Dance Express Board of Directors: 2022/23
"We commit to encouraging joy and inclusion in the dance arts through authentic action."
Interested? New board members begin in June, 2022 for our new 2022/23 year for a two or three year commitment.
President Pro Tem
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. David represented Dance Express with BNI the Fort Fun Chapter during 2021/22. Thank you, David! And thank you, BNI!
“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.”
Board member since 10/19; term October, 2022
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."
Board Member since 4/02; term renewed until May, 2023
Secretary and Community Advocate
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. Mark served on the Conversations on Inclusion in the Arts and Culture panel in 2021.
"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."
Board member since 7/19 and from 1992 to 2004; term July, 2022
Marketing and Social Media Professional with Cardinal Financial, Tara hails from Colorado. Since November, 2020, Tara has offered Dance Express her social media skills on FaceBook and Twitter.
Tara loves meeting new people and businesses and envisions building a broader community connection for Dance Express with her marketing skills. She is proud of her commitment to enhance the lives of persons with disabilities. Her experience working with persons with disabilities includes work as a group home house manager, employment counselor, and work crew supervisor.
“I believe dance is an amazing inclusive activity. Dance Express is a positive light in our community that truly does improve lives through dance "
Board member since 6/22; term ends July, 2025
Beth Little is a native Coloradoan. Growing up in Fort Collins, she spent from age 3 into her 30's doing ballet, modern, jazz, and musical theater. A professional dancer for many years, Beth has a Bachelor's degree from CU Boulder in dance with an emphasis in performance. Her accomplishments include the creation of an evening length show called "Between Life and Reality", training in Latin styles of movement, performing in LA, Utah, and Denver. With training in social work, she worked for 15 years as a Program Manager for Early Intervention for Developmental Pathways, Inc, a nonprofit that serves children with differing levels of abilities. Beth volunteers for Dance Express as a teacher, choreographer, and performer. She enjoys paddle boarding, biking, hiking, salsa dancing, playing with her cats, gardening, and working backstage at Red Rocks.
"I am motivated to see the hard work and ultimately the joy of the dancers as they are able to proudly express themselves through the art or movement.I'm impressed with Dance Express: support and creating community, artistry and beautiful works for all to see and experience."
Board member since October,2022; term October, 2025