Theater Faculty

 Stuart Handloff  Instructor, Novice & Academy Classes

Stuart Handloff

Instructor, Novice & Academy Classes

Stuart earned his MA in theater directing from Victoria University Wellington. He has been teaching, performing and directing in the Yampa Valley for more than 20 years. Executive Director of the Great American Laughing Stock Company and PIKNIK Theater, Stuart enjoys every facet of performance art.

 Scott Parker  Instructor, Improv & Circus Arts

Scott Parker

Instructor, Improv & Circus Arts

Scott is the Executive Director of the Historic Chief Theater and founding member of the award winning We’re Not Clowns Juggling and Comedy Troupe. Having written, directed, produced and acted in countless productions he can offer students insight into all aspects of live theatre.

 

Dance Faculty

 
 Jeremiah Jackson

Jeremiah Jackson

With a love of dance that started at age 4, Jeremiah has been dancing and skating for over 40 years. A member of both the Omaha Ballet's touring company and Rand Productions, Jeremiah has spent decades touring both in the United States and throughout Asia.  In addition to his role of Ballet Master at The Steamboat Arts Academy, Jeremiah is also the Technical Director of the Steamboat Skating Club. 


 
 Jordan Logelin

Jordan Logelin

Jordan Logelin is a native of North Carolina where she started her classical ballet training at the age of 4. Studying under Mary LeGree at the Raleigh School of Ballet Jordan was a part of the professional division and the Raleigh Dance Theatre. Jordan graduated from Appalachian State University where graduated with a degree in Communication Disorders. She continued with her love of dance in college and studied and performed in several performances with the university as well as being a member of an adult contemporary ballet company, SG Theatre. 

Soon after graduating she moved to Steamboat in October of 2017 to serve with Americorps. After working in the community she found a passion to help in Steamboat. She is excited to be able to work with the youth in her community, especially sharing her personal passion of ballet! 


 Nicole LeDuc

Nicole LeDuc

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Nicole LeDuc has been performing Dance starting at the age of 4 in San Juan, Peurto Rico. Her Dance career started with Classical Ballet until the age of 18. Nicole has  performed around the Country and studied Modern Dance in College. Soon after she joined Dakini Dance Movement Company in Flagstaff, Arizona. Moving to Steamboat Springs in 1998 led her to immerse herself in West African Dance and Tribal Belly Dance. Nicole is still performs nationwide with her Belly Dance Troupe Jasmir. Nicole also enjoys teaching Yoga, choreographing for AMAZING YBC events, and developing a solo career in Improv. Teaching has become Nicole’s heart in these years living in Steamboat and she absolutely adores bringing Dance of all kinds to our Youth!


 

Small town girl who grew up in the Rocky Mountains and pursued her dreams in the city as a young adult.  While growing up on the slopes of Steamboat Springs Colorado I attended Ballet Northwest from the young age of 4 and was a student at Perry Mansfield Performing Arts Camp for many years.  After many years of studying and performing with Ballet Northwest and Perry Mansfield I took on a Choreographer’s role in Steamboat Springs Dance Theater.  I have been a big part of the Dance community in Steamboat Springs for years and am excited to be back from Denver and once again teaching in my hometown.

I love what I do and the artist it allows me to be.  But the thing I love most about my job is watching my students grow in technique and creativity. I love to continue to grow with the industry while constantly continuing my education in this field.  My main goal is to enhance your life through the art of dance.

 

Musical Faculty

 Hayley Berg

Hayley Berg

Hayley began singing at age 6 and has been a part of both school and audition choirs nearly all her life. She performs locally as a solo artist and is a member of the Steamboat Chamber Singers. Hayley also performs with her indie/bluegrass trio called "Sage and Friends" and a female barbershop quartet called "The Sweet Columbines." She is very excited to share her love for music and cultivate musical ability in the young people she teaches. 

 Chelsea Bonagura

Chelsea Bonagura

Chelsea began singing at the age of 15, and holds a BM from the Eastman School of Music and an MM from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Chelsea has performed with the New York City Opera, Palm Beach Opera, Opera Roanoke and Greensboro Opera. Chelsea has over 10 years experience working with young singers, and is excited to share her love of music with children in Steamboat. 

 Beth Blaskovich

Beth Blaskovich

Beth began studying piano at the age of five and was a regular performer and competitor across her home state of Montana. In addition to her training as a pianist, Beth was actively involved in choir and musical theater during her childhood and teen years, receiving formal vocal training throughout high school. In addition to performing as a vocalist and pianist throughout Europe, Beth had the opportunity to attend pedagogy workshops at the Orff Institute for Music and Dance Pedagogy in Salzburg, Austria and the Kodaly Pedagogical Institute of Music in Kecskemet, Hungary.