- Angie and Ashley met 20 years ago as freshmen dance majors at University of Nevada – Las Vegas. After a memorable experience in dance class that involved an improvisational dance performance on the main campus thoroughfare, Angie and Ashley decided that teaching dance might be more their passion. For the last eighteen years Angie and Ashley have been working along the Front Range building dance studios, running competition teams, creating preschool dance programs, and putting on countless performances. In March of 2020 both Angie and Ashley decided to move their families back to Sterling. Excited to integrate into a community they love, purchasing Durante’s was a perfect fit. With a focus on exceptional training in a fun, safe and positive environment Angie and Ashley are excited to share their love of dance and kids with the community. With a commitment to great starts and solid first experiences Angie and Ashley have built a preschool dance curriculum that sets up dancers for success on day one. Their program builds and extends to serve elementary and middle/high school students who wish to advance their training. Angie and Ashley believe dance should be a strong balance of both great training and a lot of high fives. Passionate, enthusiastic, and full of energy Angie and Ashley are excited to share their love of dance with you.
ANGIE POMEROYOwner - Director - InstructorAngie was born and raised in Sterling Colorado; she has been dancing for 36 years and teaching for 19 years. Angie grew up taking all styles of dance such as Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, and Tap. After graduation, Angie attended The University of Nevada Las Vegas as a dance major; there she studied Ballet, Modern and Jazz. At UNLV she performed both onstage and learned how to work behind the scenes in sound and lighting. Angie also took class from some of the industry’s top professionals around the Las Vegas area. After moving back to Colorado, Angie started teaching for Barbra Dixon (Barbara Boylan from Lawrence Welk Show) where she found her love of teaching. As an instructor, Angie has taught and collaborated with some of the industry’s top choreographers and instructors. She has taught up and down the Front Range and has built the recreational dance programs at Synergy Dance Academy, Rhapsody Performing Arts Center and Motion Dance Center. Angie worked closely with the Artistic Director to build a performance dance company at Motion Dance Center. Their collaboration got the dancers on stage 4-6 times a year and produced shows like “The Mini Nut” (twist on the holiday favorite “The Nutcracker), “The Foundation” (a full ballet production), “The Alliance” (100% student choreographed) and “The Collective” (company showcase); the company traveled to Disney World to perform at Disney Springs and of course they danced in the studio’s annual recital. Angie and her husband Matt have a six year old daughter Freya who’s love of dance grows every time she hits the stage.
ASHLEY LYNCHOwner - Director - InstructorOriginally from Minnesota, Ashley received her dance training from a competition studio specializing in jazz, lyrical, tap and ballet. As a teenager, Ashley was mentored as a teacher’s assistant and went on to teach her own classes throughout high school and college. Having worked as a choreographer, costume designer, competitive program director and instructor at studios across the Front Range, Ashley brings with her a depth of experience working with dancers of all ages and abilities. Ashley’s dancers have brought home top honors in both the solo and group divisions. Her development of curriculum for dancers ages 2-5 has helped several studios launch successful mini and junior teams. Most recently, Ashley has worked 1:1 training dancers who have gone on to dance on scholarship for Division 1 college dance teams. Focused on solid technical instruction and the development of technique through repetition and a structured classroom environment Ashley gives dancers the resources to develop confidence quickly and fall in love with dance. As a business owner, Ashley brings over ten years of experience working in the private sector building and training sales and service teams. With accessibility and convenience at the forefront, Ashley leads strategy that allows customers to interact with ease. Ashley holds a B.S. in Organizational Leadership from CSU Global. Ashley and her husband Tony have a daughter, Rosalie Sue.