Dance & Creative Movement

At Aspen we have created a national model dance program. Our lead instructor teaches not only dance, but leadership, integrity, discipline and fun. Your student, no matter what their age, will experience dance through an alternative lens. Dancers will excel, non-dancers will enjoy and all students will collaborate for optimal team performances. Come and take a look, this class is nothing short of amazing.


  • To instill confidence and build character.
  • Encourage freedom of expression in the performing arts.
  • Integrate whole body learning by providing students with a physical, creative space.
  • Artistic expression is emphasized
  • Each student is encouraged to discover his/her individual artistry.
  • Concepts - body awareness and control, physical strength involving coordination, strength, flexibility, posture, endurance and stamina.
  • Students learn technical dance routines and learn the style, story and character of the pieces.
  • Students have the opportunity to discover their creative dancer in fun and healthy avenues.

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Maya Pingle

Dance Instructor

Ms. Pingle has over 25 years of instructional and performing experience in dance, choreography, and Pilates. Her teaching style and passions stem from her early years in India, lessons learned while extensively training and performing professionally as a child through adulthood, and raising her own children in this world today.

She studied diverse styles of dance in Chicago, and was a scholarship trainee at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York. She went on to perform with ballet, modern, jazz, opera dance companies throughout the US, and as a long time choreographer and dancer with the Radio City Rockettes touring casts. She is grateful for awards such as: top 3 finalist in the Pilates Anytime NEXT Instructor competition; national high school senior ARTS awardee, and 1st place in Chicago for the National Endowment for the Arts. Ms. Pingle has performed in film, TV and commercials before settling in Denver, coaching Pilates, and teaching courses at Metro State University. She saw the importance of thoughtful movement for children when watching her twins grow, and created MDP, an enlightening performance-style approach to traditional movement, with a deeper focus on life skills, learned from the stage.

Ms. Pingle is inspired by the Aspen community's sense of kindness, and her shared belief that there is more than one way to achieve greatness in learning.