Faculty

Tammy Feinglas

   COMING SOON

Hannah Story

 

Miss Hannah has been a part of the TDC family since she was 2 years old. During her time as a student, she studied tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop and lyrical. While in high school, Hannah was an officer for the Cherokee Charmer Drill Team and apart of the Musical Theater department. Hannah has won many awards including but not limited to CTG Agent Award, a scholarship to Broadway Dance Center in New York and All American from ADTS. Her love for instructing and choreography has flourished while working for studio’s, teams and organizations such as Tammy’s Dance Center, Ellis County Children’s Theater, Royalty Dance Academy, Cherokee Charmer Drill Team and Stretch-n-Grow fitness and dance. Choreography awards include National Champion Hip Hop Adults 2016 and choreography recognition award at Encore 2016. In addition, her curriculum is used around the world through Stretch-n-Grow Dancing Stars. In her free time, Miss Hannah likes to go to the movies, attending hockey games, hanging out with her dog or reading.

Kelsey Ratjen

 

Miss Kelsey has been passionate about dancing since she started dancing at 3 years old.  Kelsey grew up in South Jordan, Utah where she started dancing competitively at only 8 years old with both teams and solos, at many competitions, but not limited to Utah Dance Fest, Dance America, WCDE, and Aspire Dance Pro, where she received solo awards for judges choice and 1st place platinum, as well as team awards for Grand Champion, and all performance awards. Miss Kelsey studied contemporary, jazz, lyrical, modern, clogging, and ballet at Dance Attack and Dancin X-citment in Utah. She was also a member of BHS Dance Company in high school, while also teaching at her home studio for 2 years before moving to Texas. Miss Kelsey is on her 3rd year instructing at Tammy’s Dance Center. She truly enjoys getting to know, teach and invest in each one of her students lives. Kelsey says “The biggest reward in teaching, is seeing them grow, learn, overcome and accomplish things on and off the dance floor.” 

Miss Kelsey is happily married to her husband Jared.  They have two amazing kids Kaylee and Jaxen. Miss Kelsey enjoys time with family, working out, vacations, hiking, and of course dancing!

Libby Power

 

Libby Power is a company member alumni of Tammy’s Dance Center. She graduated Waxahachie High School in 2012 where she served as a Cherokee Charmer officer for two years. She went on to accomplish her dream of becoming a Kilgore College Rangerette and has performed as a Rangerette during the 2013 Presidential Inauguration, McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade, Dallas Crystal Charity Ball, and Cotton Bowl. In December 2016, she will graduate from Texas Woman’s University with a Bachelor of Science in mathematics as well a teaching certificate. Libby has been a dance instructor for all ages in both drill team and studio styles.

Theresa Rahimian

 

Theresa began her training at the age of 7 with Mr. Ligon in El Paso Texas for one year.  Later moving to Champion Studios, where she continued with ballet mistress, Andree Harper.  At the age of 9, she moved to Waxahachie Texas, where she began more serious training with Ann Etgen and Bill Atkinson, soon receiving an apprenticeship with the Dallas Metropolitan Ballet.  Where she continued until the closing of the school. She briefly trained at Dallas Ballet Centre, but is now training pre-professionally with Paul Mejia at Mejia Ballet International.  Even if she does not wish to pursue ballet professionally, she is looking forward to impacting those who love to dance as well.

Rion Towery

 

Rion Towery has been working professionally in the entertainment industry for the past 16 years in the U.S. and internationally. Currently, he is a performer with the group Vocal Trash performing in Romania and Morocco summer 2016 and an MC for Encore Performing Arts competition. He has worked at Troy University as a guest choreographer and in Costa Rica for their yearly Jazz Dance Festival. He has performed as a dancer in the Hip Hop/Pop music and industrial scene for such companies as Cabi Fashion, La Quinta Inns, and Mary Kay Cosmetics. Rion has had the opportunity to perform alongside such artists as Destiny Child’s “Beyonce”. He has also been the leading man in musical theatre stage productions of Gershwin’s Crazy for Youas Bobby Childs, and Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady as Freddie Eynsford-Hill. Rion has received many awards and top honors for his choreography at competitions in the U.S. He has performed not only as a dancer, singer, and actor for Disney Theme Parks and Six Flags, but as a stunt man as well. With a college degree in Music, Vocal Performance and Dance from Centenary College of Louisiana, Rion likes to combine all facets of dance and theatre into his style and choreography. Growing up as a Bboy and Hip Hop dancer, Rion has stayed true to his roots while incorporating other styles for more of a contemporary hip hop feel. He believes that “dance should be more than just the movement of the body.  It should be a journey and self-expression of one’s self. Dance should be fun and exciting while learning the discipline and hard work it takes to be a great performer!”

Stephanie Garcia

 

Stephanie Garcia started dancing at a very young age. Throughout the years, she focused her dance training to ballet. Through her skilled ballet teachers, she developed a deep love for ballet. She continued her dance training while attending the University of Dallas. After many years of training in ballet, she wanted to pass her passion for ballet to others so that they too would learn to appreciate the wonderful art of ballet. She continues to develop her training so she can bring a unique and polished perspective to her ballet performances. Stephanie loves teaching her many students and looks forward to enhancing their dance portfolio with ballet experience and technique!