Elevation Dance Academy Faculty

Alyssa Marks


Alyssa grew up dancing in Colorado Springs, Colorado and began dance at the age of 5. Alyssa participated in competitive dance for twelve years and began teaching at the age of 17. Alyssa’s passion to teach began at a very young age and has continued throughout the years. In addition to dance she received a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Colorado. Her specialties are in Tap, Acro and Jazz but she has experience in Musical Theatre and Lyrical as well. Her choreography has won numerous overall high scores, special awards, fusion awards both locally and nationally. During her time at Summit Dance Works she developed the acro program from the beginning stages into the advanced program it is today. Alyssa also has experience coaching gymnastics and has an appreciation for both the gymnastics approach as well as the acrobatic. Over the past several years students young and old have gained strength and enthusiasm for acro, tap, and jazz through her passion and dedication to perfection. Alyssa’s ambition is to help all kids gain confidence, enthusiasm, and to benefit from what they do beyond the classroom and competition setting.

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What We Believe


All of Summit Dance Works' classes are taught by qualified instructors to encompass all ages, levels, and abilities. With a focus on friendship, community, passion, technique, and fun, your dancer will definitely find a place to call home. Our professional dance instructors are experts in their genres, continue their education annually, and work hard to remain cutting edge and innovative in the dance industry. Our instructors are in the works of becoming YPAD (Youth Protection Advocates in Dance) certified, because we believe that your children deserve a better, and safer classroom experience. Summit Dance Works is a More than Just Great Dancing "Safer Studio".

SDW has created multiple pathways for your child to find what they love in the performing arts. With the different genres, performance opportunities, and programs - your child will absolutely be able to find what they excel in at Summit Dance Works!