Brenda performed and studied dance with Ballet Theatre, the Civic ballet of Pueblo and the Arts Center in Pueblo. She received a teaching degree from UCCS, and has been teaching dance for 30 years. Brenda was the Ballet Director of Dance Arts In Olean N.Y. She was also the Ballet Director for the Randolph School Of Dance in New York. She served as Ballet Teacher for the Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet. Upon moving to Colorado she was the Ballet Director for Encore of Colorado Springs, Rocky Mountain Dance Academy of Colorado Springs and the School of Music and Dance. Brenda was part of the Danceworks team and continues with Summit Dance Works. She has most recently made the transition from Derby Dance and Music Arts to the new Synergy Dance Academy where she is helping current owner Kari Herman to build upon the dreams of two great programs. Brenda has choreographed for children’s theatre and has won many regional and national choreography awards. Brenda is also proud to have helped 5 dancers get accepted into major dance schools and companies.