STAFF

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Ms. Erin

Rez Dance Director

Teaches Tap, Musical Theater

Email: emerkley@rez.church

Erin began her dance training at the age of 5 and started competing shortly thereafter. She competed all across the Nation and earned many national titles. Her main focus was on percussive dance styles such as Irish, Tap, and Clogging. During her freshman year in college, she joined a local theater company as their lead choreographer. Some of her favorite shows she choreographed are- Meet me in St. Louis, Marry Poppins, Beauty and the Beast, and Charlotte's Web. She also has had the pleasure of working with Debbie Allen, Chloe Arnold, and The Rockettes. With 20+ years of teaching and performing experience, she is excited to inspire the students of Rez dance in their creativity and love for the Lord.

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Mr. Andy

Lead Teacher- Hip Hop

Email: andy.rezdance@gmail.com

Mr. Andy is an open book of all things hip hop. From the styles to the history, to the groove, he always makes sure students are well educated in the craft of hip hop culture and more importantly the dance side of it. Born and raised in Fort Collins, CO, Andy began dancing in his room at the young age of 9 trying to copy Justin Timberlake, Usher, Chris Brown, and Michael Jackson. It wasn’t until he was 14, that he decided to try dancing at a studio. There he began taking ballet, contemporary, tap, jazz, hip hop, and breaking. He ended up dancing competitively through high school, his team placing 1st in the hip hop locally, and winning 2nd place at nationals his junior year. After school, Andy got back to his roots in the local hip-hop community and joined MightyRockMorez from Fort Collins. There, he began broadening his knowledge in all the hip-hop styles. He’s been teaching since the age of 15. His favorite color is purple and he loves Choco Tacos. He lives and breathes hip hop and is excited to share his passions for it with others. 

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Ms. Caydence

Lead Teacher- Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz

Email: misscaydence.rezdance@gmail.com

Caydence is 18 years old, and has been dancing for 15 years. She is a Colorado Native, born and raised right here, in beautiful Northern Colorado. The arts have always been a huge part of her life! She is a firm believer that dance and performance teach a multitude of life skills, balance, and are a safe outlet for stress relief. She has been fortunate to dance at a few amazing studios throughout her dance career. She began her career at age 3 at Dance Factory. At age 10, she made the move to A Dance Place where she received the bulk of her dance training. There, she participated in performance and competition teams. While staying in Los Angeles to pursue acting, she had the amazing opportunity to dance at Millennium Studio in North Hollywood, California. She also danced with her high school's poms team. Throughout those years, she has found a deep love for dance, met amazing teachers, formed beautiful friendships, and has only grown to appreciate it more.  Her biggest goals as a teacher is to, first, share the love of God, help her students to strive for THEIR best, and last but not least, mentor them through creativity, kindness, patience, and more. After an amazing first year assisting at Rez dance, she is grateful and beyond excited to continue as a Lead Teacher.  

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Ms. Noelle

Rez Dance Operations and Competition Coordinator, and Lead Teacher

Teaches Ballet,  Company, Contemporary, Jazz, Pointe

Email: nmagruder@rez.church

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Ms. Kendra

Lead Teacher- Ballet, Hip Hop

Email: misskendra.rezdance@gmail.com

Kendra began dance at the age of 8 with her first ballet class. She continued on to do cheer from elementary on though her senior year! During this time she also trained in jazz/drill team and Color Guard. At the age of 14 she began coaching an elementary cheer team and the love for teaching grew! During college she was an assistant coach for her high school Color Guard. Kendra joined Rez Dance in 2019 and began as an assistant teacher in 2020! She is passionate about teaching young dancers to express their love of Jesus through dance! Kendra resides in Evans, CO with her husband Garrett, and children Weston and Madison. In her spare time you will find Kendra baking and working on perfecting specialty flavors of cupcakes!


Noelle began dancing at the age of 3 at her home studio, Parker Dance Academy in Parker, Colorado. She danced through high school and took courses in college. During her dance career, she became well versed in ballet, pointe, jazz, contemporary, lyrical and musical theater techniques. She was blessed to be able to compete with her fellow dancers, starting at age 12, as well as perform in various roles including the Sugar Plum Fairy in her studio's performance of the Nutcracker. She began assistant teaching at age 13, and began taking over her own classes at age 16 until she graduated high school. She is so excited to be able to teach, and bring the love of not only dance, but God to her to dancer’s lives! Outside of dance, she is married to a wonderful man named Michael, and has a little girl, Makiya, and a son, Rhett. As a family they love to be outside, watch movies and spend time together!
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Ms. Lauryn

Lead Teacher- Musical Theater

Email: misslauryn.rezdance@gmail.com

Lauryn is 23 years old and has been apart of Rez church since she was born. She started dancing here when she was four and participated in ballet until the age of 9. She became heavily involved in musical theatre all throughout secondary school and well into college. She has been teaching musical theatre for 2 years now! She is also a professional makeup artist and loves to share that creativity within musical theatre. Making a story come to life with dance, acting, and singing is a joy to see! She actively serves as a worship leader here at our church. Her passion is to teach her dancers how to glorify God and worship Him through their creativity in theatre!

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Ms. Miranda

Lead Teacher- Jazz, Tap

Email: missmiranda.rezdance@gmail.com

Miranda is from Tulsa, Oklahoma and has danced for 15 years. She started when she was 3 years old and grew up in the studio. She was trained in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Musical Theater, Lyrical and Modern. She was heavily involved in her high school's theatre department where she served as president and choreographed multiple musicals while she was there. She then went on to Oklahoma State University where she studied Elementary Education and Minored in Theatre. She was involved in Musical productions during her time at OSU. She has a passion for Musical Theater and is very excited to be teaching at Rez Dance!

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Ms. Savannah

Lead Teacher- Ballet, Musical Theater, Tap

Email: misssavannah.rezdance@gmail.com

Savannah has been enthralled with dancing since she was three years old. Shortly after, she began competing in choir and appeared in her first musical at the age of nine. When she was 15 she joined CIA productions, a competitive theater program, where she stared as lead for many musical productions such as Rapunzel from "Into the Woods" and Morticia from "The Addams Family." While Savannah has received training in both Texas and Colorado, Rez Dance has been her home studio for the past eight years. This past year she was even blessed to be apart of the competition dance team! Rez Dance has become her home away from home and she loves what this studio stands for. In her spare time, you can also find Savannah spending time with her family, modeling for local photographers, and being crafty!Savannah can’t wait for the wonderful year of memories and dance ahead!

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Ms. Tarrah

Lead Teacher- Tumbling

Email: misstarrah.rezdance@gmail.com

Tarrah started taking ballet and tumbling classes at the age of 3. She didn’t stay in dance long as her love grew more towards tumbling. At the age of 6 she joined a competitive cheer team where she could put her tumbling skills to good use while still being able to grow. Around her 7th year as a cheerleader she began assistant teaching for 3-8 year olds. After many years as a competitive cheerleader, she decided to tryout for her high school cheer team and leave competitive cheer. After graduating high school, she knew she wasn’t ready to be done with cheer so coached 3-16 year olds for almost two years. As her life started to take off she needed to put her love for tumbling and cheer on the back burner. In her time away, she married a God honoring man and they grew their family with two precious children. Tarrah just finished her Bachelor’s degree from WGU and is in the process of receiving her nutrition certificate. With being an athlete most of her life, she knows the importance of taking care of her body to be a strong and healthy athlete. She has a passion for helping her friends and family develop healthy lifestyles. Tarrah started with Rez Dance as the tumbling coach in January 2022. She is excited to be a mentor who reminds everyone who walks into Rez Dance how loved they are by God while helping  them master tumbling techniques that can be used throughout their time in dance.

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Ms. Wendy

Lead Teacher- Adults, Ballet, Tap, Worship

Email: misswendy.rezdance@gmail.com

Wendy began dancing and flagging at the age of 13 after participating in the Colorguard with the Greeley All City Marching Band for the Greeley Stampede's 4th of July Parade. She then continued on to do Colorguard with Greeley Central High School's marching wildcat band. She made captain her sophomore year of high school and continued through her senior year. She also danced/flagged with Northern Eclipse Winterguard for 4 years competing all across Colorado. Wendy has been teaching with Rez Dance since 2016. She was invited to combine her talents for flagging with her love for worship, and Worship Dance at Rez Dance was born. At Rez Dance she has furthered her dance education in ballet, jazz, hip hop, and contemporary. Wendy loves teaching her students what it means to dance for Jesus. She always does her best to show her dancers how loved and valued they are. Outside of dance, Wendy is currently an elementary education major at UNC and will be graduating in the spring of 2022! She is also a dog mom to a darling Malamute Husky, Keena and a spunky Puggle, Gracie.