Preschool Dance Instructors

Our Longmont preschool dance instructors help little ones explore creative movement
and basic concepts like counting, rhythm, balance, and imagination.

Hunter Allen

Hunter grew up in Longmont, Colorado. She graduated from Niwot High School and PCDC in 2019. She is currently a student at Colorado State University and is studying Music Education with an emphasis in Instrumental Music. Hunter has danced for 14 years and has gained experience in most styles including tap, ballet, hip-hop, jazz, modern and contemporary styles. Hunter joined PCDC in 2014 as a student where she has danced for both competitive and performance companies. This is her third year of teaching and she’s excited to start this new season in her dance career.

Abbie Hiott

 Abbie is a native of Southeast Georgia. She recently transferred from Kennesaw State University to the University of Colorado Boulder in pursuit of her BFA in Dance. Over the course of her study, Abbie has trained in Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Tap, Jazz, and Improvisation. She was a member of the 2021 Kennesaw State University Dance Company and worked with Emilie Thuman for her senior project, Between the Red Lines. She also worked with Julia Captino for her senior project, In a Perfect World. She was a member of the Center Stage Dance Company, under the direction of Maisie Stewart. Abbie has teaching experience from Center Stage Studio, where she taught ballet, tap, jazz, and tumbling to students ages 4-10. Upon graduation, Abbie plans to pursue her goals of becoming a professional dancer by auditioning for the Walt Disney Company, as well as teaching and exercising her creativity through choreography.

Katie Shelton

Katie grew up in Connecticut and has been studying dance since the age of four. Her studies included a focus in ballet, later adding jazz, tap, and hip hop.  Katie danced competitively for a number of years and became Connecticut’s regional Teen Miss Superstar 1995. She was awarded Desert Vista Dance’s Dancer of the Year 1998 and Choreographer of the Year 1999. In 1999 Katie was awarded a scholarship to Oklahoma City University where she studied dance and business management graduating in 2003. While at OCU she studied with masters of tap dance and has gone on to teach with a focus in tap. In 2009 she won Nextar’s Outstanding Choreography Award and in 2010 her students were recognized by Spotlight Dance Cup’s Tap Excellence Award. Miss Katie continues to study under local tap master Ellie Sciarra. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, and is proud to be on staff at PCDC.

Maria Steinberg

Maria grew up in Ohio, where she took many dance classes as a kid. Around the age of 10, she found a studio and began competing in jazz and hip hop (her favorite). Once she started high school, she transitioned from the studio to the varsity dance team, where she continued learning new styles of dance like contemporary and lyrical. After high school, she joined a recreational dance organization in college and was able to continue dancing throughout school. She was also able to gain experience by teaching and learning from her peers. Once Maria graduated, she moved to Colorado and decided to make a life for herself in a new state. Shortly after moving, Maria realized she needed to find a way to continue her passion for dance. That is when she found PCDC.