, MA is an owner of Alchemy and offers SoulSweat
classes that challenge and support you to play with your edges of expression. She brings in body awareness through stylized choreography while supporting you in letting go of your inhibitions through the face, hands, voice and breath. Her class is elegant and messy, chaotic and refined. She recently founded Dance 2B Free, a nonprofit with the mission of sharing the healing power of dance with women in prison! More
Jenna Noah, MA, LPCC, Phd (Pending)
is an owner of Alchemy of Movement. She is founder of the Boulder Burlesque dance troupe, Conscious Burlesque, she teaches burlesque dance classes and burlesque workshops at Alchemy. In addition to Jenna’s work with Conscious Burlesque she is a therapist in private practice at Alchemy of Movement. She specializes in working with clients around relationships, sexuality, gender identity, and self-expresison.
has a passion for movement and after her classical ballet training she moved on to study Hip-Hop African, Afro-Cuban, Latin and Eastern dance forms. Come check out “World Heat
” where she blends her background into a playful funk. SJ is high energy and offers some fun foot patterns that will challenge you! More
Erin Ross brings a spunky, lively energy to her classes that is grounded in dancing for fun, freedom and self-expression. After searching for years to find a dance community that was based on simply dancing for joy, she discovered SoulSweat and Alchemy of Movement in 2012 and was hooked. Her choreography is accessible and welcoming, allowing dancers to sink into their own expression and work up a good sweat.She has formal training in American Tribal Style and Cabaret belly dance, and was able to dance through labor in the births of her two children. She understands dance as path to opening our hearts and feeling good in our own skin. Her classes include a wide range of music styles that bring out the many characters that live in each of us.
Hannah brings Awaken the Dance which is a free form expressive time to dive inward in the safety of the space she provides every monday at 9a. We are so happy to have her love of dance back at the studio.
Tori is welcoming, clear with her movements and cheerful -her choreography is inviting and attainable. Tori started teaching in June of 2013 after years of attending classes at Alchemy. She left corporate life to pursue the more creative and expressive aspects of her life and is grateful to share the dance!
Misa brings vibrance, energy, emotion, soul and passion to her Soul Sweat classes. She manifests the love of dance and music through intention and full-bodied movement, encouraging her students to let go of perfection, and let their body and soul lead. She incorporate sass and sensuality, self-expression, attitude, inner strength, and endurance, to elements of jazz, hip hop, Bollywood, world, Latin, martial arts, contemporary, lyrical dance and more. Misa is a registered Occupational Therapist with 12 years experience in sensory Integration, a NETA
certified group fitness instructor, and is currently pursuing her certification for Death Midwifery.
Maria Cooper’s background as a musician has given way to a new exploration of music and movement through SoulSweat™. Maria brings an earthy, grounded foundation to her classes while also creating a high-energy fiery experience that is a great workout. Maria adds a sacred element, focusing on a devoted connection to the body. Her soulful routines allow you to sink into rhythm-driven music, ranging from Arabic, Latin, and Trip-Hop, to African, Pop and Electronica. Maria is the Executive Chef at Boulder’s Highland City Club, a musician, and teaches SoulSweat at Alchemy of Movement Boulder, CO.
Jill Emich From the heart, Jill brings a dynamic class with uplifting music and themes. Dance has always been a way of stoking her inner fire and she is excited guide you to connect with yours through her high energy moves, strengthening and lengthening cool down and an all around good time. She blends all styles of dance connecting you to your heart so you can Shine from within. She is the founder of Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place in Boulder Colorado and the author of Eat Drink Shine. She believes and in transformation and healing through movement and community and is excited to be part of the Alchemy Team!
Carolyne Redig’s extensive background and experience includes Ballet, Modern Dance, Jazz, certification in Pilates, Gyrotonic, Iyengar Yoga and the NIA technique. She is former owner/founder of the Alchemy of Movement. Her infectious enthusiasm gives her the ability to make any student feel accomplished. She teaches in Denver, Boulder, across the US, and internationally.
Nancy Cranbourne is the director/owner of One Big Yes Productions. An award winning performer, teacher, choreographer, and playwright, Nancy has been in the dance and theater biz for 40 years. She has produced and directed many large-scale productions including Sweet Release, Feels Like Falling, BOOM, and Badaboom. Nancy has performed in several films: The Last Convertible, Crocodile Tears, Daredreamer, and Dance Class (co-producer). Nancy has taught on the faculties of the University of Colorado, Colorado State University, Denver Center School of the Performing Arts, Cornish College, and the University of Washington. She has been a guest artist for many dance festivals and workshops including Ochesis at CalPoly, the Bates Dance Festival, Interweave Dance Theater, Dance Gallery, Full Tilt, and the American College Dance Festival. Nancy has an ongoing love affair with the Boulder dance community. She is deeply honored to have worked with so many gifted dancers and artists for over 30 years. Nancy is currently working on a new project, Stand Up!, with the dream team of Patti Dobrowolski and Molly Thompson (2 Women Avoiding Involuntary Hospitalization). Stand Up! is a hysterically funny, inspirational performance/workshop that will be offered in women’s conference circuits nationwide starting in 2016.
Ashley Patchen is a very energetic and enthusiastic instructor and has experience teaching, choreographing, and performing a variety of dance forms including Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Bollywood, Hip Hop and Samba. She teaches high school math by day and dances & teaches Zumba by night. Her passion for music and dance is contagious and is incorporated into all aspects of her life.
Juliet Seskind has a background in dance, and has been teaching movement classes since 2001. Her passion for music and creating her own choreography inspired her to create “Ayre” in 2012. She chose this name because Ayrshire Scotland is where she has a lot of family and where her mother grew up. It also has other meanings that seem fitting — music being one! Juliet draws from a wide variety of music and dance styles. Her classes provide a high energy, upbeat, full body workout. Juliet always welcomes new “Ayreheads” , and enjoys teaching to a variety of levels and experience.
Linzee Klinkenberg is the Artistic Director of Boulder’s New Breed Dance Company, renowned for their athleticism, sensuality, showmanship and humor. Her experience includes teaching and choreographing for Cornish College of the Arts, the University of Boulder, the University of Washington, Whitman College, Boulder Ballet, Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop, Colorado Conservatory of Dance, and the Colorado Athletic Clubs. She utilizes her background as a professional dancer and certified personal trainer to create dynamic and uplifting movement.
Julia Buonanno has been dancing thru life since she was a little girl. She strives to bring the joy, freedom, and transformation she has always found for herself in dance to Soul Sweat. Julia‘s playful and high energy style will give you a good sweat and leave you feeling more energized.
Emily Horowitz started dancing around the same time that she began walking. Throughout her school years Emily took classes in ballet, modern dance, jazz and tap. After an extended dance-class-hiatus where she only danced in crowds at clubs and concerts, Emily returned to dance in 2003 when she became a regular student of NIA. When Emily encountered SoulSweat™, she fell head over heels in love. She was trained to
teach in 2010 and subsequently brought SoulSweat™ to western NY, where she taught for 6 years. Emily’s teaching style encompasses her joy of ecstatic movement, her sense of humor, and her reverence for the sacred connection between the mind, body and spirit. Emily is fiercely dedicated to authentic expression, and her classes invite you to come exactly as you are, and dance with whatever is true for you in that moment. Her greatest hope is that students in her classes connect more deeply to themselves through their dance.