Meet Our Team

Lucy Wallace, Co-Founder

In 2007 Lucy Wallace, MA started teaching dance at Alchemy of Movement (AOM) in Boulder, CO. In 2010, she bought AOM, after receiving her master’s degree in Psychology. Her Psychological background led to the birth of Dance 2B Free due to the therapeutic and cathartic quality of her teaching style.

In March of 2015, Lucy founded Dance 2B Free and formed a 501c3 along with her board of Directors. Dance 2B Free’s mission is to share the healing power of dance with women in prison nationwide. Their program launched at the Denver Women’s Correctional Facility in July of 2015 and has grown into weekly classes and a teacher-training program in Pueblo, CO and York, Nebraska. Thirty inmates have been trained as dance teachers giving them a tangible skill as they complete their sentences and return to their communities!

Lynn Heilig, Board Member

Lynn recently retired from a 30-year career with McKinsey and Company, a global management consulting firm, where she was responsible for the professional development of the firm’s 1800 knowledge professionals.  Dance has been a lifelong passion of hers, and in recent years she has performed with a number of community dance troupes, including En Fuego Productions, Planet Motion, and One Big Yes.  She is also committed to the empowerment of women and girls, and served on the board of directors for the YWCA of Boulder County, where she was chair of the building committee during the organization’s $2.5 million capital campaign in 2003-2005.  Lynn is excited to combine these passions in supporting the work of Dance 2B Free.

Kirsten Vermulen, Board Member

Extended Team

Katherine Shoulders, Volunteer

Katherine has 30 plus years of experience as a Health/Fitness Professional. Over the years she has taught group exercise classes, including Pilates, Yoga and Nia. For many years she was a personal trainer and program director. Katherine has a Masters of Science in Health/Fitness Management from American University. For the past 4 years, her focus has been on teaching workshops in the Denver area in the Foundation Training technique. As a native of Arkansas, Katherine knew she wanted to bring Dance To Be Free to Arkansas women’s prisons. Katherine has been instrumental in coordinating these efforts and is currently assisting with teacher training programs around the state.

Eleana Chase,  Intern

Eleana joined D2BF as our Denver based Intern who is helping with a variety of tasks from, dancing, research, organizational items, survey development and more! We are lucky to have such great support!
Lena is currently a student at Metropolitan State University in Denver, CO. She is currently studying psychology with a minor in dance. She began dancing at two years old and was a member of a dance training company in Boulder, CO for 5 years.
In her recent years, Lena has been working on more psychology-based work including data collection on animal abuse cases. Although passionate about many pro-social organizations, she aspires to work as an inmate advocate by providing traditional and alternative therapy for men and women around the country.

Gayle Nosal, Co-Founder

Gayle Nosal is the founder and director of NeeNee Productions. Before entering filmmaking in 2012, she worked in advertising, sales, writing, and teaching. Gayle’s work in advertising in New York City spanned ten years and she understands the art of branding, publicity, and new product development. She later spent twelve years working and capacity building within local, national, and international non-profit organizations, where she guided grassroots non-profits to adopt capacity-building strategies and fundraising plans, and helped larger organizations build social enterprise designs.

Join Us!

We're currently building our team! As we grow we are continually looking for talented volunteers and donors to help support and spread our mission of bringing the joy of movement into women’s prisons. We're particularly interested to collaborate with those who have experience in the non-profit and criminal justice fields, but your own unique talents might be just the right fit for our team.  Please contact us if you'd like to contribute!

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