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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

Congratulations to our Mary Wendt for being honored by TDEA.org as a Hall of Fame Winner this year. Please enjoy this special video presentation!


Emily Brock
2nd year NBA Dallas Mavericks Dancer, Instructor Dallas Power House of Dance, MA Dance Staff Coordinator, Former Captain Texas A&M University Dance Team, Former Captain National Champion Pearland High School.
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.
Christie Crummel
Director Highland Park Belles Dance Team, Former Director National Champion MacArthur High Cardettes, Dance Degree from Texas Women’s University, Clinic Director of MA Dance Camps, Great Pom & Hip Hop Choreographer.
Tracy Edwards
Currently starring in "Legally Blonde" on Broadway, Former cast member with "Hairspray" on Broadway, toured with Ann Margaret in "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas", 7 year MA instructor.
Roxanne Gage
Dance Degree from the University of Texas, Assistant Choreographer for the Movie "Miss Congeniality", Former Director of Austin High School Red Jackets, Dancer with the Austin Sharir Dance Company
Robbyn Good
Originally from Forth Worth, former Kilgore College Rangerette and head Swingster, currently attending Texas Woman’s University receiving a BFA in Dance, instructor at a Fort Worth area dance studio, 4 year Staff Member
Michelle Flandreau
Current dancer for Kappa Alpha Theta sorority at the University of Missouri, pursuing a degree in Broadcast Journalism at MU, former captain of National Champion Coppell HS Lariettes, Regional MA Dance Solo Champion and 4th Place National Solo Winner at MA Nationals
Ashley Freeman
Currently attending Blinn College and a member of Blinn College Dance Team, former Captain of Oak Ridge HS Liberty Belles
Andi Haddox
Founder, Choreographer and Former Captain of the Houston Aeros Hockey Dance Team, Former Asst. Instructor for 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
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.
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
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
DeeDee Munson
Current instructor Dallas Power House, Former "Beauty and the Beast" dancer at Disney's MGM Studios, former dancer at Disney's Pleasure Island, Former Dallas Mavericks Dancer, Former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader, Former Tokyo Disney Dancer, Former Kilgore College Rangerette, dancer in movie "Miss Congeniality"
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
Kristina Perello-Tarman
Assistant Director Austin HS Angels, Outstanding Dancer Award at the University of Houston 2002, Former Captain National Champion Austin High School, Member Professional Dance Company of Houston, Head Dance Instructor M.A.. Dance Camps
Amanda Portie
Current Walt Disney Dancer, Dance degree from Oklahoma City University, former captain PNG Indianettes, talented choreographer and technician, outstanding private camp instructor
Shannon Reznick
Dance Degree from Long Beach State University in California, former member and Captain Beach Girls Dance Team at Long Beach, 4th year member NBA Los Angeles Clippers Dance Team, 9 year Staff Member
Amanda Scogins
Former captain of the Planet Funk performance team in Houston, Former Kilgore Rangerette, Member SHSU Repertoire Dance Company
Stacey Schirato
Director TCU Showgirls, Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader 2002-2004, Former Director Burleson High School Elk Strutters, Member/Instructor of the 1995 European World Dance Tour.
Jamie Stephens
Former Director Texas Christian University Showgirls, Assistant Choreographer of the Miss USA & Miss Teen USA Beauty Pageants, Former Dallas Burn Dancer, Dancer in the Movie "Miss Congeniality"
Rosie Torres
Former Kilgore Rangerette & Swingster, Southwest Texas Dance Major, Former San Antonio Silver Spur Dancer, Owner/Director of La Danza Studio in San Antonio, Specializes in Hip Hop, Pom, & Jazz Choreography
Meredith Watassek
Director Cinco Ranch Silver Stars Dance Team, Former Director Elkins Elite, Vice President Texas Dance Educators Association, Former M.A. Dance National Solo Champion Former TCU Showgirl
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
Whitney Wilson
Color Guard Director Allen HS, University of North Texas graduate, MA Head Instructor and Private Camp Specialist, Innovative Jazz and Lyrical Choreographer
Kelli Woodruff
Director National Championship Colleyville Heritage Pantera, Former Director National Championship Haltom Highsteppers, Former Captain TCU Showgirls, Technical Workshop Coordinator, Member Dance Company Ft. Worth

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