RACHELLE NEMEC

XDF Owner / Artistic Director

Rachelle Nemec is a graduate of Metro State College receiving a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Management. She has been dancing for over 25 years. Dance training includes; ballet, jazz, lyrical, tap, hip-hop, musical theatre, character and cheerleading/poms. Rachelle performed as a Denver Broncos Cheerleader (1996-1997), Rapids Cheerleader (1997) and a Denver Nuggets Dancer (1997-2002) which Rachelle was captain of the Nuggets Dance Team for 4 years. During this time she traveled to Las Vegas to dance at trade shows for Everlast, appeared in Fox Sport commercials, KS 107.5 radio commercial, Channel 2 WB news, performed at the Mayors Ball and appeared on Good Afternoon Colorado.

Rachelle has been teaching dance for over 15 years at local studios in the Denver metro area, including Gotta Dance, 5280, Kinetic Arts, Spotlight Performing Arts and with Academy of Colorado Ballet since 2005. Rachelle also started and directed the performance company Rhapsody Dancers at the Academy of Colorado Ballet for 4 years. She began this program in 2005 formally known as Spotlight Performers. Her dancers have performed all over Colorado, participate in dance competition/conventions, festivals, out reach programs/charities and even performed at Disneyland, California Adventure, Catalina Island, San Antonio Texas at The River Walk and Nationals in Las Vegas. They have won numerous awards such as high point 1st place overall. They have even been recognized as one of the best performing groups in Colorado. Rachelle is also the choreographer for Dakota Ridge High School’s musicals. She has choreographed Footloose, Westside Story, Anything Goes, Cinderella and Bye Bye Birdie. She has helped train and has worked with many local poms teams. Rachelle has also been a judge for out of state regional dance competitions. Her choreography has won Top competition awards and Best Choreography.

Rachelle as also taught several years of tumbling, nutrition and sports programs for kids. She was an assistant Director for Little Gym, a partner for Stretch-n-Grow (nutrition program for kids) and also worked for Partners in Action (dance and tumbling program). She has also been a poms coach for Douglas County and ThurderRidge High School. Rachelle enjoys working with kids of all ages! In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family. She is a wife and a mother of two children- Makenna and Caden.

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MS. SARAH

XDF Dance Teacher and Choreographer

Sarah, a native of Florida has been immersed in the dance culture since the age of five. She began her early training at Titusville Ballet and Jazz Center, under the direction of Mary Keegan and Dawhone Perry. Her dance repertoire includes ballet, jazz, lyrical, tap, musical theater, contemporary, hip-hop, and gymnastics. At the age of nine, she received the Joan Anderson Full Scholarship and began dancing competitively with the New Dimensions Dance Company. During that time, she had the opportunity to perform at Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, the Florida Citrus Bowl, New World School of the Arts in Miami, the Central Florida Ballet and the Orlando Ballet, as well as at regional and national competitions. At the age of 16 she pursued her passion for teaching and continued on to become the assistant director for the New Dimensions Dance Company.

Her professional dance experience includes working as a performer for Walt Disney World in Orlando and as a production show dancer onboard Regent Seven Seas Cruise Line. While in Colorado Sarah has enjoyed teaching in local studios, after school enrichment programs and with high school dance teams. She has been teaching for over 10 years and many of her students have gone on to dance professionally for professional sports teams, cruise ships, music videos, and even Broadway. Sarah is very passionate about teaching and loves to work with dancers of all ages and levels.

MS. BRI

XDF Dance Teacher and Choreographer

Bri has been in Colorado for the past 20 years, growing up in Parker and always staying close to the beautiful Rocky Mountains. After graduating from Metropolitan State University of Denver with her BA in English and a concentration of Secondary Education she pursued her teaching license.

Bri has been passionately dancing since she was five years old and thrives for every piece of the dance world. She was involved in Miller�s Dance Studio�s company, Tour De Force, for seven years earning many platinum and top place awards, both with her teammates and as a soloist. She has had the opportunity to take classes and learn choreography from famous choreographers such as Kim Wolfe, Travis Wall, Wade Robson, and many more. Other experiences she has been fortunate to partake in are; competing dances choreographed by John Crutchman and Alan Sherfield, the founders and directors of the traveling convention West Coast Dance Explosion, traveling for performances, and a number of scholarship, audition, and charitable performances.

After the experience of teaching all different ages to follow their desire to dance Bri has found that there is a perfect balance between fun and structure of growing into a dancer. Everybody has the potential to dance and the thing that Bri loves nothing more to do is help others find their abilities and what they are able to achieve.

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MS. ALEXIS

XDF Teacher and Choreographer

Alexis began dancing at the age of 5. Due to her family moving around a lot, she was privileged to have received a variety of dance training. When she was 8 years old, she began seriously training in ballet. Alexis graduated with the highest award of Distinction for Grades 2 and 3 in the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD). A few years later she began a rigorous pre-professional ballet program and trained with Houston Ballet's Heather Raue, who was named Dance Teacher of the Year in 2010 by Dance Magazine.

In high school she branched out and became part of an advanced competition team where she ranked in the top ten for Dance Master's Miss Dance of North Carolina competition. After graduating high school, she attended Global School of Ministry in Pennsylvania and assistant taught for Dance Revelation Studio.

When she graduated ministry school with an Associate’s Degree, she moved back to Michigan, where she calls home, and became a lead teacher for Studio 45. She taught all styles of dance there as well as all skill levels. Upon getting married in 2014 and moving to Denver, she became a member of A*dore Dance Company and continued to further her own dance training, in addition to teaching advanced Ballet and Pointe at local studios. Alexis is thrilled to have the opportunity to teach at X-treme Dance Force. Dance is a beautiful and freeing form of self-expression and I couldn't be happier to help instill the passion of dance in other dancers through teaching.

MS. REBEKAH

XDF Dance Teacher and Choreographer

Rebekah moved to Denver when she was 5 years old. She trained with Colorado School of Ballet, International Ballet School and Shelly True Dance Academy. In December of 2007, Rebekah gradutaed from the University of Arizona with a BFA from the School of Dance. She has performed with numerous dance companies, such as the AZDance Group, Davis Contemporary Dance Company and Royal Winnipeg Ballet and the River North Dance Company. After graduating, she was the principle ballerina with Lemon Sponge Cake Contemporary Ballet where she has performed many leading roles under the direction of Robert Sher-Macherndl. Rebekah is currently the Artistic Director, choreographer, and principle dancer for Soul2Sole Contemporary Dance Company in Denver. Bekk has taught for over 8 years at several different studios. She teaches all ages from 18months- 18 years of age. She also has lots of experience choreography for dance companies. She is very excited to share her love of dance with the X-treme Dance Force team!

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MR. DUSTY

Vocal and Theater Teacher

Dusty is a recent graduate from Evangel University. He has earned the Bachelor of Science in Music with a recording technologies emphasis. During his time at Evangel, Harmon has had the opportunity to sing at Carnegie Hall and to sing or play in 46 states and 10 countries. Harmon has also performed professionally, appearing as the Beast in Beauty and the Beast and as Sarastro in Mozart�s Magic Flute. In three of the past five years, he has won first place in his division in regional competitions sponsored by the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). In 2008, Harmon was selected for the Southwest American Choral Association All-Collegiate Choir, which he was selected to be a soloist for the performance. Also in 2007 he was selected for the Missouri All-Collegiate Choir.

MS. LEAH

Vocal and Theater Teacher

Leah has grown up loving theatre. Leah recently graduated from Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri, with her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre/Music. In her senior year, she had the opportunity to direct the musical Into the Woods. She has been involved in various different shows such as The Sound of Music, Beauty and the Beast, Hello Dolly, Once Upon a Mattress, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night�s Dream, Steel Magnolias, and The Glass Menagerie. She has won National Choral awards for dramatic solo and a duet. Leah also teaches classes for Christian Youth Theatre. With the knowledge of acting and the schooling she has gained over the years, she hopes to inspire others as well.

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Jennifer

XDF Dance Teacher and Choreographer

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

Amanda

XDF Dance Teacher and Choreographer

Amanda is a Colorado native and received training as a kid in hip hop, jazz, tap and ballet. After high school she made her way to Los Angeles to pursue a double major in business and dance at Loyola Marymount University. During this time she worked for Monat Dance and BodyTraffic Company. Wanting to pursue contemporary ballet she transferred to the Alonzo King LINES Ballet BFA program in San Francisco and graduated with a BFA in dance and a Business Minor. Amanda spent two and a half years working with Wonderbound, a contemporary ballet company, in Denver, Colorado. Amanda's choreography was recently featured in Rob Drabkin's music video "Stay" which won California's 2015 ITSA film festival for best music video.

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Katie

XDF Dance Teacher and Choreographer

Katie started her dance career at the age of four in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She trained at Dance Unlimited for fourteen years, studying styles such as ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, hip hop, and musical theatre. She competed for ten of those years and attended conventions with instructors and choreographers from around the dance world.

Katie is currently a dance major at Pikes Peak Community College where she is working on many projects involving creative dance as well as film and photography. She has been a member of the student company, High Altitude Dance Ensemble, at PPCC for two years. While attending college she has choreographed her own group piece that was presented in a showcase with the theme of technology and produced a dance for camera piece, called “Tranquil”, that was shown during the spring 2016 dance showcase. Her time at PPCC has been very dance oriented and she continues to grow as she dives deeper into the world of dance.

Her teaching career began at Cutting Edge Dance and Acro, teaching styles from ballet to hip hop. She has worked with all ages, including adults, teaching many different techniques. Katie's goal for teaching is to show that anyone can dance; it’s just a matter of working together to maintain a common goal.

VALERIE

Front desk administrator

Chances are, if you have a question Ms. Valerie is the person for you. She can be found at the front desk, most days of the week. She handles the phone, payments, paperwork, merchandise and the occasional policing of students to ensure that they make it to class on time. She offers a kind and warm welcome to all who enters the studio. She is Mom to Ms. Rachelle and Grandma to Makenna and Caden.

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