MEET OUR STAFF

 

Kaitlin Hanus

Owner, Director & Instructor


Kaitlin is in her 7th year of ownership of Dance Connections. She has been dancing since the age of three. She spent seventeen years under the direction of Gina Deming at Dance Connections & Extreme Performing Arts. Kaitlin studied ballet, tap and jazz extensively and danced competitively for eight years. During those eight years, Kaitlin also won many solo, duet and team awards at numerous dance competitions including: American Dance, Miss Drill Team Texas, Showtime and Crowd Pleasers Dance. In those years they won several national titles. Most recently, Kaitlin continued her dance career as a World Famous Kilgore College Rangerette under the direction of Dana Blair and Shelley Wayne. During her time as a Rangerette, she was fortunate enough to perform at the Texas State Society's Black Tie and Boots Inugural Ball in Washington, D.C., McDonald's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Chicago, and Dallas Crystal Charity Ball. Kaitlin has elven years of direct teaching experience and is loving her career in mentoring dancers at Dance Connections. Kaitlin resides in Montgomery, tx. 

Natalie Weber

Instructor

Natalie has been a part of the dance world for 26 years. This will be Natalie's thirteenth year as an instructor at Dance Connections. She spent 6 years dancing competitively at Dance Connections while dancing for the Texas Star Drill team. While on the Magnolia High School Drill Team she served as an officer for two years. During Natalie's senior year of high school she had the opportunity to perform in the NFL Super Bowl In Houston, TX. Following high school, Natalie was a choreographer and staff member for the dance company, HTE. She also attended Kilgore College where she was a World Famous Kilgore College Rangerette from 2004-2006. During her time in Rangerettes, Natalie had the opportunity to perform at the Texas State Society's Black Tie and Boots Ball in Washington D.C. Most recently, Natalie was the owner and operator of Infinity Dance Studio in New Caney, TX. Natalie is beyond excited to be at Dance Connections to continue teaching and sharing her love and passion for dance!

Myah Brown

Instructor

Myah has been dancing for over 9 years. She has been trained in many styles of dance such as, Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop, Modern, Lyrical, and Contemporary. She danced competitively for 7 years, winning multiple awards for solos. She competed with On The Move Dance Company from 2014-2016. She was also a Midlothian High School Pantherette from 2012-2016, later becoming Junior Lieutenant and Senior Captain. She continued her dance career as a Kilgore College Rangerette, under the direction of Dana Blair and Shelley Wayne. During her freshman year, she had the opportunity to perform in the 90th Anniversary of the Macy’s Thanksgiving day Parade in New York City and the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii. During her sophomore year, she performed at the Contest of Champions in Orlando, Florida. Additionally, Myah became apart of the pre-professional modern dance company, Industry, under the direction of Angela Aulds. This Company allowed for multiple performance opportunities. Furthermore, Myah works for the dance company, M.A., a traveling drill and dance company. This company allowes Myah to travel across the U.S. to instruct and choreograph for multiple middle school and high school teams. Myah is currently continuing her education at Texas A&M University as a University Studies - Dance Concentration Major. This will be Myah’s third year with Dance Connections and she couldn`t be more excited!

Allie Klima

Instructor

Allie has been dancing since the age of three. She trained at Keely Jardell’s School of Dance for 15 years and focused on the styles of jazz, contemporary, and hip hop. She continued her training in college as a member of the Kilgore College Rangerettes where she had the opportunity to travel and perform at the World of Champions contest in Disney World, the Basel Tattoo in Switzerland, and the opening of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. She now attends Sam Houston State University where she is currently majoring in Dance. Allie also works for the dance company MA where she is able to work with drill teams across Texas for camps and contests. This will be Allie’s first year on DC staff! 

Kim Hanus

Receptionist

Kim is in her 6th year as the Office Manager at Dance Connections. Kim has her Bachelor & Masters degree in education from Sam Houston State University. Prior to her position at our studio, she was an elementary school teacher for 33 years. After retiring from teaching, she didn't want to give up her love for being around children so she joined the DC Team! Kim is also a seasoned dance mom, as she is the mom to our studio owner, Kaitlin. She is the perfect fit as the friendly face of dc. Kim resides in magnolia with her husband. 

Holly Moore

Instructor

Holly has been dancing since the age of two. She was a company member at Cookie Joe’s Dancin’ School for six years, where she trained in Ballet, Tap, and Jazz. Performing at the Wortham Theater every year, at the age of 8, she had the privilege of featuring in The Nutcracker with the Houston Ballet. In high school, she continued her training competitively in many more styles, such as lyrical, pom, hip hop, modern, and kick. She earned numerous solo, ensemble, and team awards, including three national championships. She was an Elite Team member her Junior and Senior year and on Kick Company every year. After high school, she continued to study dance while pursuing her Bachelors degree in Business. She not only performed with, but also choreographed for her college dance team, all while broadening her training in Contemporary and Hip Hop at The Houston Metropolitan Dance and SoReal Dance Studio. After volunteering as a dance instructor for different benefits and camps, Holly took a step back in dance for a bit to start a family and obtain a teacher certification. Now, she cannot be more excited to be a part of the DC family as she continues to pursue her passion in dance, with her husband and two-year-old daughter along her side.

Elizabeth Tanner

Instructor

Elizabeth, AKA Miss Lizzie, has been dancing since the age of three and a competitive dancer since the age of five. In 2015 she began her training at Dance Connections where she competed as both a Junior Team and Senior Team Member. Throughout her dance career she has studied many styles of dance, including Jazz, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Lyrical and Contemporary, as well as tumbling and acro. She has earned numerous solo, duet and team awards including the 2019 National Solo Champion. During her time at Dance Connections she has assisted in many of our ballet, tap, jazz, team and tumbling classes and is excited to be joining the staff she has grown to love. Elizabeth resides in Magnolia, TX and is pursuing an education in Cosmetology.

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Dance Connections

(281)-356-1822

38619 FM 1774

Magnolia, TX 77355