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 dance 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 a Certified Exercise Physiologist. Currently she is an instructor at Grace Studios School of Dance and working full time as a Personal Trainer, Cancer Specialist, Metabolic Technician, and Onboarding Specialist with Life Time Fitness.
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.
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. Brittney 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, where she has taught for 4 years, as well as the manager at One Big Yes Productions. Most recently, she has started her own professional dance company, Industrial Dance Alliance with co-directors Lindsay Dighero and Jessica Pittman.
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.