2020 Senior Student Teachers

We are proud of all our dancers and would like to celebrate our 2020 Senior Student Teachers.


Alena Freehling

Alena has been dancing since she was 3 years old and has loved it ever since. Her older sister, Ceresa Freehling, has been her biggest inspiration over the years. Her favorite style of dance is contemporary jazz. She values hard work and dedication and her hobbies include drawing, writing, singing, and reading.  She hopes to continue dancing in college and also wants to open her own tattoo and piercing studio.


Ashley Kress

Ashley has been dancing for 14 years and has competed in numerous dance competitions and recitals. As a senior in high school, she is looking to major in dance in college. She attends a variety of classes each week including ballet, contemporary, hip hop, jazz, acro, and lyrical. Ashley has apprenticed many classes in the past 5 years and this year teaches Tumbling Tots and Lyrical ¾ at RDA.


Brooklyn Braswell

Brooklyn is a senior in high school, and she has been dancing since she was eight years old. She joined Revolution Dance Academy in 2018 and has been teaching there since 2019. Over the years, this dancer has taught and apprenticed acro, tap, and ballet. Her favorite styles are contemporary and tap. In college, Brooklyn plans on minoring in dance to continue growing and participating in her passion for the sport.


Day Minton

Day has danced since the age of three. Starting her dance training at The Dance Center of Colorado Springs, Day has continued her dance education at Revolution for the past four years and will be graduating from Pine Creek High School this upcoming spring. In her four years at Revolution, Day has participated in the Performing Arts Ensemble, trained, and assisted in instruction. She has trained in all styles of dance, but especially enjoys ballet, contemporary, and lyrical. In the future, she intends to continue her dance career in college.


Elizabeth Salvador

Elizabeth, “Liz”, has been dancing since she was 3 years old. She has been a part of Revolution Dance Academy since the beginning and has loved every year. Her favorite styles are ballroom and jazz-funk. She has learned so much from dancing and wants to teach the younger ones what she has learned, over the past 14 years. Liz loves to perform on stage and enjoys watching her fellow teammates as well. She is so happy to teach different levels and to have this opportunity.


Gabriella Rae

Gabriella (Gabi) was first introduced to dance and gymnastics as a toddler and as she grew she gravitated towards gymnastics. She competed in gymnastics for four years before changing directions and finding her passion for dance at age ten. Gabi is trained in all styles of dance including ballet, hip-hop, jazz, contemporary/lyrical, acro, to name a few.

Over the past seven years, Gabi has danced with many people within the dance industry and has had the opportunity to assist many pros in workshops including NRG Dance Project, and Heat Dance Convention and Competition. She is also a dancer in Affinity Dance Company of San Diego, CA. Gabi’s goals are to become a professional dancer in the commercial dance industry. Gabi absolutely loves her home studio and hopes to inspire and uplift dancers of all ages at Revolution Dance Academy (RDA) and other studios. Gabi loves her RDA family and will miss them very much after graduating from Pine Creek High School.


Paige Swope

Paige has been dancing at Revolution Dance Academy since it opened in 2011 and been with Miss Toni since the age of 2. She is in the Performing Arts Ensemble, has apprenticed for many teachers at Revolution, and now teaches 3 classes. She trains in many styles of dance but her favorites include lyrical and contemporary. Paige will graduate from Lewis-Palmer High School this spring and intends on continuing her dance career in college next year.


“There comes a moment in a young artist’s life when he knows he has to bring something to the stage from within himself. He has to put in something in order to be able to take something out.”

— Mikhail Baryshnikov