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Our Team

Dedication. Expertise. Passion.

Our team is dedicated to helping you feel welcome and part of the SlapStep family. We aren’t just a group of people that happen to be attending the same class, we are a family. A group of like-minded individuals that enjoy the company of each other. Your instructors are here to help you feel comfortable and help you to perform at your best potential.

Jackaline Rutter
Owner, Instructor

Founded on the basis that everyone can dance…Jackaline Rutter opened SlapStep Studios in June 2013. Jackaline has been dancing for over thirty years and has has been the proud owner of several dance studios including…

Jackaline’s School of Dance – Home of Saco Sensation Cloggers and Dynamix.

Both studios were based in Maine and were prominent in the New England Communities. The clogging teams thrived at competition often taking home several 1st place trophies. But the most important trophy, Spirit Award, was taken home three times by the dancers at Saco Sensation Cloggers. Jackie’s philosophy encourages unity with individuality and motivation creating one team with the goal of evolution in dance!


SlapStep Studios is founded on this same philosophy – everyone is welcome here! For more information please feel free to email or give me a call at 970-315-CLOG.


Steph Bernazal

Stephanie Bernazal has been dancing since the age of 5. During her time in competitive drill team, Stephanie enjoyed learning many forms of dance including hip-hop, jazz, lyrical and modern. Stephanie began assistant teaching for her mother’s studio while in high school and later taught her own classes throughout college. Her passion for dance has been with her since she was a little girl.


She loves bringing happiness to others through dance. Stephanie is so excited to be a part of Slapstep Studios. She looks forward to sharing her gift and love of dance with everyone!


Marlene Cavanagh

Despite the different paths Marlene’s life has taken, dancing has been her constant!  It has inspired and grounded her, since she slipped on her first ballet slippers at five.

In New York City, she was fortunate to study with Fosse great Anne Reinking, and jazz and tap master Billy Siegenfeld. In Los Angeles, while pursuing a communications and publicity career, she made sure to get her jazz and tap classes in and studied with Richard Kuller.  His style harkens from “Old Hollywood” legends, like Donald O’Connor.


Flash forward to her current life in Colorado, where she studied with Broadway and 42nd Street veteran, Karen Kleber. She also had the privilege of participating in the Big Apple Tap Festival, and learning rhythm tap from masters Barbara Duffy, Brenda Buffalino and Dianne Walker.


She looks forward to sharing her lifetime love of dance with you!


Lenina Olivas

Lenina Olivas is a well-versed dancer with over a decade of experience, showcasing her expertise in a wide range of dance styles, including Belly Dance, Classic Waltz, and more.


Her extensive background includes performing on stage in front of large audiences and participating in musical productions, demonstrating not only her technical skill but also her stage presence and versatility.


As an instructor, Lenina holds a firm belief in the accessibility of dance to everyone, regardless of their initial skill level. Her emphasis on practice, patience, and persistence reflects a disciplined and methodical approach to teaching, ensuring that her students can develop their skills over time. This approach is particularly valuable for individuals who may feel challenged by the idea of dancing with “two left feet.”

Beyond the physical aspects of dance, Lenina recognizes its broader benefits. She views dancing as a holistic activity that contributes to staying in shape, building new social connections, and providing a platform for self-expression.


Julie Woloszyn

Julie Woloszyn is very excited and honored to share her love of dance with you. Classically trained in the Cecchetti Method of ballet, she has over 40 years of dance experience in multiple disciplines including clogging, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip-hop, and ballet, her first love. As an adult dancer, she has had the privilege to perform with The Lonely Juanas, Mussel Rock Cloggers, Silicon Valley Stompers, The Hip-Hop Mamas, and most recently, Slapstep Studio under the great Jackie Rutter. Whatever your skill level, dancing as an adult offers many benefits, rewards, and the freedom to express yourself. Whether you are just starting your dance journey or continuing it, Julie and her fellow instructors welcome you to come and explore the many dance opportunities to be had at Slapstep Studio.


Stacy Leadingham

Stacy Leadingham developed a love of dance as a child dabbling in jazz, tap, and ballet. Grown up life put all that on a shelf to focus on career and kids until 2022 whenshe took up line dancing in Fort Collins, CO. She has co-taught line dancing since 2023 at New Belgium Brewery and Sundance in Fort Collins and is now also teaching at Slapstep Dance Studio in Loveland.


Becky Bolinger

Becky's a scientist by day, clog dancer by night! She has a PhD in atmospheric science, and her work focuses on the climate of Colorado.


Dancing has been part of Becky's life at many different times. She did ballet, tap, and jazz in elementary school. Marching band was a big focus in high school. She joined in on the swing dancing craze in the late 1990s. And she's been clogging with Jackie for almost 11 years.


She's so excited to introduce new dancers to the fun of clogging!

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Lisa Fowlkes

Lisa stepped into her first Zumba class a couple of years ago and has been unstoppable ever since!


Outside of Slapstep Studios Lisa enjoys attending kickboxing, weights class, gardening, taking care of her chickens and her son with special needs. She is also CPR/AED certified.


After getting her Zumba certification over a year ago and working to becoming an instructor, Lisa is excited to show others that fitness can be fun!

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