Lance Hardin is a native of Chicago, where he received his training from Larry Long at the Ruth Page Foundation School of Dance. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Ballet from Indiana University, where he studied under the direction of Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, Patricia McBride, Jacques Cesbron, and Violette Verdy. As a professional dancer, Mr. Hardin has danced with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, North Carolina Dance Theatre (currently Charlotte Ballet), Chautauqua Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, Ballet Nouveau Colorado, Boulder Ballet, Springfield Ballet Company, and the Yoko Kasai Ballet Studio located in Japan. He has performed principal roles by world renowned choreographers such as George Balanchine (Allegro Brilliante, Four Temperaments, Western Symphony, Who Cares), Paul Taylor (Esplanade, Company B), Dwight Rhoden (Verge), Nacho Duato (Jardi Tancat), William Forsythe (In the Middle Somewhat Elevated), Michael Pink (Romeo and Juliet), and Alonzo King (Map). Presently, Lance is enjoying many requests as guest artist, teacher, and choreographer. Mr. Hardin has taught dance for the past 23 years and holds numerous choreographic credits including The Denver Independent Choreographer’s Project, Springfield Ballet Company, Boulder Ballet and Fractured a collaboration with his wife Amy Earnest for James Sewell Ballet. Prior to joining Boulder Ballet, Lance and Amy served as Co-Dance Directors at The Myles Reif Performing Arts Center in Minnesota. Lance served as Associate Artistic Director of Boulder Ballet for four years before becoming Artistic Director in 2020.
Claudia Anata Hubiak is a Boulder native and began her dance career at Boulder Ballet as a student. Claudia holds an MFA from NYU at Tisch. She studied at NYU on a full scholarship Dean’s Fellowship and was honored with the position of Graduate Student Assistant in Film for Dance. While in New York she taught choreography and technique at NYU for the Future Dancers and Dance Makers program. Claudia was a co-founder of Vispo Dance in San Francisco, (2004-2009) and founded and directed The Anata Project from 2011-2019. Claudia has been a Resident Artist of the Bay Area Discovery Museum, Shawl Anderson and The California Historical Society. She was a 2018 recipient of the CHIME award with Margaret Jenkins for choreographic mentorship. Her work has been presented in New York, San Francisco and Colorado at: Z Space, ODC, Dance Mission Theater, The West Wave Dance Festival, SPF7, 111 Minna Gallery, The Garage, Judson Memorial Church, NYU, DanceNow’s Joe’s Pub, The Atlas Theater, LaMama’s Ellen Stewart Theater, The Wave Rising Series, Danny Studios, and The Dairy Center For The Arts. Claudia was an educator for Lines Ballet and taught choreography for the SF school of the Arts from 2012-2019. In 2014 she founded the Anata Wellness Outreach Program dedicated to bringing dance, meditation and somatic practices to schools throughout the Bay Area. Claudia is delighted to come full circle back to Boulder to support the growth of Boulder Ballet.