|CMA Director -
has been in leadership with CMA since 1998. She is 31 years old and has
been teaching worship dance, classical ballet and exam work, to
children and adults for fourteen years. Her classical training includes
exam work and certification in the Royal Academy of Dance and Cecchetti
methods. In addition to running CMA’s School of dance, she has taught
and lead numerous dance camps throughout the U.S., Mexico and Japan as
well as teaching classical ballet and exam work for 10 years at
Belliston Academy of Ballet. Tiffany directs, choreographs for, and
dances with CMA’s company, traveling and ministering wherever Christ
leads. She has a passion for mentoring children of all ages and
training them up to be heartfelt worshipers. The past 7 summers Tiffany
has orchestrated and lead the CMA company's mission trip to Japan. The
Lord has given her a great passion for the people of Japan and she
longs for them to come to know their Savior Jesus Christ.
(Breite) Bergfalk began
teaching and choreographing dance in 1997 for Celebration Ministry of
Arts (CMA) and is currently on staff with both CMA (teaching at our
Ft. Collins school) and Revive Christian Dance Studio. Ballet
has always been a part of her life, starting at the age of four and
then beginning intense training at the age of twelve, it’s clear that
dance is her passion. However, her first love is Jesus and everything
she does is to make Jesus’ love known to the lost in living a lifestyle
of worship to our King. Other than Classical Ballet training in the
Royal Academy of Dance, and Vaganova methods, she has training in
Modern Dance, Jazz, Lyrical, Pas de Deux, Tap and Hip-Hop. Erica
graduated with a degree in Communications from Colorado Christian
University. Upon graduation, she moved to Jackson, Mississippi to be a
part of Ballet Magnificat’s trainee program. She returned to Colorado
in 2004 and married Justin Bergfalk. Besides dancing, Erica has worked
in Marketing and Advertising and is currently a Dental Assistant.
Traveling and sharing the gospel through dance to the unreached is
Erica’s dream. She has danced in Mexico, Scotland, England, Wales,
Germany, Holland, China and Japan. Erica desires to mentor and train
other young women to use their talent in dance to magnify His name.
| Alyssa (Weiss) Robbins
has been involved with CMA since she was eight
years old. She trained in technical ballet with Belliston Academy of
Ballet for ten years and trained with Ballet Magnificat for three
summers. Alyssa is a talented dancer who has placed in the top 10 in
many Denver ballet competitions. Although quite accomplished, her
heart's desire is to please the Lord in everything she does. Alyssa
teaches worship dance and ballet to children ages 3 to 18 years. She
has taught at all of CMA's school locations, has overseen the Aurora
school for over 3 years and has worked on staff in the office for CMA.
Alyssa was home-schooled and graduated from Rock Solid High School, in
2004. In August 2008 she married Clayton Robbins. They are proud
parents of a little boy
named Garrett. Alyssa finds great joy in being a wife and mother and
cherishes the many ways God uses her family to teach her more of who He
is and how He loves. >read more<
has been taking classes with CMA since 1996. She has been a part of the
Advanced class for several years, ministering at churches and
conferences throughout Colorado. In addition to CMA training, Katrina
studied technical ballet at Belliston Academy of Ballet. She began her
teacher training as an assistant with CMA in 2002 and started teaching
at the Loveland school in the spring of 2003. Katrina loves working
with children and is a very gifted choreographer. She now teaches at
the Littleton, Castle Rock, Aurora and Ft. Collins CMA locations and
oversees the Castle Rock school. Katrina has an incredible heart to
serve the Lord and spread His Gospel! In 2008 and 2009 she traveled
with CMA's company to minister in Japan. During their four week stay in
5 cities, she was able to share her testimony, teach workshops and
serve CMA's company and the churches in Japan. She longs for the
Japanese people to know the hope she has found in Christ. Katrina works
on staff in the office for CMA, where she is an incredible blessing.
Katrina was homeschooled and graduated in May of 2002.
"I delight in
worshiping the Lord who delivered me from darkness and despair. I aim
to honor my Savior, who died to win me, by trusting my heavenly Father
with my whole life. I want to glorify God by desiring Him above all
else. He has made me glad with the joy of His presence and I want the
children I teach to experience that same joy."
- Katrina White
has had ten years of ballet training and has been involved in worship
dance ministry for eighteen years. She has extensive leadership
experience at her church, where her dad is pastor, in college, with
CMA, and with Torchgrab Ministries in Colorado. She studied Elementary
Colorado Christian University, and taught 4th grade at Front Range
Christian School for 6 years. She has a heart for missions and takes
every opportunity to travel to different countries and share the Good
News of Christ. Each summer Naomi co-directs and teaches for CMA's
Summer Camp program in Littleton. She also dances and tours with CMA's
company dancers and has spent 5 summers ministering in Japan. Naomi
spent 9 months in southwestern China for the 2009-2010 school year,
where she taught English and worship dance to orphans. Naomi is
passionate about knowing Jesus and making Him known to the ends of the
began dancing with CMA in the fall of 1999 and has been teaching for
CMA since 2006. In the fall of 2010, she began teaching worship dance
and ballet in all four of CMA's locations. Alyssa dances with CMA's
class, traveling and ministering throughout Colorado. She received her
technical ballet training at Canyon Concert Ballet and was in numerous
performances dancing in the advanced level of their pre-professional
program. She was also blessed to receive training from Ballet
Magnificat! in 2005 for a four week summer intensive. Alyssa has a
strong heart to serve others and had the opportunity to do so in the
fall of 2009 as she ministered in Kenya for 3 months with Adventures In
Missions. In addition to dance, Alyssa enjoys horseback riding,
cooking, snowboarding, basketball, archery and hiking. After
graduating in 2007, Alyssa became an Emergency Medical Technician and
now works at the Medical Center of the Rockies in the Operating Room.
She loves dancing and choreographing and wants to continue using both
for God's glory as long as He desires.
hearts desire is to follow wherever
God may lead me. I want my heart to long after and follow him and go
he wants me to go no matter what the cost. I pray that my heart would
be pleasing in the sight of my Lord." ~ Alyssa
began taking classes with CMA in the fall of 1996, and began teacher
with CMA in 2003. She has also trained in classical Ballet and Pointe
She currently teaches classes for CMA's Littleton location and dances
tours with CMA's Company. Hannah was homeschooled and graduated in
2006. Aside from dancing, she enjoys reading, writing, painting,
drawing, acting, and martial arts.
Her other great love is sewing; she is very
talented and has started her own sewing business. Hannah works as CMA's
lady, making and designing many of the class and company costumes.
hopes to awaken a thirst for Jesus in the hearts of all the children
teaches. >read more<
heart's longing is that I would grow so close to Jesus,
and know him so intimately, that it would no longer seem like him and
two separate beings, but us, one."
- Hannah Krohn
was 7 years old when her grandmother gave her dance lessons for her
and she hasn't stopped since! She started dancing with CMA in 1999 and
assisting/teacher training in 2003. "My first love is my God, but He
has also given me a love for dance and I desire to pass on both to the
children I teach." In addition to CMA Katrina also teaches Sunday
school and helps in the nursery at her church. She loves children and
has a passion to see them learn to love Jesus above all and worship Him
with their whole lives. She also thoroughly enjoys sewing, knitting,
art, writing, reading, being with her (very large) family and living in
the Rocky Mountains. As of 2008 Katrina became a homeschool graduate
and is currently studying fashion design and business at Colorado State
University. As for the future, God has all the plans.
- Katrina teaches classes at our Ft. Collins School.
"Wherever my Jesus leads I want to follow. All that I
hope and strive to be is faithful to Him who alone is worthy of my
adoration and that my life would serve to point others to the greatness
of our awesome Lord and beautiful Savior. All my other dreams and plans
fall down before this, to know Him fully and serve Him faithfully."
Rachel Hergert started dancing with
CMA in the Summer of 2002. She began assisting/teacher training in the
Spring of 2006. In addition to her years with CMA, she has also trained
at the Littleton Dance Academy in Ballet and Pointe work. She is
currently teaching classes at CMA's Ft. Collins location.
Since the age of 11, Rachel has been working with
kids at church. She loves teaching children, especially girls, that
they are treasured and valued by God; and enjoys helping them discover
their unique identity and purpose. In 2007, she started working with
North Littleton Promise (an after-school ministry for at-risk children)
leading a girl's small group. For the past few years she has organized,
directed, and taught at an annual dance camp for
underprivileged/at-risk girls, held at a ministry in Littleton,
Colorado. The camps have consisted of various workshops such as ballet,
acting, Christian hip-hop, and creative worship, as well as devotional
times and a performance at the end of the week!
Rachel is currently attending Colorado Christian
University. She loves to write, play the piano, sing, dance, learn
about other countries, teach/mentor kids, help people and love on them.
In addition to glorifying God through dance, Rachel also sings with her
church. She loves helping people discover the beauty of honest worship.
"I love that dance and the arts can reach people in a
much deeper way than words alone ever could, and dance can break down
so many boundaries in peoples' lives." Her goal is to be a
missionary and help people all over the world understand the incredible
love that God has for them! She wants to use dance & teaching dance
as a communication tool, a way to share God's hope with people who
might not otherwise be open to it, and also to help students express
their feelings and learn how to worship God through dance.
Rachel will be taking this semester off to train and
pursue ministry with YWAM (Youth With A Mission).
"I want to be so consumed by God that every moment of
every day, His love overflows from my heart and touches someone else's
life. My prayer is that I am known not for what I do but for who
I am...that people look at me and say, 'Wow...she loves God.' I
long to be used by God to bring healing, restoration and purpose into
hurting lives, so that they can turn around and spread the same hope to
even more people."
has been dancing with CMA since the fall of 1999. Besides her training
with CMA, she has furthered her ballet technique by taking extra ballet
classes at a local recreation center and has participated in their
productions of The Nutcracker and The Wizard of Oz. She currently
dances, traveling and ministering, with CMA's Advanced class. She began
teacher training/assisting in 2005 and has been a wonderful help to
CMA's teaching staff! Spenser is currently teaching at our Aurora,
Castle Rock, and Fort Collins locations. She enjoys teaching ballet and
that they can worship God through ballet just as much as worship dance
and also encouraging them to do everything unto the glory of God. "I
love the little culture that CMA has created... one that teaches people
to have a passion for Christ in everything that they do and to live a
pure and holy life for Him."
Spenser loves hanging out with her
family, reading, working at her church, and spending time outdoors.
Spenser is full of joy and passion for her Savior and longs to
follow His will for her life. She has been and continues to be a
wonderful blessing to this ministry!
" I love being able to show God's beauty through dance
and sharing what an awesome God He is. I think lots of times we forget
what a beautiful God we serve and that He loves beauty so much and
wants His children to share that beauty. He is so amazing and He loves
us so much!!! He is our joy and strength, our solace and comfort. I
love knowing that He will never leave me nor forsake me no matter how
many times I mess up and fail. "For behold, He who forms the mountains
and creates the wind, and declares to man what is His thought, who
makes the morning darkness, and treads on the heights of the earth -
the Lord, the God of hosts, is His name!" Amos 4:13 " ~Spenser
has been dancing with CMA for 9 years and is currently dancing in the
Ft. Collins Advanced class. She started assistant/training with CMA in
2007 and is currently teaching Worship Dance 1 at the Ft. Collins
school location. Christine has been homeschooled since Kindergarten and
graduated in 2010. She has had many opportunities to serve in her
church including, teaching/leading Sunday School, leading discussion
times during Bible studies, and working with toddlers and infants in
the nursery. She has also been able to go on several mission trips over
the past 4 years. In 2007 she went to New Orleans for Katrina aid and
rebuilding houses, 2008 to Juarez, Mexico, 2009 to Provo, Utah and in
2010 she joined in outreach ministry in El Paso Texas. In addition to
has increased her dance training by studying with "Mary Constantine
Nellson" and "The Studio" for 4 years, taking classes in Ballet, Point,
Jazz, Lyrical and Tap. She loves using dance as a way to worship and
draw near to the Lord. She desires to help others discover how
fulfilling and amazing dance can be when you do it only for the Lord
Jesus Christ. Dancing is her passion and her purpose is to glorify God
and please Him with every step she takes.
greatest desire is to be a worshipper. I want to give glory, honor,
praises, and blessings to the God of my heart, who has so
compassionately reached down to help me to His side. He is the
beautiful One that I live for and long to be with for every single
moment! My purpose in dancing is to use all that I've learned to
accomplish this goal of glorifying the Creator in my life and to help
others to do so as well. To God be the glory!"
Alumni / Guest Teachers
has been training with CMA since 1998 and began teacher-assisting and
interning with CMA in 2006. She loves to combine her passion for dance
with her incredible love for her Savior! Christine has a
strong background in technical ballet, examining in the Royal Academy
of Dance and Cecchetti methods, as well as being trained in many
other styles of dance. She currently trains 10+ hours a week at
Bellistion Academy of Ballet as well as dancing and touring with CMA's
Company. Christine is very active in her church and loves to take every
opportunity to serve. Her sweet and humble spirit beautifully
reflect her Heavenly Father. Christine was homeschooled through 8th
grade and she is now attending Chatfield High school. >read
has been dancing with CMA since 2000 and began Assistant Teaching and
training with CMA in 2005. She has taught at CMA's Littleton and Ft.
Collins locations, as well as CMA's annual summer camp, and has worked
in the office for CMA. Gwen dances and tours with CMA's Company, and
ministered in Japan the past 3 summers. She studied classical ballet at
Belliston Academy of Ballet, Denver Academy of Ballet, and most
recently, at the International Ballet School. Gwen was a member and
choreographer with "Eternally His", a dance group at her church. She
also taught a worship dance camp for her church in 2004. Dance is her
passion, and she desires to use the talent God has given her to bring
Glory to Him alone! Gwen was homeschooled and graduated from Rock Solid
High school in 2009. Currently, Gwen is dancing, training, and
ministering as a trainee with Light of the World Bellet in Syracuse,
NY; furthering her training while sharing the Gospel through dance,
both locally and internationally. >read
All I want is for my Savior to use me in any way He can, for I am His.
He gave His life for me, the least I
can do is give my all for Him." ~ Gwen
“That he would
grant you, according to the riches of
his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner
Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and
in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth,
length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which
knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God. Now
him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or
according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory...“ Eph.
has danced with CMA since 2001. Her joy and passion for the Lord are
Chloe currently dances in one of CMA's advanced classes and has
traveled and ministered throughout Colorado. "When
I first started dance I would have preferred to spend that time playing
baseball or playing with my brothers. But once I saw that the vision of
this school was to worship our Redeemer and to glorify only Him, it
made me love dance! I am now very excited to be able to show that same
vision to the girls I teach". Chloe began assisting / teacher
training with CMA in 2005 and has been a blessing to our staff and
students. She comes from a large family and loves working with
children, sharing with them her passion for worshiping through dance!
She also loves baseball, hunting, baking with her little brothers,
spending time with her family and has a fascination with foreign
languages. In the future Chloe would love to further her language
studies using them to communicate truth to the nations, through
translating literature and relationship building. Her ultimate desire
is to follow after the Lord's plan for her life.
- Chloe currently teaches at our Castle Rock School
"The very Glory of God is dwelling in me! As I live
this life, it's that Glory of
God that I want others to see. I pray for and desire a humility that
wholly and fully on Him and His Glory! This IS my hearts cry!
the King of Heaven's Armies be all the Glory forever!!! "
Jillian Cook began dancing with CMA
in the fall of 1995. She has also trained with Revive Christian Dance,
Belliston Academy of Ballet, 5678 Dance Academy of Performing Arts,
Michelle Rozeboom, and is currently furthering her technical ballet
training at International Ballet School. Jillian began teacher training
with CMA in 2005. And now, as a teacher, she says "The desire I
have for teaching is an ever-growing process. The more I teach these
children, the more it makes me want grow even closer to Christ."
She enjoys drawing closer to her Lord and Savior and looking forward to
what God has planned for her life. She loves spending time with her
family, especially her new niece, and hanging out with friends. She has
a passion for foreign missions and is looking forward to what God is
going to do in that portion of her life! Her heart's desire is to see
His gospel preached throughout the world, and whether or not the Lord
uses her dance to do so, her only prayer is that she would be moldable
clay in God's mighty hands, fully abiding in His love, and striving to
be His tool and instrument to the people and nations around her. She
believes that if the people around her don't see Jesus in her, then her
goal and focus are dormant.
" This life is too short
to plan ahead into the future. God has called us to preach here and
now. My hope and prayer for all Christians today is that we wouldn't
wait for us to be comfortable in sharing the gospel but that we would
preach it day in and day out without hesitation. God will speak through
you if you let Him, for the sole purpose of glorifying God and
preparing people for the coming day of the Lord and His eternal kingdom."
(Sikkema) Wallace (Married
Jeffrey Alden Wallace on June 19, 2010)
has been dancing with CMA since the spring of
1999. She has done teacher training with CMA and has had extensive
experience working with children, including
teaching Sunday school and working in the nursery at Eastern Hills
Church, where her father is the pastor. Darrah
has had opportunities to go on missions trips to Tanzania, Africa and
to Central Asia. Darrah has a passion for children
and for worshiping the Lord through dance and is excited to be able to
the two by teaching at CMA. Her love for the Lord and desire to give
Him everything, is clearly shown in every area of her life. Darrah is
an incredible blessing and treasure to our ministry and staff. She is a
very talented teacher and works
at our Aurora, Littleton, and Castle Rock locations.
"My heart's one desire is that every
and deed is pleasing to my Savior who redeemed me at a high price --
own precious blood. " - Darrah Sikkemah
love for dance began with her first ballet class with the Royal Academy
of Dance when she was seven years old.
She came to CMA in 2001, began assisting in 2003 and has also been a
part of CMA’s trainee program.
She has danced with CMA's advanced class for several years, traveling
and ministering throughout Colorado.
Shannon teaches worship dance and ballet to students ages 3-Adult. She
has taught at CMA's Littleton, Ft. Collins, Arvada and Castle Rock
She also works on staff in the office for CMA.
has had the opportunity to travel to Tanzania, Africa on a mission trip
with CMA teacher Darrah Sikkema and CMA student Bethany Schlachter.
While they were there they had the opportunity to worship the Lord in
dance among the fellowship of Tanzanian believers.
In 2008 Shannon traveled with CMA's company to
minister in Japan for 4 weeks. In Japan she was able to spread Christ's
life by sharing her testimony, teaching and serving.
Shannon graduated from home school in 2006 and is pursuing avenues to
become a missionary and midwife, but most of all she wants to be a wife
Her incredible love for her Heavenly Father is evident in every part of
The joy she has flows out of her relationship with Him and her
willingness to give Him everything.
has been dancing with Celebration Ministry of Arts for ten years. She
and trained with CMA for four years and now teaches at our Littleton
Janelle has been
home-schooled through her entire academic and domestic education. She
six younger brothers ranging from ages 1-15 years. Some of her hobbies
talents are, tatting, sewing, stamping, cooking, working with children,
time with her mom, dancing, and being involved with AWANA. She loves
her BIBLE, and any other book she can get a hold of!
ask me "what are you want to do when you grow up"
this is the answer I give: a home schooling, missionary, mother! I
know where God wants me, but He does! So for now I will put my trust in
and press on toward the goal; by faith in the LORD JESUS CHRIST."
Laura Huffman - Adult Track
has danced with Celebration Ministry of Arts for nine years, first at
Loveland School and now in Littleton. She has taught the adult track at
Summer Camp for the past five years. She took ballet in high school and
started again at age 40. She has taken additional ballet and modern
lessons for the last seven years. Laura has homeschooled her four
ages 9 to 19, for fifteen years. God has used worship dance in amazing
in Laura's life. She desires to encourage other woman to know Jesus and
to others through this very powerful expression of worship.
has provided an outlet for me to express my love for God and ministry
others. I am eager to encourage other women in the areas of
wholehearted worship, and dance as a tool for personal devotion and
ministry. My greatest passion is to know
Jesus and to enjoy living my life for Him.”
~ Laura Huffman
Jaella Cook has been taking
classes with CMA
since 1997 and has trained
additionally in technical ballet at a local dance studio. She currently
in one of CMA’s advanced classes and has traveled and ministered
Colorado. Jaella began assisting / teacher training with CMA in 2003.
loves teaching and working with young children, sharing her passion for
In addition to dance, Jaella loves art, music, singing, guitar, and
Above all else, she desires to follow after Christ and have Him be
in all she does! Jealla is very good at working with children and her
and humble spirit have been a blessing to our staff. We are so happy to
her as part of our team!
Jenna Cook has
been dancing since she was 4
years old, beginning at Colorado School of Ballet.
She has been dancing with CMA since its first session in the fall of
and began assistant teaching with CMA in the fall of 2003. This summer
enjoyed the opportunity to teach drama and technical ballet and
direct the summer dance camp for His School of Dance in Pueblo, CO. She
working with children and enjoys coaching games, teams and Bible
teams for K– 6th graders in her Awana program, substitute teaching
school, and working with the dancers at CMA. Besides dance she enjoys
with her church drama group and Christian Youth Theater, singing,
the piano, reading, spending time with friends and family, playing
and being involved in Awana. She was home schooled and graduated
from high school in 2007. Sheis now attending Moody Bible Institute and
pursuing their 5-year vocal major program.
“My personal role model in the Bible
aside from Christ, is the Apostle Paul. Jesus was his all-consuming
To him there was no greater calling than to spread the gospel and there
no greater honor than to be found worthy to suffer for Christ’s
I want to make Christ the fire burning within me that shines forth
everything that I do.” – Jenna Cook
Cook taught with CMA School of
Dance for five years.
She has had extensive experience working with children for many years.
worship, which flows from a personal relationship with Christ, is
those around her. Joy worked full-time while taking college classes
and majored in International Communications & Journalism.
Beginning in January
of 2005, she began attending Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois
where she is majoring in Bible and Music. After graduating in the
2007 with her Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Music, she plans to be a
for young teenage girls. Joy continues to teach for CMA's Summer
Camp program. >more<
Huffman has been taking classes with CMA for six years and has had
technical ballet training for three and a half years. She began
and teacher training with CMA in 1999. She began teaching in 2002 and
presently teaching worship dance ages 3-5 with CMA. Rachel has been
home schooled all her life and graduated in the spring of 2004. She has
a love for music, plays the piano, teaches piano, and has performed
in church and with dramatic theater groups. Rachel wants to use her
to bring glory to God. Her heart's desire is to teach children to do
same. She loves the Lord with all her heart and wants to go where He
Rachel is currently attending Colorado College, where she is studying
"My heart's desire is to follow Jesus
leads me; I want to be able to always recognize His voice." -
is a talented dancer and teacher who loves to use her technical ability
glorify the Lord. She is 23 years old and has been dancing since the
four. She has been trained at Belliston Academy of Ballet in Littleton,
under the direction of Jeannine Belliston. Melissa studied with Ballet
trainee program for two years in Jackson, Mississippi. She traveled and
with Ballet Magnificat which gave her many outreach opportunities in
different venues. Melissa graduated from home school in May, 2001
and did administrative work
for CMA and headed up CMA's school in Arvada, Colorado until 2006. She
worship dance and ballet for ages 3 to 18 years at three of CMA's
locations. Oh, yeah, if you noticed the name change, Melissa became
Adam Estepp on January 20th, 2006. In April, 2007 she became "Mommy" to
Riley Marie Estepp. >more<
is 21 years old and has been dancing since she was four. She desires to
God with the talent He has given to her. She has intensely trained in
ballet at Belliston Academy of Ballet in Littleton, Colorado. Crystal
home schooled and graduated from Rock Solid High School in 2004. Not
is she a talented dancer, but also a talented teacher. She taught
dance and ballet to students ages 6 to 18 years at three of CMA's
locations and also taught at Belliston Academy of Ballet in Littleton,
Colorado. Crystal also helped with office work and costuming for CMA
through 2006. >more<
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