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Studio Director/Producer

LISA TUSKA

Lisa, from Ohio,  has her BA from Wright State University, and Dance Teacher Certification from Ohio University.  She is a nurturing teacher & choreographer of 25 years and carries a wealth of studio management and business experience.  Lisa and her family have made Parker their home for the past 22 years, and are extremely grateful to serve YOU!

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Ballet Co-Director, since 2005

REBECCA DEAN

Rebecca earned a BFA in Ballet from the University of Utah.   She has directed, choreographed and staged several full-length ballets, including: the annual Nutcracker of Parker, Swan Lake, Alice in Wonderland, Don Quixote, Sleeping Beauty, Snow Queen, and Wizard of Oz.

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Artistic Team Director since 2018

ANGELA MATSON

Angela, from Utah, grew up dancing at The Dance Club and professionally with Odyssey Dance Theater in Salt Lake City, UT.   She has won choreography awards from JUMP, NUVO, NYCDA, Pulse, Velocity, and more!  “Teaching has brought me great happiness and has allowed me to share my first love! CSD Teacher since 2018.

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CALLI LAMB

Teacher/Choreographer since 2009

Calli from Parker, CO, graduated with honors from Oklahoma City University with a BS in Dance Management. Professional highlights include: Sandy in Grease, High School Musical 2, Urban Cowboy, Guys and Dolls,  and Oklahoma!  Growing up in studios taught her how to put others first and commit to excellence. 

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AMANDA WILLIAMS

Teacher/Choreographer since 2013

Amanda grew up in Colorado and received her formal dance training as an apprentice company member with David Taylor Dance Theatre.  She augmented her training with the Milwaukee-Pennsylvania Ballet and the Boston Ballet. Amanda received a B.F.A. in Dance from University of New Mexico.

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RACHEL CARTER

Ballet Teacher since 2015

Rachel studied on full scholarship with Pacific Northwest Ballet School.  She is a former professional dancer with the Colorado Ballet and performed such ballets as Don Quixote, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and many more.   She has studied with San Franscisco's Ballet and performed many roles including Snow Queen, Dew Drop and Clara for the Springfield Ballet's Nutcracker.  Besides her love for classical ballet, she also teaches ballroom dance.  She is also the 2011 Maryland Dancesport Pro/Am Chamion and a DVIDA certified instructor. Rachel recently was titled the 2015 Colorado Star Ball Champion. Rachel is thrilled to be teaching at Colorado School of Dance and meeting so many wonderful students.  

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OLEG DEDOGRYUK

Ballet Co-Director since 2006

Oleg is originally from Russia.  He is the Artistic Director for the Annual Nutcracker of Parker. Oleg brings more than 25 years of professional ballet experience to his students. After graduating from the Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia, he danced as a Principal Dancer with the Bolshoi Ballet Grigorovich Company, Leningrad Modern Ballet Theater (Eifman Ballet), Moscow Renaissance Ballet, The National Opera and Ballet Theater (Novi Sad, Yugoslavia), the City Ballet in San Diego, CA, and as a soloist with the Colorado Ballet from 2001 to 2005. While with Colorado Ballet, he choreographed numerous works including MIRACULA, SONG OF LOVE, MARIONETTES, ZORBA, and PASSIONS. He has performed in many classical and modern roles, most recently in A LITTLE LOVE, and DON QUIXOTE, and as Dracula and Lord Arthur in DRACULA. He enjoys dancing the part of Herr Drosselmeyer each year in the Nutcracker of Parker.