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Staff

Our staff and teachers are the lifeblood of our program, bringing years of education, experience, and heart to our program.

Shelly Clements

Shelly Clements

Executive Director

Eve Smith

Eve Smith

Program Director & Instructor

Alexandria Rodriquez

Alexandria Rodriguez

Program Coordinator & Instructor

Alice Jennison

Alice Jennison

Instructor

Amber St Vincent

Amber St. Vincent

Instructor

Corinne McKeever

Corinne McKeever

Instructor

Jodi Payne

Jodi Payne

Instructor

Katie

Katie Schutt

Instructor

Saki

Sakara (Saki) Sullivan

Instructor

Moriah Ernst

Instructor

Moriah Ernst
Moriah grew up in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and started dancing at age 3. She grew up dancing at Miss Jeanne’s School of Dance and the Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. Moriah trained in ballet, jazz, musical theater, lyrical and modern. Moriah began competition dance at age ten and competed through high school. Moriah was involved in several competition teams. In 2006 Moriah had the unique opportunity to train at the North Carolina School of the Arts during Summer Intensive with a concentration in modern. Once Moriah graduated high school, she decided to pursue her dream of collegiate skiing, which brought her to Western State, but she continued to dance recreationally. In 2015 she graduated with a B.A. in psychology and a minor in sports psychology. Stemming from Moriah’s background in Dance, she concentrated her studies on eating disorders and injury in athletes. Moriah loves sharing her passion and knowledge of Dance with the community of Crested Butte.

Alice Jennison

Instructor

Jodi Payne Alice grew up in Denver, where she studied ballet, modern, and jazz, with the Colorado Ballet from age 6 to 18. During high school, she was an apprentice with the company and performed many roles in professional productions of the Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, and Les Patineurs. She also attended summer workshops with Ballet West, Boston Ballet, and Milwaukee Ballet. She then went on to dance, choreograph and perform with student-run companies during four years of college, exploring many different dance styles and helping to organize shows. After college, Alice took a long break from dance while working, attending graduate school, and raising her family. Upon moving to Crested Butte in 2013, she discovered a vibrant dance community and began to take dance classes again. She enjoys participating in Move the Butte and other CB Dance Collective productions as a dancer and choreographer. She is thrilled to be an instructor with the CB School of Dance and share her love of ballet with dancers of all ages. Alice lives in Crested Butte with her husband, daughter, son, and dog.
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