M2D's team of industry professionals provides top-notch dance instruction in a warm and supportive environment. Our faculty ignites every dancer’s potential - whether they are dancing for fun and exercise, or are considering a career in the dance industry.
Each instructor brings with them a passion to teach, the ability to help every student progress in their technique, and loads of positive energy!
Samantha's passion for community, fitness and maintaining joy while dancing is what makes her a top notch studio owner. She loves living in Eagle and feels that the best way to give back to the community is to have a studio where everyone loves to be, with a passionate, knowledgeable teaching staff.
Samantha has over 20 years of corporate experience in sales and marketing, so her professionalism and organization, are loved by all the dance parents who work with her. Samantha has been involved in the dance community as a dance mom for several years. Her approach to owning a studio is refreshing because she keeps family, school and dance life balance at the forefront of her decision making.
Samantha is passionate about fitness, being a mother of 3, cooking, live music and of course MORE2Dance!
DANCE STUDIO MANAGER
Dana Hedrick brings joy, kindness, professionalism to MORE2Dance. Her attention to detail, welcoming attitude brings so much warmth to our dancers and our dance families. She is a fantastic communicator and a team player.
Dana was born and raised in the Vail Valley. Dana has a wonderful can do attitude and 15 years of experience in the service industry which is a wonderful asset to MORE2Dance.
DANCE INSTRUCTOR / RECITAL COORDINATOR
Nikaela is a college student who loves to perform and create. She enoys connecting with others by sharing her passion for dance and choreography. She started dancing at the age of three and hasn't stopped since. she is always dancing and finding new ways to tell stories in her choreography. Her deam is to create a name for herself in the dance world as someone who challenges the lines of what each style of dance can do. She believes that dance is more than movement, but expression and a way to talk without speaking and she can't wait to share her stories with all of you.
DIRECTOR OF DANCE / GOLD COMPANY INSTRUCTOR
A native of Elkhorn, WI, Colleen was a competitive gymnast for 4 years before beginning her dance training at the age 13 at the Dance Factory with Tina Lendman, where she performed in the yearly Nutcracker and other various shows. She trained in ballet and modern dance at the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Dancespace NY on scholarship. Colleen has danced professionally for over 14 years with a variety of companies in Milwaukee, Chicago, and Austin and was a founding member of Nomi Dance Company directed by Laura Kariotis. She continues to work as a guest artist, most recently, performing as the Arabian Queen in The Nutcracker. For over 13 years, Colleen has enjoyed teaching, choreographing, and working as an assistant artistic director at dance studios throughout southeast Wisconsin, Chicago, Austin, and Michigan and is very proud to have had her work presented at the Austin Dance Fest Youth Edition and Chicago Dance Fest. Drawing from her love of medicine and dance she has developed strength and conditioning for injury prevention classes at dance studios throughout the Midwest and Texas.
Colleen is also a doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, a licensed acupuncturist, and an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist. She earned her Doctoral degree, with a focus in Integrative Medicine, and master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine in Austin, TX. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Strength and Conditioning from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She has 10 years of experience working in hospitals and clinics, including the University of Chicago Medicine, as a Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and stress testing specialist.
It has been a lifelong dream of Colleen’s to live in Colorado and she is thrilled to be joining the More2Dance family and is ready to finally call Colorado home as she teaches the next generation of dancers in Eagle!
Chloe has been dancing for the last 19 years studying ballet, jazz, lyrical, hip-hop, and pom. She has competed and trained all over the country, giving her a diverse background. She is a 2021 graduate of The University of Mississippi where she is a member of their dance team, the Ole Miss Rebelettes. During her time as a Rebelette she served on the choreography team creating both game-day and halftime performances, as well as being the technique captain. Her team placed 4th in 2020 and 3rd in 2021 in the Gameday Division and 7th in Jazz at UDA Nationals. Chloe has also worked for StarPower’s summer intensive PowerPak for two years as an assistant. Chloe has appeared in several music videos, including Old Dominion’s debut video for “Just Break up with Him”.
After living in the south for most of her life she is ready to start a new adventure. She is excited for the new opportunities that the Valley will bring her, but is most excited to be a new member of the M2D team!
Dani’s dance career started when she was young dancing in the Vail Valley. She is a junior at Eagle Valley High School. She has been a dancer at MORE2Dance most of her dancing career. Dani was on the Poms Devils Dance Team at Eagle Valley Devil High School for a few years, but realized her passion was dancing in a studio so she returned in 2020 to M2D. Dani is currently a Company Dancer at M2D as well as an instructor! She has been involved in many different styles including Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Tap, Pom, and Jazz which has helped her develop a passion for teaching dance. When Dani is older her dream is to own a dance studio!
Grace grew up in Eagle, Colorado and has danced at various dance studios throughout the Vail Valley, including MORE2Dance when she was in middle school. Grace continued her dance training by attending Denver School of the Arts, her freshman and sophomore year of high school. At Denver School of the Arts, Grace specialized in ballet technique, jazz, and modern styles. During these years, she was cast into world-premiere pieces and worked with choreographers and companies such as Miguel Perez, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, The Juilliard School, The Perry Mansfield School of Dance, Breaking Barriers: Hip Hop Company, Davis Contemporary Dance Company, and Davis Dance: Next Generation. During her time in Denver, she was also a student at the Colorado Ballet Academy where she trained alongside Colorado Ballet Company members. Grace traveled to New York City for two summers where she attended the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater summer intensive. She was able to work alongside Broadway directors of Wicked, Cats, world-class instructors, and The Rockettes. For the remainder of Grace’s high school years, she attended Eagle Valley High School and participated on the poms dance team where she was a captain. She is now attending Colorado Mountain College for degrees in Culinary Management and Business Administration.
Grace is passionate about teaching dance to students in the Vail Valley, and is so excited to be part of the M2D team!
Colby begin dancing when she was three years old and grew up attending various studios throughout the Vail Valley. Colby's passion for dance continued into college where, at Elon University, she took ballet classes and joined the excustive board of a club called DanceWorks. Colby began teaching balley as a substitute teacher her sophomore year of high school, had her own classes by senior year, and continued to teach weekly conditioning, ballet, and contemporary classes with DanceWorsk in college. She graduated from Elon in May 2020 and is excited to be back home sharing her passion for dance and to begin teaching at MORE2Dance.
SUMMER DANCE INSTRUCTOR
Sydney’s dance career started at age two in the Vail Valley. She has danced at many of the local studios, including MORE2Dance her senior year of high school! Along with her own dancing, she has taught ballet and contemporary since her freshman year of high school and has since developed a passion for dance education. Sydney graduated from Battle Mountain in 2018 and will be a junior in the fall at Skidmore College where she is double majoring in Dance and Anthropology. In college, Sydney has been lucky to perform works by the dance department faculty, Colby Damon, and Sidra Bell. Additionally, she works with Skidmore’s Dance to Success program which brings dance and movement to elementary schools in Saratoga Springs, New York.
Riley Coe is a student at Eagle Valley High School and she’s been dancing seriously ever since she was little. She’s studied tap, jazz, ballet, contemporary, hip hop, acrobatics, and musical theatre. She has been a member of the Vail Youth Ballet Company for the past 2 years and loves it. Riley has been teaching the past 2 years and loves it. She focuses on tap and hip hop classes. She hopes, in the future, to make it in the entertainment industry and tryout for the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders.
Tracy has been working in the accounting field for over 20 years. She is an integral part of making sure that MORE2Dance tuition systems are working flawlessly. Tracy loves spending time outdoors taking in our beautiful 6local scenery we call home!