About Industrial Dance Alliance 

IDA is a company created by dancers, for dancers, and our vision is to create an alliance that fosters a supportive community instead of a competitive one.  We are a collaboration of dancers and choreographers from multiple backgrounds and styles, working together to showcase Colorado’s talent in a professional and challenging arena. Our State is rich with talented and passionate artists that have powerful stories to share. We created IDA for these artists to have a platform to share their voice. 

We believe our industry flourishes through versatility, respect, and artistry and only when all parts are working in harmony, does this machine thrive as a whole. We are here to bring together the separate parts while enriching the Colorado dance scene.  Through the power of dance, we share our voice, our story, and our alliance with audiences across the state and work to place Denver at the forefront of our industry.

 

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OUr mission

The mission of our alliance is to:  

  • Offer variety to the professional dance community
  • Expand on the current style trends in Colorado
  • Uphold the integrity of each specific dance style we incorporate
  • Bring new and challenging choreography and concepts to the dancers of Colorado
  • Collaborate and perform with other established dance companies
  • Provide an avenue for choreographers to showcase their work
  • Grow the whole community, not just ourselves
  • Build on respect and incorporate what we have learned from past experiences, both good and bad
  • Correctly compensate all artists involved in each show
  • Create a collaborative environment and utilize our individual strengths in running the company and choreographing each performance

Meet the company

 
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Brittney Kirkpatrick - Co-Director/owner

A native of Boulder, CO, Brittney Kirkpatrick grew up training in a wide variety of dance styles including jazz, lyrical, ballet, tap and hip hop at her studio in Longmont, CO. Her studio gave her the opportunity to teach dance classes and she found great joy in teaching kids as well as choreographing. Once she graduated high school, Brittney continued her dance education at The University of Colorado at Boulder. There, she was able to work with world-renowned artists such as Erika Randall, Michelle Ellsworth, Gabe Masson and Rennie Harris. She graduated cum laude with a BFA in performance and choreography. After graduation, she completed a season dancing for Deeply Rooted Dance Theater as a member of their Emerging Artists Ensemble in Chicago, IL. While in Chicago, she had the honor of training with artists such as Kevin Iega Jeff, Gary Abbott, Nick Pupillo, and Jessica Deahr.  She also worked as a freelance dancer and, through her work ethic in class, was offered a work study position at Visceral Dance Center. Since moving back to her home state, she’s had the pleasure of teaching for many studios and workshops across Colorado. Britney has also performed with many local companies including Interweave Dance Theatre, Louder Than Words Dance Theatre, The Schiff Dance Collective, and Rogue Co. Currently, she is a lead instructor at Grace Studios School of Dance as well as the manager and a dancer with One Big Yes Productions.


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Jessica Pittman - Co-Director/owner

Jessica Pittman was born October of 1991 in Grand Rapids, MI.  Her first eleven years of dance were spent training at a competitive dance studio, Dance Dimensions, to be versatile in many styles including jazz, tap, contemporary, modern hip hop, lyrical and ballet.  Here is where she also developed her passion for teaching.  She expanded both her technical and performance training by receiving a BA in Dance and a BFA in Painting in 2014 from Grand Valley State University and graduated Magna Cum Laude.   Through the Grand Valley Dance Company she has studied with renowned guest choreographers such as Lauren Edson, Autumn Eckman, and performed with the Thodos Dance Company of Chicago.  Jessica has choreographed for various shows including Home presented by The Schiff Dance Collective, Open Space 2014-2016, Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop Student Showcases, Denver’s Choreographer’s Collective, and countless undergrad shows.  Along with dancing for Colorado Opera’s presentation of Aida, she has performed with Denver companies Louder than Words, Davis Contemporary, and Boulder company The Schiff Dance Collective.  Along with Industrial Dance Alliance she currently dances with Interweave Dance Theater, Maureen Breeze Dance Theater, Third Law Dance Theater and One Big Yes Productions.

 


Lindsay Dighero - Co-Director/owner

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Lindsay Dighero grew up in Thornton, Colorado training in many styles including ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, and lyrical/contemporary. Lindsay enrolled in the Dance Division at Colorado State University where she has trained in ballet (Vaganova), modern, choreography, and pedagogy. Lindsay has had the opportunity to perform with CSU’s Tour Dance Company and served as the Technical Director and Assistant to the Director. During her time at CSU, Lindsay added a double major of Health and Exercise Science with a concentration in Sports Medicine and served as a Student Ambassador for the College of Liberals Arts. Since graduation, Lindsay has worked as a Rehab Aide for Physical Therapy Clinics. She has also been certified through the University of Northern Colorado Cancer Rehabilitation Institute as a Clinical Cancer Exercise Specialist and ACSM as an exercise physiologist. Currently she is an instructor at Grace Studios School of Dance and working full time as a Personal Trainer/Cancer Specialist and Onboarding Specialist with Life Time Fitness.


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Amanda Segro
Company member/choreographer

A local native to Denver but a Jayhawk at heart, Amanda Segro has a passion for performing, choreographing and teaching dance. Currently dancing contemporary modern professionally in the Denver and Boulder area. Amanda teaches an assortment of dance styles from Ballet to Contemporary, Jazz to Hip Hop and Technique ranging in all ages at three different Studios in Colorado. Amanda spent four years in Lawrence Kansas attending the University of Kansas, where she received a BFA (Bachelors of Fine Arts) in Dance. She has trained in Contemporary, Contact Improv, Ballet and Point, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Tap, Hip-hop, Classical East Indian and Flamenco. Amanda was a member of the University Dance Company from fall of 2011- the spring of 2015. She was also a member of the Art In Motion "AIM" Dance Company for fall of 2012 and fall of 2014, located in Lawrence, Kansas. Her senior project, “Law of Gravity,” represented The University of Kansas at the American College Dance Association (ACDA) mid-west in March of 2015 in Iowa. “Law of Gravity” placed third over all in excellence in choreography. During her final year of college she co-directed a small show, which performed in the 2015 Rock Chalk Revue at the Lied Center in Lawrence, Kansas. Amanda Segro loves to share, express and impress the children and adults she teaches and the professional dancers she surrounds herself around. Rock Chalk!


Alison Fletcher
Company member/choreographer

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Alison Fletcher has recently returned back to the states from North Africa, where she worked for an arts and culture organization that is designed to help university students express themselves artistically, as well as experience the creative process from other students around the world. Here she used dance to build their gifts and grow her students in leadership and communication. As the Artistic Director of Dance within that company, Alison developed dance programs for students at local universities. She offers them basic training in Contemporary, Hip Hop, Improvisation and Ballet, and taught them how to use dance to share personal testimonies of their lives. Independently, Alison developed a company of her own that was committed to using art for discovery, both internally and externally. Her company often collaborated with local artists to invite the North African community into these art forms through workshops, masterclasses, and exhibitions. Before Alison moved to Africa in August 2012, she was teaching Modern, Jazz, Ballet, and Hip-Hop dance to students from thirty-eight different countries at an international high school known as Wasatch Academy located in Mount Pleasant, Utah.

In 2011, Alison received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance Education from James Madison University, where she was actively involved in JMU’s Contemporary Dance Ensemble. Alison began formal dance training when she was eight years old, from Genia Johnson Dance Company, and has been falling in love with the art form ever since.

Upcoming/tickets

Where to see us this summer!

 

Katie Elliott and 3rd/Law Dance Theatre present Open Space

Friday, May 25 Noon Dairy Center for the Arts

FREE!

Along the Bolder Boulder Race Course

Memorial Day Monday, May 28 7-11am

Click here to register to race!

 

Santa Fe Art District's First Friday Art Walk

Friday, July 6 and August 3 6pm Georgia Amar's Habitat Gallery & Studio

Performances every half hour starting at 6pm

FREE!

Choreographer's Collective Show

Saturday, August 25 7:30pm Cleo Parker Robinson Theatre

Tickets TBA

 

Summer Class Series June 13-30

Are you interested in becoming a guest performer with IDA?

Come train with us! Open to all dancers ages 18 and up who are interested in learning more about
the company or who are looking for somewhere to continue their training over the summer!

Saturday's 10-11:30am

June 16 Ballet - Lindsay

 

June 23 Contemporary - Jessica

 

June 30 Jazz - Brittney

Wednesday's 10-11am

June 13 Hip hop - Brittney

 

June 20 Tap - Jessica

 

June 27 Ballet Barre and Strength for Dancers - Lindsay

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Weekend Workshop July 13-15

Open to pre-professional and professional dancers ages 16 and up!

Friday, July 13

4:00-5:30pm Contemporary Technique - Lindsay

5:30-7:00pm Improvisation - Jessica

 

Saturday, July 14

10:00-11:30am Ballet (Vaganova based) - Lindsay

11:30-12:30pm Jazz - Jess

1:00-2:30pm Contemporary - Melissa

2:30-3:30pm Hip Hop (House) - Brittney

3:30-4:30pm Choreography & Composition - IDA Directors

 

Sunday, July 15

10:00-11:30am Modern Fusion - Jessica

11:30-12:30pm Turns & Progressions - Amanda

1:00-2:30pm Contemporary Choreo - Brittney

2:30-3:30pm Tap - Jessica

3:30-4:30pm Injury Rehab & Prevention - Lindsay

Summer Pricing

1 hour drop-in $16
1.5 hour drop-in $18
*Professional Dancer drop-in $10*
June Summer Class Series $115
July Weekend Workshop $200

All summer classes and workshops are taught by IDA directors, company members, and guest performers.
Schedule and teachers are subject to change. 

*Professional dancers must have proof of dance company affiliation to get discount*

Classes are held at Grace Studios School of Dance:

3101 Industrial Lane Unit A
Broomfield, CO 80020

For questions and to register, please email industrialdancealliance@gmail.com

 

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Guest Dancers

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Tessa Rehbein

Tessa Rehbein is a Colorado native. She graduated with a BFA in Dance from the University of Arizona in Tucson, dancing under James Clouser, Amy Ernst, Douglas Nielsen Michael Williams, Tammy-Dyke Compton and Melissa Lowe. Tessa has since worked with renowned choreographers such as Peter Chu, Sidra Bell, Yin Yue, Summer Rhatigan, Joe Tremaine, Stacey Tookey and has performed Repertoire from Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet, Batsheva Dance Company, Nederlands Dans Theatre, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and excerpts from the Britney Spears “Piece of Me” tour. In addition to performance,  Tessa spends a great deal of time choreographing and teaching at local studios.  She finds tremendous joy in teaching young dancers and inspiring them to find their own artistic voice. Tessa has organized benefit concerts, performed in community service projects, and has recently worked as a choreographer in residence at San Francisco Conservatory of Dance’s Summer Intensive.  In addition to dancing, Tessa teaches Barre Fitness classes at Perk! Pilates in Fort Collins. Apart from dance, she enjoys rock climbing, yoga and singing.


Valarie Milner

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Originally from St. Paul Minnesota, Valarie Milner and her parents moved to Erie, Colorado when she was three years old. Not long after the move she began her dance life at Dance Dimensions in Longmont, where her passion for dance grew quickly. For the next eleven years, she trained and competed in many styles of dance including tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, and lyrical. When she was a freshman in high school she wanted to expand her talent, and began dancing at A Rocky Mountain School of Dance and Performing Arts (RMSD).  Soon after moving to RMSD she became a member of a specialized group called The Silhouettes. The Silhouettes were first runners up on America’s Got Talent, season six, in 2011.  As a Silhouette performer, Valarie traveled year-round, both domestically and internationally to countries like Poland, Mexico, Canada, Ireland to perform for various corporate shows and events as well as a nationally televised program for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Since the airing of season six, Valarie and the Silhouettes have returned to America’s Got Talent as guest artists for the finale of season 11 in August 2016 and then were special guests for the Holiday Spectacular Show in December 2016. Valarie is a senior at the University of Colorado Boulder and will be receiving her BA in Neuroscience in May, 2018. After graduation, she plans to acquire clinical hours to apply for physical therapy school. She wants to become a pediatric physical therapist.


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Annie Robertson

Annie Robertson grew up in southern Georgia, dancing on the beaches before she could walk. After graduating from high school, she moved to Boulder, CO to attend the University of Colorado. She studied Ecological and Evolutionary Biology, but she did not leave her passion for dance behind. Annie joined the Schiff Dance Collective and was with them for three years. In her last year at college she also joined the dance company Rogue Co. She then moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in commercial dance. Annie soon realized that the mountains were calling her back, and the city life wasn't for her. She is now living in Denver, pursuing her love of biology and dance. Annie enjoys teaching at multiple dance studios and works with non-profit environmental advocacy groups.


Sofia Avila-Brewster

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Sofia Avila-Brewster has always had a passion for dance. At the age of 4, Sofia began her training with various ballet companies in the Denver area, including David Taylor Dance Theatre School of Ballet, Ascot dance academy, Littleton Dance Academy and The International Ballet School. It was not until she auditioned for and was accepted into the Dance Program at Denver School of the Arts, that she realized her love for modern and contemporary dance. Sofia began taking classes at Cleo Parker Robinson Dance and quickly became a member of the Training Company. It was during her junior year at DSA that she met Jenny Schiff. Upon graduating from DSA in 2011, Sofia went on to study at the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado in Boulder where she received her Bachelors degree in Business in 2016. During this time, she continued her dance training with the Schiff Dance Collective. In 2015, she became part of the Schiff Dance Collective Professional Company. This is her 3rd year in the Company. Sofia wouldn’t be the person she is today without the love, fulfillment and confidence she has gained being a part of the Schiff Dance Collective.


Jenna Smith

Bio and headshot coming soon!


Kate Vermillion lyons

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Kate Vermillion Lyons studied at Indiana University from a young age starting at the Jacobs School of Music pre-college ballet, then continued through her college career studying modern dance with IU Contemporary Dance Theatre.  She then performed and toured with Elizabeth Shea Dance, with whom she traveled to Jerusalem to set one of Ms. Shea's works on the students of the Academy of Music and Dance Jerusalem.  Kate was also part of a New Frontiers Grant which produced a film that has appeared in music and dance film festivals worldwide.  Currently, she is a company member of 3rd Law Dance/Theater, Nosilla Dance Project, and a guest artist with Industrial Dance Alliance.  Kate is also an avid collage artist, painter, writer, builder, musician, and creator.


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Diana Drummond

A native of Houston, Texas, Diana received her BFA from the University of Oklahoma. While at OU she had the opportunity to perform in works by Austin Hartel, Derrick Minter, and Mary Margret Holt. She has spent summers training at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, River North Dance Chicago, and the American Dance Festival. After graduation, she had the pleasure of working with Esoteric Dance Project in Chicago, IL and The Big Muddy Dance Company in Saint Louis, MO. Since relocating to Denver she has had the opportunity to work with DAMAGEDANCE, Maureen Breeze Dance Theater, Chadsah Contemporary Dance Movement and Nosilla Dance Project.


Talia Brennan (Apprentice)

Talia Brennan is a Colorado native and has been dancing since she was five years old. She began at Rocky Mountain Kids, but at age 7 moved to Grace Studios, where she has been training for the past ten years. She has attended multiple summer dance workshops including the Joffrey Jazz and Contemporary workshop in NYC and Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop at CU Boulder. She has been competing since she was 11, and in 2016 won Senior Performer of the Year at Encore Nationals. Talia graduated from Fairview High School this year and will be attending Chapman University in Orange, California next year, studying kinesiology and dance.

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Guest choreographers

  Kate Vermillion Lyons   Kate Vermillion Lyons studied at Indiana University from a young age starting at the Jacobs School of Music pre-college ballet, then continued through her college career studying modern dance with IU Contemporary Dance Theatre.  She then performed and toured with Elizabeth Shea Dance, with whom she traveled to Jerusalem to set one of Ms. Shea's works on the students of the Academy of Music and Dance Jerusalem.  Kate was also part of a New Frontiers Grant which produced a film that has appeared in music and dance film festivals worldwide.  Currently, she is a company member of 3rd Law Dance/Theater, Nosilla Dance Project, and a guest artist with Industrial Dance Alliance.  Kate is also an avid collage artist, painter, writer, builder, musician, and creator.

Kate Vermillion Lyons

Kate Vermillion Lyons studied at Indiana University from a young age starting at the Jacobs School of Music pre-college ballet, then continued through her college career studying modern dance with IU Contemporary Dance Theatre.  She then performed and toured with Elizabeth Shea Dance, with whom she traveled to Jerusalem to set one of Ms. Shea's works on the students of the Academy of Music and Dance Jerusalem.  Kate was also part of a New Frontiers Grant which produced a film that has appeared in music and dance film festivals worldwide.  Currently, she is a company member of 3rd Law Dance/Theater, Nosilla Dance Project, and a guest artist with Industrial Dance Alliance.  Kate is also an avid collage artist, painter, writer, builder, musician, and creator.

 

Jenna Smith

 

Bio and headshot coming soon!

Summer Guest Teachers

 Melissa Rumsey  Melissa Rumsey began dancing at a late age and fell in love from the first moment. She has worked with The Schiff Dance Collective, Evolving Doors Dance, Danca Nova Dance Company, Rouge Co. Dance Company, BRIAH Danse and had the honor of performing in Florence Italy through Alambrado Studio.  In 2009 Ms. Rumsey was awarded a scholarship through the Colorado Dance Alliance and in 2011 was the winner of the Jessica Karrat Dance Scholarship. She currently dances for The Schiff Dance Collective, Rouge Co and BRIAH Danse. Ms Rumsey teaches for Production Company Dance Centre, The Schiff Dance Collective, Belliston Academy of Dance and Ballet and has won awards for her choreography. Ms. Rumsey strives to impart a love of dance as well as a strong grasp of technique and proper body mechanics in her students.

Melissa Rumsey

Melissa Rumsey began dancing at a late age and fell in love from the first moment. She has worked with The Schiff Dance Collective, Evolving Doors Dance, Danca Nova Dance Company, Rouge Co. Dance Company, BRIAH Danse and had the honor of performing in Florence Italy through Alambrado Studio.  In 2009 Ms. Rumsey was awarded a scholarship through the Colorado Dance Alliance and in 2011 was the winner of the Jessica Karrat Dance Scholarship. She currently dances for The Schiff Dance Collective, Rouge Co and BRIAH Danse. Ms Rumsey teaches for Production Company Dance Centre, The Schiff Dance Collective, Belliston Academy of Dance and Ballet and has won awards for her choreography. Ms. Rumsey strives to impart a love of dance as well as a strong grasp of technique and proper body mechanics in her students.

 AMANDA SEGRO  A native to Denver but a Jayhawk at heart, Amanda Segro has a passion for performing, choreographing and teaching dance. Currently dancing contemporary professionally in the Denver and Boulder area. Amanda teaches an assortment of dance styles from Ballet to Contemporary, Jazz to Hip Hop and Technique ranging in all ages at three different Studios in Colorado. Amanda spent four years in Lawrence Kansas attending the University of Kansas, where she received a BFA (Bachelors of Fine Arts) in Dance. She has trained in Contemporary, Contact Improv, Ballet and Point, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Tap, Hip-hop, Classical East Indian and Flamenco. Amanda was a member of the University Dance Company from fall of 2011- the spring of 2015. She was also a member of the Art In Motion "AIM" Dance Company for fall of 2012 and fall of 2014, located in Lawrence, Kansas. Her senior project, “Law of Gravity,” represented The University of Kansas at the American College Dance Association (ACDA) mid-west in March of 2015 in Iowa. “Law of Gravity” placed third over all in excellence in choreography. During her final year of college she co-directed a small show, which performed in the 2015 Rock Chalk Revue at the Lied Center in Lawrence, Kansas. Amanda Segro loves to share, express and impress the children and adults she teaches and the professional dancers she surrounds herself around. Rock Chalk!

AMANDA SEGRO

A native to Denver but a Jayhawk at heart, Amanda Segro has a passion for performing, choreographing and teaching dance. Currently dancing contemporary professionally in the Denver and Boulder area. Amanda teaches an assortment of dance styles from Ballet to Contemporary, Jazz to Hip Hop and Technique ranging in all ages at three different Studios in Colorado. Amanda spent four years in Lawrence Kansas attending the University of Kansas, where she received a BFA (Bachelors of Fine Arts) in Dance. She has trained in Contemporary, Contact Improv, Ballet and Point, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Tap, Hip-hop, Classical East Indian and Flamenco. Amanda was a member of the University Dance Company from fall of 2011- the spring of 2015. She was also a member of the Art In Motion "AIM" Dance Company for fall of 2012 and fall of 2014, located in Lawrence, Kansas. Her senior project, “Law of Gravity,” represented The University of Kansas at the American College Dance Association (ACDA) mid-west in March of 2015 in Iowa. “Law of Gravity” placed third over all in excellence in choreography. During her final year of college she co-directed a small show, which performed in the 2015 Rock Chalk Revue at the Lied Center in Lawrence, Kansas. Amanda Segro loves to share, express and impress the children and adults she teaches and the professional dancers she surrounds herself around. Rock Chalk!

 
 
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Grace Studios school of dance

3101 Industrial Lane, Unit A and B

 Broomfield, CO 80020

www.gracestudios.com