MORE ABOUT LEGACY DANCE!

OUR PROGRAM

Sisters AdriElle Hupp & Alexa Wittler have been a part of the dance community in the Carbon Valley area since 2009 providing families in our community excellent dance instruction for a great value. We offer two fun sessions within our program:

Showcase Season Classes: Each class has a set curriculum that is taught over the course of the school year, beginning in September and ending in late spring. The instructors assess student growth by specified standards set up for each Level. Classical and age-appropriate music is used to foster learning and encourage creativity. The year culminates with a full-scale recital in the spring to showcase what each class has learned! 

Mini Session Classes: These classes are a great opportunity to try out dancing without the commitment of a big Showcase. We offer mini sessions in the summer and spring.

OUR MISSION

Students of Legacy School of Dance will be instructed on proper technique, while focusing on building self-confidence and learning to apply aspects of good character.

MEET OUR STAFF

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Owner/Director

AdriElle Hupp

Mrs. Hupp has danced all her life. She took classes as a child while living in Germany as well as in Northern Colorado at the Mary Constantine‐Nelson Dance Centres (MCNDC). Mrs. Hupp has more than 21 years of experience as an instructor and office administrator at MCNDC where she was trained in ballet, tap, jazz, and lyrical. She loves teaching all kinds of dance to our Legacy students; and when she's not teaching, she's with her husband pastoring students at Victory Church Westminster. Mrs. Hupp and her husband live in Dacono and have five awesome kids.

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Owner/Director

Alexa Wittler

Mrs. Wittler has more than 19 years of dance instruction and administration experience. She received her training from the Mary Constantine‐Nelson Dance Centres in Northern Colorado and has her B.S in Human Development and Family Studies from Colorado State University. She loves working with kids and watching them perfect their dance technique throughout the year. Mrs. Wittler and her husband have six children and live in Frederick.

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Instructor

Erin Merkley

Mrs. Merkley began dancing competitively at age 10. In college, she joined the Lost Marbles Theatrics Company in Fort Collins as Dance Choreographer. She has been choreographing theatre productions since 2009 and received an award for Best Choreography in 2011. Erin and her husband live in Johnstown and she loves to teach and inspire students at Legacy School of Dance.

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Instructor

Hillary Brennan

Mrs.Brennan comes to us with a wealth of experience in dance and Pilates. She is a Longmont native who graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in dance, emphasis in teaching and movement analysis. Mrs. Brennan coaches our Performing Teams and loves teaching students of all ages.

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Instructor

Adzele Kitissou-Jones

Mrs. Jones cannot hear music without dancing. She loves doing all kinds of dancing as well as teaching ballet, contemporary, lyrical, & hip hop. She also teaches Afro-Fusion, and exercise dance. Mrs. Jones enjoys creative and fun choreography, and loves dancing with her children.

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Instructor

AJ Hupp

Mr. Hupp loves comedy, theatre, and improv. He has starred in and directed many plays, his favorite being Hello Dolly. After working at the Carousel Dinner Theatre in Fort Collins, he went on to lead the drama team at a local youth collective. He enjoys encouraging the students to embrace the funny & awkward, and make life fun! He loves being a husband and father to his 5 awesome kids. He is a Student Ministry Pastor full time and loves working with the Legacy theatre kids!

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Instructor

Heather Morrow

Mrs. Morrow started dancing at the age of 5. Through her years of dance, she participated in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, pointe, and competed in several dance competitions. Her love for dance continued into college where she took several dance classes at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she studied architecture. Mrs. Morrow is excited to be back in the dance studio where she can share her love for dance with the Legacy Dance students. Mrs. Morrow and her husband have two boys and live in Thornton.

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Instructor

Mackenzie Aguero

Ms. Aguero's bio is coming soon.

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Instructor

Katy Hetzel

Ms. Hetzel started dance at a young age in her hometown of Parker, CO. She danced ballet, tap, and jazz, and then transitioned into more musical theatre and choir. In high school, Ms. Hetzel was a part of All-State Choir, All-State Jazz, and sang in Carnegie Hall in New York City. The performing arts have always been a passion for her. She has a Bachelors Degree in Business and works full time for a global energy company. Her two daughters have both been students at Legacy since they were two. Katy and the girls live in Firestone, and she has loved her first year teaching with Legacy. 

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Assistant Instructor

Manu Kitissou-Jones

Mr. Manu Jones comes from a musical family and can't stop dancing! He is trained in Hip Hop and Tap, and loves to teach and watch students grow in their love for DANCE!

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Assistant Instructor

Grace Pendleton

Miss Pendleton hesitantly walked through Legacy’s doors years ago and immediately fell in love with the beautiful and enriching world of dance. She started assisting with younger classes and found she also had a passion for sharing the confidence and outlet she found in dance with her students. Miss Pendleton has not yet found a style of dance she doesn’t enjoy, but ballet will always have a special place in her heart. Miss Pendleton wants to eventually own a summer camp in the mountains where little dancers can learn to express themselves and make friendships that will last a lifetime, just like she did. 

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Administrative Assistant

Allison Turner

Mrs. Turner’s involvement with Legacy Dance began in 2014 when her own daughters enrolled in their very first class.  Mrs. Turner has really enjoyed watching the program grow right along with her children.  What began as a deep admiration for the instructors and program, led to increasing volunteer roles, and then Mrs. Turner accepting an official role as our administrative assistant in 2018.  While her formal education is in nursing, Mrs. Turner is truly enjoying the flexibility of this role and has a deep passion for helping other new parents to navigate the world of dance.  Mrs. Turner and her husband live in Firestone with their three daughters.

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Administrative Assistant

Brenda Cuestas

Mrs. Cuestas began her journey with Legacy School of Dance alongside her eldest daughter in 2014. Her journey began with taking on volunteer roles at our yearly recitals, first as a Class Mom and then as a Stage Mom. Over time Mrs. Cuestas involvement with Legacy School of Dance increased. In Fall of 2021 Mrs. Cuestas accepted a position within Legacy School of Dance as our Administrative Assistant. Mrs. Cuestas is native to Colorado and to the Tri-Town area, she grew up and went to school in our beloved Frederick CO. She went on to receive her B.A. in Psychology from CU Boulder. Mrs. Cuestas is enjoying her administrative role in conjunction with enjoying the flexibility that this position has provided for her, her husband and her three children.

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Accounting Assistant

Alice Brown

Mrs. Brown is our amazing accountant extraordinairre.

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Caleb Wittler
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Aubree McWilliams
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Hailey Rice
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