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Current Alumni

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Texas State Dance Division Alumni

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Carisa Armstrong: Professor, Texas A&M

Andy Ayala: Dance Director & Cheer Coach at Lamar HS in Houston ISD

Sydney Burbach: Teacher and Professional Competitor with Fred Astaire Dance Studios Since 2018.

Alexandra Burkhart: Freelance Dancer and Teacher in LA

Cherie Carson: Artistic Director, Upswing Aerial Dance & Company in Berkeley, CA 

Chelsea Casner: Director of Development at Success Training Institute; Contest Floor Manager at HTEDance & Spirit Group; Choreographer for Dallas Holiday Parade with HTEDance & Spirit Group

Michelle Conaway: Dance Teacher/Dance Coach for Navarro ISD

Matthew Cumbie: Associate Artistic Director, Dance Exchange in D.C.

Angeline Fletcher: Founder/Owner, Dancer and Teacher of Psalm 149 Dance Company and Studio 149 in New Braunfels, TX. 

Thelma Flores: Assistant Eaglette Director, Desperados Director, and Dance Aerobics Teacher at Richardson High School

Abram Garcia: Dancer at the Walt Disney Resort and Universal Orlando Resort in Orlando, FL; Member of the Actors Equity Association. 

Daniel Garcia: M.F.A. Candidate at Texas Woman's University Department of Dance.

Mark Gonzalez: Cast Member for the 2021-2022 performance season with the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company 2 in Dayton, Ohio

Jessica Maria MacFarlane: Adjunct Assistant Professor at Austin Community College

Shannon McMullan: Independent Isadora Duncan Dancer; Real Estate Broker in Portland, Oregon; Director of NACHMO Dance.

Mollie Haven Miller: Executive Director, Dance Source in Houston

Hailey Hix: Part time at Pivotal Academy of Dance; Executive Partner, Dancer, and Teacher with Psalm 149 Dance company and Studio 149 in New Braunfels, TX. 

Francesca Rae Iannelli: Nepantla Dance Company (NYC)

Desiree Kostelnik: RWS Entertainment Group

Lexi Lee: Dance Instructor and Choreographer at The Dance Kollective, Texas Academy of Dance Arts, and Prodigy Dance and Performing Arts Centre

Marina Locascio: Director of the Ramblers and Assistant Director of the Bandoleras at Berkner High School in Richardson, Texas

Brittany Lopez: Assistant Professor of Dance at Northwest Vista College

Tate J. Navarro: M.F.A. Candidate at Texas Woman's University Department of Dance.

Ashlea Palafox: Licensed Clinical Therapist at NEXT STEPS WORLDWIDE, PLLC

Leah Smit: Independent Choreographer in NY

Kristal Tan: Freelance Dancer and Choreographer Based in LA

Lilly Thurman: Master's Candidate in Dance at Sam Houston; Part Time at Heather Stolles Dance Studio; Executive Partner, Dancer, and Teacher with Psalm 149 Dance Company and Studio 149 in New Braunfels, TX. 

Cathy Werner: Artistic Director, Mountain Air Dance in Bozeman, MT

Mary Williams Meadows: Current High School Counselor at Alief Kerr HS since 2013; Drill Team Director and Dance teacher at Alief Taylor HS 2005-2013.