Debbie Vecchiarelli is the owner of LTCC Dance- Little Theatre Culture Center, Inc. Debbie was introduced to studio life at 2 weeks old. Her mother and teacher Roberta Thornsberry said she was moving at 2 weeks and has never stopped since. Debbie continued dancing and Gymnastics from her dad Ray Thornsberry all through High School. Growing up Debbie was privileged to take from so many experts in dance from Luigi, Gus Giordano, Roni Mahler, Madame Swaboda and many others in both the East and west coast. Debbie enjoyed competing in National Competitions in New York with her class and her best dance friends. After High school even though she loved performing professionally her true love was teaching children. At 24 with much encouragement from her parents she opened up the Ken Caryl branch of Little Theatre. Debbie has been in the community for over 30 years and has loved helping to build dancers as well as well rounded people. Her love for Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Pointe, Lyrical has brought up many dancers who are performing or teaching in many states . Debbie feels very blessed to do what she loves every day and learn something new from all the students. Debbie has two daughters, Leah and Madison. Both have grown up in the studio and have loved being a part of Little Theatre’s 3rd generation of dancers. Debbie is married to Matt Vecchiarelli, her High School sweetheart and the man behind the scenes who has supported every late night, long week-end and show set-up. Debbie’s main focus at Little Theatre is to mold excellent dance training from her tremendous staff with basic life necessities of respect, responsibility and kindness to one another. Debbie hopes to carry on the great work her parents did.
Leah Fox is our business manager. She is also Debbie Vecchiarelli’s daughter. She has grown up at Little Theatre and took under the instruction of her mother, Debbie and grandmother, Roberta from 4 years old on. She started assisting at the age of 12 and has enjoyed teaching the tiny tots and as well as some other classes. Leah’s true joy of dance comes from her tap shoes. Leah is married to her husband Michael Fox who she loves spending her weekends with. Leah also has a son, Hunter and a stepdaughter, Molly Jean who she enjoys seeing and spending time with as well. Leah’s main focus at Little Theatre is to assist her mom with day to day functions while also helping to grow the studio. She also hopes to carry on this special place that her grandmother created.
Alyssa Berns started dance at LTCC as a very young dancer. Alyssa always had a tremendous work ethic and perfection in her dance that quickly made her one of the best dancers in all her classes. Alyssa has a bubbly personality and a great eye for technique. When Alyssa became a teenager she was an assistant to Ms. Debbie for years. Alyssa danced through High school where she was on the Columbine POMS team as well as performing in many school musicals. Alyssa was on the LTCC Elite Competitive team as well. After High School , Alyssa attended Metro State University where she earned her degree in Graphic Design. At the same time Alyssa then became a full time teacher and is skilled in Ballet ,Pointe, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Tap and technique. Alyssa is one of the Competitive Team choreographers and has received many choreography awards for her pieces. Alyssa now is part of our Alumni dance group and continues to help mold many young and older dancers into strong people as well as trained dancers. Alyssa is married and has 2 handsome boys that dance and a baby girl that are the love of her life. Alyssa also has Alyssa Berns Photography that specializes in family and newborn photography and video. We are happy to have her as part of our staff and a member of our close dance family.
Maggie Ramseur has been dancing since she was two years old and joined the Little Theatre family when she was seven. She began assisting Miss Debbie when she was 13 and has loved interacting with younger dancers ever since. Maggie is thrilled to be choreographing for our Elite team this year, as well as working with them every week in the studio. She has also enjoyed teaching Ballet & Tap, Jazz and contemporary. Maggie received her BA in Neuroscience at University of Colorado Boulder. She is exceptionally grateful for her home at Little Theatre and is continually rejuvenated and inspired by the joy of her students.
Delany Hill is a Colorado native. At the age of three, her mother put her into dance and she has had a passion for it ever since. She began teaching in high school and continues to thrive on the excitement teaching brings. She is experienced in ballet, contemporary, lyrical, jazz, pointe, hip hop, and tap and is currently teaching Junior Contemporary, our Senior Elite team, and our tiny tots. Delany moved to the Denver area a few years ago to finish school and now works as a full-time paralegal. She is grateful to be able to continue teaching dance classes. She loves working with children and creating a positive and fun environment for kids to simply be kids. Dance, for her, is a way to express emotions in a healthy way while staying fit and challenging the mind.
Paige Orcutt grew up dancing at Little Theatre. She always loved powerfully leaping across the stage- and all the sparkly costumes! Her senior year of high school she decided to pursue a career in track instead of dance, so she ran for Boise State University in Idaho, but dancing and choreographing has always held a special place in Paige’s heart. Paige is now entering her 9th year teaching elementary school and her third year helping to teach the tiny tot classes. Paige has so much fun dancing around the studio with the little ones, and they often bring tears to her eyes at the big show when they not only show off how adorable they are, but also how much they have learned and grown. Paige has also been involved with our Princess Camp for young dancers over the summer- it is always a highlight of her year! She loved creating a fairy tale environment with the students. Currently, Paige is training for triathlons to continue to represent Team USA in the amateur division as she tries to earn her pro license. All of this takes hard work, balance, and dreaming BIG- skills she hopes to instill in her dancers from an early age.