FACULTY

BETSY HOFFMAN, OWNER/STUDIO DIRECTOR:  

Betsy has been the proud owner of Kinetic Arts since 2007.  She has achieved her second level of certification in dance instruction from the Dance Educators Association, and has attended numerous dance teacher workshops throughout the country. She began dancing at age two and has extensive training in jazz, ballet, tap, hip hop and contemporary. Betsy competed dance at the regional and national level throughout her childhood and into her college years. Betsy was a captain of the nationally-ranked CU Express Varsity Dance Team at the University of Colorado, as well as the 1996 State Champion Evergreen High School Poms.  She has been teaching and choreographing for studios and high schools throughout Colorado since 1997.  

 

 

ABBY STEWART, INSTRUCTOR & KINETIC COMPANY CO-DIRECTOR:

Abby has been dancing since she was a young child.  She focused originally on classical ballet under the tutelage of the well-renowned Roman Jasinski and Moscelyne Larkin, founders of the Tulsa Ballet.  She was an original scholarship recipient of the Los Angeles-based EGDGE Performing Arts Center, which is owned and operated by the original creators of LA Dance Force.  She also received a scholarship from the Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago company, as well as Steps on Broadway in New York City.  Her professional dancing has taken her across the country from Los Angeles, to New York City and Atlantic City, NJ.  She has trained extensively in all forms of dance and specializes in jazz, lyrical, contemporary, and musical theatre.  

 

CASEY DALTON: 

Casey grew up in the Washington, D.C. area, training at the School of the Washington Ballet under Mary Day, and later at the Kirov Academy of Ballet. As a student, she attended summer intensives at American Ballet Theater, Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, and Boston Ballet. In 2004 she joined Colorado Ballet, and spent 11 years dancing corps de ballet, demi-soloist and soloist roles in all of the classical and neoclassical repertoire, as well as originating roles in many contemporary works by choreographers such as Dwight Rhoden, Jodie Gates, Val Caniparoli, and more. For the past several years, she has been teaching and coaching students throughout the Denver area, working in a class setting as well as offering private instruction. In addition to teaching, she spends her time working as the owner and creator of her own brand, DECO dancewear. 

 

GIA FERRERO: 

I was born and raised in the state of Colorado! I started dancing at the age of 3 years old and have been dancing ever since! For 15 years I competed at all different competitions and conventions across the United States! Back in 2011, my dance team and I also received 2nd place on America’s Got Talent. Our team is called The Silhouettes and we have traveled and done professional work all over the world!. Including, shows all over the United States, 19 shows in Ireland, performances in Poland and Canada, and lots of other places around the world. After I graduated high school in 2015, I started teaching and choreographing at different studios in Colorado. In 2016, my dance team and I went back and did a Christmas Special and a guest appearance on Americas Got Talent. In the beginning of 2020 my dance team and I, The Silhouettes, were asked to come and compete on AGT the Champions with favorite acts from previous seasons and placed in the top 10. I have recently graduated from Regis University in May of 2019 with a degree in Elementary Education and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Special Ed Generalist. I will begin teaching first grade in the fall of 2020. Also, I continue my training and still dance with the professional company The Silhouettes. 

 

KEVIN O'KEEFE

One of Colorado’s original Hip Hop teachers, Kevin has an extensive background in all Hip Hop styles. He received training from industry pioneers- Clyde Evans, Eric Finn, Quickstep and Rennie Harris. He has performed with: Don Campbell Lock jr , Electric Boogaloos , Lady Jules of the BeatFreaks , and the late Gary Kendall of the Jabbawockeez , And is a former member of Motion UnderGround’s Hip Hop company EOM. He has Been a gest artist at the Arena in Switzerland, The San Francisco Hip Hop Festival, the Colorado College Dance Festival, The Breaking Point in Montana, CU Boulder, and CSU Fort Collins, Red Rocks community college and Front Range community college. Kevin now is Bringing this unique flavor to many Studios in Colorado and is the Founder/Director of True 2 Form Dance Group. He has for years been spreading a fire about the history of Hip Hop and a vision for where it could go. At this time, Kevin is a member of Street Stylez b-boy crew, Performing core member with Machinez Remainz popping crew, and Rennie Harris Grass Roots Project. Witch has just finished a small performance tour of the East coast

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