Teachers

Jenna Noah, MA, LPCC, Phd (Cand.) is an owner of Alchemy of Movement. She is founder of the Boulder Burlesque dance troupe and Conscious Burlesque. She teaches burlesque  burlesque workshops at Alchemy. In addition to Jenna’s work with Conscious Burlesque she is a therapist in private practice at Alchemy of Movement. She specializes in working with clients around relationships, sexuality, gender identity, and self-expresison.
Lucy Wallace, MA became an owner of Alchemy of Movement when – after years of technique driven dance study – she re-discovered the joy and freedom of movement in SoulSweat™. She shares that passion through her welcoming presence while challenging you to move in new and empowering ways. With a master’s degree in Psychology, Lucy infuses her classes with the emotionally provocative nature of dance. Now Lucy is busy with Dance To Be Free (DTBF) is a 501(c)3 that is changing the trajectory of women in prison through the healing power of collective dance!sexuality, gender identity, and self-expresison.
Maria Cooper’s background as a musician has given way to a new exploration of music and movement through SoulSweat. Maria brings an earthy, grounded foundation to her classes while also creating a fiery, high-energy fiery experience that is a great workout.  Maria adds a sacred element, focusing on a devoted connection to the body. Her soulful routines allow you to sink into rhythm-driven music, ranging from Arabic, Latin, and Trip-Hop, to African, Pop and Electronica.
Hannah Kinderlehrer provides a safe space at Alchemy with  Awaken the Dance, which is a free form expressive time to dive inward – sensation as a form of meditation. It combines dance, which helps you manifest awareness in your body, while the meditation manifests as awareness of the mind and heart. Hannah has been dancing since she was two, with a background in African, contemporary, contact improvisation, salsa,  jazz and more.
Heather Harris Choreographer, dancer and performer Heather Harris has been teaching and performing in Boulder for over 10 years. She is the creator of The Jezzebelles, a local dance troupe in Boulder, CO. She has spent her life studying movement and anatomy to learn the body’s way to health and wholeness. Believing that our bodies are our greatest teachers it is her passion to bring this knowledge to the world. Heather also brings her experience as a yoga teacher to Alchemy, making her classs sensual, embodied, and in the flow.
Tori Sherman is welcoming and brings a wide variety of dance experience to her classes. She includes African, hip hop, jazz and and umistakable cheerfulness to her choreography, which is inviting and attainable for people at all levels. Tori started teaching in June of 2013 after years of attending classes at Alchemy. She left corporate life to pursue the more creative and expressive aspects of her life and is grateful to share the dance!

Sarah Jane Romano brings her technical and world dance training to the Alchemy mix. With a decade of teaching experience and a passion for the groove, Sarah Jane hails from New York where she grew up dancing in traditional ballet, jazz and tap classes. She eventually moved to the world of Nia and Zumba, and finally broke out on her own funky path to incorporate her Hip-Hop roots and embrace her passion for African, Afro-Cuban, Latin and Eastern dance.

Ashley Patchen has been teaching Zumba for over 8 years throughout multiple locations on the front range. She started teaching Zumba after falling in love with world rhythms while performing and competing in Salsa, Bachata, and Bollywood. Her classes have elements of hip hop, samba, bachata, bollywood, bhangra, zouk, kizomba, and of course the Latin rhythms normally encountered in a Zumba class (salsa, cumbia, merengue, reggaeton).

Erin Ross brings a spunky, lively energy to her classes that is grounded in dancing for fun, freedom and self-expression.  After searching for years to find a dance community that was based on simply dancing for joy, she discovered SoulSweat in 2012 and was hooked. Her choreography is accessible and welcoming, and Erin understands dance as path to opening our hearts. She has formal training in American Tribal and Cabaret Style belly dance; she is also a certified Zumba instructor.

Jill Emich brings a dynamic class with uplifting music and themes. Dance has always been a way of stoking her inner fire and she is excited guide you to connect with yours through high energy moves, strengthening and lengthening cool downs and an all around good time. She blends all styles of dance, connecting you to your heart so you can Shine from within. Jill is the founder of Shine Restaurant and Potion Bar and Shine Potions in Boulder Colorado and the author of lifestyle cookbook Eat Drink Shine. She believes in transformation and healing through movement and community and is excited to be part of the Alchemy Team!