FRCBA seeks to provide high-quality, affordable classical ballet training for dancers throughout the northern Colorado region.
The program serves recreational and serious dancers ages 8 through adult. Through its affiliate, Petite Ballerinas, directed by Deneice Dyer, the studio also accommodates dancers as young as 3.
FRCBA director, Ixchel Levendosky, has earned a strong local reputation for her knowledge and command of ballet technique, her personalized teaching, rapport with students and parents, and for her classical and contemporary choreography.
FRCBA offers work-study and scholarship programs to assist low-income students in pursuing their dance dreams.
The studio offers many opportunities for performance, but no student is required to perform and full technique classes continue year-long, side-by-side with rehearsals, so student progress is not hindered during performance-preparation time.
Ixchel Levendosky, FRCBA Director
Ixchel has been teaching, choreographing and performing in the northern Colorado region since 1990. Hailing from Wyoming, schooled at the University of Utah, UC Boulder and CSU, and having danced professionally in Oklahoma, South Carolina, Kentucky, and Colorado, Ixchel has studied classical ballet and modern dance with many master teachers. Over the past 25+ years, she has shared her love and knowledge of dance with countless students throughout northern Colorado. Her passion thrives through the direction of her studio, the Front Range Classical Ballet Academy.
Deneice J. Dyer, Petite Ballerinas director
I have been an instructor for over 30 years, and a dancer since the age of 5. I continue performing to this day.
I began progressive studio-quality dance programs in Evans, Greeley, Fort Collins, and Windsor through their Recreation Centers. All but one, Evans, are still active. Presently, my youth program joins into Front Range Classical Ballet Academy.
My ballet curriculum for young dancers considers age, ability, and appropriateness for physical development. I personally train my instructors in this curriculum so that, regardless of who is teaching, all follow my specific guidelines. My dancers progress from pre-ballet through pre-pointe and beginner pointe work.
I write original stories and use creative license on well-known stories to create all facets of children’s productions. My students provide inspiration and have input in what shows we do, often helping create these shows.
In addition to ballet, I also teach tap, jazz, and tumbling and have performed in various ballet, tap and modern companies in Colorado and Texas. Currently, I am directing a performing tap troupe of senior citizens in Greeley that began in 2003 and now includes 80 year olds!
I earned a BA in Dance and Drama from Texas Women’s University, and am currently licensed in Massage Therapy and practice in my own office in Windsor. I also have a current certification in first aid and CPR for adults and youth.
Ixchel Levendosky’s love of dance and teaching aligns with mine and I am very happy to be a part of her ballet academy, truly bringing ART into our Northern Colorado dance community for young dancers and adults. At Front Range Classical Ballet Academy, every dancer counts and no one is overlooked, which is unusual to see in most adult classes and one of my main reasons for joining this school.