ART & MORE
HUB Employees have an exceptional amount of training and experience and are key to our core arts education programs. Quality Independent Instructors are also important in the HUB experience, in order to allow opportunities for patrons to be exposed to a variety of teaching methods and to keep the HUB experiences/influences fresh and dynamic.
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Anna Bogdanova is a dance instructor and choreographer, owner and artistic director of Bogdanova Dance, LLC. She received her Ballet Master MFA degree from Altai State University of Arts and Culture (Barnaul, Russia). Her MFA thesis was published as a textbook for students of dance and choreography. The broad range of Anna’s expertise includes classical ballet, modern, jazz, tap, Russian folk dance, historical and ballroomdance. From 1994 to 1997, Anna performed with the Yunost Dance Ensemble, taking part in national and international festivals and European tours. In 1997-98 she taught dance to children at the Caprice Children’s Theater (Barnaul, Russia) and took them on a tour to Germany. Since Anna’s arrival in the United States in 1998, she has been teaching dance in the Boulder/Longmont area. In the fall of 1998, Anna choreographed the musical Hocus Pocus at the University of Colorado Lyric Theatre. At Airborne Gymnastics and Dance (1999-2006), Anna trained numerous young dancers of all age groups and choreographed shortened versions of the ballets Cinderella, Swan Lake, Les Sylphides, Balanchine’s Stars and Stripes, and acomplete version of Sleeping Beauty. In 2007, Anna choreographed Engagement for the Boulder Ballet company.Bogdanova Dance, in collaboration with Bright Horizons children’s centers, staged many classical and contemporary ballets, including Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty,Cinderella, Don Quixote, The Snow Queen, Coppelia, Arabian Nights, and Les Sylphides. Anna is happy to bring her passion for dance and teaching to The Arts Hub where she now works as Artistic Director and dance instructor.
Heather’s professional background includes extensive experience as a teacher, artist and small business entrepreneur. She holds BA’s in both psychology and elementary education, as well as a minor in philosophy. Heather established two successful boutiques prior to moving to Colorado with her husband and two daughters. She has worked in daycare, has been a kindergarten teacher, a teen mentor and tutor for at risk teens and has taught art to children ages 18 months to 16 years, as well as adults, for the past 6 years. Heather has her certifications in early childhood, reading recovery and second step conflict mediation. Heather has been working with TAU since 2013 teaching art classes and camps to children and instructing adult paint nights.
Heather loves spending time with her family and two English Bulldogs. She enjoys drawing, painting and being creative with her daughters, as well as mountain biking, hiking, swimming, canoeing, and cooking. She also likes to set physical goals for herself that have included a few half triathlons, 10k’s and a Tough Mudder.
Peter began his career as a teenage juggler, street performing in his home town of Los Angeles. In 1979, at the age of 18, he was cast as a white-faced juggler in the movie “Xanadu” with Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly. In 1982 Peter became a founding member of the juggling/dance/theater trio Airjazz, which toured internationally through the 1980’s. Peter has performed solo shows at the Carmel/California Performing Arts Festival, Cincinnati Playhouse, Utah State Arts Tour, Seattle’s Moisture Festival, 5-3-1 Festival of New Juggling and Object Theatre in Finland, Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival, and at schools and theaters throughout Colorado. Peter has been a dancer with Boulder Ballet, David Taylor Dance Theater, Kim Robards Dance, and 3rd Law Dance/Theater. Also a choreographer, Peter won the 2009 Ballet Builders Award from New Choreographers on Pointe in New York, and his works have been performed by Boulder Ballet, Ballet Nouveau Colorado, Saint Paul Ballet, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, and others. Peter was Co-Artistic Director and a faculty member at Boulder Ballet from 2004 to 2015.
Gene originally trained to be a hoofer. Gene switched his ambitions to Broadway, where he sang, danced and acted for over 20 years. Appearing in the original casts of such shows as “Camelot,” “Hello’ Dolly.” “No Strings,” and “Sugar,” he worked with the biggest names among the choreographers and directors of that period. Gene operated a theatre school in Oregon for a while before moving on to the University of Iowa where he taught at both the theater and dance departments for 5 years. Soon after Gene began teaching tap along the front range Rediscovering the joys of tap, he dedicated himself to his first dance love with a renewed passion. He teaches with the idea that we are, after all, not just dancers, but musicians. “The same expectations we put on fine musicians, we should put on ourselves [tap dancers.]”
Betsy has been dedicated to the performing arts since her first stint as script writer/actor /director when she initiated and followed through with her third grade class’ performance of Star Light, Star Bright. After high school, she went on to major in theater at the University of Colorado. She has been a certified and trained Music Together teacher for over 14 years and she has directed theater productions for 7 years. A singer, actor, and dancer herself, “Miss Betsy” as she is known to her students, demonstrates an uncanny ability to bring out the best acting, singing, dancing and comedic timing in her students. Betsy says that she loves to work with young students because the creative energy and excitement that they bring to every rehearsal and show is catching! In her spare time, she facilitates the schedules of her four children, exercises, acts in local theater productions, and sings with the The Alpha Bets, who perform locally.
Harmony’s A.C.T. was first started in 1994. In the last 18 years Harmony has provided art programs to thousands of children in the Boulder County area. Harmony’s classes not only emphasize basic art techniques but also focus on creating an educational and fun environment with music, stories, and multicultural art study. Harmony’s classes are designed to open up the world of art for your child and let their creative talents shine.
Harmony has an associates art degree and an early childhood development background. She is also the mother of a twelve year old boy and eight year old girl who both love to experiment with art. You will also find Kurt, Harmony’s son helping as an assistant over the summer.
Harmony has taught art for many years in the local Montessori schools, at the Louisville Art Center, the Lafayette Rec. Center, Erie Rec. Center and the Art Underground. Her goal is to provide fun and educational art programs to children and parents. She prides herself on the fact that the materials she uses are non-toxic and earth friendly.
Jenna recently graduated from Colorado State University with a BFA in Printmaking and a BA in Art Education. During her time at CSU, she studied art history in northern Italy and art education in South Africa. Through the art education program, she learned a variety of mediums including printmaking, fibers, ceramics, and drawing. Jenna is currently in her first year of teaching at Horizon High School in Thornton, Colorado. She is very excited to begin her teaching career and continue to learn new materials and techniques.
Susie Matthews earned her BFA in Acting & Directing from Rockford University. While in Rockford, she worked as a dance teacher, as well as acting in and directing shows both in Rockford and in Chicago. Originally from Thornton, Susie moved back to Colorado in the fall of 2018. She’s so excited that she found the Arts Hub, where she can pursue her dreams of directing, teaching, choreographing, and working with children.
Katherine brings over 20 years of experience to her role as Producing Artistic Director for the Theater Program at The Arts Hub. She has performed in, directed and produced a variety of theatrical productions, ranging from opera to musical theater to drama. She has taught and directed at the University of Colorado-Boulder and Opera Colorado and has worked with Boulder Ensemble Theater Company, Littleton Town Hall Arts, Bas Bleu Theater Company, Theater Company of Lafayette, Blackfriars Theater, North American New Music Festival, Colorado Opera Festival and the Tanglewood Summer Music Academy. In addition to teaching at CU-Boulder, Katherine has also served as an artist-educator at various schools in the Denver metro area, and she teaches private voice lessons from her studio in Louisville. Katherine holds a Master of Music Performance and Pedagogy (Voice) from CU-Boulder and a Bachelor of Music Performance (Voice) from The State University of New York-Buffalo.
Performance Company Director & Program Manager: Sarah is an award winning choreographer and dancer, hired to set choreography across the nation. She is skilled in the disciplines of ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical/contemporary, pointe, ballroom, and hip hop. She teaches throughout the Denver area as resident and guest faculty. Her most recent large-scale adventures include competing nationally to include NYC, LA, and in the World Wide Talent Search where she won first place. Sarah has been passionately teaching recreational, competitive, pre-professional, and professional dancers for over 15 years and performs with two local dance companies.
Choreographer and dance program support: Stephanie has extensive experience as an instructor, performer, choreographer, program manager, community performance manager, and in creating dance theater productions. Stephanie was a member of the Momentum and Full Force Dance Companies in California. She was on three competitive dance teams, including the jazz, contemporary and hip hop divisions, competing in the adult level Hip Hop Internationals. Stephanie has a kind and caring instructional approach with a solid grounding in classical instruction. Stephanie is also a popular elementary education teacher.
Jennifer is a choreographer, a performer and instructor. Jennifer is dedicated to creating a confident, supportive community, where each student can express themselves freely through movement and musicality. After taking dance classes throughout her early childhood years, Jennifer enrolled in The Performing Arts Dance Academy and continued her training in Tap, Jazz , Ballet , Pointe Ballet, Contemporary and Hip Hop through her teen years. While attending the academy, Jennifer traveled to New York City to gain more experiences and enhance her skills with professionals at Broadway Dance Center, Steps on Broadway and Stepping out Studios. During one of her trips to “The Big Apple” Jennifer was introduced to a whole new style of dance; street dance, which engulfed her in the freedom and communication of the style, and the authenticity and form of the hip hop culture.
Jennifer began at FreeSoul Dance, teaching Hip Hop, Tap and Contemporary classes, while also performing in dance organizations such as TWP, the FreeSoul crew, PYP and performing in competitions, at special events, creating concept videos and opening communication for specific conversations within society. These steps allowed Jennifer the opportunity to travel and attend advanced workshops with professional instructors from all over the globe. While traveling, she visited Colorado and fell in love with the dance scene, deciding to settle in the lovely state. She has never stopped being a student and still travels to seek new lessons to continue her studies and enhance her skills, which she will continue to pass to each of her students.
Originally from México, received her first formal Dance training at the age of 14 from the State Council for Arts and Culture of the (Hidalgo, Mexico). She performed with a few Dance Companies including: Ave Danza, Cuerpos Hibridos and the Contemporary Company of the Hidalgo University.
In 2010 she received a scholarship to attend a semester of the Contemporary Dance Bachelors Degree program at the University of Chile. She then, graduated in 2011 from the Autonomous University of the State of Hidalgo with a Bachelors Degree in Contemporary Dance.
Upon graduation she joined multiple Dance Companies of resorts around the Mayan Riviera performing for three years in theatrical productions with multiple style of dance. This period was an important influence during her career since it was when she became interested in Aerial Dance and started training and performing in multiple apparatus, in 2015 she joined Frequent Flyers Professional Training program in Boulder CO. She concluded her training in May 2016. Then, she completed her Teacher training in 2018. Since then she is training, performing, teaching, enjoying life and following dreams.
Audrey Wilson is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder, with a master’s degree in vocal performance and vocal pedagogy. Her teaching philosophy centers around helping students find ease and control of their voice with an emphasis on healthy singing techniques. In addition to vocal training, lessons include aspects of ear training and music theory. She has worked with all voice types, styles, and ages from 7 to 86 years of age. Each student will enjoy a personalized, goal-oriented curriculum designed specifically for them! Audrey is incredibly passionate about teaching and she loves sharing in each of her student’s artistic journey through music.