ABOUT

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The Mission

Families choose us because we offer so much more than dance. Our goal is to foster a true community – older students leading the way with modesty and humility. We offer a loving, inspiring, and welcoming environment by coming alongside each student. Safety is our top priority, which is obtained through limited class sizes, discipline, and a foundation of proper technique to prevent lifelong injuries. Our studio has stood strong since 1994 by always honoring God through dance and having fun!

The VM Team

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Vicki Michelle

Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Management/Marketing from Northwood University. Studied dance and baton since age 5 and took jazz in college. United States Twirling Association Coach and Level 1, Part 1 Judge. Vice President of Texas State Twirling Council; certified in Alixa Flexibility Module 1. Training from Rhee Gold DanceLife Teacher Conference, Ofer Ben, Avi Miller, Rosemarie Boyden, Gregg Russell, and Jeanne May; 28+ years teaching experience. Guest instructor at Tomball College, KISD, Berean Christian Academy, Cypress Christian School, Primrose, Spell Well Montessori School, Recreation Center at Bear Branch, Mark Kistler Fine Arts Camp, Junior League, and NCL. Passionate about baton, young dancers, and fundamentals. Mother of three.

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Scarlett Banbury

Native Houstonian, second-generation dance instructor, teaching ballet, jazz, lyrical, modern, and tap for 21+ years. Training began at age 2 in her mother’s studio, Banbury School of Dance. Studied many summers in New York at renowned studios: Alvin Ailey, David Howard, Martha Graham, and “Steps” on Broadway. Also, American Ballet Theatre, Houston Ballet’s Andrea Vodehnal, and Boston Ballet’s Robert Underwood. Performed numerous times in Houston International Festival, Dickens on the Strand, and was chosen for a part in Houston Grand Opera’s Manon. Ballet coach for elite gymnasts on Junior & Women’s USA Olympic Teams, including Mary Lou Retton’s, and students competing in Youth America Grand Prix Ballet. Choreographed for ANICO’s Moody Gardens Gala Celebration. Member of Texas Association of Teachers of Dancing & Physical Mind Institute in New York City, certified in Pilates, and recently certified by American Ballet Theatre Levels Primary – 5. Currently pursuing a degree in English from Houston Baptist University. Mother of one.

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Alyssa Martin

Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Baylor University and Bachelor of Science in Psychology/Philosophy from University of Houston. Yoga instructor and personal trainer, specializing in Circus Arts. She began her movement training as a competitive diver and became interested in body mechanics and teaching others how to utilize and enjoy movement. Instructing athletes for 10+ years, she has built a strong foundation in teaching others bio-metric movement. Diving, yoga, and personal training have inspired her to instruct partner acrobatics, aerial silks, lyra, and balancing. Her love for movement and teaching provides unique, fun, and challenging experiences for all ages and levels. Mother of two.

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Paula Moore

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics & Computer Science from Angelo State University. Gold level figure skater for 20 years with over 10 US Figure Skating Adult National events and 7 US National medals. Currently a Gold Level USFSA judge and former member of medal winning Theater on Ice Troupe (Top 10 at Worlds 2017 & 2019). Her love of athleticism, artistic expression, and performance extend to aerial silks and tumbling (trained by Darla Davis, MaryAnne Giannaris, Jeanne May). She is also a trained pianist and flutist, which is a lifelong passion. Teaching for 7+ years allows her to share her passion for the arts, laying a strong foundation for her students. Mother of two.

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Lori Perkins

Bachelor of Science in Education from McNeese State University, and former Feature Twirler. Held multiple roles on Texas Twirling Teacher’s Council, current President of Texas State Twirling Council, and local and state contest director. Teaching for almost 30 years; Lori won numerous Louisiana State, South Central Regional, National, and International individual and team titles. As a master judge, she has traveled the world judging elite contests and coaches throughout LA, MS, and TX. She was named USTA National Choreographer in 2019. Two of her students won the gold at US Trials and represented Senior pair division at World Baton Twirling Federation World Championships in Sweden in 2016. She taught Algebra I and Special Ed at Magnolia West High School from 2008-2022 and finished her career of 19 years as Special Education Department Chair. Mother of two (daughter is University of Oklahoma Feature Twirler).

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Cece White

Director of American Jazz Dance Company, non-profit, nationally recognized troupe. 40+ years in community as a dancer, teacher, and choreographer in ballet, contemporary, hip hop, jazz, lyrical, tap. Many of her students became career dancers: THE MUPPET MOVIE/screen productions; back-up dancers for Janet Jackson, The Black-Eyed Peas, etc. Rockettes, Dallas Cowboy/Houston Texan Cheerleaders, Disney Parks, Cruise Lines. Choreography awards from Dance Olympus, Jump, NUVO, Showstoppers, Tremaine, LA Underground, LA DanceMagic, LA Dance Force, New York City Dance Alliance. Credits include Walt Disney’s “Donald Duck’s Birthday Celebration” in Houston, Galveston Festival on The Strand, Houston Festival, Woodlands Renaissance Festivities, Thanksgiving Day Parade, and KHS Dramas. She led AJDC in 3 years of Walt Disney’s “Mickey’s Magical Gatherings”. Member of American College of Sports Medicine, American Council on Education, Aerobic & Fitness Association of America, CEC certified. Mother of two; grandmother of one.

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Morgan Bull

Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Management from University of Houston, and former Feature Twirler. Classically trained in dance and piano since age 4; danced competitively 6 years; twirled competitively 10 years; AAU Jr. Olympic Collegiate Baton Twirling Silver Medalist. Starred as Cinderella in Cinderella and Black Swan in Swan Lake, as well as roles in Nutcracker and Don Quixote. UH highlight was twirling in Astros World Series Parade. Teaching 10+ years, including Mark Kistler Fine Arts Camp, and certified in Alixa Flexibility Module 1. United States Twirling Association Coach and Level 1, Part 2 Judge and Social Media for Texas State Twirling Council.

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Kayli Bull

Bachelor of Arts in History and Minor in Educational Studies from University of Florida. Reigning AAU Jr. Olympic Collegiate Baton Twirling Bronze Medalist and former United States Twirling Association Texas State Solo Grand Champion, Collegiate Champion, and National Beginner 2-Baton Champion. Classically trained since age 2 in ballet, jazz, tap, and twirling, competing since age 5. She has been teaching for 6+ years. Currently serving as Athlete and Social Media on USTA Board of Texas State Twirling Council.

What Parents Are Saying

"We are in our 10th year at Vicki Michelle. We love the wholesome environment and friendly staff and teachers. There are so many classes to choose from; my son and daughter have been able to experience all kinds of dance and performing arts."

 

- Crissy Z.