Instructor / Office Staff
Danika was trained at Green Mountain Dance and Gymnastics, Colorado Centre of Dance, and with the cheer/ poms team at Lakewood High School. She is trained in classical ballet, tap, and jazz. She is excited to teach at Lakewood Dance Academy, to share her classical approach of dance education, and to show her students the happiness that dance can bring to their lives! Danika will also be helping Lakewood Dance Academy students and families by working in the front office.
Lindsay Falter received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance with an emphasis in performance and choreography from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She has danced professionally around the country along with having her work selected to be shown festivals in Boulder and in the Brazos Dance Festival in Houston, Texas. Falter currently works at the Denver Ballet Theatre as a registrar and administrative assistant.
Sydney grew up training in Parker, Colorado at Parker Dance Academy. She has trained in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, hip-hop, and modern dance . Sydney has a multitude of experiences in competition life, company life, and outreach performances. She is very excited to begin teaching at Lakewood Dance Academy this year and hopes to bring inspiration to her students!
Alison Beyers, a native of Illinois, began her dance training at Dance Arts Studio, Inc. in Springfield, Illinois under the direction of Grace Luttrell Nanavati. In 2004 she joined the Springfield Ballet Company, performing in various main stage productions and training with professionals from the Carolina Ballet Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Broadway Theatre Project. Alison graduated with a BFA in Dance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in May 2013. She had the privilege of training under numerous renowned faculty and guest artists; including roles in works by Renée Wadleigh, a former dancer with the Paul Taylor Dance Company, and Darrell Jones of Columbia College Chicago. Alison was selected to participate in the Mark Morris Dance Group Shadow Program in 2011. She attended the Brooklyn summer intensive on a full scholarship in 2011 and 2012, and participated in the company's university residency outreach projects.
Owner / Instructor
Julie opened Lakewood Dance Academy in 2014 with the experience of 20 years teaching in dance academies, university settings and public schools. She has been training and performing for almost thirty years. Over the past decade she has had the privilege of teaching for several prestigious dance academies in the Denver metro area, working with pre-professional performing companies and dance teams. Her choreography has been featured in many student and professional performances and received numerous accolades. Professionally, Julie has performed the work of talented choreographers including Chris Harris of Louder Than Words Dancetheatre, Leslie Merrill, Maedee Dupre and others. Julie has worked closely with William "Bill" Evans, a world-renowned performer and choreographer, and she is a Certified Bill Evans Method instructor. Julie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Dance Education from the University of Idaho, under the direction of Gregory Halloran.