Established in 1973, over the past 50 years, Dance Factory has provided quality dance instruction in Tap, Jazz, Ballet and Hip Hop.
Classes focus on training well-rounded dancers and people with a studio-wide technique and leadership curriculum along with building confidence in a positive and safe community environment.
Lynn Bassett has been teaching dance since 1973. She is trained in tap, jazz, and ballet and is constantly learning and growing in the dance field. She started her studio in the basement of her parents home over 50 years ago and has since seen it grow. In 2000, she designed and purchased the building in which Dance Factory currently resides. Her three daughters, and now granddaughter have grown up dancing and she loves having a place for others to see their children grow and learn dance. Lynn is dedicated to bringing the best of dance education and instruction to her school.
Gina has been teaching for us for over 9 years and we are so happy and excited to have her on our staff, not just as a teacher and choreographer, but as a Director! She graduated from the American Music and Drama Academy in Los Angeles in 2013 with her BFA in Dance Theatre and is back home to share her talents with our wonderful students. She is excited to be teaching and her passion is choreography. She is currently certified in the Paula Morgan technique Level 1, which helps strengthen and advance our ballet curriculum. On the side, you can find her coaching the 3x State Champion University High School Pom Team and UNC Sugar Bears Pom Team!
Nicole started dancing at age 2 and has trained in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Musical Theater, Lyrical, and Hip Hop. She graduated from Oklahoma City University with a Bachelors of Art in Dance in 2017 and is back home now to share her talents with our wonderful students. She has additionally trained in the Broadway Dance Center's Training Program in New York City and spent a year in Chicago expanding her dance knowledge with Chicago Tap Theater. We are so happy to have her teaching dance classes as well as joining her sister and mother as a Director at the Dance Factory. In her spare time, Nicole travels with Encore Performing Arts Dance Competition.
Andrea grew up in a small town in southern Colorado. She danced competitively until middle school where she began cheerleading. She was awarded NCA All American Team all four years of high school, and also participated in different programs such as the LDZ National Hispanic Institute at Colorado State University, Vision at the University of Notre Dame, and Math Science Upward Bound at Trinidad State College. After she graduated high school in 2014, she attended college and graduated in 2015 with an Associates in psychology. Andrea continues her love of dance when she became a dance mom in 2015 with her daughter Mia started dancing at the age of 2. She and her family moved to Greeley in 2018 and became part of Dance Factory when Mia began dancing at the studio, joining the competition team a few years later. Her son Cristian loves participating in sports., and Andrea spends most of her time cheering them on while they do what the love most.
Megan has grown up in the Dance Factory halls as a student and competition dancer, and we are so excited to now have her teaching and choreographing in our company for the last 7 years. She has trained in all genres of dance and continues to grow and learn. Megan has danced for the Radio Disney Road Crew, Colorado Dance Collective, and the Traveling Performers. As well as, choreographed for the University High School poms team and the Colorado Eagles Chicks. Her smile and energy is contagious, and she can’t wait to share her passion with you!
Meloney returns “home” to the Dance Factory after taking some time off from teaching to start a family. Born and raised in Greeley, Meloney grew up competing with the Dance Factory. She began assisting classes during high school and then teaching on her own shortly after. She is trained in all forms of dance and enjoys teaching it all! Meloney has 10+ years of teaching and coaching experience and has worked with dancers at all ages/levels. She is also the former Head Coach of the Northridge Cheer and Dance, and Greeley Central Dance teams. Her passion for dance has continued through adulthood and she is very excited to get back at it and share it with others. She has two children, Braeden the sports junkie, and Emercyn the dance diva, who is a member of the competitive program. Weekends are spent being their biggest fan and cheerleader!
Jessica is excited to be back at the Dance Factory to be teaching and sharing her passion for dance! She spent a total of 14 years at the Dance Factory learning and competing as well as assisting and teaching! She then spent 5 years dancing with the Colorado Dance Collective. Jessica specializes in ballet, jazz, and lyrical. She's looking forward to sharing her passion with the students!
Kate grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado and started dancing at age 6. She's trained in Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, and Pointe from Fountain Arts Center and Revolution Dance Academy for a total of 10 years. She recently received her Bachelor's Degree in Biology at the University of Northern Colorado, and is continuing her education in a Master's of Athletic Training. Kate is excited to be teaching and to be back in the dance world!
Lucy joins Dance Factory staff after being a gymnast for 14 years. She became a competitive cheerleader in 6th grade through high school, and started coaching all-star cheerleading out of high school. She was the Head coach of 8-11 year olds and assistant coach to high school aged kids. She successfully brought those teams to many competitions, and went to nationals in Orlando, Florida. Lucy moved to Colorado in 2008, and started coaching all star teams and a high school team as well. For the past few years she has been taking a break from coaching to stay home with her three kiddos.
Aubrie is a graduate of Windsor Charter Academy in class of 2020 and currently attending University of Northern Colorado! Aubrie has danced for 15 years here at Dance Factory and was part of our Competitive team. Aubrie is currently on company and performing with the Colorado Dance Collective here in Greeley. We are excited to have her as part of our staff teaching classes in Tap, Ballet, Jazz, and Hip Hop. Even though Aubrie has trained in all styles of dance, her favorite is Lyrical. She is looking forward to sharing her love of dance, and is a huge Harry Potter and Star Wars fan!
Jordan is a graduate of Windsor High School Class of 2021! She has danced with Dance Factory since the age of three and has studied hip hop, tap, jazz, and ballet. While growing up she enjoyed traveling to Los Angeles to take Master classes at Edge Performing Arts Center for the past few summers. Her passion has always been performing and she is beyond excited to travel as an Apprentice with Tap Into The Network for a third year, training under Tap Professionals Angela Carter and Ryan Lohoff!
Leslie is a graduate of Greeley West High School, class of 2021! Leslie has trained at the Dance Factory for 7 years in Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Ballet as a part of our Advanced Competition Team, and was featured as Mother Ginger in Dance Factory's Nutcracker All Jazz'd Up in 2020. She has earned her certification in Dance Factory's Teacher Trainer Program after two years of Pedagogy training in all styles of dance. You will catch her both teaching and assisting all styles and ages at the Dance Factory, where she also shares her passion of dance with both of her younger nieces who dance as well!
The Dance Factory is excited to welcome Makenna to our staff as a teacher in Preschool, Tap, Ballet, Jazz, and Hip Hop! She is also an assistant coach for the University Cheerleading Squad, placing 3rd at State in 2022!
McCartney grew up in Castle Rock, Colorado. She started dancing at 3 years old and started competing at the 7 years old. She has trained in tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, musical theatre and contemporary. She is a graduate of Castle View High School, where she was a member of the varsity poms team for 2 years and dance captain of 2 musical theater productions. McCartney is currently attending the University of Northern Colorado and is studying elementary education. She is so excited to share her passion with students and continuing her dance journey!
McKenna grew up in Thornton, Colorado when she started dancing at the age of 3. She is trained in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, and musical theater. She is a graduate of Riverdale Ridge High School where she was the captain of the poms team there for 3 years. She is currently attending the University of Northern Colorado where she is captain of the Sugarbears Dance Team! She loves to spread her love of dance to her students and can’t wait to assist and teach the students at the Dance Factory.
Isabela, or her nickname Bela, is another one of our students who has completed her first year of Dance Factory's Teacher Training Pedagogy program, after training a full year in learning how to teach all styles of dance to all ages. Isabela has been dancing with Dance Factory for 13 years. She is also a member of our Senior Competitive Team and a member University High School's Poms Team, winning State Champion in 2020 and 2022. Bela was featured in our Production of "Scrooge: Jazz'd Up Like The Dickens" as the Ghost of Christmas Present, and Grandma Clairnela in "The Grinch". She loves sharing her love of dance with her younger cousins, who have followed in her foot steps and dance at Dance Factory!
Catie did gymnastics for 13 years starting with the mommy and me classes to working up to varsity in high school. Her team were 2 year regional champs and placed 2nd at state. She did dance when she was younger but ultimately liked being upside down so instead pursued gymnastics. She loves to tumble and fly through the air. She attends the University of Northern Colorado and is studying Special Education! She loves creating bonds with kids and sharing jokes with them! Dad jokes are her favorite so share any jokes you’ve got!! I’m hoping to learn some new dance moves so bring it on! You can catch Catie teaching tumbling coming August 2023, and assisting classes in the meantime.
Haley grew up in Arvada, Colorado where she started dancing at the age of 2. She went on to join her competitive team at the age of 10 and stuck with competition until the age of 20. At the same time , she was a 4 year Varsity member for her high school , Arvada West , and throughout her time there she was a Captain for 2 years , has received 2 All-American titles , 2 MVP titles , and an All-State Athlete title. She is now on the SugarBear Dance team for the University of Northern Colorado. Throughout trying all of the styles of dance there are , her favorite styles are tap and lyrical. She is super excited to start her new journey at the Dance Factory and to share her love and passion she has for dance with everyone around her.
Dance Factory is excited to welcome Aiyana to our staff! Aiyana was a competitive dancer for 9 years. She danced at TCDC in Boulder CO, where she went from a dancer, to sharing her love of dance with other people by teaching. Aiyana has done many styles such as jazz, hip hop, contemporary, lyrical, ballet and tap. She is excited to share her knowledge and be able to teach with other artists and learn new skills.
Madi grew up in Aroura, Colorado and started dancing at 2 years old. She was trained at Millers Dance Studio and joined the competition team practicing ballet, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, and lyrical for most of her dance career. Madi graduated from Grandview High School and was a member of their poms team all 4 years! She is currently a student at the University of Northern Colorado to get her degree in Secondary Education. "Dance has always been a part of my life and I love sharing that passion with others and watching them succeed! I am so excited to start this next chapter in my dance career and join the Dance Factory family!"
Caitlin has been a part of Dance Factory for 12 years, training in many styles such as tap, ballet, jazz, lyrical, and musical theatre. Last year she both, took classes as a competitive dancer and assisted classes to complete her first year of the Dance Factory Teacher Trainer Pedagogy program. After learning to teach all styles to all ages, she looks forward to sharing her passion of dance with the future generations! Outside of the studio she enjoys volunteering at different locations such as Life Stories and The Community Grief Center. Along with volunteering, she puts lots of focus on her education at Aims Early College Academy to graduate with her Associates of Arts degree in summer of 2024.
Dance Factory welcomes Anisa to our staff after her 14 years of training in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, and more! Anisa is currently on our Senior Company Competition team, has completed her first year of dance teacher pedagogy training, and is a Captain of the University High School Track Team. Anisa was featured as the "Ghost of Christmas Future" in Dance Factory's Production of "Scrooge: Jazz'd Up Like The Dickens" and traveled with her Dance Factory teammates this summer for a week of classes at the Broadway Dance Center, taking from professional dancers in New York City. Look at for Anisa on the schedule, as she shares her passions for dance with all her DF Family.
"What a wonderful place to start or expand your knowledge of dance! The instructors will go the extra mile to be not only be an exceptional teacher, but someone for your kids to look up to. Kids will get the ultimate education on how to be a disciplined and passionate dancer. "