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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
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


Kayla Campbell
JV Director at Birdville High School, Dance Education Degree from the University of North Texas, Former Lieutenant Lamar University Spirit Team, Former Captain Port Neches-Groves HS


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.
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.

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

  Jamie Drake
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"
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 Early
Assistant Drill Team Director of the Fossil Ridge Sun Dancers, 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
Director of Extensity Dance Co, Ballet Master of JDF Elite, Dormer Director of Fusion Contemporary Dance Co, Former Company Member of Houston Metropolitan Dance Co, Former Assistant Director of Alief Jazz Ballet, studied dance at Sam Houston State University

Roxanne Gage
Rehearsal Director for Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company, Adjunct Dance Faculty Member at Austin Community College, Conducts modern dance workshops for AISD, Former Dancer with KDH Dance Company, Sharir Dance Co, and Andrea Beckham Collaborative Dance Co; Dance Degree from The University of Texas, Assistant Choreographer for the Movie "Miss Congeniality", Former Director of Austin High School Red Jackets, Former Kilgore College Rangerette and Swingster, MA Staff Member since 1984
Robbyn Good
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
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

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
JV Drill Team Director at Denton Guyer 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 the Southern Methodist University Pom Squad, Former Director of the Trinity High School Troy-Anns, Former Choreographer for the Colleyville Middle School Stars Dance Team, Former Texas Christian University Showgirls Captain, Former Capital One Bowl Halftime Staff


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
Former Member and Co-Captain of the Baylor University Songleader Pom Squad, Former Kilgore College Rangerette, Degree in Secondary Education from Baylor University


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

Daniella Ortega
FlyBarre Instructor for FlyWheel Sports in NYC, BFA in Dance Perfomance from Oklahoma City University, Dancer International Tour of “Dancing Queen” and “Spirit of Christmas,” Tournament of Roses Opening Ceremony Dance for Kristin Chenoweth, Dancer for the Oklahoma Centennial Spectacular with Carrie Underwood and Reba McEntire, New York City based dancer

Kristina Perello-Tarman
Former 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

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


Kari Roan
Founding Director of Prosper ISD Reynolds MS Dance and Drill Team and of the Prosper ISD middle school dance program, currently working on doctorate in educational leadership, taught writing and dance since 2002, Degree from Southern Methodist University in English Education, Former Captain Jesuit Rangerettes


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


Julie Rowley
Master of Fine Arts in Dance from Texas Woman’s University, BA in Dance from TWU, Former Kilgore College Rangerette and Swingster, Assistant Director at Paragon Dance Centre, Adjunct Dance Professor at Richland College


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 Sowell
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
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


Natalie Tomlinson
BA from University of North Texas, Choreographer and Performer in New Choreography Concert, Former Instructor at Protege Danz

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

Whitney Wilson
Color Guard Director Allen HS, University of North Texas graduate, MA Head Instructor and Private Camp Specialist, Innovative Jazz and Lyrical Choreographer
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

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