Amber Cosman-Chapa

Amber has over 28 years of dance experience. She started her dance journey at Dance Unlimited almost before she could walk. Her mother, Becky Cosman, is one of the owners. Amber has competed in numerous local and national competitions. She was crowned Ms. Pre-Teen Kentucky and went on to compete at the Ms. Pre-Teen USA pageant in LA. She was awarded Best Eyes, Best State Costume and was also offered a chance to compete on Star Search. Unfortunately, the show ended before she got her chance. She was 1st Runner-Up at the KY State Fair Coca-Cola Classic Talent Competition twice. Once as a tap soloist and once with a tap group. Amber has studied dance all over the country and lived in NYC for 5 years. During that time, she studied dance at the world renowned Broadway Dance Center in Manhattan. She was lucky enough to be able to study under many of the choreographers from So You Think You Can Dance including Mia Michaels, Wade Robson, Sonya Tayeh, Brian Friedman, and Andy Blankenbeuhler. After studying there for 2 years, she was given her own class to teach in the BDC Childrenʼs Program and also asked to assist a few of the main teachers on staff. She trained in all styles of dance but specializes in lyrical, modern, tap and contemporary. Amber was one of the CO-directors of Rileydance, a modern/ contemporary dance company and also a member of Tracie Stanfieldʼs Synthesis Dance Project. A contemporary lyrical concert dance company based in NYC. While in NYC, Amber also modeled for Wilhelmina Modeling Agency and was signed with Bloch Talent Agency. She appeared in magazines and on shows like the View on ABC (Chico’s Model), MTV Wannabe: Britney Spears on MTV(Britney Spears #2), and the Oxygen Channel’s Alanis Morrissette Live Concert. Amber has more recently been featured as the dance instructor of one of the contestants on an episode of Toddler’s and Tiara’s, Season 6. She currently choreographs for middle school and high school dance teams and is the coach of the multiple National Champion Tiny and Mini All-Star dance teams here at DU.