Who are we?
Maureen Breeze Dance Theater presents multi-media productions that celebrate and illuminate the human experience. Original music scores, athletic movement and theatrics are integrated to explore human encounters, whether they are musings of an elevator ride, observations of travelers on an airport concourse, or personal journeys of transformation.
See Us In Action
“Concourse A, immediately drew the audience in with humor and relatability, perfectly embodying the rushed and frantic feelings that an airport tends to create within its customers.”
-Jessica Riggs, Presenting Denver
Meet our choreographer
Maureen Breeze’s choreography has been produced in NYC, LA, Seattle, and Denver. As the director of JUMSPTART/Dance Works (1995-2005), Ms. Breeze choreographed for the professional stage, as well as created outreach programs for students, seniors and prison populations. Her work has been funded by the SCFD, Colorado Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, the Robert McCormick Tribune Foundation, the Mayor’s Office of Art, Culture and Film, and various private foundations. In addition, Maureen teaches at the Classical Ballet Academy and serves on the Board of Directors of Ballet Melange, The Hannah Kahn Dance Company, and The Athena Project.Maureen is also a Principal at Cultivage Training and Consulting - a professional development and executive coaching firm, and is the Co-Founder of Retreat Reinvent Recharge, a program that supports women in transition.
Meet our dancers
Sydney Armstrong began her dance training at the Academy of Colorado Ballet under Elizabeth Shipiatsky. She spent her summers on scholarship at different intensives including American Ballet Theater, Kirov Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, and Ballet West. She graduated from Texas Christian University, Cum Laude, with her BFA in Ballet where she performed lead roles in Giselle, Paquita, Don Quixote, Antony Tudor’s Dark Elegies, and George Balanchine’s Valse Fantaisie. She then moved to New York City where she danced with Arch Contemporary Ballet and Golden Hour Dance. Now Sydney resides in Colorado where she is excited to be performing with Maureen Breeze Dance Theater.
Born and raised in Denver, Danielle Beeman began dancing at the age of 3 at Michelle Latimer Dance Academy. In 2015 Danielle graduated from the University of Iowa, receiving her BFA in Dance and a degree in Communication Studies, with a specialization in American Sign Language. While at UI Danielle received the dance department’s ICA Dance Scholarship, The Excellence In Performing and Communicative Arts scholarship, was accepted into The Order of Omega honors society, and was selected as a soloist to tour the Midwest as a dancer for the university’s elite company, ‘Dancers In Company’. Danielle currently dances professionally for Hannah Kahn Dance Company and Maureen Breeze Dance Theater, teaches for Metropolitan Academy of Dance, and is a certified yoga instructor.
A native of Chicago, Illinois, Kimberly graduated magna cum laude from the University of Iowa, receiving her BFA with Honors in Dance and Sociology. She trained under George de la Pena, Eloy Baragan, Judith Svalander, Greg Begley, and Altin Naska. She has taught with Maureen Breeze for the past five years and is honored to finally be dancing for her. In addition to starting her sixth season with the HKDC, she currently dances with Moraporvida Contemporary Dance and Nu-world Contemporary Danse Theatre.
Skye received her BFA in modern dance from the University of Oklahoma. During her time at OU, she had the great opportunity to work with Donald McKayle, Jessica Lang, Austin Hartel, and Derrick Minter. She has also performed works by Alvin Ailey, Amy Seiwert, Alex Ketley, and Antonio Brown. Skye has performed with NobleMotion Dance, and was formerly a member of Frame Dance Company in Houston, TX. Skye then went off to Rome, Italy to train under Enzo Celli with VIVO Ballet. After returning from Italy, she moves to Denver, and is currently a company member of Hannah Kahn Dance Company and Mercury Dance Company. Skye is also a certified Pilates instructor through Peak Pilates, and teaches group classes and private sessions throughout the Denver area.
A native of Houston, Texas, Diana received her BFA from the University of Oklahoma. While at OU, she had the opportunity to perform in works by Austin Hartel, Derrick Minter, and Mary Margaret Holt. She also spent summers training at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, River North Dance Chicago, and the American Dance Festival. After graduation, Diana worked with Esoteric Dance Project in Chicago and The Big Muddy Dance Company in Saint Louis. She recently relocated to Denver and works with DAMAGEDANCE under the direction of Jessica Taylor, Chadash Contemporary Dance Movement and MBDT.
Joshua Dwyre started dancing at the age of eight, and began competing at the age of ten under the direction of Michelle Latimer. While in college at SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance, Dwyre focused on classical, modern, and contemporary styles training under Doug Varone, Wallie Wolfgruber, Bettijane Sills, Rosanna Servalli, Stephanie Tooman and others. Dwyre also had the opportunity to dance in Montreal at Springboard Danse Montreal, and performed works by Sharon Eyal, Yin Yue, Fernando Melo, and Chuck Wilt. Dwyre has recently graduated cum laude with a BFA from the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance. Dwyre’s is in his third season with the Hannah Kahn Dance Company in addition to dancing with Maureen Breeze Dance Theater.
Audra Edwards grew up in Eagle, Idaho, where she studied ballet at Eagle Performing Arts Center with Jeff and Cathy Giese, and Lisa Moon. While in high school, she also studied vocal music and theatre. She continued her education at Butler University, where she had the opportunity to perform several works by Patrick Hinson and Susan McGuire. Audra has also participated in summer programs with the American Conservatory Theater and Alonzo King Lines Ballet, where she performed an incredibly inspiring work by Carmen Rozestraten. Upon receiving her BFA from Butler, Audra moved to New York City, where she was a company dancer with Impact Movement Collective and an apprentice with Lydia Johnson Dance. She currently also dances with the Hannah Kahn Dance Company.