Dance Express Board of Directors: 2020/21

"We commit to encouraging joy and inclusion in the dance arts through authentic action."


Graduate of Colorado State University in Human and Family Studies with a concentration in Leadership and Entrepreneurial Professions; Former vice president for the CSU chapter of the Mortar Board National Honor Society, Lauren worked with Camphill Communities in rural Wales for a year living and working with adults with disabilities. She has professional and volunteer experience with Foothills Gateway, My Heroes Hippotherapy Center, and Cooper Home Post High School Transitions. Through a term on the Dance Express board in 2018, she augmented infrastructure, marketing, and community outreach processes. 

"I serve on the board to get involved with the Fort Collins community, and share my love of dance with the dancers"

Lisa Nuttall, Dancer Representative

Employee at Wendy's Restaurants in Loveland since 2001; active member of King of Glory Church; Dance Express troupe member since 1997; contributing committee member for fundraisers and outreach.  Front Range Community College coursework and pianist. Dancer Representative since 4/02

"Dance Express is a highlight of my life.  I serve on the board to help people learn more about the dancers and the performances of Dance Express."

Lyndsay Whitlock, Secretary & COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, Lyndsay has called Fort Collins home since 2011. A Realtor since 2013,  Lyndsay currently works with C3 Real Estate Solutions. She is a member of the National Association of Realtors and the Colorado Association of Realtors. Lyndsay grew up dancing, painting, and writing and is now a published author. and an accomplished floral designer.

"I enjoy serving on the board because I believe in artistic expression for people with all abilities, building community,  and staying active."


Director and Founder of Front Range Institute for Safety; poet and musician with Two Fingers Sound Arts; BS University of Massachusetts; MA Recreational Therapy from University of Northern Colorado; visionary for creation of Dance Express through creative arts workshops in 1988. Dance Express board, 8/94 to 8/07; Dance Express Advisory Board 8/07 to 5/14 

"I still align with the original vision of access to the arts for people of all abilities, and I am proud to be serving on the Dance Express board once again.  I  believe in the power of dance and creativity for meaningful lives."

David Brown, Fundraising CHair

Residential Real Estate Broker Associate with RE/MAX Alliance; Navy veteran and attended University of Colorado in Boulder and Colorado State University in Fort Collins. David is pleased to offer his skills and talents with Dance Express. He notes “ Within our community I’ve coached youth sports, and have raised funds for many worthy organizations. As a Realtor, I’ve been an active contributor to the Children’s Miracle Network  and I’m proud that a portion of every commission earned is earmarked to that amazing organization.”  Dance Express is a departure for him from sports.  

 “I believe that the mission of Dance Express, to improve lives through dance,  personifies the Fort Collins' spirit of inclusiveness, and I want to be a part of their growth and future success.”

Frances Marie Maizland, Board Member

Financial Consultant/ Small Business Specialist with Key Bank; BS in Business Management from California State University Northridge; Red Carpet Ambassador with the Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce; Booster Club Treasurer for Studio West Dance Center; strong connection to the dance community nationwide.

"Dance and community outreach are my passions. I am very honored and proud to be able to serve on the board with Dance Express."

Board member since 10/20; term: October 31, 2023

Dance Express is accepting applications for participation on our Board.
Please contact Mary Elizabeth Lenahan 970 493-2113 with any questions.