19 years ago we opened Colorado Lightning in hopes to give anyone that had the dream of participating in cheerleading and dance an opportunity. We both come to CLA with a multitude of coaching experience, and a love for working with children. Our number one vision when opening this gym was for all children to have a loving safe place to learn and grow as athletes. Their success is our passion, and we strive to celebrate every success no matter how small they seem. Family is the most important part of our lives, and expanding that love is number one in our business. It's a Family thing!
Dedication and love are our core values!
Melissa Thieme- Dance Coach
I have been with the Colorado Lightning for 14 years, since the day it opened in an Elementary school gym. Coaching is my passion, and favorite hobby. Watching someone learn to do things they never thought they could is a true gift. I especially enjoy it, because it provides me with an opportunity to spend time with my family and watch my daughters participate in something they truly love.
Nikki Trujillo- Hip Hop Coach
Coaching is a true passion of mine. I love watching the members of our gym learn to do new things. I started coaching for CLA right before left for college 5 years ago, but choreographed from a far. Reuniting with our girls and getting to work with them in person is a passion I would not pass up. Being with my family every night is an added bonus!