Executive Artistic Director
Lyndzi has over 20 years of dance experience between growing up as a competition dancer, assisting, apprenticing, teaching and now owning a dance studio. She took over the studio she grew up dancing with at the age of 19 and built it back up to one of the top studios in the state. While under her direction, the studio has been nationally recognized for Entertainment, Choreography, Top 10% of studios in The Midwest Region, Top Choreography in Colorado Springs, Top Studio in Colorado Springs, and many more accomplishments. Lyndzi is constantly traveling and continuing her education in how to run her business better, impact more students in a positive manner, and continue to grow to be a top dance studio in the nation. She was a sought after adjudicator for 6 different competitions over the last 8 years including Starquest National Talent, Tribute Talent Competition, Bravo Talent Competition, Kids Artistic Revue, Rainbow Dance Competition, and Starpower Talent. Throughout 7 years of adjudicating for Starquest, she was honored to be head judge at their national finals a total of 3 times. She was one of the first Regional Ambassadors for The Circle of Hope Dance Foundation and since has begun her own Colorado Dance Community event known as The Meraki Project. Through the Meraki Project the studio has donated over $40,000.00 to different charitable organizations.
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.
Beau studied Sport and Exercise Science and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Norther Colorado.He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association as well as a Certified Sport Performance Coach through USA Weightlifting. Beau previously spent 3 years as the Head Strength and Conditioning Consultant for NCAA Dill Varsity Sports at Colorado College. He then joined 365 Performance in Monument, CO as facility manager and Head Strength Coach for the Colorado Rampage Hockey Club. This has also led to working with many figure skaters, including numerous Team USA Figure Skaters. He currently works at the Colorado Center of Orthopaedic Excellence where he is the Director of Sports Performance. Beau has a passion for working with youth athletes and provides age appropriate training for all levels. He has worked with several collegiate, professional, and Olympic athletes.
Originally from Illinois, Ms. Kayleigh started her training at a young age in the Chicagoland area and fell in love with the performing arts. Her background includes: ballet, jazz, tap, dance team, and musical theatre to name a few. Ms. Kayleigh started teaching in 2010, both in studio classes and as a choreographer for stage productions, working with dancers of all ages and abilities. She attended Millikin University to major in Athletic Training before graduating from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2019. Ms. Kayleigh joined the Summit Dance Works faculty in the winter of 2019 shortly after moving to Colorado Springs with her husband.
Devon Burchfield grew up in Colorado Springs and graduated through Summit Dance Works in 2016. Her time at the studio was spent improving in technique and apprenticing whenever she could. She went to Western Michigan University where she studied dance and fashion merchandising. At the same time, she was on WMU’s Dance Team competing at National Dance Alliance where she was awarded the All American Award multiple times. Her time in Michigan was spent teaching at a local studio growing her knowledge of acro, jazz technique, and strength training for dancers. Now she is back at Summit Dance Works teaching, choreographing, and helping the dancers grow in and beyond these walls.
Jessie grew up dancing in Colorado Springs from the age of two through high school. After graduation she continued her education in dance at Colorado Mesa University, graduating with her BFA in Dance December 2020. She then went on to complete a professional dance contract with a Modern dance company called Reverent Rhythms, where she went on tour throughout the midwest summer of 2021. Jessie moved back to teach in her hometown, and is loving every moment and every student at SDW.
Sean Lockhart is a senior instructor here at Summit Dance Works. They have been a dancer here for 10 years.
I'm proud to say the studio has given me enough confidence in my skills to pursue a career in dance at the college level. In addition to dance, I will be pursing a career in linguistics with an emphasis in Eastern Asia and a concentration in Korean !! My philosophy as a teacher is helping kids find expression and creativity through conceptualized artistic variety, I thank you for trusting me with your child's dance education .