meet the staff

Jen Jarnot

Owner & Artistic Director

Jennifer Jarnot is the owner and Artistic Director of Artistic Fusion Dance Academy and has been sharing her passion and knowledge of dance for over 34 years. Her early training took her from New York to Los Angeles to study with top educators and choreographers.

For the past 24 years, Artistic Fusion has been her heart and soul and she has trained dancers to go on to successful careers in the dance industry, Broadway, The Juilliard School, Universities, and beyond.

She is still a student herself in yoga, and Pilates is an active volunteer in her community, and still teaches every day in her studio, as her heart is in the classroom with the kids. She is dedicated to excellence in the studio and is proud of the amazing dancers her studio trains.​She is also the founder of The Mindjuice Podcast, a podcast for dancers that offers motivation, inspiration, and perspective to dancers, teachers, and studio owners.

Office Staff

Angie Reddy - Front Desk

A former dance mom of two former Artistic Fusion dancers, Brittany and Brooklyn. Angie has a big heart and infectious smile. Angie and her husbad, Bob, can be found frequently in the stands at CU Buffs football games and shouting "SKOBUFFS".


Bailey Mutschler - PrePRO Director

Originally from Colorado, Bailey’s infectious smile and love for movement follow her wherever she goes. Bailey graduated from Artistic Fusion Dance Academy, as well as Denver School of the Arts in 2015. She then went on to receive her BFA in dance from the Conservatory of Dance at SUNY Purchase College in New York and has danced worldwide including in Berlin, Italy, and at the Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts.

Since graduating, Bailey has danced with New Dialect, a renowned contemporary company in Nashville, TN. as well as worked closely with artists such as Alex Ketley, Rosie Herrera, Bobbi Jene Smith, Shannon Gillen, Maxine Doyle, and many more. Bailey is proficient in Cunningham technique, Graham technique, and Limon technique, however, her training in contemporary, Gaga and improvisation makes up most of her love for dance. Her classes combine all of her training to allow dancers the ability to find freedom and depth in themselves.

Emily Schulz - Part Time Director

Bio coming soon!

Ling TeBrockhorst - Pilates

Ling has been involved in the fitness, movement and health club industry for more than 25 years. She started out as a personal trainer and aerobics instructor and has since expanded into a comprehensively trained Pilates teacher, strength and conditioning specialist and biomechanics expert.

Her passion is educating and guiding her students to find joy, strength and efficiency of movement. She specializes in youth sports performance and programming that emphasizes injury prevention and science based methods that can be carried into into adulthood.

Jenny Martin - Pilates

Jenny was first introduced to Pilates in a “Pilates for Salsa Dancers” class that she collaborated on in 2008. Since that class, she secretly wanted to become a Pilates instructor. Pilates has made a strong resurgence in her life and now she is living her dream by teaching and practicing Pilates every day! Jenny recently became a certified corrective exercise specialist with a focus on postpartum women. She is also a certified prenatal fitness coach. Through the pandemic, Jenny started offering Zoom pilates interval classes to help people reduce stress and maintain sanity. Jenny absolutely loves working with the dancers at Artistic Fusion Dance Academy. She also currently teaches at Club Pilates in Lafayette, Boulder, and Longmont. Jenny is a mother to three amazing kids and loves living a healthy, active life with her family.

Italo Elgueta - Ballroom

He is a renowned ballroom professional dancer, teacher, and coach. His passions have led him to teach all throughout the world. He enjoys teaching students of all ages and levels.

After competing from a young age his dancing led him to his first performance for a worldwide audience as a Feature Dancer in High School Musical 2. Italo then rejoined the cast, and was cast as a Principle Dancer in the Featured film High School Musical 3: Senior Year. ​He has performed and choreographed on Dancing With the Stars, Disney Channel’s “So Random”, Lythgoe Panto productions “Snow White Christmas”, Touring live show “Ballroom With a Twist”, and Co-choreographer for Dance India Dance. Associate choreographer and performer for the hit musical “Loving the Silent Tears”. Performed for several artists in videos and stage performances including: Kylie Minogue, Jesse McCartney, Jonas Brothers, Ben Vereen, Collin Raye, Clay Aiken, Lucas Grabeel, Paris By Night. Participated as a Professional dance partner and choreographer on the Oxygen Network’s reality series “Dance Your Ass Off”, motivating and inspiring fitness and dance.

Koko Buckley - PT Asst. Director

Koko, originally from CO, has been dancing since she was 2 and is an Artistic Fusion alumni. After receiving her college degree in Business Marketing, she joined the Artistic Fusion faculty and has been a teacher at the studio since 2015. She has been involved with Full Time Company, Part Time Company, and Open classes and recently has dedicated her time to directing the Part Time Company. Artistic Fusion was her home and such an important part of her life and feels so grateful to be able to teach the next generation of AFDA kids!

Mindy Ricketts - Acro

Mindy Ricketts, an acro, stretch, strength, and flexibility instructor has been professionally teaching in the DFW area for several years. Her home studio for the past seven years has been at the famous, blue check mark, Beyond Belief Dance Company. She created their acro program from scratch, working alongside the director, Justin Johnson (AKA Alyssa Edwards). Her work is reflected through all the dancers on the Original Netflix Series Dancing Queen where she and her Daughter Brooke can be seen in each episode, and exclusively featured in episode 5. Her passion for teaching is evident in the classroom. Her extensive knowledge of acro and proper dance techniques creates limitless possibilities for her students.

Brooke Ricketts - Dance Instructor

Bio coming soon!

Maya Butler - Ballet

Bio coming soon!


"My young child has been taking ballet class here she always has so much fun and just adores her teacher Miss Jen. Every week she looks forward to her class and wants to go every day if she could!"

Lanie M.

We absolutely love AFDA all the staff are amazing and truly have a passion for what they do. All the students are so nice and welcoming.

Kendra S.

Contact Us


5660 West 88th Avenue, Westminster CO 80031

Mon – Fri : 3:00pm – 9:00pm

Saturday : 9:00am – 1:00pm

Sunday : Closed


Artistic Fusion Dance Academy is a children's dance studio located in Westminster with an award-winning team dedicated to providing the best dance instruction whilst also empowering tomorrow's leaders.

Opening Hours

Mon – Fri : 3:00pm – 9:00pm

Saturday : 9:00am – 1:00pm

Sunday : Closed

ADDRESS: 5660 West 88th Avenue, Westminster CO 80031

Telephone: 7209291820

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