Helen was born and raised in the SanFrancisco Bay Area. Much of her youth was spent in the rigors of competitive artistic and rhythmic gymnastics through which she found her love of dance.
Helen eventually moved to Los Angeles to dance with some of the industry’s top choreographers. She can be seen in print and commercial work for Sola Optical Lenses and 2000 Olympics, as well as danced for various contemporary companies while in LA.
In 2002 she found her way back to Sonoma County where she directed local competitive companies until the birth of her own, Estrella Dance Company. After a few yeas of directing her own company, Helen decided to follow one of her life long dreams and opened her studio: The Dance Room.
Helen is currently a faculty member of Winterfest & Summerfest The Convention, Talent on Parade Dance Directive Convention, as well as judges for Talent on Parade, the Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop, Theater Arts Preparatory School and instructs training classes for many members of the U.S. Figure Skating team at the World Arena in Colorado Springs.
She is a nationally recognized instructor and choreographer who travels extensively teaching master classes and setting choreography on various dance companies. In 2010 Helen relocated to Colorado to be the company director of Synergy Dance Academy. Helen is known for hercutting edge, contemporary style while focusing on the technical details of dance.
Between teaching at conventions, judging, owning her own studio, running competition companies, teaching and choreographing for studios around the nation, and being a parent herself... Helen has every aspect of the dance world under her belt.
Angie was born and raised in Northeastern Colorado.
She started dancing at Jami’s School of Dance in Sterling at the age of 3. Angie trained in all styles of dance including Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop and Tap.
In high school she traveled with her studio to New York and Los Angeles to take classes from some of the industry’s top instructors/choreographers.
After graduation, Angie attended The University of Nevada Las Vegas as a dance major; there she studied Ballet, Modern and Jazz for two semesters. She also took class from some of Las Vegas’ top choreographers and performers at Backstage Dance Studio.
After two years in Las Vegas, Angie retuned to Colorado to teach at Barbra Dixon, Westside Dance and Dance Dynamics where she worked with all levels, ages and all styles of dance.
In the spring of 2010 Angie took a position at Synergy Dance Academy as Recreational Dance Director as well as Assistant Company Director where she worked with mini and junior company members choreographing group dances, solos, duets and trios. In addition to her work with the company members, she was the primary tots and combo class teacher.
Angie is known for her ability to work with all ages and levels while incorporating her diversity of styles that she has extensive training in.
Kelley Wick has danced and coached competitively for over 25 years.
From elementary school to high school, she enthusiastically participated in a number of competitive Poms and spirit teams.
She continued her dance career while pursing her undergraduate education at the University of Utah as a member of the Crimson Line, prior to studying dance at the Peabody Institute at John Hopkins University.
In addition to her experience as a schoolteacher, businesswoman, and dancer, Kelley has coached a number of title-winning soloists, dance teams, and color-guard programs throughout the west.
Kelley’s key asset is her energy and enthusiasm that can be felt from miles away. Her passion for the art of dance is evident when you meet her as she demonstrates her genuine love for people of all ages and backgrounds.
Originally from Ohio, Tiffany started dancing with Pittsburgh Renaissance Youth Ballet under the direction of Ismet Mouhedin at the age of 15.
She has a strong classical ballet background with directors from The Paris Opera and The Vaganova Academy. She danced in variations choreographed by Jay Kirk such as Vivaldi and Concerti; she also performed in the Nutcracker, Le Corsaire and Sleeping Beauty variations as Demi- soloist and Soloist.
Tiffany was a scholarship student at Ballet Theatre Ohio, directed by David Holmes and was chosen to study at the Vaganova Ballet Academy in Leningrad.
The ballets she’s performed in include; Nutcracker (Corps de Ballet, Demi-Soloist, Soloist), Coppelia, Giselle (Peasant Pas de Deux), La Bayadere (Soloist), Swan Lake (Soloist), Paquita (Soloist, Demi-Soloist, Corps de Ballet), Petrouchka, Peter and the Wolf (Soloist), Firebird and Les Sylphides.
Tiffany has danced with Ballet Ariel and David Taylor.
Katie Zezula started dancing sixteen years ago in Colorado Springs, CO. She was a part of Synergy Dance Academy's Elite Company for nine years.
Katie started teaching tap and jazz in 2009.
After graduating High School in 2012, she joined The Damsels Dance Company in Denver, CO as Rehearsal Director and tap choreographer under Director, Katrina Lairsmith.
Katie frequently performs at The Mezzanine in Colorado Springs, CO and teaches at the Colorado Springs Conservatory when she is in town.
In 2011, Katie was accepted into Tap Kids Summer Intensive and performed solo in the annual Showcase.
In 2008, she tap danced on board Carnival Cruise Lines for John Tesh's concert series.
Katie is currently pursuing her MBA with an emphasis in Hospitality at Johnson & Wales University in Denver, CO.
Jennifer began dancing at the age of three in Northwest Iowa, where she trained in all styles of dance including Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap and tumbling. Her years of dancing allowed her to take classes from some of the industry's top instructors and choreographers.
Jennifer attended the University of Dallas in Irving, Texas where she majored in Theater and was a member of the Cheer and Dance team. There, she performed both onstage and learned how to work behind the scenes in sound and lighting.
In 1999, Jennifer moved to Colorado where she would eventually start teaching at Dance Unlimited in Colorado Springs, CO. She has taught there for the past 15 years before moving to Denver this past year and teaching at various studios on the Front Range.In that time, Jennifer taught all disciplines of dance as well as all ages and was primarily involved in the with the competition teams, helping them to achieve success and earning numerous awards both Regionally and Nationally. She is noted with winning countless choreography awards. She also helped establish the senior scholarship fund, a pre-professional program and has done choreographed for pageants. One of Jennifer's many highlights of being at Dance Unlimited was taking groups of dancers to experience the dance culture in New York City.
In 2010, while continuing to teach, Jennifer went back to school and received her degree in Health Care Administration.
In addition to teaching dance, Jennifer is a Certified Dance Judge for CHSSA (Colorado High School Sports Association) and owns a busy dog walking and pet sitting company called Wizard of Pawz.
She currently lives in Littleton with her husband Brandon, daughter Skyler and son Cadence, who have been extremely supportive of her dance teaching career.
Summer is originally from Honolulu, Hawaii but grew up overseas, living and traveling extensively through Asia and Europe. As a child, she took jazz and hula classes, before focusing on competitive gymnastics. Her favorite event was the balance beam. She competed through high school, and represented the state of Maryland at the 1999 High School Senior National Championships.
After high school, Summer attended Colgate University, where she did a year of collegiate cheerleading before deciding to focus on coaching gymnastics. She began coaching when she was 15 years old at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase YMCA, working with the recreational level and younger team gymnasts. In college she spent 3 years coaching at Valley Gymnastics, working with their preschool and recreational level gymnasts. After moving to Colorado in 2003 to pursue her graduate degree, she began working at the Boulder Flyers, first working in the preschool and recreational programs before moving up to coach the pre-team and Level 4,5,6, and 7 gymnasts until 2011.
Summer currently lives in Centennial, CO with her husband, Keith, and her three daughters, Ivy, Leah and Paige. When she is not working, she enjoys reading, being outside with her family, and cooking new recipes.