Lauren Hitchell - Owner Teaches - Booty Barre, Hip Hop Cardio, Booty Shakin Friday and Vertical Fitness   Lauren studied dance at Rhythm Dance Center, an award winning studio in Atlanta Georiga, for 10 years. She was a member of their prestigious competition company for 8 years and started teaching at the age of 16. For the past 5 years, Lauren has taught Hip Hop in Frisco and started Booty Shakin' Friday. Lauren has studied under famed choreographers such as Kevin Maher and Bobby Newberry. Lauren is a dance coach for Summit County's Dancing with the Mountain Stars charity event. On top of being a co-owner and teacher at Studio B Dance Center, Lauren is also a well versed entrepreneur and has a successful Network Marketing business that helps others look, live and feel their best.

Lauren Hitchell - Owner
Teaches - Booty Barre, Hip Hop Cardio, Booty Shakin Friday and Vertical Fitness
 

Lauren studied dance at Rhythm Dance Center, an award winning studio in Atlanta Georiga, for 10 years. She was a member of their prestigious competition company for 8 years and started teaching at the age of 16. For the past 5 years, Lauren has taught Hip Hop in Frisco and started Booty Shakin' Friday. Lauren has studied under famed choreographers such as Kevin Maher and Bobby Newberry. Lauren is a dance coach for Summit County's Dancing with the Mountain Stars charity event. On top of being a co-owner and teacher at Studio B Dance Center, Lauren is also a well versed entrepreneur and has a successful Network Marketing business that helps others look, live and feel their best.

Helky Kitners - Zumba® Helky is a passionate dancer from Perú, but now calls Summit County home. While living in Peru, Helky danced with a well known dance crew and eventually went on to be a dance instructor. Helky danced and taught in Peru for 10 years before moving to Summit County. Now, Helky is a blogger and a mother of 2 daughters as well as a certified, bilingual, Zumba® teacher. Helky loves sharing her passion for dance and movement with others and is excited to bring Zumba® to Summit!

Helky Kitners - Zumba®

Helky is a passionate dancer from Perú, but now calls Summit County home. While living in Peru, Helky danced with a well known dance crew and eventually went on to be a dance instructor. Helky danced and taught in Peru for 10 years before moving to Summit County. Now, Helky is a blogger and a mother of 2 daughters as well as a certified, bilingual, Zumba® teacher. Helky loves sharing her passion for dance and movement with others and is excited to bring Zumba® to Summit!

Maggie Jung - Booty Barre Maggie is a Colorado native who grew up in Fort Collins and graduated from CSU with two B.A.s in Dance and Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts. She was awarded the 2015 Faculty Award for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography and her work was featured in numerous Faculty Dance Concerts. She has performed with Damsels Dance Company in Denver and trained at the Edge Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles. She has been a member of IMPACT Dance Company in Fort Collins for two seasons and continues to perform frequently with them, as well as be involved in community outreach. She has taught everything from breakdancing to modern for 7 years and loves teaching teens and adults. Prior to finding dance Maggie was a state champion gymnast and loves acrobatics and being upside down.

Maggie Jung - Booty Barre

Maggie is a Colorado native who grew up in Fort Collins and graduated from CSU with two B.A.s in Dance and Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts. She was awarded the 2015 Faculty Award for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography and her work was featured in numerous Faculty Dance Concerts. She has performed with Damsels Dance Company in Denver and trained at the Edge Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles. She has been a member of IMPACT Dance Company in Fort Collins for two seasons and continues to perform frequently with them, as well as be involved in community outreach. She has taught everything from breakdancing to modern for 7 years and loves teaching teens and adults. Prior to finding dance Maggie was a state champion gymnast and loves acrobatics and being upside down.


Melica Ladd - Vertical Fitness Melica has studied many kinds of dance including African, belly dance, hip-hop, Hot Buti Yoga, and aerial silks in places all around the world before finding a home with pole dancing.  She has pole danced for seven years and is a certified instructor through Pole Passion Fitness, the host of the World Pole competition.  She believes pole dancing has the power to make women and men feel sexy, strong, and confident.

Melica Ladd - Vertical Fitness

Melica has studied many kinds of dance including African, belly dance, hip-hop, Hot Buti Yoga, and aerial silks in places all around the world before finding a home with pole dancing.  She has pole danced for seven years and is a certified instructor through Pole Passion Fitness, the host of the World Pole competition.  She believes pole dancing has the power to make women and men feel sexy, strong, and confident.

Austin Bresina - Swing / Ballroom Austin was asked to join show choir in high school and was a member for 4 years. After high school,  he continued to dance in local musical productions such as Beauty and the Beast, Wizard of Oz, High school Musical, and Seussical the Musical.  In 2008 he began training as a ballroom dance specialist at Arthur Murray Dance Studio of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. While instructing at Arthur Murray Dance Studio for 5 years, Austin also performed and competed professionally at local ballroom competitions. Austin was asked to be a choreographer for Dancing with the Eau Claire Stars in 2009 and continued to be a choreographer for the event until 2012.  Austin moved to Vail, Colorado in 2012 and has taught ballroom independently in Summit and Vail. Most recently, Austin was asked to instruct at Summit County's Dance night at Lake Dillon Amphitheater.

Austin Bresina - Swing / Ballroom

Austin was asked to join show choir in high school and was a member for 4 years. After high school,  he continued to dance in local musical productions such as Beauty and the Beast, Wizard of Oz, High school Musical, and Seussical the Musical.  In 2008 he began training as a ballroom dance specialist at Arthur Murray Dance Studio of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. While instructing at Arthur Murray Dance Studio for 5 years, Austin also performed and competed professionally at local ballroom competitions. Austin was asked to be a choreographer for Dancing with the Eau Claire Stars in 2009 and continued to be a choreographer for the event until 2012.  Austin moved to Vail, Colorado in 2012 and has taught ballroom independently in Summit and Vail. Most recently, Austin was asked to instruct at Summit County's Dance night at Lake Dillon Amphitheater.

Haruko Smith - Ballet Starting out as a figure skater and later an ice dancer, Haruko has had extensive ballet training in the San Fransico Bay Area (Ballet Califia), Paris (l'Academie de Danse Montparnasse and Centre du Danse du Marais), and New York City (Steps, Broadway Dance Center, and Alvin Ailey). She moved to Summit County in 2012, and is also an Adjunct Faculty of Ballet at Colorado Mountain College and cross country ski instructor.

Haruko Smith - Ballet

Starting out as a figure skater and later an ice dancer, Haruko has had extensive ballet training in the San Fransico Bay Area (Ballet Califia), Paris (l'Academie de Danse Montparnasse and Centre du Danse du Marais), and New York City (Steps, Broadway Dance Center, and Alvin Ailey). She moved to Summit County in 2012, and is also an Adjunct Faculty of Ballet at Colorado Mountain College and cross country ski instructor.


Becca Holcomb, ERYT200, RPYT - Yoga Flow Becca was first introduced to yoga in 2004, but it wasn’t until after a back injury in 2011 that she truly explored its benefits. Quickly realizing the physical and mental rewards of a yoga practice, she has been a devoted student ever since. In 2013, following a 200 hour Yoga Alliance certification, Becca became qualified to teach Vinyasa, Power, and Yin Yoga.  Excited and inspired by her experience as a teacher, Becca sought to expand her knowledge even further by completing a Prenatal Yoga training in 2015 and a 200 hour Women’s Yoga training in 2017.  Her experience as a student during the trainings fueled the desire to continue to expand her practice and specialize in women’s yoga, fitness, and wellness, by completing the ACE personal trainer and DONA birth doula certifications in 2017.  

Becca Holcomb, ERYT200, RPYT - Yoga Flow

Becca was first introduced to yoga in 2004, but it wasn’t until after a back injury in 2011 that she truly explored its benefits. Quickly realizing the physical and mental rewards of a yoga practice, she has been a devoted student ever since.

In 2013, following a 200 hour Yoga Alliance certification, Becca became qualified to teach Vinyasa, Power, and Yin Yoga.  Excited and inspired by her experience as a teacher, Becca sought to expand her knowledge even further by completing a Prenatal Yoga training in 2015 and a 200 hour Women’s Yoga training in 2017.  Her experience as a student during the trainings fueled the desire to continue to expand her practice and specialize in women’s yoga, fitness, and wellness, by completing the ACE personal trainer and DONA birth doula certifications in 2017.

 

Susan Pearson - Yoga Flow Susan has a 200 hour certification from UCSD training with Arturo Galvez in the Iyengar & Ashtanga traditions, and five 100 hour Anusara immersions.   She’s been blessed to have studied with many amazing teachers, and often credits her students for teaching her most. In her classes, she likes to incorporate stories, pranayama, Sanskrit, philosophy, still and moving meditation through asanas with emphasis on the breath so that students can experience the spectrum of transformational yoga expressions. Foremost, she encourages students to practice loving kindness, truth, peace and acceptance on the mat as these qualities invariably translate into life. Susan is a compassionate and nurturing teacher; her classes are dynamic and fun, with attention to breath. She creates a balanced sequence of postures, easily modified to fit all levels of practitioners. Her classes are designed to relieve tension, create strength, flexibility, and encourage an overall state of health. Susan helps her students find a Yoga practice that can be both challenging and accessible for their strengths, goals, and needs. She helps students to see the joy and fun in the practice of Yoga.

Susan Pearson - Yoga Flow

Susan has a 200 hour certification from UCSD training with Arturo Galvez in the Iyengar & Ashtanga traditions, and five 100 hour Anusara immersions.   She’s been blessed to have studied with many amazing teachers, and often credits her students for teaching her most. In her classes, she likes to incorporate stories, pranayama, Sanskrit, philosophy, still and moving meditation through asanas with emphasis on the breath so that students can experience the spectrum of transformational yoga expressions. Foremost, she encourages students to practice loving kindness, truth, peace and acceptance on the mat as these qualities invariably translate into life.

Susan is a compassionate and nurturing teacher; her classes are dynamic and fun, with attention to breath. She creates a balanced sequence of postures, easily modified to fit all levels of practitioners. Her classes are designed to relieve tension, create strength, flexibility, and encourage an overall state of health. Susan helps her students find a Yoga practice that can be both challenging and accessible for their strengths, goals, and needs. She helps students to see the joy and fun in the practice of Yoga.

Shelley McDaniel - Vertical Fitness Shelley has a passion for fitness and loves to share her experience and knowledge with others. Not only is she a certified personal training through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) but has continued education with the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and is a certified Nutrition Specialist. Currently, she is pursuing her Associates Degree at Colorado Mountain College for Outdoor Education. Her true love though has always been Pole Fitness.  Shelley was certified  in 2007 from the Pole Fitness Studio in Las Vegas and is excited to share the   exotic, athletic, and empowering aspects of Vertical Fitness with you.  

Shelley McDaniel - Vertical Fitness

Shelley has a passion for fitness and loves to share her experience and knowledge with others. Not only is she a certified personal training through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) but has continued education with the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and is a certified Nutrition Specialist. Currently, she is pursuing her Associates Degree at Colorado Mountain College for Outdoor Education. Her true love though has always been Pole Fitness.  Shelley was certified  in 2007 from the Pole Fitness Studio in Las Vegas and is excited to share the   exotic, athletic, and empowering aspects of Vertical Fitness with you.