MEET OUR STAFF
Owner, Director & Instructor
Kaitlin is in her 9th year of ownership of Dance Connections. She has been dancing since the age of three. Kaitlin studied ballet, tap and jazz extensively and danced competitively for seventeen years. During those years, Kaitlin won many solo, duet and team awards at numerous dance competitions including: American Dance, Showtime and Crowd Pleasers Dance. In those years she 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. In her years of owning the studio she has performed in the Macy`s Thanksgiving Day Parade and has furthered her education at several dance conventions including Nuvo & 24/7 Dance. Kaitlin has thirteen years of direct teaching experience and is loving her career in mentoring dancers at Dance Connections. Kaitlin also owns Antique Rose Florist located in Magnolia. Kaitlin resides in Montgomery, TX.
Natalie has been a part of the dance world for 27 years. This will be Natalie's fifteenth 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!
Kim is in her 9th year as the Receptionist 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.
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 fifth year with Dance Connections and she couldn`t be more excited!
Administrative Director & Instructor
Holly has been dancing since the age of two. She was a company member at Cookie Joe’s Dancin’ School for ten 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 was a member of the Maverick Belles Dance Team, continuing 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 at The University of Houston. 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 college, she volunteered as a dance instructor for different benefits and camps, obtained a teacher certification, and even started a family. Now, she loves being a part of the DC family as she continues to pursue her passion in dance, with her husband and four-year-old daughter along her side. This will be Holly's third year with Dance Connections!
Karsen has been dancing since the age of three. She trained at Candy Crocker School of Dance for 15 years, where she focused on Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Lyrical, and Ballet. She danced competitively for 7 years with Candy Crocker elite. From 2015-2018 she was a member of the Whitehouse First Ladies Drill Team where she served as First Lieutenant her junior year and Captain her senior year. She furthered her dance career as a Kilgore College Rangerette where her sophomore year she had the opportunity to serve as Captain. As a Rangerette she traveled to New York City to perform in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Italy to perform at the World Band’s Contest, and London to perform in the Birmingham Tattoo. Karsen works for American Dance Drill Team where she travels and teaches dance all across the state of Texas. She now attends Texas A&M University as a University Science- Dance Concentration major.
Alexa has been dancing since she was two years old, and began her dance training at Twin Arts Dance Studio. She danced at Twin Arts for 15 years and was trained in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, and contemporary. She then became a member of the Deer Park Escorts Drill and Dance team her freshman year of high school. She remained on the team for four years and was a member of the varsity team for all four years. She also received solo, duet, ensemble and team awards including 2019 National Duet winner for Crowd Pleasers Nationals and January Jubilee solo winner. She then continued to dance in college with the Kilgore College Rangerettes under the direction of Dana Blair and Shelley Wayne. During her time at Kilgore, she was also selected for an elite group known as the Rangerette swingsters. During her freshman year she had the opportunity to travel to Birmingham, England and perform in the Birmingham International Tattoo, as well as other special performances such as the Cotton Bowl. During her sophmore year she also was invited to perform at the virtual inaugural parade, and virtual Cotton Bowl halftime performance with the team. Alexa will continue her education at Texas A&M and will be majoring in Economics. This will be Alexa’s second year as a member of the Dance Connections staff and she couldn’t be more excited!
Katelyn has been dancing since the age of 2, training for 10 years at Marsha Woody Academy of Dance in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, and hip-hop. She was a member of Beaumont Civic Ballet, where she performed many principal roles in the Nutcracker, and other productions. In high school, she was a member of West Brook Stars drill team, where she served as Junior Lieutenant and Captain her senior year. Katelyn was a member of Kilgore College Rangerette’s 81st line, where she was selected as a member of the elite dance group of Swingsters. She also served as Right Middle Lieutenant her sophomore year. During her two years as a Rangerette, she traveled to New York City to perform in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Honolulu, Hawaii for the 80th Commemoration of the Attack on Pearl Harbor, as well as performing at the Cotton Bowl. Katelyn now works for Encore Creative Productions, teaching dance across the state for dance & drill teams. She will be continuing her studies at Texas A&M University majoring in Allied Health. This will be Katelyn’s first year on the DC Staff.