe Instructor
Leilani Mullins is a Colorado native, who trained at Otero Junior College Dance in La Junta, Colorado, where she studied the Cecchetti method of ballet, along with varied styles including tap, jazz, contemporary, and modern. Leilani attended the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, where she received a BA in Organizational Communication and a minor in Dance. She continued to grow her dance repertoire through opportunities at UCCS, Colorado College, and Ormao Dance School, along with various classes and workshops across a variety of dance styles. Leilani served as Ballet Instructor at Cornerstreet Dance in Woodland Park, Colorado, and as Artistic Director for Cornerstreet Contemporary Ballet, where she served as choreographer and producer of the experimental ballet production, “Cyclic.” In May of 2019, she graduated with her MA in Counseling and Human Services, and currently serves as a counselor for nontraditional students in Colorado Springs. Leilani is excited to bring her love of dance and the incorporation of wellness and mindfulness to her students!
Contemporary and Jazz Funk Instructor
Leah grew up in Long Beach, California where she trained in a variety of styles at notable studios including The Dance Factory, Onstage Dance Center, and Edge Performing Arts Center. She then continued her training under the direction of Rikki Jones with the Los Alamitos Dance Program, where she began to hone her love of performing and trained intensively in Jazz and Lyrical styles. From there, she went on to attend UCLA where she studied Economics and Visual and Performing Arts Education, giving her the opportunity to combine her knowledge of dance with a pedagogical influence that ignited her love of teaching. While in college, Leah also had the honor of performing with ICARUS Contemporary Dance Company, where she later went on to serve as Executive Director. Since then, dance has taken her all over California where she has been lucky enough to share her love of dance with students throughout Southern California and the Bay Area, in addition to continuing to perform and train under the direction of Twinkle Star-Creator, Tiffany Henderson and ConDanza Company Director, Cesar Degollado. Leah is incredibly passionate about sharing her knowledge of dance and couldn’t be more excited to bring her style to the wonderful schools of Colorado.
Musical Theatre Acting
Anna Carder is a theater lover who has spent the last 10 years involved with performing arts. Back home in San Diego, she taught musical theater classes at Christian Youth Theater and was involved with over 20 full scale productions as a performer herself. Since moving out to Colorado last year to attend UCCS as a nursing major, she has missed the theater and is excited to be given the opportunity to teach again!
Hip Hop and Tap instructor
Keegan Ewing grew up in Colorado as the youngest of eight children. He was home schooled until the age of 17 when he began attending The Classical Academy’s College Pathways program where he excels in mathematics, biology, and English. He has trained in dance since he was five years old, beginning with ballet technique and then moving into tap, hip hop, swing, ballroom, musical theatre, and BBoy a few years later. He found his passion in Break-dance when he was 14 and continually seeks out instruction from others to bring new and innovative moves to his students. In an effort to know how to instruct his students in the best way possible, Keegan has completed Lisa Howell’s Level I & II workshops. Besides going to college, teaching, and continuing his dance training, Keegan is also an accomplished musician and is always practicing on his drum set.
Acting and Voice Instructor
Megan is a lifetime lover of theatre and education, so is excited to combine the two as a new theatre instructor at A Time to Dance studio! She has worked as an assistant director, choreographer, and performer, with training in voice and acting. She loves working with children to help nourish their love for others and themselves through the arts, and can’t wait to get to know your kiddos!
Mandy Turmes has been actively involved in singing and singing performances for as long as she can remember. From Kindergarten class recitals, to being chosen to perform with the Colorado All-State Choir in her junior and senior years of high school, singing has always been a passion for her and a very large, meaningful part of her life. She was the alto lead for her high school singing group, Corda Musica, an all female group at The Classical Academy, and she was also in charge of the music crew set up. She has loved performing in musicals, is an accomplished pianist, and over the years has learned a range of performance instruction and singing techniques.
She has performed with the University Choir at UCCS since 2016, and is taking private voice lessons with her favorite Professor in the music department. She is also pursuing another passion as a Mechanical and Aerospace Engineer Major and Math Minor at UCCS.
She is looking forward to helping young people develop their voices and excited to be able to lead and grow them in the enjoyment and love of singing as a way for them to praise and glorify the Lord.
“Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord all the earth.” Ps. 96:1
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Together we assure you that we will continue to grow in our knowledge of how to serve the dance community with our best.