, 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.
and is the master of inspiration and expression in each of her classes. She is on fire! Her passion for the funky rhythms of SoulSweat evolved out of her training in traditional Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Hip-hop, African and contemplative forms of dance. More
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!
began dancing at Alchemy in 2012 after moving to Boulder from Orlando, FL. Led by passion, she is a self-taught dancer having learned everything by watching and doing. With gratitude, she brings her high energy, emotion, creativity, honesty, and passion to the dance floor, all the while promising fun, challenge, growth and sweat. Join her for a variety of music and styles including hip hop, jazz, pop, rock, Bollywood, world, and more!!
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.
LCSW is a psychotherapist and healer. She believes that through movement we remember the sensation of truth in our bodies. She teaches Qoya which is a practice to guide us towards that truth. Her passion is to facilitate spiritual embodiment through helping people access and trust their felt wisdom and intuition. Through psychotherapy, ritual, ceremony, and community, Kathryn offers permission to embark on the journey of soul and spirit.
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.
Maputo & Mawue MensahBorn in Ghana to a family of professional musicians and dancers, brothers Maputo and Mawue Mensah are world-class, master dancers and drummers who have bought their spicy- juicy magic to stages around the world. They are passionate about sharing the art and culture of Africa through the classes they teach at CU, University of Denver and Naropa. Currently, they perform with their own dance troupe, Logo Ligi, based in Boulder.
Every summer Maputo and Mawue lead a month-long trip to their native Ghana, giving students the opportunity to deeply experience the local culture of dance and drumming. In addition, they are working to build a new cultural center in Kokrobite, Ghana, to preserve and promote West African arts.