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Cindy Cindy started dancing at age 3 at Carousel of Dance in Illinois. She danced there until age 20. Cindy became a teacher's assistant at the studio at age 13. At 16, Cindy became a teacher at Carousel of Dance, teaching all styles of dance to students of all ages. She continued in this position for four years. Cindy then moved to Colorado Springs and started dancing at the Barbara Ellis Studio of Dance. Cindy was a teacher at the Barbara Ellis Studio for 9 years. In 2000, Cindy and her family moved to Gleneagle and Cindy opened her own studio. Cindy now uses her 27 years of teaching experience to provide dance students of all ages with fun and challenging instruction. Seeing students succeed, learn, and feel great is the main goal at Cindy’s Dance Factory.
Becca Becca Swift has danced most of her life, having been born into a dance family.  Becca’s formal dance training began at age 3, at Barbara Ellis Studio of Dance.  She has danced many performances and participated in many competitions.  Having trained at Cindy’s Dance Factory for 15 years, since its beginning, Becca has developed excellent technique and great style in choreography and performance.  Becca enjoys sharing her love of dance with her students.  As a college student, Becca is able to balance her schedule to include dance.  She is an excellent role model for young dancers.  Becca’s dance classes make learning fun.
Nicholle Nicholle is twenty-four years old and has been dancing for eleven years both competitively and teaching. While her main genre of dance is Hip Hop, she has also has taught lyrical and jazz. She has been teaching hip hop though for four years.  At the age of thirteen Nicholle realized that dancing was her passion and something that could last a lifetime.  Nicholle has performed in competitions such as; Monsters of Hip Hop, L.A Dance, Elite Dance, Pikes Peak Community Theatre, and numerous recitals. Including dance Nicholle also enjoys working out, working with kids, and spending time with her amazing family and boyfriend.
Ashley Ashley started tap dancing when she was nine years old under the instruction of Kathryn Grant in Monument, Colorado. From there she expanded into other areas of dance, but tap always remained her main passion and area of expertise. Ashley started dancing at Cindy’s Dance Factory in 2003 and has been part of the dance family ever since! After a brief hiatus to attend law school in Florida and Vermont (from 2010-2014), Ashley is back in Colorado and back at Cindy’s Dance Factory, continuing to expand her dance knowledge taking classes as well as teaching her passion – tap dance!

Jessalyn has been a dancer for 12 years now, beginning at the age of 9 at Expressions School of Dance in Post Falls, ID. She later trained at a pre-professional studio with a focus on ballet, modern, and lyrical. After graduating she moved to Tacoma, WA and danced as a trainee for 2 years with the professional Christian ballet company Paradosi. She has since moved to the Spring to work with the Thorn and train more with the silks and expand her experience. She is passionate about dance, movement in general, and people.


Lydia, a native of Fredericksburg, VA, started her dance career at the age of three at Fredericksburg Ballet Centre. Throughout her summers, she attended ballet intensive programs with Virginia School of the Arts and the state ballet of Virginia, The Richmond Ballet. During her tenure at Fredericksburg Ballet, she danced the roles of Cinderella, Sugarplum Fairy, and Waltz Queen.
Upon graduation of high school, she was accepted into Radford University’s School of Performing Arts. She danced two seasons with RU before establishing her own ballet studio for local youth in Radford, VA. She graduated RU with a degree in Business Management and a minor in Dance.

She has taught for numerous dance schools throughout the state of Virginia, and has been a guest artist with the Virginia Ballet, Pulse Dance Company, and 3D Dance Coalition. She relocated to Colorado in December of 2013 with her husband Josh and enjoys spending time with their two rescue dogs, Penny and Ruger.

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