MPact Faculty

Macy Gayler
   Owner/Company Director
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Macy Gayler grew up in a diverse musical and creative home that naturally led to a dance career. She has been dancing and training since she was 4 years old, here in Colorado, as well as intensive workshops and private instruction in New York and Los Angeles.  Elizabeth has a broad and extensive knowledge of different dance styles, advanced technique, and performance experience, including television and music videos. At a very young age, Elizabeth was sought out and asked to assist many well known choreographers in the business including Brian Friedman, Travis Wall, Dee Caspary, Kim Mcswain, Laurie Kanyok, Nick Lazerinni, and many others. At age 17, Elizabeth was picked by Gil Stroming, owner and creator of JUMP and many other dance conventions, to tour and assist the choreographers across the U.S. Elizabeth later won JUMP’s National Senior Outstanding Dancer, and continued touring with them. Elizabeth soon started teaching young dancers at The Pointe Dance Academy before moving to Los Angeles where she signed with The Bloc Agency, dancing with hot new up and coming choreographers. Little did she know that teaching and choreographing was a passion that would become her life’s calling. With a unique vision for choreography, and a deep love for dance, she enjoys sharing and teaching young dancers who like herself, just want to dance.

Daniele DeMarsico
   Studio Manager
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Daniele is a born and raised native of Colorado and has been a part of the dance community for over 25 years as she began dancing as a child. After she graduated high school, she attended school at the Nutrition Therapy Institute and began working at Mpact in 2005 managing the studio as well as its competitive company, Mpact Dance Project. Aside from her organizational skills and bubbly personality, Daniele can quicky switch gears and fill in for a fellow faculty member, teaching any genre. She has been managing Mpact for over 15 years and not only oversees day to day operations, but also works closely with guest choreographers from Los Angeles and New York. Even though the majority of Daniele's work consists of managerial work, she stays connected with the dancers by holding a nutritional masterclass each summer reviewing the importance of good nutrition and how to properly fuel your body as a dancer. 

When Daniele is not at the studio, you can find her with her husband at the baseball field, supporting their three sons who all play baseball. She is very busy but enjoys every moment of the chaos. 

Ryann Fuchs
   Jazz & Contemporary Instructor
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Ryann Fuchs is a dancer and choreographer from Colorado Springs, Colorado. She is currently working as an intern with the dance convention Manhattan Dance Project. With MDP, Ryann has been able to tour the globe assisting for teachers such as Melanie Moore, Ade Obayomi, and Amy Yakima in all styles of dance. Ryann was previously a member of the Millennium Dance Complex Professional Company where she performed at Dance Week LA, showcasing work from choreographers such as JoJo Gomez and Celeste Cancel. Other credits include performing with the contemporary dance company MPACT under the direction of Macy Gayler, as well as dancing in Kent Boyd’s short film “Collide in 1986”.

Callie Peterson
   Ballet & Modern Instructor
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Callie Peterson is from St. Paul, MN and began her training at age six with St. Croix Ballet. She continued her professional training throughout high school with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School Professional Division on scholarship and St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists. She has spent summers training with the Kansas City Ballet, Kirov Academy of Ballet, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, The School at Jacob’s Pillow Ballet Program, and Complexions Contemporary Ballet. In 2015, she graduated from Butler University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dance and Arts Administration. Since graduating, Callie has danced professionally for Eisenhower Dance in Detroit, MI, The Big Muddy Dance Company in St. Louis, MO, and is currently withBallet Ariel in Denver. Callie is thrilled to be teaching Modern and Ballet at Mpact!

Melissa Heslep
   Ballet Instructor
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Melissa Heslep began teaching Vaganova Syllabus 13 yrs. ago under the direction of Beatrix Aldana, in Orlando, Fl. She currently is performing in Colorado, for the Boulder Ballet and has performed with in recent years with Central Florida Ballet under the direction of Vasile Petrutiu, and also performed for Walt Disney World. Her training includes working with Luba Gulyaeva of The New jersey Ballet and the late Mdme. Janina Cunova of the Australian Ballet. Melissa Heslep is an ABT certified teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT teacher training intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABT National Training Curriculum.

Katie Hazard
   Jazz Funk Instructor
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Katie Hazard, an Ohio Native, started dancing when she was 13 years old. Before her dancing days, she started as a competitive gymnast where she ended as a level 9. Later on she decided dance was what she wanted to do full time. Katie moved to Los Angeles to pursue her career in 2011. She immediately started working for the touring company MusEffect. Where she has been a principal dancer in the past 8 shows of “The Divine Direction.” She has had the opportunity to be a part of Michele Obamas "Let's Move" campaign, The Academy of Country Music Awards, World Choreography Dance Awards, Reebok, and VANs. You can catch her on screen in Tyler Hilton and Spencer Ludwig music videos. She also is a part of Rithem Dance Company, a tap company under the direction of Ryan Lohoff. Not only does Katie like to perform she also has a strong passion for teaching. She has had the chance to travel nationally & internationally to teach and choreograph for several studios from Austrailia to Costa Rica. Katie is a currently on faculty for Intrigue Dance Convention & acts as Show Director as well. She has also had the chance to choreograph for So You Think You Can Dance Jr, VANS US Surf Open, and for MusEffect Dance Company. 

Kristi Hardenbergh
   Ballet Instructor
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Kristi started her dance training at age 5 at Young Dance Academy in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. She then went on to study at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance, Cum Laude. In 2010, she joined the Sarasota Ballet of Florida where she climbed to the rank of First Soloist. During her time with the Sarasota Ballet she danced principal roles in Sir Frederick Ashton’s “The Two Pigeons”, George Balanchine’s “Rubies”, “Emeralds”, “Apollo”, "The Four Temperaments" and “Bugaku”, Paul Taylor’s “Company B” and “Airs”, Anthony Tudor’s “Gala Performance” and many others.  She also performed in tours to the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., City Center and the Joyce Theater in New York City, and Jacob’s Pillow in Beckett, MA.  She retired from ballet in April 2018 to begin her career as an actuary but loves getting to share her knowledge and passion for dance with the students at MPact!

Danielle Beeman
   Instructor
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Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, Danielle Beeman began dancing at the age of 3 under the artistic direction of Michelle Latimer, at Michelle Latimer Dance Academy. In 2015 Danielle graduated from the University of Iowa, receiving her BFA in Dance, a degree in Communication Studies and a specialization in American Sign Language. While at UI Danielle received the dance department's ICA Dance Scholarship, The Excellence In Performing and Communicative Arts scholarship, and was accepted into The Order of Omega Honors Society. Danielle was lucky enough to learn works by various companies such as Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Batsheva Dance Company, Martha Graham Dance Company, Nederlands Dans Theater, Bill T. Jones and perform in works by many renowned choreographers such as George De La Pena, Alan Sener, Deanna Carter, Eloy Barragan, Michael Medcalf, Charlotte Adams, Armando Duarte, Lisa Gonzales, Kristin Mars, and Ellie Goudie. In 2013 Danielle was selected as one of twelve dancers to join the university's elite touring company, Dancers in Company, where she performed 5 pieces throughout the Midwest, and was selected as a soloist.

 

 

Professionally Danielle has trained with River North Dance Chicago, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Alvin Ailey, Lemon Sponge Cake, and Giordano Dance Chicago. Danielle has performed/toured throughout the US and has danced as a primary company member for the Hannah Kahn Dance Company, the Maureen Breeze Dance Theater, Moraporvida, Symbiosis Arts and JKCO. She has also performed in various commercial works, festivals and collaborations around the country. Danielle teaches Jazz, Ballet, Ballroom, Modern, Contemporary, Lyrical, Dance Conditioning and owns/operates a College Dance Prep business. She is also certified in and teaches Yoga, Barre and HITT. Danielle frequently guest teaches at various studios and workshops throughout the US, as well as judges for several dance competitions. Danielle has a sincere passion for educating/mentoring the youth of dance and is thrilled to be teaching at MPACT! 

Abbey Eheart
   Leaps & Turns Instructor
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Raegan Vetter
   Tap & Jazz Instructor
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