Lynn and Ted Churchill, having grown up in Marble and Redstone, moved their family to Rifle in 1995. The children, Michael, Jordon, Landon, and Taylor, began attending classes at The Academy of Dance & Gymnastics shortly thereafter.
Since then, the family has grown and the business evolved into what is now ArtillumA Dance Company. The family expanded with the marriages of Michael to Shandice, Taylor to Kevin, and Landon to Rachel. Kia and Kaden also bolster the roster and provide a youthful perspective.
Everyone in the family lives in Rifle, and enjoys contributing to the community through their work at the dance studio, in addition to their “real” jobs. 😉 Ted manages one of the local Kum & Go stores, Michael is the General Manager for Rifle Community Television, Shandice is a full time mom, Jordon is a 911 Dispatcher, Landon & Kevin are firefighters and EMTs for Colorado River Fire Rescue, Rachel is the Youth Services Director at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library, and Taylor and Lynn manage the studio full time (and then some!)
As the years go by, families grow and times change, but the heritage and spirit of the studio are alive and well, firmly rooted in a desire to enrich the lives of young people through the art of dance.