Ashley King-Grambley

Executive Director

Ashley King has been working in the non-profit field for over twenty years, specializing in arts non-profit management.  She has served as the Executive Director of Weehawken Creative Arts since 2008 and started in 2014 as the Executive Director of the Ridgway Chautauqua Society/Sherbino Theatre. In her current role, she also leads the Alpenglow Arts Alliance, an alliance of nine regional arts organizations with the aim of co-promotion of the arts and collaborative planning.    

Previously, Ashley served a five year term as Executive Director of the Gunnison Council for the Arts/Gunnison Arts Center (2000-06) and also worked with The Steadman-Hawkins Research Foundation (Development and Education/Fellows Program), The Town of Gypsum (Special Events Coordinator), The Minturn Community Fund (Director), The Town of Minturn (Economic Development Director), Western State College (Student Programming Director), and Co-Founded the Eagle Valley Artists Alliance. She served as a Peer Assistance Network Advisor (PAN) for the Colorado Creative Industries from 2005 until it was disolved, and has helped several arts organizations throughout the state through her PAN work.

Ashley also actively volunteers on the Ridgway Creative District Committee and the Space to Create Ridgway Advisory Board.  She lives in Ridgway with her husband, Kevin Grambley, and their two hillarious bulldogs.

970.708.3855 | ashley@weehawkenarts.org

Please call 970.318.0150 for basic registration and class questions

Natasha Pyeatte

Artistic Director for Dance

Natasha Pyeatte has been dancing non-stop since the age of four, never having imagined doing anything else.  She always knew that she would grow up to be someone who dances and inspires others to dance.

Natasha has extensive professional performance and choreography experience having trained and danced with the Colorado Ballet Academy in Denver; Gotta Dance and The Edge in Los Angeles; Grand Valley Dance Company; and Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction. She has performed with Valerie Madonia, Tony Coppola, Feet First Dance Ensemble, Telluride Repertory Theatre, Telluride Aids Benefit, and the Morgan Wixson Theatre of Santa Monica.  She has choreographed for Magic Circle Theatre of Montrose, Weehawken Dance, Ouray County Players, Telluride Dance Academy, and The Ames Conservatory.

As a committed educator, Natasha has been teaching dance and choreographing since 2001. Her specialties include tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, theatre dance and aerial silks. She has acquired dance instructor training under the direction of Valerie Madonia, current Director of the Colorado Ballet Academy; at Colorado Mesa University; Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance in Boulder, Co; and The American Ballet Theatre in New York. In 2012 Natasha completed her National Training Curriculum certification in all levels of the program. Natasha is an ABT® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level 7 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.

In addition to her ABT certification, Natasha is currently working on her Pilates certification through Balanced Body with Annette Petit in Telluride. Pilates has been proven to be an ideal form of cross training for dancers to keep them strong, balanced and injury free.  By integrating Pilates exercises into the classroom, Natasha keeps her dancers safe so they can have a long career and healthy body.

Natasha is passionate about the arts and has enjoyed developing the Weehawken Dance program as the Artistic Director since the fall of 2007. Utilizing her endless energy and enthusiasm, she choreographs and produces at least 3 Weehawken Dance performances a year. The communities of Silverton, Ouray, Ridgway and Montrose benefit from her talent in the 20 to 30 classes a week she teaches.  Her insight and vision inspire her students, fellow teachers and volunteers in addition to delighting anyone who sees her in action.

970.318.6674 | natashajeanne@weehawkenarts.org

Kendra Manley with Weehawken Creative Arts

Kendra Manley

Kendra Manley started dancing and tumbling at the age of 2 ½, spending most of her early years at the "Talent Factory" in Claycomo, Missouri.  Later, Kendra traveled all over the United States performing with the "Super Troop" which was part of the opening ceremonies of the 1984 Olympics.

Following in her mother’s footsteps, she cheered for the Kansas City Chiefs in 1996-1997 (her mother cheered for the Chiefs during the first Super Bowl in 1967).

Kendra rediscovered her love of teaching, dancing, and mentoring the youth in the Ouray community when, in 2010, she began working with Weehawken Dance. As a mother of 2, she understands the importance of supporting the adolescence of the community through arts and physical activity. In 2011, Kendra became a certified Zumba instructor, and in 2014 she started practicing aerial dance, which came naturally to this Cross Fit athlete and dancer. Kendra continues to inspire us all by hanging off of silks, playing on the lyra and trapeze, and getting up on stage performing in our Weehawken Dance Productions.

Natasha Pyeatte

Artistic Director for Dance

Natasha Pyeatte has been dancing non-stop since the age of four, never having imagined doing anything else.  She always knew that she would grow up to be someone who dances and inspires others to dance.

Natasha has extensive professional performance and choreography experience having trained and danced with the Colorado Ballet Academy in Denver; Gotta Dance and The Edge in Los Angeles; Grand Valley Dance Company; and Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction. She has performed with Valerie Madonia, Tony Coppola, Feet First Dance Ensemble, Telluride Repertory Theatre, Telluride Aids Benefit, and the Morgan Wixson Theatre of Santa Monica.  She has choreographed for Magic Circle Theatre of Montrose, Weehawken Dance, Ouray County Players, Telluride Dance Academy, and The Ames Conservatory.

As a committed educator, Natasha has been teaching dance and choreographing since 2001. Her specialties include tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, theatre dance and aerial silks. She has acquired dance instructor training under the direction of Valerie Madonia, current Director of the Colorado Ballet Academy; at Colorado Mesa University; Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance in Boulder, Co; and The American Ballet Theatre in New York. In 2012 Natasha completed her National Training Curriculum certification in all levels of the program. Natasha is an ABT® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level 7 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.

In addition to her ABT certification, Natasha is currently working on her Pilates certification through Balanced Body with Annette Petit in Telluride. Pilates has been proven to be an ideal form of cross training for dancers to keep them strong, balanced and injury free.  By integrating Pilates exercises into the classroom, Natasha keeps her dancers safe so they can have a long career and healthy body.

Natasha is passionate about the arts and has enjoyed developing the Weehawken Dance program as the Artistic Director since the fall of 2007. Utilizing her endless energy and enthusiasm, she choreographs and produces at least 3 Weehawken Dance performances a year. The communities of Silverton, Ouray, Ridgway and Montrose benefit from her talent in the 20 to 30 classes a week she teaches.  Her insight and vision inspire her students, fellow teachers and volunteers in addition to delighting anyone who sees her in action.

970.318.6674 | natashajeanne@weehawkenarts.org

Please call 970.318.0150 for basic registration and class questions

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Stephanie Lauerman Wallin

Director Business Operations

Stephanie made her way westward from Denver 15 years ago to embrace a lifestyle balancing work and family- starting as Weehawken Creative Arts (WCA), Programs Coordinator and raising two beautiful little girls. As they grew so did Stephanie’s organizational capacity and responsibilities. She now uses her B.S. in Finance and Accounting from the University of Nebraska to help keep WCA and the Sherbino Theater running efficiently as the Director of Business Operations. The role is challenging and rewarding, knowing she is helping to bring amazing cultural programs to her own community.  Outside the office Stephanie enjoys time with her wonderful girls, their dog Milo, and the amazing friends she has gained here.  You can also find her teaching at the Ridgway Yoga Shala where she loves working on all the aspects of "balance" life requires!

970-318-0150 | stephanie@weehawkenarts.org

Please call 970.318.0150 for basic registration and class questions


Classroom Locations

* It’s important to know that some classes may be held in other locations that may not be listed below. Locations will be specified accordingly in class descriptions.

Weehawken Ridgway

Primary staff office
1075 Sherman Street
Ridgway, CO 81432
(970) 318-0150

The Sherbino Theater

604 Clinton Street
Ridgway, CO 81432

Hypoxia Gym

1900 550 Uncompahgre National Forest
Ouray, CO 81432

Weehawken Montrose

310 S 9th Street
Montrose, CO 81401

Wright Opera House

472 Main Street
Ouray, CO 81427

Montrose Field House

25 Colorado Ave. 
Montrose, CO 81401