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Dance Connections

(281)-356-1822

38619 FM 1774

Magnolia, TX 77355

MEET OUR STAFF

 

Kaitlin Hanus

Owner, Director & Instructor


Kaitlin is beginning her 6th 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. 

Hannah Burns

Instructor

Hannah has been competing in dance for fourteen years.  She has been trained in many styles such as jazz, tap, ballet, pointe, hip-hop, modern, lyrical and contemporary. She has received multiple awards for solos, duets and trios throughout her years of competing. She had the opportunity to perform on Good Morning Texas and Good Day Dallas. Hannah has attended the Radio City Rockettes Summer Intensive and has been invited back 4 times. She continued her dance career as a World Famous Kilgore College Rangerette under the director of Dana Blair and Shelley Wayne. During her years as a Rangerette she had the opportunities to perform at the Contest of Champions in Disney World, the 90th anniversary of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, the 75th anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor, and the Texas State Society's Black Tie and Boots for the Inaugural Ball of President Trump in Washington D.C. Hannah works for the dance company MA where she travels across Texas to lead drill team camps. Hannah is currently continuing her education at Texas A&M University as an Early Childhood Education major. Hannah Has been a part of the dC Staff for 2 years. 

Natalie Weber

Instructor

Natalie has danced for 25 years. This will be Natalie's eleventh 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 back 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 first year with Dance Connections and she couldn`t be more excited!

Keilin Jeter

Receptionist & Instructor

Keilin has been dancing for seventeen years and competing for nine years. She has been trained in many styles such as Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Lyrical, Ballet, Hip-Hop and Modern. She has received multiple awards for solos and duets throughout her years of competitions including: American Dance, Dance Showcase USA and DCC. She 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 had the opportunities to perform at the Contest of Champions in Disney World, the 90th Anniversary of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the 75th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, and the Cotton Bowl Classic. She was also apart of the modern dance company “Industry” her sophomore year under the direction of Angela Falcone. Keilin works for the dance company American Dance & Drill Team where she travels across Texas to lead drill team camps and serves as a judge at Dance competitions. Keilin currently attends Texas a&M where is majoring in Recreation, Parks and tourism. She has been a part of the DC staff for 1 year.