CP Staff

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Crowd Pleasers’ staff is made up of talented young women from college dance teams across the U.S as well as many highly respected Texas Dance Team Directors. Our staff members are not only excellent teachers, but exceptional role models for your team. They are gifted young women who truly have a passion for delivering the most innovative choreography in the industry. In addition they are equipped with leadership programming which is not only the best you will find but which they have been highly trained to execute. Crowd Pleasers’ staff is renowned for its cutting-edge choreography, meaningful and effective leadership programming, and careful attention to detail in every aspect of your camp experience.

Meet Our Staff

10478663_10104678370210470_4158141029581008227_n Jana Joerns Young

 Number of Years on Staff: 14 years
 Hometown: La Porte
 High School: La Porte High School
 College: Kilgore College & University of Texas
Dance Experience: Kilgore Rangerette, director at A&M Consolidated for 5  years, director at Clear Lake High School 2 years
Fun Fact: I’m a CP lifer!

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 Heather Boerke

 Number of Years on Staff: 13 years
 Hometown: Houston
 High School: Clear Lake High School
College: Texas A&M University
Dance Experience: Aggie Dance Team Captain, director at Crosby High School for 4 years, director at Memorial High School
Fun Fact: I performed at Super Bowl XXXVIII.

BrittonyByatt Brittony Byatt

 Number of Years on Staff: 11 years
 Hometown: Houston
 High School: Stratford High School
 College: Kilgore College and Texas Woman’s University
Dance Experience: Stratford High School Colonel, Kilgore College Rangerette and Swingster, Dance  Education degree from Texas Woman’s University in 2010, director at Houston Christian for 4 years
Fun Fact: My husband and I have three cats and love them very much!

Kara_headshot2015 Kara Rogers

 Number of Years on Staff: 11 years
 Hometown: Austin
 High School: McNeil High School
College: Stephen F. Austin State University
Dance Experience: Member and officer of the McNeil Majestics, member and Captain of the Stephen F. Austin Pom Squad, Dance major, member of Defiance Dance Company, Assistant Director at Richardson High School, Director of Country Western Dance Team, Director at Clark High School
Fun Fact: I have an identical twin and I’m obsessed with the show Friends!

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Ashley Tropea

 Number of Years on Staff: 10 years
 Hometown: Houston
 High School: J. Frank Dobie High School
 College: Stephen F. Austin State University
Dance Experience: Dobie Lariaette Colonel, Stephen F. Austin State  University Pom Squad for 3 years, Bachelors of Science in Dance from SFA, dance teacher at Clear Springs High School for 5 years, Silverados Assistant Director for 3 years, Silverados Director for 3 years 
Fun Fact: I have been to Costa Rica three times and I could go back there for every vacation and be perfectly content!

1053153_10151676826663675_288570965_oEmma Beavers

 Number of Years on Staff: 10 years
 Hometown: Houston
 High School: Cypress Springs High School
 College: Kilgore College and Texas Christian University
Dance Experience: Danced at Carol Ehler Dance School for 16 years, Cy-Springs Pantera Captain, Kilgore College Rangerette, Swingster and Officer, TCU Showgirl, Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader for 4 years, finishing masters degree in dance education
Fun Fact: I once performed on an airplane hanger in Japan.

image1 Jennifer Willey

 Number of Years on Staff: 10 years
 Hometown: Houston
 High School: Cypress Ridge High School
 College: Stephen F. Austin State University
Dance Experience: Junior Lieutenant and Lieutenant Colonel of the Cypress Ridge Dazzler Dance Team, member of the Stephen F. Austin State University Pom Squad, studio dance instructor in Germany
Fun Fact: I am a Kindergarten teacher at Jenks Elementary School!

10348679_10105057789860454_6573253049601843164_o Melanie Smith Lown

 Number of Years on Staff: 10 years
 Hometown: Austin
 High School: McNeil High School
 College: Kilgore College and Texas State University
Dance Experience: McNeil Majestic Colonel, Kilgore College Rangerette, BFA  in Dance from Texas State University, Cy-Woods High School Assistant Director, The Woodlands College Park Director, Hebron High School Director 
Fun Fact: I currently live in California with my husband, Brett, and our two fur babies: Bogey the Beagle and Dahlia the Dalmatian!

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 Number of Years on Staff: 9 years
 Hometown: Austin
 High School: Westwood High School
 College: Texas State University
Dance Experience: BFA in Dance, Artistic Director of the Roustabouts dance company at the University of Texas for 3 years, danced for a school tour with Jadagrace, currently resides in LA and is signed with GTA agency, assists two of the top choreographers in the industry – Kennis Marquis and Phlex, toured internationally with Dawin, and has recently worked with Silento, Keke Palmer and Tisha Campbell
Fun Fact: I danced in the movie, Bernie starring Jack Black. I lived in Germany for 6 months while dancing with a company. I love cheese!

548915_10151527236032618_1446683977_n Allison Arceneaux

 Number of Years on Staff: 9 years
 Hometown: Katy
 High School: Seven Lakes High School
 College: Texas Christian University 
Dance Experience: Majored in modern dance and worked with several renowned choreographers
Fun Fact: If I could have any super power in the world I would want to be able to talk to animals, so I could talk to my dog, Bentley, and know what he’s thinking! 🙂

IMG_0426 Kelsey Baskin

 Number of Years on Staff: 9 years
 Hometown: Beaumont
 High School: West Brook High School
 College: Texas State University
Dance Experience: Officer of the West Brook Stars, Texas State Strutter and Lieutenant, graduated with BFA in Dance, Assistant Director at Dulles High School
Fun Fact: I lived in Australia for 6 months!

Coaches_005 Lindsey Harris

 Number of Years on Staff: 9 years
 Hometown: Fort Worth
 High School: Fossil Ridge High School
 College: University of North Texas and Texas Christian University
Dance Experience: BFA in Modern Dance from TCU, North Texas Dancer for 2 years, taught at local studios for 8 years, Director of the Timber Creek High School Sky Dancers
Fun Fact: My goal is to run a full marathon!

Nobs Headshot Amanda Nobles

 Number of Years on Staff: 8 years
 Hometown: Friendswood
 High School: Friendswood High School
 College: Kilgore College and Texas State University
Dance Experience: Friendswood Wranglerette and officer, Kilgore College Rangerette, graduated from Texas State University with a degree in Dance Education, worked with the competition teams at Illusion Dance Center in New Braunfels, served as the Technician and Choreography Consultant for the Canyon Aristocats, Assistant Director of the Cypress Ranch Classics
Fun Fact: I am commonly referred to as Nobs, I am an avid Harry Potter enthusiast and I possess a wide array of Harry Potter memorabilia.

11312585_10153277790940225_803018439609225923_o Ashley Hamilton

 Number of Years on Staff: 8 years
 Hometown: Cypress
 High School: Cypress Woods High School
 College: Texas A&M University
Dance Experience: Cy-Woods Crimson Cadette and Officer, President of Dance Arts Society at Texas A&M University for 4 years 
Fun Fact: I am a third grade teacher at Woodard Elementary and the director of our dance team, the Wolfpack!

10857953_10205993670469095_7449365581923464903_n Ashley Johnson

 Number of Years on Staff: 8 years
 Hometown: League City
 High School: Clear Creek High School
 College: McNeese State University
Dance Experience: 1st Sr. Lt. Clear Creek Cavaliers High School Dance Team, McNeese State University Cowgirl Kickers Dance Team, freelance choreographer, danced at Lake Charles Dance Academy,  danced at Cathy Kurths Dance Academy, Louisiana Swashbucklers Cheerleaders: Director/Choreographer- Semi Pro, WydStyl Dance Crew: World of Dance Camps 2014, Galveston Ball Tornettes (GISD) : Fine Arts Dance/Drill Team Director
Fun Fact: I believe that if I were another species I would be a seagull – because I’ve always lived by the water, I have a big nose like a beak, I love food, and I’m a flighty free spirit.

11229912_10205562858284940_2952450520681755006_n Haley Harris Martinez

 Number of Years on Staff: 8 years
 Hometown: San Antonio
 High School: Ronald Reagan High School
 College: Texas Christian University
Dance Experience: Officer of the Reagan High School Diamond Dancers, TCU Elite Dance Team founding member, Former Director of the Lampasas Flames, Former Director of The Colony High School Topcats, Director of the Argyle High School Drill Team
Fun Fact: I am addicted to Sweet Tea!

image1Kimberly Hookanson

 Number of Years on Staff: 8 years
 Hometown: Austin
 High School: Westwood High School
 College: Kilgore College and Texas A&M University
Dance Experience: Trained at The Dance Spot, Round Rock Star Dancer and officer, Westwood Sun Dancer and officer, Kilgore College Rangerette, Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology with a concentration in Dance Science from Texas A&M University, Assistant Director of the McKinney Boyd Bailadoras
Fun Fact: I can talk like Stitch from the movie and animated series “Lilo & Stitch”.

Taylor Goodman

 Number of Years on Staff: 8 years
 Hometown: Houston
 High School: Cypress Fallas High School
 College: Texas State University
Dance Experience: First Lieutenant of the Cy Falls Sky Dancers, Orchesis Dance Company Member at Texas State University, Director of the Legacy Dance Team at Victoria West High School
Fun Fact: I created the CP hand sign!

10635920_10105292457245134_875994905660444652_n Angel Scrudder

 Number of Years on Staff: 7 years
 Hometown: Austin
 High School: McNeil High School
 College: Kilgore College and Texas Woman’s University
Dance Experience: Member of the McNeil Majestic Dance Team, Kilgore College Rangerette and Swingster, member of Third Coast Contemporary Dance Company, Assistant Director of Westwood SunDancers Dance Team, director of Westwood Warrior Pride JV Dance Team
Fun Fact: I have an identical twin and we both dance! I love ice cream and like to cook!

AG headshot Alexandra Gandara

 Number of Years on Staff: 6 years
 Hometown: Austin
 High School: McNeil High School
 College: Texas State University
Dance Experience: Colonel for the McNeil Majestic dance team, Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader for two years, currently completing dance degree with a secondary teaching certification
Fun Fact: I have traveled to all 50 states!

1186211_10151888818826413_856401359_n Amy Briggs

 Number of Years on Staff: 6 years
 Hometown: College Station
 High School: A&M Consolidated High School
 College: University of Texas at Austin
Dance Experience: Danced competitively since age 8, served as Junior Lieutenant and 1st Lieutenant of high school drill team, 4th year member of Roustabouts Dance Company 
Fun Fact: I am a US History teacher at Watson Middle School in Cy-Fair and also work with the dance team!

1487352_10202953101454346_1286714220_n Elly Gibson

 Number of Years on Staff: 6 years
 Hometown: Kingwood
 High School: Kingwood High School
 College: Texas A&M University
Dance Experience: Danced with the Kingwood Strutters for 11 years, member of the Kingwood High School Fillies, served as Colonel of the Fillies for 2 years, member of the Aggie Dance Team for 2 years, graduated form the Texas A&M Dance Department
Fun Fact: I was born in Newport Beach, California but moved to Texas on my 1st birthday.

 Katie McAninch

 Number of Years on Staff: 6 years
 Hometown: Cypress
 High School: Cypress Ranch High School
 College: Stephen F. Austin State University
Dance Experience: Junior Lieutenant and Captain of the Cypress Ranch Classics Drill Team, danced at Blinn Junior College, served as Captain of the Blinn dance team, member and Captain of the SFA Dance Teams, Currently pursuing a MFA from Texas Women’s University
Fun Fact: My second year on Blinn, as a Captain, Blinn won its first NDA National Title for ’13-14. I was apart of SFA Jack Attack winning 2015 NDA National Hip Hop Title. And true life: I’m addicted to sunflower seeds.

IMG_8610 Kelly Snyder

 Number of Years on Staff: 6 years
 Hometown: Kingwood
 High School: Kingwood High School
 College: University of Texas at Austin
Dance Experience: Trained at Lake Houston Performing Arts Center, member of the Kingwood High School Fillies, served as a dance officer on the Kingwood Fillies for 3 years, member and director of the Roustabouts Dance Company
Fun Fact: I have a tendency to break out in song if someone says something that has recognizable song lyrics in it 🙂

DSC_0196 Tori Bales Boatner

 Number of Years on Staff: 6 years
 Hometown: Atascocita
 High School: Atascocita High School
 College: Sam Houston State University
Dance Experience: Danced with the Tulsa ballet, Co-Captain and Captain of the Atascocita drill team, member of the Orange Pride dance team at Sam Houston State University, served as Captain and head choreography officer for Orange Pride, Director at Crosby High School
Fun Fact: I can’t wink, but I can fake it really well!

Kleinecke Christine Kleinecke

 Number of Years on Staff: 5 years
 Hometown: Bryan
 High School: Bryan High School
 College: Texas A&M University
Dance Experience: Captain of the Bryan High School Shy-Annes, Member of  73rd Line Kilgore College Rangerettes, Assistant Director of the Reedy High School Sapphires in Frisco
Fun Fact: I was the first Kilgore Rangerette Social Media Manager!

20150530_173326 Jasmine Thomas

 Number of Years on Staff: 5 years
 Hometown: Beaumont
 High School: West Brook High School
 College: McNeese State University
Dance Experience: Danced for 19 years, Senior Lieutenant of the West Brook High School drill team, 4 year member and co-captain of the McNeese State Cowgirl Kickers, studio teacher
Fun Fact: I am a Houston Rockets Power Dancer!!

Head1 Kelcie Fox

 Number of Years on Staff: 5 years
 Hometown: Richardson
 High School: Berkner High School
 College: Abilene Christian University
Dance Experience: Danced competitively at Talent N’ More Dance Centre, dance officer of the Berkner Bandoleras dance team, co-founded and directed Omega Dance Company – the first technical dance group at ACU, Former Assistant Director at Clear Brook High School and Berkner High School
Fun Fact: I’m the owner of North Texas Escape Rooms in Dallas! We will be open this fall and I couldn’t be more excited! 

921280_586846221334890_1282349643_o Lami Olonilua

 Number of Years on Staff: 5 years
 Hometown: Kingwood
 High School: Kingwood High School
 College: Texas A&M University
Dance Experience: Began dance at Lake Houston Performing Arts Center, performed on America’s Got Talent with Lake Houston dance team, Officer and Colonel of the of the Kingwood Fillies
Fun Fact: I was on America’s Got Talent in the 8th grade and we made it to the Semi-finals.

MarliKimball Marli Kimball

 Number of Years on Staff: 5 years
 Hometown: Port Neches
 High School: Port Neches-Groves High School
 College: Texas A&M University
 Dance Experience: Captain of the Port Neches-Groves dance team, Kilgore college Rangerette
Fun Fact: I love long boarding and dolphins are my favorite animal!

FullSizeRender Nicole Bui

 Number of Years on Staff: 5 years
 Hometown: League City
 High School: Clear Springs High School
 College: San Jacinto College
Dance Experience: Danced competitively, served as a dance officer of the Clear Springs drill team, Houston Rockets Power Dancer 
Fun Fact: I am 4’11 and a half and I have hope that I will make it to five foot one day!

1779256_10152631800584502_1354675080_n Reagan Reynolds

 Number of Years on Staff: 5 years
 Hometown: College Station
 High School: A&M Consolidated High School
 College: American Musical and Dramatic Academy
Dance Experience: Began competitive dance at the age of two, Junior Officer and 1st Lieutenant of the A&M Consolidated High School drill team, Kilgore College Rangerette, Swingster, and Left middle Lieutenant, currently attending AMDA in Los Angeles
Fun Fact: I love to talk in a British accent and pretend I am from England, I am allergic to chocolate but that doesn’t stop me from eating it, and I am absolutely obsessed with Jason Derulo.

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 Number of Years on Staff: 5 years
 Hometown: Round Rock
 High School: McNeil High School
 College: Kilgore College and Texas Woman’s University
Dance Experience: Danced for 16 years and taught for 9 years, Kilgore College Rangerette, Swingster and All Star in the 75th Anniversary, received BA at Texas Woman’s University, member of Third Coast Dance Company, Director of the Cedar Ridge Royalty Dance Team in Round Rock
Fun Fact: I have a twin sister who also went to Kilgore, TWU and is a drill team director. I have two different colored eyes. In the summer of 2014, I traveled to Italy and Spain.

FullSizeRender Emily Bovshow

 Number of Years on Staff: 4 years
 Hometown: Frisco
 High School: Centennial High School
 College: University of Texas
Dance Experience: Dance officer and Captain of the Centennial High School Sweethearts, Kilgore College Rangerette
Fun Fact: I have always loved everything Disney related! My dream job is to be a Disney princess in one of the parks.

 Emily Wendt

 Number of Years on Staff: 4 years
 Hometown: Round Rock
 High School: Round Rock High School
 College: Kilgore College and Texas A&M University
Dance Experience: Colonel of the Round Rock High School Dragonettes, Kilgore College Rangerette and Officer, pursuing a degree in Dance from Texas A&M University
Fun Fact: My dream job is to be a member of the FBI or Secret Service!

IMG_3452 Gabby Jordan

 Number of Years on Staff: 4 years
 Hometown: Port Neches
 High School: Port Neches-Groves High School
 College: Texas Tech University
Dance Experience: 16 years of studio dance experience at Taylor Dance Studio, member of the Port Neches-Groves Indianette dance team, Kilgore College Rangerette and Swingster, Dance Major at Texas Tech University, Member and Vice President of  the Texas Texas Tech University Dance Company
Fun Fact: If I could meet anyone, from any period of time, it would be Audrey Hepburn!

Screen Shot 2014-09-05 at 11.58.42 AMJulianna Masabni

 Number of Years on Staff: 4 years
 Hometown: College Station
 High School: A&M Consolidated High School
 College: University of Texas
Dance Experience: Danced competitively since age 8, Junior Lieutenant and Senior Lieutenant of the Bengal Belles, member of the Roustabouts Dance Company
Fun Fact: I’m a dual citizen of the US and Lebanon!

Headshot Katelyn Gallagher

 Number of Years on Staff: 4 years
 Hometown: League City
 High School: Clear Creek High School
 College: Texas A&M University
Dance Experience: Danced competitively for 12 years, Junior Lieutenant and 1st Senior Lieutenant of the Clear Creek Cavaliers, dance minor, member of the Aggie Dance Team
Fun Fact: I am obsessed with the TV show Criminal Minds! I have seen every episode at least 5 times. Also, I LOVE to dance and teach.

540408_10205128942409990_1566895089453685094_n Katie Luther

 Number of Years on Staff: 4 years
 Hometown: Southlake
 High School: Southlake Carroll High School
 College: Texas A&M University
Dance Experience: Danced at Dana’s Studio of Dance for 15 years, assisted for 6 years and taught for 4 years at Dana’s, Junior Lieutenant and Senior Lieutenant of the Emerald Belles Drill Team, Member of Dance Arts Society at Texas A&M
Fun Fact: I am a 5th grade math teacher!

image Kelci Bjornlie

 Number of Years on Staff: 4 years
 Hometown: Bedford
 High School: Trinity High School
 College: Texas A&M University
Dance Experience: Danced with a studio for 15 years, Captain of the Trinity Troy-Ann dance team, Kilgore College Rangerette 
Fun Fact: My little brother and I are 10 years apart.

FullSizeRenderKelley Fairman

 Number of Years on Staff: 4 years
 Hometown: Houston
 High School: Cypress Lakes High School
 College: Connecticut College
Dance Experience: Began dance at APAC Dance Studio, Captain of the Cypress Lakes Sterling Stars, pursuing a double major in dance and economics at Connecticut College
Fun Fact: I am looking forward to my trip to Africa and to studying abroad in Perugia, Italy next year!

cp headshot Kelsey Aagesen

 Number of Years on Staff: 4 years
 Hometown: League City
 High School: Clear Springs High School
 College: Louisiana State  University
Dance Experience: Colonel of the Clear Springs dance team
Fun Fact: I was a competitive gymnast for 9 years and was planning to compete at the collegiate level until I got injured. BUT, my injury brought me to the dance world! (:

Lauren_Hopf Lauren Hopf

 Number of Years on Staff: 4 years
 Hometown: Houston
 High School: Clear Brook High School
 College: Louisiana State University
Dance Experience: Trained with Kennedy Dance Theater for 12 years, Junior Lieutenant and Captain of the Clear Brook Celebrities Dance Team, Dance Minor at LSU
Fun Fact: My favorite movie is Tangled (I still cry every time that lantern scene comes on…) and I am obsessed with weiner dogs!

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES Maryelle Stephenson

 Number of Years on Staff: 4 years
 Hometown: Fate
 High School: Sachse High School
 College: Stephen F Austin State University
Dance Experience: Member of the senior company at Dance FX studio, First Lieutenant of the Sachse Swingsters, Kilgore College Rangerette and Swingster, Former Member of the SFA Dance Team
Fun Fact: I play the drums!

IMG_6346-2-2 Noelie Barbay

 Number of Years on Staff: 4 years
 Hometown: La Porte
 High School: La Porte High School
 College: Texas A&M University
Dance Experience: Danced for 16 years, Captain of the La Porte Chatos dance team, Kilgore College Rangerette, Swingster and Left End Lieutenant 
Fun Fact: I am obsessed with anything Broadway. I love playing guitar and singing.

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 Number of Years on Staff: 4 years
 Hometown: Spring
 High School: Klein High School
 College: University of Texas at Austin
Dance Experience: Member of studio competition team, member of the Klein High School dance team 
Fun Fact: I haven’t seen any of the Harry Potter movies!

1185678_611745008903870_1991840037_n (2) Samantha Scioneaux

 Number of Years on Staff: 4 years
 Hometown: Houston
 High School: Memorial High School
 College: Sam Houston State University
Dance Experience: Trained at the Houston Academy of Dance for 8 years, member and soloist for Exclamation Dance Company,  Graduate of the  Texas A&M University Dance Program, Member and masterclass teacher of Brazos Dance Collective – a non-profit professional dance company, Pursuing a Masters in Dance
Fun Fact: I am a certified Balance Body Pilates Mat Instructor! I am currently working on getting certified in Pilates Reformer and I hope to achieve this by Spring 2016! On a different note, I am obsessed with Dachshunds! 🙂

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 Number of Years on Staff: 4 years
 Hometown: Richardson
 High School: JJ Pearce High School
 College: University of Texas
Dance Experience: Danced for 14 years, member of the JJ Pearce drill team, Kilgore College Rangerette
Fun Fact: Despite trying for many, many years, I still have no idea how to dive into a pool.

10704212_10202902632742424_6817889364266960022_o Alison Montgomery

 Number of Years on Staff: 3 years
 Hometown: Richardson
 High School: JJ Pearce High School
 College: Texas Christian University
Dance Experience: Danced at Academy of Dance Arts for 7 years, danced at Talent N More Dance for 8 years, First Lieutenant and Junior Lieutenant of the Pearce Pacesetters, 2-year member of the TCU Elite dance team 
Fun Fact: I spell words backwards faster than I do forwards

Alyssa Tindall Alyssa Tindall

 Number of Years on Staff: 3 years
 Hometown: League City
 High School: Clear Creek High School
 College: Texas State University
Dance Experience: 15 years of studio dance, 2 years in the Stephen Boyd Ensemble at the Houston Met, Member and Officer of the Clear Creek Cavaliers
Fun Fact: I NEVER wear shoes!

FullSizeRender Ashleigh Friday

 Number of Years on Staff: 3 years
 Hometown: Houston
 High School: Atascocita High School
 College: The University of Texas at Austin
Dance Experience: Danced competitively at the Lake Houston Performing Arts Center for 13 years, Junior Lieutenant and Captain of the Atascocita Patriettes, member of the UT Dance Team 
Fun Fact: I love Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake and Grey’s Anatomy! 

Ashley ParnellAshley Parnell

Number of Years on Staff: 3 years
Hometown: Kingwood
High School: Kingwood High School
College: Texas Christian University
Dance Experience: Member of a Monell Dance Interstate Studio Team, trained under the Monell Pedagogy Program, dance officer of Kingwood High School Fillies dance team
Fun Fact: I’m currently studying nursing at TCU!

10489727_819809701370993_8911769412480122746_n Brianna Georgie

 Number of Years on Staff: 3 years
 Hometown: Port Neches
 High School: Port Neches-Groves High School
 College: Sam Houston State University
Dance Experience: Member of the Port Neches-Groves High School drill team for 2 years, Kilgore College Rangerette
Fun Fact: My life goal is to experience everything while continuously aiming to make an impact on people’s lives. I enjoy watching LifeTime movies, camping, eating and spending time with my family. I am also dancing my way through life with the Lord guiding me every step.

10411324_679211258793699_3346995635790892851_n Brittany Betty

 Number of Years on Staff: 3 years
 Hometown: Sachse
 High School: Sachse High School
 College: Stephen F. Austin State University
Dance Experience: Danced at Talent N’ More Dance Studio, Captain of the Sachse High School JV Dance Team, Junior Lieutenant and Captain of the Sachse High School Varsity Swingsters, member of the SFA Dance Team
Fun Fact: I am the only person in my entire family that has reddish hair and lots of freckles!

IMG_1365 Catherine Lynn

 Number of Years on Staff: 3 years
 Hometown: League City
 High School: Clear Springs High School
 College: Blinn Junior College
Dance Experience: Danced competitively at local dance studio, member of the Clear Springs High School drill team
Fun Fact: When I was 3 years old, I smashed my finger and now I have a broken finger nail that is split in half 🙂

IMG_5415 Courtney Worrell

 Number of Years on Staff: 3 years
 Hometown: Dripping Springs
 High School: Dripping Springs High School
 College: Texas State University
Dance Experience: Danced at a studio in Dripping Springs, Captain of the Dripping Springs Hi-Steppers, took classes at Austin Community College towards a Dance Major, transferred to Texas State and joined the Texas State Strutters, Director at Hutto High School
Fun Fact: I am a cat lover!

IMG_5406 Haylii Baylis

 Number of Years on Staff: 3 years
 Hometown: Mansfield
 High School: Mansfield Legacy High School
 College: Texas State University
Dance Experience: Trained at a studio for 15 years, taught at a studio for 3 years, dance officer and Captain of the Mansfield Legacy Dance Team, Dance Major at Texas State
Fun Fact: My dad coached my soccer team for 5 years. If I hadn’t committed to dance, I would be playing soccer!

image2 Kyla Drake

 Number of Years on Staff: 3 years
 Hometown: College Station
 High School: A&M Consolidated High School
 College: Texas A&M University
Dance Experience: Danced at Expressions Dance Studio, dance officer of the A&M Consolidated Bengal Belles, Kilgore College Rangerette Right Middle Lieutenant
Fun Fact: I love pickle juice.

image Kyleigh Davis

 Number of Years on Staff: 3 years
 Hometown: Spring
 High School: Klein High School
 College: Baylor University
Dance Experience: Danced at several studios for 6 years, Member and Officer of the Klein High School Bearkadettes
Fun Fact: I’m super tall, 5’11”!

Laurel DarwinLaurel Darwin

Number of Years on Staff: 3 years
Hometown: Huffman
High School: Hargrave High School
College: Kilgore College
Dance Experience: Member of the Hargrave drill team, member of LHPAC’s Elite Senior Dance Company, Kilgore College Rangerette
Fun Fact: Beyoncé Knowles is my idol and I look up to her as a dancer and performer. I also love coffee, cats and sour patch kids. I’m also a lefty dancer!

FullSizeRender Lindsey Hughes

 Number of Years on Staff: 3 years
 Hometown: Paris
 High School: Frisco High School
 College: University of North Texas
Dance Experience: Co-Captain and Captain of the Frisco High School drill team, Dance Major at the University of North Texas, Instructor at 3-D Dance Studio
Fun Fact: I can say the alphabet backwards! I am also a cat lover!

RRP_8355(1) Macey Knobloch

 Number of Years on Staff: 3 year
 Hometown: Houston
 High School: Clear Brook High School
 College: Texas A&M University
Dance Experience: Danced at Jill Rauscher’s School of Dance for 14 years, Captain of the Clear Brook Celebrities Drill Team
Fun Fact: I cry in most movies! My friends always know to bring Kleenex for me at the theaters!

IMG_9894 Madeline Bernard

 Number of Years on Staff: 3 years
 Hometown: Deer Park
 High School: Deer Park High School
 College: Sam Houston State University
Dance Experience: Danced competitively with a local studio, Junior Lieutenant and Colonel of the Deer Park Escorts, Dance Major at Sam Houston State University 
Fun Fact: I enjoy fine dining – especially chips and green sauce!

0E3A0107 Natalie Matthews

 Number of Years on Staff: 3 years
 Hometown: Clear Lake
 High School: Clear Lake High School
 College: The University of Texas at Austin
Dance Experience: Member of the Clear Lake Rockettes competitive dance team, Junior Lieutenant an Captain of the Clear Lake High School Flairs
Fun Fact: I used to think attaining an axle was the pinnacle of dance. Actually, I still think attaining an axle is the pinnacle of dance.

image1 Rachel Christopher

 Number of Years on Staff: 3 years
 Hometown: Katy
 High School: Seven Lakes High School
 College: University of Oklahoma
Dance Experience: Danced competitively for 8 years, Junior Lieutenant and Colonel of the Seven Lakes dance team, Member and President of the Sooner Dance Company
Fun Fact: I was born on Thanksgiving day.

photo Rachel Koerner

 Number of Years on Staff: 3 years
 Hometown: Houston
 High School: Clear Brook High School
 College: Texas A&M University
Dance Experience: Studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts for 15 years, performed in the ballet, “The Nutcracker” for 8 years, performed in the ballet, “Dracula,” 1st Senior Lieutenant of the Clear Brook Celebrities Dance Team 
Fun Fact: I like to paint and be crafty!  

IMG_0901 Rebecca White

 Number of Years on Staff: 3 years
 Hometown: Navasota
 High School: Navasota High School
 College: Texas State University
Dance Experience: Danced at Expression dance studio for 8 years, Colonel of the Navasota High School drill team, Texas State Strutter
Fun Fact: When I get bored, I eat random foods. For example, I like to eat dill pickles with cheese or cereal with peanut butter.

FullSizeRender Shaena Rinehart

 Number of Years on Staff: 3 years
 Hometown: Nederland
 High School: Nederland High School
 College: Texas A&M University
Dance Experience: Danced at Keely Jardell’s School of Dance for 16 years, member of the Keely Jardell’s School of Dance competition team for 7 years, member of Mid County Performing Arts Company for 14 years, 1st Lieutenant and Captain of the Nederland Westernaires drill team, Kilgore College Rangerette 76th Line, Rangerette Right End Lieutenant
Fun Fact: I’m obsessed with Kate Middleton and own over 70 pairs of shoes.

Allison ClarkAllison Clark

 Number of Years on Staff: 2 years
 Hometown: Victoria
 High School: Victoria West High School
 College: Kilgore College
Dance Experience: Member and Officer of the Legacy Dance and Drill Team for 4 years
Fun Fact: I love roller coasters and I have ridden the first and second tallest and fastest roller coasters in the world!

Allyson Loving

 Number of Years on Staff: 2 years
 Hometown: Liverpool
 High School: Dickinson High School
 College: University of Houston
Dance Experience: Danced competitively at Elite Dance Academy, high school drill team and Officer
Fun Fact: When my mom and I would go shopping, whether it be the grocery store or the mall, I would dance all through the stores!

Bailey Crow

 Number of Years on Staff: 2 years
 Hometown: Katy
 High School: Seven Lakes High School
 College: University of Texas at San Antonio
Dance Experience: Member and Officer of the Seven Lakes Sapphires, UTSA Pom Squad Member
Fun Fact: I love dogs and Subway Italian herb and cheese bread. Also, I cried when I watched Kung Fu Panda for the first time.

Bailey Thames

 Number of Years on Staff: 2 years
 Hometown: Houston
 High School: Clear Brook High School
 College: Texas Tech University
Dance Experience: Member and Officer of the Clear Brook Celebrities
Fun Fact: I have a passion for working with little kids. This year I was in a program at my high school where I worked in a preschool with kids 3-5 years old. We got to be hands on with the kids design and teach our own lesson plans.

Barbs Vega

 Number of Years on Staff: 2 years
 Hometown: Katy
 High School: Seven Lakes High School
 College: Kilgore College
Dance Experience: Began dancing in 6th grade while living in California, moved to Texas and joined the Seven Lakes Sapphires, Kilgore College Rangerette and Swingster
Fun Fact: I recently became a U.S. Citizen!

Delaney SandersDelaney Sanders

 Number of Years on Staff: 2 years
 Hometown: Clear Lake
 High School: Clear Lake High School
 College: Baylor University
Dance Experience: Danced for the Clear Lake Rockets and JDF Elite Dance Academy, Member of the Clear Lake Flairs for 4 years, Member of the Baylor Songleaders
Fun Fact: I can rap (almost) all of “Real Slim Shady” by Eminem and have a twin sister.

Emily Posey

 Number of Years on Staff: 2 years
 Hometown: Rowlett
 High School: Rowlett High School
 College: Kilgore College
Dance Experience: Danced at Dance FX Studio, Member and Officer for drill team, Kilgore College Rangerette
Fun Fact: I absolutely love elephants! I am also a huge Brittney Spears fan.

Jensine Dalfrey

 Number of Years on Staff: 2 years
 Hometown: Tomball
 High School: Klein High School
 College: Kilgore College
Dance Experience: 10 years of studio training, Member and Officer of the Klein High School Bearkadettes, Kilgore College Rangerette
Fun Fact: I can make a three leaf clover with my tongue!

Jessie Thiemann

 Number of Years on Staff: 2 years
 Hometown: Cedar Park
 High School: Cedar Park High School
 College: Texas State University
Dance Experience: Member and Officer of the Cedar Park Celebrities Varsity Dance Team
Fun Fact: I enjoy drinking coffee and talking about Disney!

Juliana Yolland

 Number of Years on Staff: 2 years
 Hometown: Baytown
 High School: Ross S. Sterling High School
 College: Texas A&M University
Dance Experience: Member and Officer of the Sterling Stars, Kilgore College Rangerette
Fun Fact: I love anything yellow, and I’m obsessed with giraffes.

Lexie Jarvis

 Number of Years on Staff: 2 years
 Hometown: Houston
 High School: Memorial High School
 College: University of South Carolina
Dance Experience: 8 years of studio dance, Member and Officer of the Memorial Markettes, Member of Carolina Girls Dance Team
Fun Fact: I have 6 siblings!

Libby SmithLibby Smith

 Number of Years on Staff: 2 years
 Hometown: Katy
 High School: Seven Lakes High School
 College: Texas Tech University
Dance Experience: 16 years of studio dance, Member and Officer of the Seven Lakes Sapphires, Member of Texas Tech Pom
Fun Fact: I am OBSESSED with turtles and really want one as a pet. I also once gave myself a concussion while stretching.

Mackenzie Lawrence

 Number of Years on Staff: 2 years
 Hometown: Austin
 High School: Cedar Park High School
 College: University of Texas
Dance Experience: Member and Officer of the Cedar Park Celebrities, Dance Major at UT
Fun Fact: I eat orange Tic Tacs when I’m nervous!

Macy Hogue

 Number of Years on Staff: 2 years
 Hometown: Mckinney
 High School: Mckinney Boyd High School
 College: Kilgore College
Dance Experience: 12 years of studio dance, Member of McKinney Boyd Bailadoras
Fun Fact: I have a birthmark that looks a lot like the Nike Swoosh!

Miranda Rangel

 Number of Years on Staff: 2 years
 Hometown: Sachse
 High School: Sachse High School
 College: UT Dallas
Dance Experience: Member and Officer of the Sachse Swingsters, Tarleton State Texas Stars Dance Team and Elite Team Member
Fun Fact: I am a daredevil. I did the Sky Jump off the Stratosphere building in Las Vegas. I also did the Royal Rush SkyCoaster over the Royal Gorge in Colorado.

Nicole Kayser

 Number of Years on Staff: 2 years
 Hometown: Houston
 High School: Clear Lake High School
 College: University of Texas
Dance Experience: 16 years of studio dance at Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Kimberly Hoff School of Dance and Clear Lake Rockets, Member and Officer of Clear Lake Flairs
Fun Fact: I love being outdoors and being active! I can also talk like Stitch and do tongue aerobics.

Nicole Miller

 Number of Years on Staff: 2 years
 Hometown: Cypress
 High School: Cypress Ranch High School
 College: Texas A&M University
Dance Experience: Member and Officer of the Cypress Ranch Classics, Dance Science Major at Texas A&M
Fun Fact: I go by my middle name. Both of my parents were the only ones who went by their middle name in their family, both me and my little sister go by our middle names, creating a new tradition in our family.

Riley Eidson

 Number of Years on Staff: 2 years
 Hometown: Rockwall
 High School: Rockwall High School
 College: Texas A&M University
Dance Experience: Member and Officer of the Rockwall Stingerettes, Dance Science major at Texas A&M
Fun Fact: I have been to two One Direction concerts and could listen to their music 24/7!

Sakura Gray

 Number of Years on Staff: 2 years
 Hometown: Houston
 High School: St. Agnes Academy
 College: University of Texas
Dance Experience: Member and Officer of the St. Agnes Tiger Girls Dance Team, 2016-2017 UT Pom Squad
Fun Fact: I met Riff Raff when I was in elementary school!

Shawnee GillhamShawnee Gilham

 Number of Years on Staff: 2 years
 Hometown: Heath
 High School: Rockwall Heath High School
 College: Stephen F Austin State University
Dance Experience: Member and Captain of the Rockwall Heath Highsteppers, 16 years of studio dance, Member of SFA Dance Teams
Fun Fact: My dream is to become a Police Officer!

Shelby ReynoldsShelby Reynolds

 Number of Years on Staff: 2 years
 Hometown: Tomball
 High School: Tomball Memorial High School
 College: Kilgore College
Dance Experience: Competitive Studio Dancer for 6 years, Member and Captain of the Tomball Memorial High School Silver Stars, Kilgore College Rangerette
Fun Fact: I competed in natural pageants for 14 years and I was also a competitive gymnast for 6 years. I’m obsessed with cute socks, stickers and anything Red, White and Blue!!

Sydney Fletcher

 Number of Years on Staff: 2 years
 Hometown: Kingwood
 High School: Kingwood High School
 College: University of Alabama
Dance Experience: Member and Officer of the Kingwood Fillies, 2016-2017 Crimson Cabaret Dance Team at the University of Alabama
Fun Fact: I love ice cream!!

Sydney Reinacher

 Number of Years on Staff: 2 years
 Hometown: Flower Mound
 High School: Flower Mound High School
 College: Texas State University
Dance Experience: Member and Officer of the Flower Mound Rosettes, Texas State Strutter
Fun Fact: I love meeting new people and interacting with them, so I’m very excited for camps!

Abbey Deykema, Spirit Staff

 Number of Years on Staff: 1 year
 Hometown: Keller
 High School: Timber Creek High School
 College: Texas State University
Dance Experience: Member and Officer of the Timber Creek Sky Dancers
Fun Fact: I am obsessed with Harry Potter and have read the series 10 times!!

Alise Rhodes

 Number of Years on Staff: 1 year
 Hometown: Tomball
 High School: Tomball Memorial High School
 College: Texas State University
Dance Experience: Competitive Studio Dancer, Member of the Tomball Memorial Silver Stars serving as Social Officer and Co-Captain
Fun Fact: I was born on Christmas Eve so I’m obviously biased with a love of winter and the Christmas season!

Alyssa Rivera

 Number of Years on Staff: 1 year
 Hometown: Driftwood
 High School: Dripping Springs High School
 College: Kilgore College
Dance Experience: Member and Officer of the Dripping Springs Hi-Steppers, 10 year member of the D’ette & Co Dancers Competition team, Member of the 2016-2017 San Antonio Spurs Silver Dancers Teen Elite Team
Fun Fact: My family is from Puerto Rico and I love beluga whales!

Bailey Bender

 Number of Years on Staff: 1 year
 Hometown: The Woodlands
 High School: The Woodlands College Park High School
 College: University of Texas
Dance Experience: Member of TWCP Reveliers serving as Jr Lieutenant and Major
Fun Fact: I snort when I laugh and have a weird tongue!

Berkeley Long

 Number of Years on Staff: 1 year
 Hometown: Friendswood
 High School: Clear Brooke High School
 College: Sam Houston State University
Dance Experience: Member and Officer of the Clear Brook Celebrities, Member of Sam Houston’s Orange Pride Dance Team
Fun Fact: I am obsessed with queso!!

Briana Burton

 Number of Years on Staff: 1 year
 Hometown: Houston
 High School: GW Carver Magnet High School
 College: Blinn College
Dance Experience: Grew up dancing at Aldine Dance Company, Red Door Productions and Progressions Elite Performing Arts. Member and Officer of High School Drill Team
Fun Fact: I want to be a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader!

Carlan Hearn

 Number of Years on Staff: 1 year
 Hometown: Crosby
 High School: Crosby High School
 College: Blinn College
Dance Experience: Member and Colonel of the Crosby High School Star Steppers
Fun Fact: I’m ambidextrous!

Chloe Bartine

 Number of Years on Staff: 1 year
 Hometown: Katy
 High School: Seven Lakes High School
 College: University of Alabama
Dance Experience: Member and Colonel of the Seven Lakes Sapphires
Fun Fact: I love Icees!

Haley Weger

 Number of Years on Staff: 1 year
 Hometown: Friendswood
 High School: Friendswood High School
 College: University of Oklahoma
Dance Experience: Member and Officer of the Friendswood Wranglerettes, Member of the OU Pom Squad
Fun Fact: I LOVE Redbull

Hannah Morton

 Number of Years on Staff: 1 year
 Hometown: Keller
 High School: Timber Creek High School
 College: Texas State University
Dance Experience: Competitively danced growing up, Member of the Timber Creek Sky Dancers
Fun Fact: I have a fish named Swim Shady

Haley Hartley

 Number of Years on Staff: 1 year
 Hometown: Cypress
 High School: Cypress Ranch High School
 College: LSU
Dance Experience: Member and Captain of the Cy Ranch Classics, Member of the LSU Golden Girls
Fun Fact: My favorite subject is math!

Jordan Collins, Spirit Staff

 Number of Years on Staff: 1 year
 Hometown: The Woodlands
 High School: The Woodlands College Park High School
 College: Sam Houston State University
Dance Experience: Member and Social Officer of the College Park Reveliers
Fun Fact: I also work at a wedding venue!

Kathryn Fuller

 Number of Years on Staff: 1 year
 Hometown: Katy
 High School: Tompkins High School
 College: Baylor University
Dance Experience: Member and Officer of the Crimson Cavalettes
Fun Fact: I can rap all of Sweatpants by Childish Gambino

Kelci Beach

 Number of Years on Staff: 1 year
 Hometown: Humble
 High School: Atascocita High School
 College: Texas A&M University
Dance Experience: Grew up dancing at the Lake Houston Performing Arts Center, Member and Captain of the Atascocita Patriettes
Fun Fact: I got hit in the head with a table umbrella last summer and had to have 18 stitches!

Kylie Beal

 Number of Years on Staff: 1 year
 Hometown: San Marcos
 High School: San Marcos High School
 College:  Texas A&M University
Dance Experience: Member and Captain of the San Marcos Diamond Line
Fun Fact: I love computers and math!

Laura Blank

 Number of Years on Staff: 1 year
 Hometown: Seabrook
 High School: Clear Falls High School
 College: Texas A&M University
Dance Experience: Member of High School Drill Team
Fun Fact: I have been scuba diving.

Lauren Kayser

 Number of Years on Staff: 1 year
 Hometown: Clear Lake
 High School: Clear Lake High School
 College: University of Texas
Dance Experience: Member of the Clear Lake Rockettes for 9 years, Member and Officer of the Clear Lake Flairs
Fun Fact: My pinky fingers are not flexible.

Mac Cumpian, Spirit Staff

 Number of Years on Staff: 1 year
 Hometown: Beaumont
 High School: Westbrook High School
 College: University of North Texas
Dance Experience: Member and Officer of the Westbrook Stars, Member of the Kilgore College Rangerette 76th Line
Fun Fact: When I was 8, I was a flower girl in a wedding where the entire wedding party wore swim suits!

Macey Phillips

 Number of Years on Staff: 1 year
 Hometown: Buda
 High School: Jack C Hays High School
 College: Texas State University
Dance Experience: Member and Officer of the Hays Highsteppers
Fun Fact: I really love to wakeboard!

Megan Carswell, Spirit Staff

 Number of Years on Staff: 1 year
 Hometown: Kingwood
 High School: Kingwood Park High School
 College: Stephen F Austin University
Dance Experience: Member and President of the Kingwood Park Silver Stars
Fun Fact: I performed at Pearl Harbor my Freshman year of high school!

Megan Eskridge

 Number of Years on Staff: 1 year
 Hometown: Canyon Lake
 High School: Canyon Lake High School
 College: University of North Texas
Dance Experience: Member and Officer of Canyon Lake Emerald Dancers, Currently a Dance Major
Fun Fact: I was born in Germany but do not know how to speak German.

Michelle Heinrich, Spirit Staff

 Number of Years on Staff: 1 year
 Hometown: Tomball
 High School: Tomball Memorial High School
 College: University of Texas
Dance Experience: Member of the Tomball Memorial Silver Stars
Fun Fact: I am obsessed with Disney World!

Molly Mosby

 Number of Years on Staff: 1 year
 Hometown: Rockwall
 High School: Rockwall Heath High School
 College: Tyler Junior College
Dance Experience: Member of the Heath Highsteppers, All American Dancer, Member of the Tyler Apache Belles
Fun Fact: I have a pet chicken that lives inside my house!

Monique Washington

 Number of Years on Staff: 1 year
 Hometown: Austin
 High School: Del Valle High School
 College: Sam Houston State University
Dance Experience: Member of the Del Valle Cardinal Belles
Fun Fact: I love all animals and plants, but ironically I’m scared of almost every animal and allergic to most plants!

Olivia MacDowell

 Number of Years on Staff: 1 year
 Hometown: Richardson
 High School: Berkner High School
 College: University of Texas
Dance Experience: Member and Captain of the Berkner Bandoleras, Member of the UT Roustabouts Dance Company
Fun Fact: I have never eaten a hamburger!

Riley Goerner

 Number of Years on Staff: 1 year
 Hometown: Cedar Park
 High School: Cedar Park High School
 College: University of Mississippi
Dance Experience: Member and Officer of the Cedar Park Celebrities, Member of the Ole Miss Student Dance Company
Fun Fact: I am a triplet and I’m obsessed with Crossfit!

Savannah Hulme

 Number of Years on Staff: 1 year
 Hometown: Sachse
 High School: Sachse High School
 College: University of Mississippi
Dance Experience: Member of the Dance FX Senior Company, Member and Captain of the Sachse Swingsters
Fun Fact: I have a phoebia of people touching my nose!

Shayna Ambers

 Number of Years on Staff: 1 year
 Hometown: Frisco
 High School: Independence High School
 College: Texas A&M University
Dance Experience: Member and Officer of the Independence Royals
Fun Fact: I am a trapeze artist!

Sydney Zentil, Sprit Staff

 Number of Years on Staff: 1 year
 Hometown: Cibolo
 High School: Samuel Clemens High School
 College: Kilgore College
Dance Experience: Member and Social Officer of the Samuel Clemens Belles
Fun Fact: I love anything involving Captain America and Harry Potter!

Yamilet Molina

 Number of Years on Staff: 1 year
 Hometown: Katy
 High School: Morton Ranch High School
 College: Stephen F Austin State University
Dance Experience: Member of the Morton Ranch Maverick Belles, Member of the SFA Dance Team
Fun Fact: I am obsessed with Grey’s Anatomy!!

 

 

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