Team

Latisha "Tish" Hardy

Owner/Founder of Latisha Hardy Dance & Co Ltd.

Latisha "Tish" Hardy is from Clinton, Utah. She has been dancing her whole life; however, grew very close to Latin dances 10 years ago. She has been training under world renowned dancers from LA, New York, Miami, and Chicago for the past 8 years. This introduction is what set the vision for empowering others through the art of dance. The concept started while finishing an Undergraduate degree in Psychology; however, her career counselor advised her that she would need to find another passion since dancing was not a career. This prompted her to obtain her MBA and lead to the development of Latisha Hardy Dance & Co Ltd.

Miranda hernandez

Instructor & Executive Assistant of Latisha Hardy Dance & Co Ltd.

Miranda Hernandez is from El Paso, Texas. She has danced ballet and modern throughout her life until she found a love for Latin dance after moving to Colorado Springs. She has trained with Latisha Hardy and other renowned danced around the world to become proficient in several Latin dances. 

Miranda now teaches Salsa, Bachata at Latisha Hardy Dance and Children's Ballet at the YMCA. Miranda continues to train, with the Lady Boss Ladies Team at Latisha Hardy Dance and serves as the teams Captain. 

Chris Knott

Owner/Founder of Dunamis ARP (Strength Coach)

As a former strength and conditioning coach for Purdue University, USA Olympic Rowing and the Colorado Rockies, Chris brings a wealth of experience to the table. In addition, he has worked and consulted for several USA Olympic teams and professional athletes including NFL, Olympic wrestling, boxing, judo, rowing, swimming, volleyball, weightlifting, gymnastics, and soccer. Chris's most recent accolade was supporting and preparing 23 of the Super Bowl 50 Denver Bronco champions, including the Super Bowl 50 MVP.


Chris resides in Colorado Springs with his wife and four daughters. He continues his sports performance, neurological rehabilitation, and functional medicine practices to offer each individual the opportunity to realize their full, God-given potential.

Zach whipkey 

Hip-Hop Instructor

Zach began his love for dance in high school after watching Step Up 2: The Streets. However, he did not actually start his official dance training until he reached the Young Americans Performing Arts College after graduating High School in 2011. His diligence and hard work ultimately earned him a place as a principle dancer on various tours and in numerous shows.

Zach has been teaching Hip Hop here in Colorado Springs for the last 4 years working at studios such as Dance Unlimited, Turning Pointe School of Dance and now Latisha Hardy Dance & Co Ltd. Zach is currently attending UCCS and pursuing his degree in Health Sciences.

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