The Heart of Dance
Dance center founder Bonnie and owner Tina Jackson
Quality Dance Instruction Since 1981
Colorado Dance Center was established in 1981 by Bonnie Berman. Bonnie selected performer & teacher, Tina Jackson (Formerly Tina Milius), as the new Artistic Director and Owner of the Studio in 2007. 
  1. Dance center owner and director Tina Jackson
    Tina Jackson | Owner & Director
    Tina Jackson is a proud alumnus of Colorado Dance Center. Tina fell in love with dance there when five years old, and idolized Miss Bonnie. Tina has over 20 years of dance and performing experience. She trained with Colorado Dance Center for 10 years and also trained and performed with many Denver ballet companies. In August 2007 she returned to Colorado Dance Center as the new owner and director. She believes that Colorado Dance Center’s success is due to the philosophy and quality instruction established by Bonnie Berman. Tina is excited to build upon the studio’s 30 year legacy. She wants to share her expertise and love of dance with everyone who enters the doors at Colorado Dance Center.
  2. Robin Stewart ballet and pointe instructor
    Robin Stewart | Ballet & Pointe
    Robin has been teaching ballet in the Denver Metro Area for over 30 years. She has staged numerous ballets including: the Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia, Firebird, Les Sylphides and Paquita. Some of Robin’s other accomplishments include: Ballerina with Denver Civic Ballet, Ballet Now and other local companies; Choreographer for reproductions of a children’s musical theater company; and presently Ballet Mistress for the Department of Dance and Movement at the Denver School of the Performing Arts. Robin attended Loretto Heights College with a major in Ballet and a minor in Modern dance. She also studied music, dance medicine and education at other colleges and universities. Robin’s greatest pleasure is to teach and pass on her love of dance to her students.
  3. Bridget Nava teaches ballet, jazz, and hip hop
    Bridget Nava | Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop
    Bridget Luly's passion for dance was ignited at three years old in creative dance. She has danced with Colorado Dance Center for almost 17 years. Along the way, she has danced at various studios including International Ballet School and Peak Athletics. Her focus has expanded from ballet to jazz, hip, hop, modern and lyrical. Teaching has become a huge passion of hers. Through teaching, Bridget hopes to share with young dancers what dance means to her and help each student to discover what dance means to them.

We believe dance in its truest form comes from the heart.
Our non competitive studio values the dancer, not trophies. We believe in the power of positive dance instruction. We want everyone to experience the artistry, physical education, and joy of dance. We rejoice in all body shapes and sizes. Physical health and safety are emphasized in our dance curriculum.   

Students are taught to become great technical dancers and performers. We believe that it is crucial for dancers to have opportunities to perform. We offer an annual Summer Production where students learn the aspects of writing and performing in an original dance production. Our studio is truly unique because dancers experience much more than a “recital,” they learn the theatrical art of storytelling through dance. 

The most important part of any dance study is the quality of the faculty. Colorado Dance Center’s faculty has been selected with great care.   All instructors are experienced teachers and performers. Our ballet instructors are trained in Vaganava, Cechetti, and Russian ballet styles, making our studio truly American in its collaboration of techniques and styles. Our Hip Hop instructors incorporate classic hip hop, poppin’n’ lockin, breaking, and house styles. Our Jazz instructors incorporate broadway, pop, poms, and lyrical jazz styles.
Our spacious facility includes a reception room, parent waiting room, dressing room, and most importantly a large well equipped marley dance floor. This professional dance floor is designed with dancers’ safety in mind. The floor is cushioned for ballet dancers with pointe shoes. 
  1. Dance studio
  2. Ballet studio
  3. Dance lobby.
  4. Parent waiting room