Kim Cumiford and her husband Les, have been married since 1990. They have three children, whom they home school in Farmington, New Mexico. They have served in a variety of Christian ministries over the years and began Dance4Him in Farmington, New Mexico in 2002. Kim began dancing in high school and later danced on an adult dancing team for 2 years. She taught ages 3-10 years old at Elite Studio in Albuquerque, New Mexico, for four years: she coached Menaul High School’s Dancing Team: and danced with an adult worship team for 2 years. Kim has many years of dancing experience including participation in a variety of productions doing choreography, instruction, and direction. She believes that dancing is not about “the dancer” but about the one who created you to praise Him.
Shannah has been a dancer her entire life and an instructor for 16 years. Her training in Ballet, Tap, and Jazz came from Dancemania, Silhouette, and San Juan College in Farmington. She has been with DANCE4HIM since January 2004 and has brought her exceptional strength and technique to our younger and older dancers teaching tap, ballet, & Pointe. Shannah says that it is the great people and Godly, loving atmosphere that keeps her at DANCE4HIM. We have been fortunate to have her gentle spirit working with our little ones, as well as her excellence to push our more advanced dancers. Shannah is not only a beautiful dancer herself, but she has her associates in accounting, and is a proud mom.
Nicole Elder began her dance training in 1994 at Elite Dance Studio in Albuquerque. She continued with Mann Dance Academy in 2001, where she danced the role of Alice in Alice in Wonderland, and San Juan College in 2002. At Dance4Him studio (2002-2010), she taught classes and danced featured roles in The Dream, A Love Story, by God, The Devil’s Last Dance, and A Tale of Two Roads. In 2004 and 2009, Nicole was selected by San Juan College to dance in the prestigious Young Artist Recital. More recently, she modeled for Algy Dance Costumes and competed nationally, where she earned three platinum awards for her solos. Nicole trained with the Ballet Repertory Theatre of New Mexico where she worked with the director, Katherine Giese and with Ballet Master, Alex Ossadnik. She starred in BRT’s The Nutcracker in the Spanish Variation, Pierrot Doll, Snowflake, and Flower and also in BRT’s Alice in Wonderland as a Chess piece and Waltz couple. She has also worked with Ballet Mistress, Beth Griffin, Director, Cheri Costales, and Artist Robbie Rodriguez. She married Caleb Elder in 2014 and has a daughter Mable Grace.
Lisa Knight- Office Management
Rachel has been dancing for 16 years. She began dancing at the age of five and is trained mostly in ballet, pointe, and jazz. She has also been instructed in hip hop, modern, and tap classes. Rachel began with gymnastics, but changed to dance at Silhouette Dance Studio in Farmington. She then went to Star Steps Academy of Dance in Farmington and attended there for 3 years. In 2002, Rachel began dancing with Dance4Him. Since then, she has participated in the summer intensive at Elite Dance Studio in Albuquerque and has also performed in the Young Artist’s Recital at San Juan College with both dance and piano. She has assisted and taught classes for the past 7 years. She loves working with the students and maintains the website. Rachel accepted Christ into her life at age five and has been following Him ever since. Being at Dance4Him has strengthened her relationship with Christ and shown her the true meaning of worship. Her goals in life are to follow Jesus with whatever He calls her to do.