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Second Street Dance Company

Becky Thompson Owner/ Director /Instructor 

Becky Thompson Founder and Director of Second Street Dance Company, has her degree in Public Relations along with a Professional Dance Teaching Certification . She has had 30+years of Dance experience and danced professionally across the U.S. Becky is from Southern California and danced with the San Diego Performing Arts Company a Ballet/ Jazz Company for several years . Her love for teaching and passion for the arts led her to open her first dance school in Westcliffe Colorado in 2013 with the mission to encourage dance for every age and level student. She is mother to 2 children and lives in Canon City with husband and children. She sees her studio as a place where students and staff can come together with their talents to train, inspire and create Dancers / family like no other. "Thank you for being a part of SSDC, and allowing us to foster your child's passion for dance."

Genevieve Langlois /  Heels/ Commercial Jazz / Modern /Instructor 

 Mrs. Genevieve comes to us from Las Vegas. A new addition to SSDC, we welcome her and her seasoned teachings in many styles such as Jazz, Modern & Contemporary. Taken from the likes dancing professionally for many years, we are excited to have her part of the SSDC Team both recreationally and Competitively. She resides in Florence with her beautiful family of 

Anya Daneluk / Irish Instructor 

Anya  is a NJ native, based in Pueblo West. Irish dancing has been the center of her world, for the last 20 years. Her love of dance has carried into her adulthood, and continues to grow each day.

Anya is knows as one of the top Irish dancers in the world. With top placements in the region, the North American Nationals, All Ireland Championships, and multiple time finalist at the World Championships of Irish Dancing.

Anya has toured professionally as the principle female lead in multiple shows. She recently earned a coveted spot in “Velocity the Show”, and just finished their North American Tour.

She is so excited to be working with Second Street, and to add some diversity to this years fall curriculum! 

Anneliese Carlson/  Ballet Director  & Instructor

Anneliese is a Colorado Native and has been with SSDC for over 4 years. As the Director of our Ballet program both  recreationally and Pre-professionally, she is seasoned  in teaching from the beginner through advanced dancers technique. Anneliese studied ballet, pointe, contemporary, modern, and jazz under the tutelage of a number of prestigious names in ballet and contemporary. Anneliese’s repertoire includes the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Nutcracker, the Black Swan in Stephen Wynne’s contemporary Swan Lake, Paquita in Paquita, Marie Taglioni in Pas de Quatre, as well as numerous other contemporary and ballet pieces. In 2017, Anneliese graduated with an Associate’s of Art degree from Pueblo Community College. She brings Vaganova style Ballet to our students and instills with love the very foundation of dance.

Marcus Lira/ Hip Hop  Instructor 

 Originally from Pueblo Co. Talent shines on our Hip Hop Instructor and educator. Educating the dancer in this style with the firm foundation of footwork and stage presence in performing. Bringing the utmost quality in his work and bringing out the best in our students !  Marcus brings creative, innovative, winning choreography to SSDC. 

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