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Meet our talented team of instructors at Elevation Academy of Dance. Focused on teaching a high standard of technique and creating unforgettable experiences, we are committed to the success of our dancers. Read through the bios below, and if you would like to set up an introductory meeting feel free to contact us.


Owner, Director


Kaleigh Hinkson grew up dancing on the Western Slope and has been deeply immersed in the world of dance since age 10. She holds a BA in Dance and has performed and trained extensively in all styles of dance as well as musical theatre. Hinkson has performed with companies such as Aspen Dance Connection, Mind and Body Dance Theatre and did commercial work for several brands including Shock Top Ale. Hinkson continues to foster her love of performing through involvement with local dance companies.

For 12 years Kaleigh has been serving dancers of all skill levels at studios and companies all over Colorado. Aside from her regular teaching career, Kaleigh has taught master classes for several popular Denver area studios, has been brought in to coach the CMU Mavettes and also held the position of resident instructor and choreographer for Rocky Mountain Theatre for Kids in 2013. Her teaching approach focuses on technique, performance, style and artistic development creating technically strong, versatile dancers. She is honored to be in the position to serve dancers in the Montrose community and is exited to offer opportunities beyond the typical reaches of the Western Slope.

413 N. 1st St. Montrose, CO 81401

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