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  • Lifetime Achievement Winners for Drill/Dance Team Directors of America
  • Choreographers for the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA Pageants
  • Performers with the Janet Jackson "Velvet Tour"
  • Dance Choreographers for the Florida Capital One Bowl
  • Talent coordinators & performers for Disney
  • Choreographers & dancers for numerous professional sports teams

Desperado Dancers, Texas A&M Dance Team, Texas State University Strutters, LA Clippers, Princeton University Dancers, Columbia University Dancers, Sam Houston State University "Orange Pride" Dancers, Auburn University Dance Team, University of Illinois Dance Team, and Long Beach State University Dancers, Disney Dancers, Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, Houston Rocket Dancers, New York Radio City Rockettes, Orlando Magic Dancers, Kansas City Chief Cheerleaders, Kilgore Rangerettes, Tyler Apache Belles, Iowa State Pom Squad, TCU Showgirls, Dallas Mavericks Dancers, University of North Texas Dance Team, University of Houston Dancers, University of Texas Pom Squad, Stephen F. Austin Pom Squad, and several other professional dance studios and dance teams.

Over 100 dancers teach for M.A. The following is a cross-section of biographies which should present a good profile about the technical expertise we require to be an instructor.

Right, Executive Directors
Mike Mastandrea and Donna Haas

Donna Mastandrea Haas
Executive Director M.A. Dance and Marching Auxiliaries, Former Director and Choreographer for the TCU Showgirls, Lifetime Achievement Winner for TDEA and DTDA, Hall of Fame Recipient for Texas Dance Educators Association, Choreographer Major Bowl game Extravaganzas and World Expositions for past 25 years.

Mary Wendt
Vice President M.A. Dance, Former Captain TCU Showgirls, Former Lieutenant Kilgore Rangerettes, former Choreographer for National All-Star Drill/Dance Team, Former Director University of North Texas Dance Team, Choreographer/instructor for many Bowl Games and Worlds Fair Extravaganzas


Jesus Acosta
Member of the Houston Metropolitan Dance Company, Founding Member of NobleMotion Dance Co, 4 year member of Hope Stone Co, BFA in Dance from Sam Houston State University, 2003-05 National Color Guard Champion, Dance Teacher at American Academy of Dance

Amanda Portie Bass
Former Walt Disney Dancer, Dance degree from Oklahoma City University, former captain PNG Indianettes, talented choreographer and technician

Rhodessa Bell
Dallas Muscle Memory Dance Theatre Company Member, Dallas Powerhouse of Dance Instructor, Assistant Director Rhythm Express and Rhythm Elite Competition Teams at Dance Dimensions, Dance/Kinesiology degree from Stephen F. Austin State University, Professionally taught throughout the United States, Brazil, Amsterdam and Netherlands

Kali Boyd
UT Dance team coach, Head Choreographer for Capital One Bowl in Orlando, FL creating halftime performances for Grammy nominated country singers Dierks Bentley and Hunter Hayes, Head Choreographer for AT&T Cottonbowl pre-game performances, Choreographed for NHL Dallas Stars Ice Girls, Frisco Texas Legends Dance Team and AHL Texas Stars Ice Girls, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Staff, adjudicator for Stage One National Competitions, Former Kilgore College Rangerette and Swingster, Dance degree from Texas Woman’s University, Former CholoRock local dance company member

Sarah Ciampa
New York City based Dancer, Performer with solWEST Dance Collaborative and Artistic Abandon, graduate of Kent State University with BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography

Clayton Cross
Member River North Dance Company of Chicago, Graduate Dance Department Texas Christian University, Winner of Dance Scholarship to Train in Italy, Featured Dancer in the Stage Production of "Bye Bye Birdie" at Casa Manana in Fort Worth, Summer Stock Dance Professional, Outstanding Lyrical and Modern Choreographer.

Annamaria Diamant
Former Fuzion Dance Artists company member, Former FAU Dance Team member, Dance and Theatre Arts degree from University of South Florida, Former Director of the Manatee High School Sugar ‘Canes, New York based dancer

Shannon Reznick Dunham
Director of Lewisville High School Farmerettes, Former NBA Los Angeles Clippers Dance Team, Dance degree from Long Beach State University, Former Member and Captain Beach Girls Dance Team

Lindsay Scroggins
Drill Team Director at Byron Nelson, Former Kilgore College Rangerette and Sergeant, Kinesiology degree from Texas Christian University, Former Texas Legends Dancer, Former Assistant Director at Lake Highlands High School, Former Choreographer Colleyville Middle School Stars Dance Team

Donathan Flucas
Artistic Director of eXtensity Dance Company & Technical Director at Sharon Plessl School of Dance, Former Director of Fusion Contemporary Dance Company, Former Assistant Director of Alief Jazz Ballet, Former company members of Houston Metropolitan Dance Company

Roxanne Gage
Roxanne Gage, has been a part of the MA Dance Staff for over 30 years. She is proficient in teaching Modern, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Ballet, Kick and Performance Workshops. Roxanne has dance degrees from Kilgore College and the University of Texas at Austin. She was a Kilgore College Rangerette Lieutenant and a Swingster. She has toured & performed with the Sharir Dance Company, Andrea Beckham Collaborative Dance Company, Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company and Blue Lapis Light Site Specific Aerial Dance Company. She danced in varied works by Yacov Sharir, Heywood “Woody” McGriff, Jose Bustamante, Ohad Naharin, David Dorfman, Doug Varone, and many more. She was the assistant choreographer for the movie Miss Congeniality with Sandra Bullock. She is a faculty member for the Austin Community College Dance Department and is the lead advisor for the ACC Student Dance Company. She is the rehearsal director for the Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company, Her choreography and performance was recently featured with the Blue Lapis Light Site Specific Aerial Dance Company. She is on the planning and production committee for the Austin Dance Festival and the Director of the Austin Dance Festival Youth Edition. Roxanne enjoys sharing her passion and love of dance with the universe.
Robbyn Dougherty
Former Dallas Stars Ice Girl and Captain, Former Kilgore College Rangerette and Swingster, Dance degree from Texas Woman’s University, Former Dance Teacher at All-Star Dance Academy

Magaly Guerra
South Texas based Choreographer and Dance Instructor, University of Texas at Brownsville graduate, Former Captain of award winning Lopez HS Golden Stars

Andi (Haddox) Danenberg Lewis
Founder, Choreographer and Former Captain of the Houston Aeros Hockey Dance Team, Director of Kingwood High School Fillies Instructor and Choreographer Kingwood Strutters, National award winning Jazz and Lyrical Choreographer.
Monique Haley
Graduate of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, 3 year performer with River North Dance Company of Chicago, former member Bermuda Dance Company and the Eleone Dance Theatre of Philadelphia

Lexi Hanna
Iowa Energy Dancer, Central College Dance Team Coach, Miss Majorette of Iowa 1997, 2000 and 2005, and Miss Iowa Teen America 2005

Betsy Heathcock
Director National Champion Austin Angels Dance Team, Co-Director M.A. Dance Officer Camp Program, Winner Lifetime Achievement Award Texas Dance Educators Association, Past President Texas Dance Educators Association, Former Twirler for the New York Jets Professional Football Team.

Caitlin Hendricks
Director of McKinney North High School Drill Teams, BA in Dance from Texas Tech University, former TTU Dance Company Member

Cali Hoffman
Drill Team Director at Prosper High School, Former Texas Legends Dancer, BA in Dance from Texas Woman’s University, Former Kilgore College Rangerette, Dance Instructor Dallas Powerhouse

Hillary Hoffman
Director of the National Award Winning Fossil Ridge Sun Dancers, BA in Dance from Texas Woman’s University, Former Kilgore College Rangerette

Allie Hudak
Director of National Champion Birdville High School Golden Motion since 2008, BFA in Modern Dance from Texas Christian University, Masters in Educational Leadership from UTA, Judge for Iowa State Dance and Drill Team Association, Head of MA Social Officer Camp Curriculum, Founding Choreographer for the Colleyville Middle School Stars Dance Team

Monique Jordan
BA in Dance from Sam Houston State University, Former Member of SHSU Orange Pride Dance Team, Two Time NDA Collegiate National Title Winning Team Member, Former Member of the San Antonio Rampage Ice Girls, Former Head Coach and Choreographer for UTSA Pom Squad, Head Dance Instructor and Gymnastics Coach for Lobo Gymnastics Active

Kelsey Joseph
Director of Lanier Middle School Dance, Former Member and Choreographer of Calling in Action, Inc. at TCU, Dance Degree from Texas Christian University, former member of Beaumont Civic Ballet, Masters in Education from Michigan State University

Sara Kercho
Director of South Hills Dance Team, Former Director of Judson High School Dance and Drill Teams, Former Director of the Southern Methodist Pom Squad

Carlynn Laurie
New York Based Performer and Teacher, Former Royal Caribbean Dancer. Regional credits include Hairspray / Little Mermaid / Divas Thru the Decades / Cabaret / Cats / Beauty and the Beast / Hello Dolly, Award Winning Choreographer

Doreen Laurie
Director M.A. Dance Officer Camp, Former Winner TDEA Lifetime Achievement Award, Assistant Director Mayde Creek High School Dance Team, Leadership Workshop Specialist

Kacey Lee
Studio Choreographer and Instructor in the San Antonio and Austin areas, Dance degree from Texas A&M University, Former Member of Fade to Black Dance

Allyson Maranitch
Teaching Artist and Dance Educator for Young Audiences of Northeast Texas and Artistic Dance Concepts, BFA in Dance from University of Texas, Former Performer and Choreographer for the Cohen New Works Festival, Former Kilgore College Rangerette, Swingster and Lieutenant, Member of the Pageantry Staff for the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic

Lilian Mason
Director of the Stephen F. Austin High School Angels Dance Team, BA in Dance from the University of Houston, Outstanding Dancer Award from UH, Former Member of Texas Dance at the University of Texas, Former Member of Ensemble at UH, Former Captain of Austin Angels Dance Team

Synde Miller Estel
Assistant Director of Frisco Heritage High School Drill Team, Former Director of Dallas Wings Flight Crew. Former Member and Co-Captain of the Baylor University Songleader Pom Squad, Former Kilgore College Rangerette.

Hayley Hoffman Mitchell
JV Director at Coppell High School, BA in Dance from Texas Woman’s University, Former Kilgore College Rangerette

Kathy McCormick
Founder and Former Director of the Dallas Burn Dancers, Choreographer for the NBA Cleveland Cavaliers Dancers, Walt Disney World Audition Choreographer, Captain TCU Showgirls, National Championship Choreographer, Nationally recognized convention and clinic instructor
Cindy Nick
Co-Director M.A. Dance Officer Camp Program, Dance Studio Director in East Texas, Former DTDA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Former Director John Tyler High School Dance Team, Outstanding Alumni Award Winner Tyler Junior College, Former Tyler Apache Belle

Yoshio Pineda
Contestant on America’s Got Talent Season 9 with Mothmen, Featured Aerialist and Dance Captain for Royal Caribbean Productions, Ballet Mahor at the University of the Arts, Casted for West Side Story on Broadway

Casey Potter
Houston Rockets Power Dancer, 2014 Pro Bowl representative for Houston Texans Cheerleaders, Royal Caribbean Productions dancer, Theatre and Dance degree from The University of Texas, former Roustabouts member, former Lieutenant and Head Swingster of Kilgore College Rangerettes

Caitlin Poulton
Instructor and Choreographer for Dance Works in Missouri City, Leapin’ Leotards Associate, Former Director and Choreographer of UT’s Dance Repertory Theatre Performance in Young! Tanzsommer (Austria), BFA in Dance from The University of Texas

McKenzie Robinson
BFA in Dance from The University of Texas, Member of Roustabouts Dance Company, Kilgore College Rangerette Lieutenant and Swingster

Bridget Scheiner
Professional Dancer represented by The Movement Talent Agency, Fitness Barre Instructor for Pop Physique, Stiletto Entertainment performer, graduated Cum Laude from Point Park’s Conservatory of Performing Arts with a BA in Dance, former member of Houston Met Too Youth Co

Erica Hood
BA in Dance from California State University Long Beach, Former Member of award-winning Long Beach State Dance Team, Fitness Instructor at Cardio Barre and Trainer at Body by Simone in West Hollywood, Former Disneyland Performer, Convention Instructor for Dupree Dance and Chicago Dance Connection, Judge for USASF Worlds Dance, Jam Brands, DanceXtreme USA and COP Brands International Championship Puerto Vallarta, Choreography for the World Class Champion Fantasia Winter Guard, represented by The Movement Talent Agency and featured in music videos, commercials, fashion shows, and television shows

Sarah Starkweather
Smashworks Dance Collective, Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre, Pop Physique Instructor, Member of Common Thread Contemporary Dance Co, Director of Clayton High School in St. Louis, graduate of The University of Texas at San Antonio, Former Miss Dance/Drill Team Texas, Former Captain of Kingwood HS Fillies

Rosie Torres
San Antonio based Choreographer and Dance Instructor, Dance Consultant and Dance Judge for the Midwest Texas area, Former San Antonio Silver Spur Dancer, Former Owner/Director of La Danza Studio in San Antonio, studied dance at Texas State University, former Kilgore Rangerette and Swingster, specializes in Hip Hop, Pom, & Jazz Choreography, MA Staff Member since 1994

Erica Trull
Pedestrian Dance Movement Company Member, Former NHL Dallas Stars Ice Girl and Rookie of the Year, Former Texas Woman's University Dance Department Student, Former Kilgore College Rangerette and Swingster

Amanda Scogins Wheeland
Former captain of the Planet Funk performance team in Houston, Former Kilgore Rangerette, Member SHSU Repertoire Dance Company
Helen Wild-Norris
Certified Pilates Instructor, Coordinator/Director of MA Convention Camps, Co-Writer and Producer of MA 'Tricks of Technique' DVD, Former Houston Rockets Power Dancer, MA Clinic Director

Heather Williams
Director at Manvel High School, Former Director at Hightower High School and George Bush High School, MA Officer Camp Executive Staff, Former Louisiana State University Tiger Girl, Former Houston Dynamo Girl

Emily Brock Woodard
Instructor Next Step Dance Performing Arts Center, Former NBA Dallas Mavericks Dancer, Former Instructor Dallas Powerhouse of Dance, Former Captain Texas A&M University Dance Team, Former Captain National Champion Pearland High School
Cassidy Hale
Dallas Cowboys Rhythm & Blue Dancer
Katie Perdue
Director Birdville JV Belles & Next Lvl Crew, Former Roustabouts Dance Company member, BFA in Dance from University of Texas
Danielle Garza
Houston MET, Managing Director of NobleMotion Dance, Frame Dance Production, BFA in Dance from Sam Houston State University
Caitlin Hendricks
Former High Voltage dancer for Iowa Energy, Former West Des Moines Valley Coach, Former McKinney North Dance Team Director
Lilian Mason
Director of Weiss HS Dance Team, Former Lebanon Trail High School Dance Team Director, Former Director Former Director of SFA Angels Dance Team
Emily Franks
Ballet & Modern at University of Oklahoma, Hartel Dance Group, featured in dance films showcased in the IAO gallery

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