Maria is the owner and director of MPower Dance Studio. Maria grew up dancing at Club USA Dance as well as several other studios in the Littleton
area. In high school, she was on Poms and started her teaching journey at 15! She loves working with students of all ages and levels and watching them grow into amazing performers. Additionally, she coached high school hip-hop and poms teams.  Maria is an award-winning choreographer and loves getting to see her choreography of all styles (especially jazz, hip-hop and poms) come to life on stage. Building confidence, bringing joy, and helping children find a creative outlet is Maria’s mission as an instructor and studio owner.



Hannah has been in the cheerleading world for over 14 years. She has experience working as a dance/tumbling/cheer instructor and coach for 11 of the 14 years. Hannah cheered on a competitive team while also making the varsity cheer team at Columbine High School. She has always had a passion for working with children and is currently a preschool teacher. Her coaching philosophy stems off strictly having FUN while improving skills and technique all at the same time.



Kelly started competitive gymnastics when she was 3 years old. Kelly competed for the next 9 years and was a member of USAG. Kelly decided to move on when she was 12 years old, but always had a passion for the sport. Kelly came back to the sport when she was in college and began coaching. Kelly has taught competitive gymnastics for all levels - preschool, recreational levels, USAG as well as in the XCEL program where she spent most of her competitive coaching years. Kelly has always loved the sport of gymnastics and after leaving the competitive world, found her love again for coaching and for all the students she gets to work with, as well as the ability to watch them grow over the years.



Jen has coached dance students of all levels and has experience training both poms and competitive dance. Jen is the new JV Pom Coach at Chatfield Senior High. Jen is very involved with group fitness classes instructing Tribe Team Training, Reb3l Groove and Pure Muscle at Club USA Fitness. Jen is excited to bring her love for fitness and dance to the studio every day.



Lauren grew up down the street from Ms. Maria where they were always choreographing various dances in their bedrooms together.  From the age of 4, Lauren began taking tap and ballet sparking her life long love of dance.  Alongside tap and ballet, she most enjoys jazz, lyrical, and contemporary.  While at university Lauren performed for the PLU Dance Team where she continued to grow her love of dance and had the opportunity to perform many different styles. After graduating, Lauren continued sharing her love of dance through teaching and choreographing for her church's dance ministry. With her passion for dance comes her love of children. Lauren worked as a day camp counselor for the YMCA for four years and is currently a nanny to 3 wild boys.  Lauren also owns her own business, Lauren Leyba Photography specializing in wedding and portrait photography.



Lilly has been dancing and tumbling for 13 years at Club USA Dance. Currently she is a leader amongst her high school Varsity Pom squad at Chatfield. She has also been a competitive gymnast for multiple years. She started out as a student teacher for Maria at age 10 for 3 years. She is now an official dance, tumbling, and cheer coach as well as a choreographer.



Mikaela has been a gymnast for 12 years and a dancer for 11 years. She started at Club USA Dance at a young age and was on their tumbling and dance team. After a couple years she moved on to competitive gymnastics but stayed with Club USA for dance. Once she reached high school, she joined her high school poms team. Mikaela still competes as a gymnast and about a year ago started coaching and has loved it ever since!