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Mindy Ellis

Co -director/ Instructor

Mindy Ellis has been teaching at the Barbara Ellis Studio of Dance for over 30 years.  As co-director of the studio, she teaches all skill levels, ages, and styles.  Although her focus and love, is mainly on class instruction for rhythm tap, jazz and lyrical styles.  

Year after year Mindy’s choreography remains fresh and unique.  She has developed an art for being able to stage and “move” her choreography, which adds visual flair to performances and also keeps her pieces flowing and dynamic for students.  MIndy has won numerous awards for her choreography as well as many overalls.  She has a friendly yet direct teaching style that resonates with students whether they’re toddlers or teenagers.

Mindy took classes at Barbara Ellis Studio of Dance up until she graduated from Rampart High School in Colorado Springs.  She then attended Mesa State College where she was a dancer and choreographer for the Repertory Company.  While at Mesa State, she also taught dance through the continuing education department.

From there, Mindy moved to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and danced professionally with Scott Evans Productions and DSI Productions based out of Miami.  But her heart was in Colorado, so she returned home and reunited with Barbara and began her teaching career at the studio.  Soon after, sparks flew with Barbara's son, Scott, and she officially became an “Ellis.”  She is owner/ director to Focus on Dance.  A dance intensive that has allowed her to teach all over Colorado and Kansas.  

Mindy loves being a mentor/ instructor at BESD.  Her student's dedication and talent is what continues to inspire Mindy daily in a career she truly loves.

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