Instructors

 

Allyson Tolbert

Originally from St. Petersburg, FL, Allyson received her BFA in Musical Theater Performance from the University of Florida. Broadway National Tours include: Catch Me If You Can, Mel Brooks-The Producers and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Off-Broadway; Wonderful Town. Beehive (Old Log) and South Pacific ( The Guthrie). After spending almost 10 years in New York City teaching and performing, Allyson found her way to Minneapolis where she is currently Assistant School Director at Platinum Dance.

 

Chelsea Rose

Chelsea has appeared in Collide's Romeo & Juliet, Picture of Dorian Gray, Great Gatsby, Dance 'Til You Drop, and Dracula. Other credits include Ordway, Sesame Street Live and numerous commercials and music videos.

 

Da'Rius Malone

Da’Rius Malone, from Chicago, IL, began his training at Hyde Park School of Dance. He is a 2014 graduate of The Chicago High School for the Arts (ChiArts), where he won the award for Scholar-Artist and had the privilege to perform works from leading Chicago dance companies such as DanceWorks Chicago, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Muntu Dance Theater, and Joffrey Ballet. Da’Rius continued his training at The Boston Conservatory at Berklee. He is a 2018 graduate with his BFA in Contemporary Dance Performance with an Emphasis in Ballet. After his time at The Boston Conservatory, Da’Rius was asked to join Jon Lehrer on his European Tour as a guest artist. In 2018, he became a company member at James Sewell Ballet. He has also trained with the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company (Israel), Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Alonzo King Lines Ballet, and American Ballet Theatre. Da’Rius wants to use his dance education and experience as a professional concert dancer to create a platform to make a positive impact in life.

 

Edna Stevens

Edna Stevens is a choreographer, performing, and teaching artist that has taken her craft locally, nationally and internationally. Born in Liberia and raised in New York, Edna’s unique style blends both her African roots and American flavor. She has performed and offered instructional dance presentations and performances in Korea, Japan and Nigeria and led Gospel devotions in Senegal. Edna got her start in New York as a dancer on MTV “The Grind” and danced in numerous music videos for well-known celebrities. Soon after, she booked one of her biggest opportunities dancing in the World Culture Expo representing the United States of America in Gyeongju, Korea, where she performed as the lead African dancer in the production for a period of six months. This life-impacting experience and meeting people from all over the world inspired Edna years later to create Universal Dance Destiny (UDD).

 

Grace Kidder

Originally from Fargo, ND, Grace Kidder is a performer, choreographer, and teaching artist based in the Twin Cities. She received a Bachelor of Performing Arts in Dance Performance from Oklahoma City University, where she performed with the American Spirit Dance Company as a featured dancer, vocalist, and line captain. Grace also trained and performed in New York City during the Summer Professional Semester with Broadway Dance Center.

Currently, she teaches musical theater, tap, and jazz at various studios throughout the Twin Cities.

 

Heather Brockman

Collide credits: Le Petit Moulin, Dance ’Til You Drop (performer); The Great Gatsby (associate choreographer); The Picture of Dorian Gray, Romeo & Juliet, The Cafe, Stand By Me (performer, associate choreographer), WonderLand; Other Theater Credits: Ballet of the Dolls (1995-2014); Visions of Sugarplums; Dance Co.; Out On A Limb Dance Theater Company and School; Zhauna Franks’ The Dream Channel - Episode 3; Education: Macalester College Website/Social: @heathercads

 

Jarod Boltjes

Jarod Boltjes is a Minnesota native from Adrian, MN. He obtained his BA Degree in Dance Performance and Art from Saint Mary’s University of Winona, Minnesota. His formal dance training began at the age of 18 in college where he had the opportunity to train and perform internationally with Rose Bruford College in the U.K. and The Gaiety School of Acting in Ireland. During his training he attended The American Dance Festival summer program where he worked with artists Gerri Houlihan, Richard Chen-See, Sara Procopio, and “Lil C’” from So You Think You Can Dance. Jarod is a current company member with James Sewell Ballet and Collide Theatrical, a certified barre and yoga instructor, and a dance instructor with Circus Juventas and Ashley Ballet Arts Academy.

 

Katie Bradley

Katie Bradley is a Twin Cities-based actor and singer and has been working in the professional theater community for the past sixteen years.  As a teaching artist, she has worked with several organizations, including Youth Performance Company, Ten Thousand Things (as an Artist Core member), Camp Choson, and Mounds Park Academy. She is also a core teacher with Theater Mu, where she has created curriculum for educational programs and taught numerous theater workshops for various local Asian American communities.

 

Regina Peluso

After 10 years working and training as a performing artist in Boston, New York, and Los Angeles, Regina relocated to her hometown of Minneapolis/St. Paul in 2012 and founded COLLIDE Theatrical Dance Company in 2013. As a performer Regina was seen Off-Broadway, in numerous regional theater productions, and as a series regular role in an Emmy Award Winning children’s television show. ​Regina holds a BFA in Musical Theater from The Boston Conservatory of Music, is a proud member of SDC, AEA, AFTRA/SAG, and is the MN representative for the Parent Artist Advocacy League (PAAL). www.reginapeluso.com