During her time at UMASS Amherst, Colleen performed in many student works as well as faculty concerts throughout the Five College Program. She worked with a number of choreographers such as Thomas Vacanti, Paul Dennis, Nicole Dagesse, and Shakia Johnson. 

Colleen also created her own work at UMASS Amherst. Her final thesis focused on the combination of stand up comedy and dance. Her movement can be described as hip-hop with jazz flavor, but she is practiced in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, and house. Prior to university, Colleen was a part of the Dance Theater of New England's dance company for 6 years where she was well-rehearsed in partner work and musical theater. 

While in NYC, Colleen has taken numerous classes and workshops with well-respected choreographers such as Robert Taylor Jr., Joanna Numata, and Neil Schwartz. 

She now teaches at the Edge Studio of Dance in Canton, MA where she trains the dance company there.