Bella Barnum Collier


Miss Bella has been a part of the local dance community ever since she took her first ballet class here in Glenwood Springs in 1998. Since then she has pursued a passion for dance by training with studios across the valley, traveling to conventions and receiving instruction from stand out names like Denise Wall, Mandy Moore, Mia Michaels, Travis Wall, tWitch Boss and more. Her original choreography has been featured in the annual showcases, winter festivals, and student showcases since 2010. She has created award winning competitive pieces since 2016, with many of her pieces ranking top 10 Nationally in the summer of 2017.

A Colorado Mountain College Theatre graduate, Bella shares an equal love of Acting and Musical Theater. She has been seen in various shows, most recently in the role of “Tzeitel” in Defiance Community Player’s production of Fiddler On the Roof. Her choreography has also been featured in Theater Productions up and down the valley, most notably in Colorado Mountain Colleges production of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, VOICES original production Panic!, Glenwood Springs High School’s production of Legally Blonde: The Musical, and Defiance Community Player’s You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown.

It doesn’t take much to see Bella’s love, and commitment to her teaching and performing. This passion for her art has come together to support her most recent role as Owner/Executive Director of Legacy Dance Company. Her ultimate goal is to create a safe space for children to unlock their creativity and ignite their passions, build the local community of dance and put Glenwood Springs, Colorado on the map as a producer of poised, professional dancers who can hold their own in the performing arts industry.   

In her spare time, Bella enjoys traveling, spending time with her family, rock climbing, hiking, whitewater rafting, and curling up with a hot cup of coffee and a good book.


Miss Bella is a Registered Acro Dance Teachers Association (ADTA) Instructor and teaches:

  • DiscoverTOTS

  • DiscoverDance 1

  • Beginner Ballet & Tap 1

  • Intermediate Lyrical

  • Hip Hop (multiple levels)

  • Tap (multiple levels)

  • Jazz (multiple levels)

  • Contemporary (multiple levels)

  • Acro (multiple levels)