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ABOUT US

Nicole Kahre, the owner of SPARKDTTP, has spent 20 years teaching dance at an elite level and studying the science behind all technical skills. Seeing a need for students and teachers to delve deeper into the anatomy of dance, and through years of research, Nicole developed a teacher training program that has proven results. The SPARK program ensures the breakdown of unfailing fundamentals necessary to succeed.

 

Teachers and students acquire refined dance skills as they focus on strength, alignment, injury prevention, power, and flexibility, in a carefully calculated layout. The teacher training program includes; training materials, online videos, individualized class plans and annual access to feedback and follow-up from Nicole. Additionally, each of our staff members are CPR/First Aid certified and have gone through SafeSport training for athlete safety. A unique combination of techniques is taught to make any team stronger regardless of the competition level.

MEET THE OWNER

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Nicole is a renowned dance instructor with a rich and diverse background in the industry. She began her teaching career in 1998 at the nationally acclaimed studio, Michelle Latimer Dance Academy, where she has been instrumental in training the pre-pro competitive company.

After pursuing a professional dance career in Los Angeles, Nicole garnered significant experience by working with industry-leading choreographers and was featured in a national Mellow Yellow commercial. Her talent and dedication led to high-profile features on billboards and in People Magazine for a dance campaign in 1999.

 

Returning to Colorado, Nicole took on the role of director and choreographer for the Denver Nuggets Dance Team. She has received numerous awards for outstanding choreography.

Her passion for teaching and mentoring young dancers has been evident through her work with students who have gone on to perform with top artists such as Justin Timberlake, Usher, and Beyoncé. Many of her students have also showcased their talents on popular platforms like So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing with the Stars, and the Grammy Awards.

 

Nicole's impact extends beyond the studio world, as she has also worked with many high school and college dance teams, contributing to multiple 4A & 5A State Champions and top 3 in the nation's pom and dance programs since 2006. Recognizing the need for elevated technical training in the dance team community, Nicole founded Spark Dance Team Training Program in 2015, which has consistently delivered impressive results. Her commitment to excellence and her ability to inspire and nurture talent has solidified her reputation as a leader in the dance education landscape.

MEET THE TEAM

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Antoinette Golesh

Junior Program Director, All Star Technique Coach, and Junior Prep Team Instructor

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Megan Mehl

Mini Program Director, Mini Instructor, & Junior Prep Team Instructor

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Andrea Mancera

Mini Instructor

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Desiree Struckle

Mini Instructor & All Stars Head Coach

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Izzy Crisci

Junior Prep Team Coach

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Lauren Simpson

High School Technique Coach

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Miranda Smith

High School Technique Coach

& All Stars Pom Coach

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Samantha Best

Mini Instructor

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Brynna Goodwin

High School Technique Coach

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Emma Cramner

Junior Prep Team Coach

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Kaitlyn Diachok

Mini Instructor & Junior Prep Team Coach

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Lesly Gully

Mini Instructor & Junior Prep Team Coach

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Morgan Sones

All Stars Hip Hop Coach

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Sophia Rose

Mini Instructor

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Carolina Perez

High School Technique Coach

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Hannah Robinson

Mini Instructor

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Kristen Walp

Mini Instructor & Junior Prep Team Coach

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Madeline Swart

Mini Instructor

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Rose Gilliard

Mini Instructor & Junior Prep Team Coach

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Trista Mitchell

All Stars Hip Hop Coach

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Cheryl Ann Gully

Mini Instructor & Junior Prep Team Coach

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Hillary Johnson

Mini Instructor

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Laetizia Ybarra

Mini Instructor

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Madison Mayorga

Mini Instructor & Junior Prep Team Coach

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Ryleigh Chapman

Mini Instructor & Junior Prep Team Coach

Meet the Team
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