Instructor Bios

Shalom Baby Instructor Bios


Brooke GessayBrooke Gessay is a lover of adventure, especially in the territories of dance, creative process, yoga and zen. She works with kids and adults in the Boulder community in elementary schools, with The Wellness Initiative, and on faculty at The Integral Center.  She holds a BA in Dance and English/Creative Writing from Connecticut College. Brooke is currently an MFA candidate in Dance at CU Boulder and a  yoga teacher, assisting Nataraja Kallio at Naropa University.  Brooke has danced professionally with LEVYdance, Malashock Dance, and Weird Al Yankovic, and toured in the U.S., China, Vietnam, Mexico, Italy and Lithuania. She has worked extensively with youth in arts education in San Francisco and Boulder.





Chamisa LogemannChamisa Logemann has over 10 years experience working with children. She is a former elementary school teacher and a Signing Smart instructor. Her greatest joy is helping kids learn something new. She has previously taught in Boulder Valley Schools and San Jose, California.  She also has experience working with preschoolers and toddlers at Head Start in Denver.  Currently, Chamisa is a stay at home mom with her 2 1/2 year old daughter, Kierra.  She is excited to be teaching at the Boulder JCC.  View all classes taught by Chamisa.






Kristin McLeanKristin McLean loves teaching music to kids and their families. Singing, playing instruments, dancing and improvising, Kristin’s classes encourage children to have fun musical experiences while also learning basic music competency: the ability to sing a melody and keep a beat.  Sharing music from around the world and music with meaningful lyrics, Kristin’s classes are high energy and unique.  Kristin is the owner of Magical Music, a preschool music program, and most mornings she can be found singing and dancing in preschools though out Boulder county.  A graduate from Naropa University, she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies:  Music and Early Childhood Education.  She is also a registered Music Together teacher.  In 2010 Kristin gave birth to daughter Kora, who teaches her so much everyday!  Kristin says, “Don’t let the CD player make your music for you; everyone can make music!”




Amy SherickAmy Sherick started gymnastics when she was six years old. She competed for Boulder High School and Boulder Flyers. For the past six years Amy has been teaching at Mountain Kids in Louisville.  She enjoys seeing the kids have fun, work hard, and learn to love gymnastics.