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The Dance Collective Staff

Alaina Brenner - Office Manager & Owner

Miss Alaina has always had a foot in the dance world. She is a former competition dancer and Denver Bronco Cheerleader. The more her daughter Aniaya danced, the more involved she has become in the dance world.

Alaina is our friendly face in the studio office! She is your "go to" person for questions about your account, payment processing, costume sizing and other important studio information. She enjoys working "behind the scenes" in the studio industry having worked and volunteered at past studios. Alaina brings her attention to detail, organizational expertise, positive outlook  and love for all of her dancers to the various projects she does for TDC.

Alaina Brenner The Dance Collective Dillon, Colorado

Erika Labrum - Instructor

Growing up in the Air Force, Erika had the opportunity to train at many dance studios across the country starting at age 5. Her work in choreography began at 14 when she started assisting for her competitive dance company in Eagle River, Alaska. Her sophomore year of high school, she moved to Wichita, Kansas where she danced for one of the top ranked competitive dance companies in the Midwest. While there, she participated in multiple ballet productions, even securing her dream role of Mother Ginger in The Nutcracker. She went on to teach at her local recreation center, choreograph high school-level show choir, conduct multiple master classes and workshops training dancers and actors for auditions, and choreographed two award winning productions of Aida and The Drowsy Chaperone. After moving to Logan, Utah to attend cosmetology school, Erika worked as the director of ballet as well as a lyrical  choreographer for the Edge Dance Company. Along with traditional studio styles of dance, Erika has had the opportunity to train in Hula, African, and Latin dance. Above all, her passion lies in teaching, choreography, and helping students reach their full potential.

Erika Labrum Instructor

Aubrey Bell -  Instructor


Miss Aubrey has been dancing for 27+ years. Born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She danced competitively with her dance studio and High School Dance Team where she/they won multiple National Championships. Aubrey chose to stay in Oklahoma after high school to continue her education and pursue a dance career. She danced for the Tulsa Talons Arena Football Team, where she also choreographed half time performances. She taught dance at Miss Tirita’s Dance & Performing Arts Studio for 15 years. She also had the privilege of Choregraphing for the Tulsa Oilers Hockey Team’s Ice Girls for 10 years. Aubrey’s family moved to Dillon, Colorado in the Summer of 2020 for her husband’s job, they have two children that dance at the studio as well. 

Miss Aubrey loves teaching the littles! She loves their smiling faces and most of all their love for life!

Kendra Holmes - Instructor

Miss Kendra is a Colorado native who grew up in Golden. She has been dancing since the age of three and started competing nationally at age seven. She danced for West Side Dance where she studied tap, jazz, ballet, contemporary, lyrical and hip hop. Through the years she has taken several master classes from such professional choreographers as Tony Testa, who has worked with major artists like Janet Jackson and Britney Spears as well as Henry LeTang, a Broadway dancer and choreographer. Kendra has also been invited twice to perform at Disney Magic Music Days at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. She was a member of her high school dance team where she competed at both the State and National level. During that she was also nominated as All-American. She has spent the last 5 years as the Head Coach of the West Grand High School Spirit Team. During her time there, she brought home both a State Championship and a Runner Up title, the first in 18 years.

She is married to a wonderful man, James, and has three beautiful daughters, Mackenzie, Bailey and Jocelyn. They moved to Kremmling in 2017. She is so excited to do what she loves and share her passion of dance to the next generations at TDC!


Heather Ferley -  Instructor

Heather is a Colorado native who grew up dancing and doing gymnastics. She competed as a high-level (Level 10) USAG gymnast for 11 years, obtained awards in National competitions, and spent 4 hours every day after school flipping around in the gym.  Along with gymnastics, Heather danced at the Dance Factory in Northern Colorado, Windsor Highschool Dance Team, and did All-Star Cheerleading for many years.  She has been a professional dancer for over a decade dancing nationwide at music festivals, various venues, and even the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheater.  She enjoys choreography and has choreographed many gymnastics and dance routines throughout the years. Her favorite styles of dance are hip-hop, improv, jazz, and contemporary. You can also find her coaching the local Silverthorne Storm Gymnastics Team, coaching for Team Summit Snowboarding, hula-hooping, fire performing, and stilt walking. Her coaching philosophy is to nurture dancers as they learn pertinent life and dance skills in a fun, welcoming, and compassionate environment.

Instructor Heather Ferley
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