Tendu by Miss Mia
Miss Mia Kay has been immersed in the dance world for over 20 years in many aspects including; student and professional dancer, instructor and choreographer, administrative assistant and full-time studio manager/director positions, to guest speaker. She has worked in administration and management in the dance world for over a decade. Five of those years were spent as Studio Manager for Colorado Ballet Society under the direction of Patricia Hoffman where Mia managed the studio and assisted in implementing Praise Dance Ensemble,Sparkle Dance Program Administrator, the Teacher Assistant Program, and the National Honor Society for Dance Arts Secondary Chapter. While with Colorado Ballet Society, Mia aided in facilitating several teacher training workshops hosted at CBS including: Progressing Ballet Technique, ABT Teacher Training Workshop and Acrobatic Arts Teacher Training Workshop. She was also on the committee for Southern Colorado Children’s Arts Festival for several years where she coordinated local studios to perform each year. In 2019, 2020, & 2022 Mia was a Guest Speaker & Keynote Speaker for Christian Dance Educators Leadership Summit (CDELS) founded, hosted and led by Ballet 5:8 (Julianna Slager) where she built connections all over the country and now assists studio owners locally, nationally and globally. Her goal for you is to assist you in achieving your vision of dance studio ownership, management, administration, instruction, or a career in dance from the beginning stages of planting a seed through the peak harvest of your business or abilities. Let's get growing!
The Dance CEO Coach
Audra Allen “the Dance CEO Coach” is the CEO & Founder of Audra Allen Coaching LLC (est. 2018). Audra helps dance business owners to live first, work less and still scale their business via the Dance CEO Method 1:1 coaching program and the Business Academy for Dancers, group coaching program. Audra is also the co-founder of the Dance Business Owner Summit (est. 2021). Audra earned her Master in Fine Arts degree and College Teaching Certificate from the University of Arizona, and Bachelor of Arts degree from Colorado Mesa University. Audra has supported 150+ dance business owners to transition their businesses to survive the financial challenges when Covid hit. She was the Director of Dance at the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts, Adjunct Professor of Dance at both Northwestern State University in Louisiana and University of Southern Mississippi and Co-Artistic Director of the non-profit company, Dance for a Cause in Arizona. Audra has also presented her choreographic work nationally and performed professionally. The basis of all of Audra’s work is if you have a body, you can dance and if you have a dance business idea, you can be a business owner. Audra is the single mom of 2 little humans, a part siamese cat, all the houseplants and a frequent traveler and beach visitor. You can connect with Audra on Instagram @thedanceceocoach.