Britni Cruz-Dodd
President

 
Britni has enjoyed watching her family grow up in both the dance and theater world, here in the Grand Valley. She has worked with local non-profit Western Colorado Dance Theater, most recently designing costumes for “The Grrrrinch a Christmas in Whoville” and “Frost, A Winter’s Tale”.
 
While attending BYU, Britni worked alongside industry professionals and students backstage, specializing in hair and costume design and coordination. She performed in or contributes to over 20 shows including “Beauty and the Beast”, “Armies of Helaman”, “Peter Pan”, “Oklahoma”, “Living Legends”, “Celtic Women”, “Christmas Around the World”, and many more black box productions.
 
Britni continues to share her love of the theater, music, dance and the arts. She specializes in working with special needs youth, and the preschool aged dancers. Her commitment to bringing the arts to all ages, ethnicities, and ability levels is unparalleled in this community.

Michele Salaz

Board Member

Michele has many years of experience working in administration and compliance. She holds both
Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Health Care Administration. She has been employed with St.
Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction, CO since 2009 as the Clinical Research Regulatory and Compliance
Coordinator. Other qualifications for board service include three years assisting with tracking budget for
the department, billing for grants, and tracking payroll information; and being a member of several
committees at St. Mary’s Hospital over the years, including mission outreach.


Mrs. Salaz also has a background in dance. She danced for many years in Denver and was a member of
the competitive company at the studio she trained at. As a company member, she had the opportunity
to perform all over the state at various events and venues, attend conventions to enhance her training,
and compete at many competitions. She is currently teaching some classes at Inspire Dance Company.
She believes in the mission of Western Colorado Dance Theater and would like to see the community
have the same opportunities to enjoy dance that she did growing up in Denver.