meet the staff
I grew up in NY and earned my BA at SUNY Potsdam. I majored in Psychology with a minor in Philosophy and emphasis in the arts. Upon graduation I moved to Boulder and returned to school at CU Boulder to earn a degree in Elementary Education with a focus in teaching art to children.
In 1997 my husband, Frank, and I ventured to Annapolis, MD with our two Saint Bernards to try something new. Here I gained experience in teaching, sales, art and business and had our two daughters, Olivia and Malea. In 2006 we decided to move back to beautiful Colorado to raise our family and continue to develop my experience in business and teaching art to children and adults.
I love being with my family and two English Bulldogs, mountain biking, hiking, canoeing, swimming, cooking, watching my daughters playing soccer and doing gymnastics and setting new physical goals for myself. I have completed a few half triathlons, 10k’s, and successfully finished the Tough Mudder in Beaver Creek in June 2013.
My goal is to provide fun artistic opportunities with the freedom to enable each student to find their own unique form of creative expression. I hope for my students to gain a love of art and realize the limitless benefits of creative expression while developing techniques, exploring different mediums and gaining an appreciation of art history.
We are all artists in our own way. Creating art is being in the moment. Paint, draw, sculpt, garden, write, cook, act, dance, sing etc. Indulge in art!
Gene GeBauer originally trained to be a hoofer. Gene switched his ambitions to Broadway, where he sang, danced and acted for over 20 years. Appearing in the original casts of such shows as “Camelot,” “Hello’ Dolly.” “No Strings,” and “Sugar,” he worked with the biggest names among the choreographers and directors of that period. Gene operated a theatre school in Oregon for a while before moving on to the University of Iowa where he taught at both the theater and dance departments for 5 years. Soon after Gene began teaching tap along the front range Rediscovering the joys of tap, he dedicated himself to his first dance love with a renewed passion. He teaches with the idea that we are, after all, not just dancers, but musicians. “The same expectations we put on fine musicians, we should put on ourselves [tap dancers.]”