Encore Creative Productions Staff

Afton Fox-Beadles

Afton Fox-Beadles is from Garland where she has been dancing/performing since a young age and has been involved in the dance/ drill team world for several years. Afton spent six years as the Assistant Drill Team Director at South Garland High School and has been the...

Alexa Blair

Graduated from Longview High School Former Kilgore College Rangerette Lieutenant Spirit of America Staff Graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science. University Studies Major/Dance Minor

Alice Dack

Alice Dack has been a drill team director for 20 years. She is currently the director of the Marcus High Marquettes and was the director of the Lufkin High School Panther Pride for 5 years. Alice’s teams have won numerous regional and state titles, performance,...

Allie Klima

2017 Graduate of Port Neches-Groves High School, Lieutenant of the Indianettes Kilgore College Rangerette from 2017-2019—Swingster Industry Dance Company 2018-2019 2021 Graduate of Sam Houston State University, BFA in Dance Choreography experience includes Rangerette...

Allyson Campbell

Allyson is originally from the Dallas area and currently resides in Washington D.C., Metro Area. Allyson attended the University of Texas at Austin and graduated in 2003 with a BBA in Marketing from the Red McCombs School of Business. While earning her degree at UT,...

Alyssa Falcone-Goza

Director, Friendswood High School Wranglerrettes Kilgore College Rangerette, 2009-2011 Specializes in Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical, Kick, Pom, Production and Novelty

Amber Houser

I am a Dallas native where I began my dancing career at age 2 and grew up as a competitive company member and was given the opportunity to audition for the popular television show Star Search. I joined the high school drill team and later became senior staff...

Amy Larson

Dance Teacher/Drill Team Director at North Mesquite High School, 2001 to present BA in Dance from the University of North Texas Kilgore College Rangerette, Swingster, 1995-1997 Junior Lieutenant/Captain Irving High School Toy Tigers, 1993-1995

Angela Aulds

  Born and raised in Houston. 2007 graduate of Friendswood High School. Grand Marshal of the Wranglerettes. Kilgore College Rangerette from 2007 to 2009 – Freshman Sergeant, Swingster, and Captain 2012 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, BFA in Dance....

Arlin Busano

  Instructor at First Class Dance Center Soul Escape Mentor Specialties in choreography include: Hip Hop, Contemporary, and Jazz/Technique Kilgore College Rangerette, 2011-2013

Brad Anderson

  Brad is originally from Henderson, Texas. Attended Kilgore College and Texas Tech University. Brad has danced professionally on Broadway in productions that include: All Shook Up, Damn Yankees, Fosse, and the Boy From Oz as the understudy to Hugh Jackman. Brad...

Brooke Luna

Kilgore College Rangerettes, 2014-2016 – Captain of the 75th Line Member of Industry Dance Company at Kilgore College Choreography featured in Rangerette Revels, the annual Rangerette Christmas show, and the Kilgore Dance Department’s Spring Concert BA in Dance from...

Casey Huhndorff

Member of the University of Michigan Dance Team 2019 NCA National Champion in Division 1A Gameday Choreographer for drill teams and dance studios specializing in Contemporary, Lyrical, and Jazz

Colby Johnston Santora

BFA in Dance from the University of North Carolina School for the Arts, 2017 Degree concentration in contemporary choreography. 2-Year Captain of the Kilgore High School Hi-Steppers, 2011-2013

Dana Blair

  Director of the Kilgore College Rangerettes since January 1993. Assistant director and choreographer from 1986 to 1993  Born and raised in Dallas. Graduate of Lake Highlands High School and senior year Captain of the Highlandettes. Kilgore College Rangerette,...

Debbie McGowan

Director of the Longview High School Viewettes in Longview, Texas Junior Company Director at Fusion Dance Academy Bachelor of Science in Dance from Texas State University Former TJC Apache Belle & Head Dance Captain Choreography specialties include Jazz, Pom,...

Dru Dawkins Stine

Masters of Science in Dance Science and Education Research in delayed onset muscle soreness recovery methods Former Director of Parish Rosettes and Parish Junior Dance Company Specializes in Jazz, Tap, Kick and Field Routines for middle and high school ages

Emily Diehl

Graduate of Oklahoma City University, Bachelor of Performing Arts in Dance Kilgore College Rangerette, 2013-2015 – Captain, Head Swingster Choreography Specialties: Field routines, Contemporary/Lyrical, Jazz, Musical Theatre Judge for Line and Officer Tryouts

Haley Carlile

Kilgore College Rangerette, 2017-2019 — Lieutenant Specialties in jazz, contemporary/lyrical, competition and field routines, and solo/small group choreography Current student at Texas A&M University

Jacklyn Simone

Director of the Lovejoy High School Majestic Dance Team Member of the Kilgore College Rangerettes 70th Line Adjudicator for line and officer tryouts Specializes in field choreography, hip hop, kick and jazz

Jaclyn Weaver

Motor Lab Teacher, Dobie Pre-Kindergarten School in Richardson ISD. Former Assistant Director (4 years), JJ Pearce HS Pacesetters Former Director (9 Years), JJ Pearce HS Pacesetters Kilgore College Rangerette, 2001-2003 – Swingster and Captain Specialties in...

Jen Morrow

Deer Escorts Dance Team Director (Deer Park ISD) Kilgore College Rangerette, Swinsgter and Lieutenant B.S. in Kinesiology from University of North Texas and M.A. in dance from Texas Woman’s University Specialties in choreography include: contemporary, modern and...

Jenna Helduser

BS in University Studies-Dance from Texas A&M University, 2016 Director of College Station High School Strutters Kilgore College Rangerette, 2012-2014 – Swingster and Captain Adjudicator for Contests, Officer and Line tryouts Specialties in choreography include:...

Jennifer Dawson

Jennifer is originally from Austin, Texas where she began her dance career at the age of three. After 15 years of dance training in the studio and serving as a James Bowie high school Silver Stars First Lieutenant, she attended Kilgore College as a member of the...

Katie Quinn

Katie holds B.A. in Dance and minor in education from Texas Woman’s University. She was a Kilgore College Rangerette, Swingster, and Captain, and was the director of the Keller-Fossil Ridge High School Sun Dancers for two years. Katie has done extensive performance...

Katy Hunter

Katy began dancing at the age of three and has not stopped! She joined Drill Company at the age of 10 where she trained in Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Turns/Technique, and Drill. She served as an officer of her Jr High team as well as at John Paul II...

Kelsey Moore

Master of Early Childhood Education from Southern Methodist University- Pony Up! Kilgore College Rangerette 2014-2016, 75th Line Class Chaplain, Swingster, and Left End Lt. Teacher and Choreographer, specializing in Ballet, Contemporary/ Lyrical, and field/ prop...

Kelsey Little

Kilgore College Rangerette Lieutenant and Swingster Industry Dance Company member

Kristi Posey

Kilgore College Rangerette, 1997-1999 – Captain Adjudicator for Contests, Officer, and Line tryouts Specialties in choreography include: Kick, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, and Field Prop Former Director of the Union HS Highsteppers in Tulsa, Oklahoma Dance and Yoga...

Lainey Bergen

Dance Instructor/ Choreographer Pursuing Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Texas Women’s University

Lara Miller

Lara has been involved in the dance and drill team world for most of her life. She graduated from Robert E. High School where she was an officer for the Southern Belle Drill Team, as well as a member of her studio performance group under the direction of Missy...

Lauren Mraz

Assistant Director for the Anderson High School Trojan Belles Two-year Captain of the Aggie Dance Team Choreography and teaching experience of all styles ranging from ballet to hip-hop. My favorite styles of dance are jazz and hip-hop!!

Lauren Turnbull Smith

Assistant Director, Westlake HS Hyline and Star Steppers, Austin, Texas, 2014-present Director, Lake Highlands HS Highlandettes, 2009-2013 Assistant Director, Lake Highlands HS Highlandettes, 2007-2009 Former instructor at Starmakers, Mike Miller and Associates, and...

Lauren Murry

Director of Gilmer High School Stars, in Gilmer, Texas Adjudicator for Officer and Line tryouts Specialties in choreography include: Kick, Jazz, Prop, and Contemporary

Lexi Johnston-Bennett

Dancer, Charlotte (NC) Ballet BFA in Dance, University of North Carolina School for the Arts, 2015 2-Year Captain of the Kilgore High School Hi-Steppers, 2009-2011

Lexie Drennan

Co-Owner and Instructor at Elite Dance Center Adjunct Instructor for the Kilgore College Dance Department Specializes in contemporary and jazz routines as well as field choreography

Lisa Dalton

The TDEA Lifetime Achievement Recipient for 2016, Lisa Dalton is an experienced veteran in the dance and drill team world, and has served in many capacities including high school drill team director for 30 years, dancer, choreographer, teacher, contest & tryout...

Lori Murillo

Lori has been involved in the drill team and studio world for the past 20 years. After many drill team endeavors in high school, she went to Kilgore College where she had the honor of being a Rangerette and serving as Captain her sophomore year. Lori taught for...

Maddie Jones

Assistant Director of the McNeil Majestics Assistant Director of the McNeil Sapphires SFA Dance Team Alumni Apache Belle Alumni

Madison Cashion

Madison is a former Kilgore College Rangerette, Head Swingster, and Captain from the 76th line. She participated in Industry Dance Company through the Kilgore College Dance Department under the direction of Angela Aulds. Following Kilgore College, she graduated from...

Madeline Benoit

Kilgore College Rangerette, 2014-2016 – Lieutenant and Head Swingster Graduate of the Professional Program at Broadway Dance Center in NYC Professional Dance Credits Include:  Tap dancer and Principal dancer for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel  Royal Caribbean Cruise Line...

Mandy Alexander

Mandy Alexander loves being part of the Encore family and is entering her sixth year on staff. She finds great joy in serving the social officers part of our program. Mandy is originally from Kilgore, Texas, and it was her dream come true to be a Kilgore College...

Marla Valk

Dance Coordinator for Round Rock ISD Dance teacher at Westwood High School Contest and auditions adjudicator Professional development presenter throughout Texas

Mary Williford-Jack

Kilgore College Rangerette, 2014-2016 – Lieutenant Choreography featured in Rangerette Revels and Christmas Show Specialties in choreography include: Kick, Jazz, Prop, Contemporary/Lyrical, Modern, Improvisation workshops Member of Industry Dance Company, 2015-2016...

Meg Jones

Assistant Director of the Longview High School Viewettes

Megan Holder

Megan is originally from Garland, where she began her dance studies at the age of 5, and started dancing competitively with her dance company at 9. Former Rangerette Lisa Dalton continued to inspire Megan's love for dance and drill team during her three years as a...

Meghan Robertson-Bowen

Director of the Parish Episcopal Rosettes Bachelors in Fine Arts-University of Texas Staff at Encore Creative Productions Former Kilgore College Rangerette Pilates Mat Certified Adjudicator for Tryouts and Contests Specializes in Broadway, Field choreography, Jazz,...

Melissa Zumwalt

Oklahoma State Dance Team Director's Association – Board member Member, Union High School's Athletic Hall of Fame – First drill team member honoree Former Director of the Union High School High Steppers – 8 Years Former 2nd & 3rd grade teacher in Union Public...

Nicole Dillon

Nicole Dillon was raised in Richardson, TX where she began her training as a dancer at Texie Waterman’s School of Dance studying tap and jazz for nine years. Nicole graduated from Berkner High School in 1994 where she was a member of the Berkner Bandoleras, their...

Oddalys Salcido

Dancer for Arcos Dance 2019 Current BFA student of Dance at Sam Houston State University where she received the Dance & Technology and Dance Performance award. Scholarship recipient for the Dance360 Chicago Summer intensive 2019 Specialties in choreography...

Rachel Keller Bumgardner

Director of the Robert E. Lee HS Southern Belles in Tyler, Texas Kilgore College Rangerette, 2010-2012 – Head Swingster and Captain Dallas Stars Ice Girls 2012-2015 – Captain 2014 graduate of Texas Women’s University – B.A. in Dance Education

Ryan Wayne

Former 2 year Captain of Kilgore HS Hi-Steppers Former Kilgore College Rangerette, Lieutenant and Swingster Currently attends TCU as a Strategic Communications major with a minor in Film-TV-Digital Media. Member of TCU Elite Competitive Dance Team. Choreography...

Sara Aguillard

Kilgore College Rangerette (served as Swingster and Right Middle Lieutenant) SFA Dance Team member 2nd year Encore Staff member Have practiced jazz, lyrical, contemporary, hip-hop, modern and ballet

Sara Nash

Sara Ormsby was born and raised in Lufkin where she attend Lufkin High School and served as captain of the Panther Pride her senior year. She attended Kilgore JR. College where she was a member of the World Famous Kilgore College Rangerettes. As a member of the...

Sarah Acker-Snyder

  Assistant Director of Rockwall High School Stingerettes Director of the Rockwall High School Jacket Babes New York City- Broadway Dance Center Professional Study Program University of Texas Pom Squad Kilgore College Rangerette, 2007-2009 – Swingster and...

Sarah Barns

Graduated from Robert E. Lee High School Former Kilgore College Rangerette Spirit of America Staff Member Graduate of Texas A&M University 2020

Sarah Lane-Pilukaitis

Sarah Pilukaitis is the current Head Dance Director of the Allen High School Tallenettes and Dance Department. Before moving to the Dallas area, Sarah lived in Austin where she directed the award-winning Anderson High School Trojan Belles dance team. She actually...

Shannon Phillips

Current Director of the Highland Park High School Highland Belles. Former Director of Westlake Hyline, Lake Highlands Highlandettes, and Richardson Desperados Former TDEA Board Member Rangerettes: Former President of Rangerettes Forever, Captain, and Freshman Sergeant...

Shannon Dunham

Six-year member Los Angeles Clippers Spirit Dance Team BFA in Dance from California State University Long Beach Former member and Captain National Champion California State University Long Beach Dance Team Former Colonel Kingwood High School Fillies Specializes in...

Shelby Hladky

Assistant Director of the Marcus Marquettes TDEA Region Representative Kilgore College Rangerette Adjudicator and specialist in Novelty, Kick, Jazz, Pom and Lyrical  

Shelby Kelly

Director of the Westwood High School SunDancers in Round Rock, Texas Staff, Encore Creative Productions Choreographer for Project Dance Choreographer, specializing in contemporary, lyrical, tap and jazz

Shelley Wayne

Shelley Wayne is the assistant director and choreographer of the Kilgore College Rangerettes.  As a member of the Rangerettes (1985-87), Shelley was both a Rangerette Lieutenant and Swingster. Originally from Houston, she holds a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports...

Shelly Johnston

Currently serving as the creator and director of the Bullard High School Belles, Shelly Johnston was the drill team director of the National Champion "First Ladies Drill Team" at Whitehouse High School for thirteen years. She attended Kilgore College where she was a...

Stephanie Snyder-Zuasnabar

Student at University of Houston Law Center Former West Brook High School STARS Director Adjudicator for Contests and Tryouts Specializes in Contest and Field Choreography Kick, Jazz, Lyrical, and Pom

Taylor Hobbs

Graduated from Georgetown High School Former Kilgore College Rangerette Attending Texas A&M College of Dentistry

Taylor Walker

Kilgore College Rangerette, 2013-2015 Judge for Officer and Line tryouts Specialties in choreography include Jazz, Pom, and Hip Hop

Taylor Greer

Kilgore College Rangerettes: 70th line and Swingster Chapman University: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance & Received Outstanding Choreography Award in 2013 Former Professional NFL Dancer Specialize in HipHop/Jazz Funk, Jazz, & Contemporary Choreography

Tempe Kirby

Tempe Kirby is a native of Dallas and now resides in Longview, Texas. She began teaching and dancing professionally at the age of fifteen. Tempe has taught for NCA Superstar Dance, NCA Collegiate Pom, Starmakers Dance Camps, and been a master teacher for Crowd...

Tori Buschow

Attends Texas A&M University Former Kilgore College Rangerette Spirit of America Staff Member Studio Dance Instructor Specializes in Jazz, Pom and Tap