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.
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.
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!
Rebecca Inskip - Instructor
Miss Becca grew up on the Jersey Shore and began her dancing at the age of 3. Training under former Radio City Rockettes, she spent over 15 years at Marilu’s Dance Studio in New Jersey. By the time she was 12, Miss Becca was already a level 7 on the Al Gilbert tap syllabus, and had performed in every casino and venue in Atlantic City, NJ. She even danced in the iconic Miss America “Show Me Your Shoes” parade multiple years in a row. She auditioned and was accepted to Charter Tech High School for the Performing Arts in Somers Point, NJ, where she took 3-5 hours of advanced college-level dance courses for 4 years during school hours. In her senior year, she became an Ambassador to the school for the Dance Department, and coordinated fundraisers that helped the department put on numerous showcases and travel to NYC. She danced intensively at Broadway Dance Center in New York City, trained with members of the Alvin Ailey Dance Company and Complexions Contemporary Ballet company, and later received an internship at the school in the Dance Department. After teaching and choreographing for hundreds of students on the east coast, Miss Becca moved to Michigan where she continued to teach and later opened her own studio by herself. She choreographed and taught award winning numbers in less than 30 days, and was nominated Teacher of the Year at Cru National Dance Competition, where all of her dancers individually received invitations to join the Heart & Soul National Dance Company. She’s won multiple choreography awards, overall awards & style awards at competitions across the country. She’s trained in every style of dance, from Ballet to Bollywood, but her favorites have always been tap and jazz! She received her certification in Choreography Composition & Dancer Strength & Conditioning, and is currently working on her Acrobatic Arts certification. She loves dance, but she LOVES teaching dance, and can’t wait to bring her love of that and teaching style to her students 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.