Educated faculty, professional dancers, nurturing teachers: this is what sets our program apart from others!
Director/Owner: Ronda McClure
Ronda began her dance training in San Antonio.She pursued a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance from the University of Texas in Austin.
Ronda’s pursuit of artistic and technical excellence takes her from New York City to Los Angeles to continue her study with the most innovative masters of dance. With over 25 years of experience in dancing, teaching, choreographing, mentoring, and producing original award-winning works, she continues to develop and share her artistic vision and work ethic through a uniquely powerful fusion of Jazz and Modern Dance.
Ronda is currently the Artistic Director/Owner of Insight Dance Ensemble and the Artistic Director for Trilogy Dance Center.
Assistant Director: Phaedra Kingry
Phaedra has an extensive background in the performing arts spanning over 35 years. Throughout her career, she has trained in California, at the Washington Ballet Academy (Washington DC), the Burchfield Ballet (Home of Ballet Mobile AL), several month long summer intensive classes with masters from Joffrey Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet, and New York City Ballet, and master teaching classes with several prominent choreographers/teachers. Her knowledge of and experience in the various disciplines of dance – ballet, jazz, tap, modern, hip hop and theatre dance – exposes her students to a high level, energetic, and most of all, understanding approach to teaching.
Phaedra has served as the Children’s Director for Trilogy Dance Center, choreographer for the CBC Kid’s Choirs/CBC Special Programs, a choreographer for Insight Dance Ensemble, and a choreographer for various NEISD show choir and musical theatre performances.
Danielle McCune is thrilled to be back for another year of sharing her love of dance throughout San Antonio. She began taking dance classes in an after-school program during Kindergarten (much like Move & Groove) and by age 9 was dancing in a studio. Several years later, she began assistant teaching and then eventually teaching on her own when she turned 16. She joined the Move & Groove family in 2015 and has loved it ever since! During her time training, she was able to perform at many competitions, numerous community events, NBA/WNBA games, and even in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. Danielle has also worked in the San Antonio theatre community and has choreographed over thirty musical theatre productions. She enjoys inspiring dancers of all ages to become the best that they can be, while using imagination and creative movement to help them better understand the technique while having fun!
Danielle is the teacher for Country Home Cielo Vista and Children’s Center of Stone Oak
Teacher: Alexis Flores
Alexis Flores is a full-time student at Texas A&M San Antonio and is expected to graduate spring 2020 with her bachelors degree in Criminology. Alexis was born in San Antonio and has been dancing since she was able to walk and has been a competitive dancer since the age of 10. Alexis is also a former San Antonio Spurs NBA dancer. She is passionate about inspiring others and her passion for dance. She is currently the Dance instructor at St Matthew Catholic school.
Alexis is the teacher for St Matthew ALL CLASSES
Teacher: Anna Martinez
Anna has been teaching and assistant teaching in San Antonio for 8 years now and is so excited to join the Move and Groove program for the 2019-2020 year! She has trained in several genres of dance for 18 years and had the pleasure of being on a competitive dance team for ten of those years. While on the competition team she learned the importance of teamwork and expressing herself through the discipline of dance as well as getting to perform at exciting events such as the San Antonio Spurs, Silver Stars and Rampage half time shows and even getting to perform in Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. Dance gave Anna a wonderful craft to share and express to others at such a young age and she hopes it can do the same for your child. She is looking forward to sharing her love of dance with her students in the enriching, safe and fun Move and Groove dance and tumbling program!
Anna is the teacher for LuvNCare Huebner, LuvNCare Henderson Pass, Lilypad Childcare Center, and Leaf Spring Cibolo
Teacher: Missy Berlet
Missy Miller has been dancing since age 4. She was awarded scholastic honors and a dance scholarship to The University of Texas at Austin from the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts. Missy performed with companies such as Susan Connolly’s Dance Workshop, Danz America, and Aaron Callies and taught for The San Antonio Ballet Company before she struck out on her own as a director and choreographer. Missy has directed and choreographed for large national events including but not limited to SeaWorld, Disneyland, and Las Vegas with The Young American Stars. To date, Missy has produced, directed, and choreographed more than two hundred productions, at least forty-five of which are her critically acclaimed, award-winning original productions. She has personally received twenty-one Alamo Theatre Arts Council (ATAC) Globe Awards in the categories of Production, Direction, Choreography, and Musical Direction. In January of 2016 she returned to her roots in San Antonio. She is very happy to join the talented team of instructors at Move and Groove Innovative Dance.
Missy is the instructor for Montessori School of San Antonio, Country Home NW Military, Country Home Spring Farm and Country Home Fredericksberg Road
Teacher: Allison Boyd
Allison Boyd is a native to Texas and was born and raised in the San Antonio area. Allison has been dancing since she was 3 years old. She joined a dance company at the age of 5 and trained under Ronda Runnels and company for 13 years. After moving to the Los Angeles area for professional training, she has returned to the San Antonio area to follow her passion of teaching and performing.
Alli loves working with children and is a valued member of Move & Groove and Trilogy Faculty. She loves to Teach all ages as well as choreograph dances and see them come to life on stage at any age.
Miss Alli is the instructor for the Jewish Community Center
Teacher: Hannah Koop
Hannah Koop is the instructor for The PREP School of Stone Oak, Pinnacle Montessori Bulverde, LuvNCare Gathering Oaks and Leaf Spring Sonterra
Teacher: Shea Glenn
Shea started dancing and competing in gymnastics as a young child where she fell in love with both! She is an instructor for Trilogy Dance Center and Trilogy Hill Country as well as for our Move & Groove Program. Her creativity and passion for dance shine through each and every day as she pours herself into each of her classes.
Shea Glenn is the instructor for Pinnacle Montessori Alamo Ranch, Little Vineyard Dayschool, and Brighton Centers
Teacher: Claudia Martinez
Claudia is the teacher for Trinity Preschool
Teacher: Marisol Hernandez
Marisol was born and raised in San Antonio. She started her dance training at the age of two. She was on Trilogy’s pre-professional dance company, Insight Dance Ensemble for two years. She has also trained at Kathy Marfin’s and Ballet San Antonio Academy, and was a member of both pre-professional company’s LEDC for 8 years and SAYB for 1 year, respectively. She traveled to New York to study Ballet with Joffrey in the summer of 2013 and to Los Angeles to study Jazz and Contemporary in the summer of 2014. Marisol has earned scholarships from Streetz two years in a row. She started assisting for Trilogy in 2018 and is now a teacher for Trilogy and Move & Groove. She is currently attending her first year of college full time, while continuing her training in dance. Marisol enjoys photography, hanging out with friends, and making crafts in her free time.
Teacher: Jessica Ahr
Jessica Ann Ahr (Bauer) was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. She began her formal Flamenco dance education in 1995 with Teresa Champion and was promptly invited to dance in the summertime production of Fiesta Flamenca with Los Flamencos de San Antonio. Jessica then joined the Ballet de Casa España, directed by Beatríz Aguilar, (later known as Grupo Flamenco España Viva) and has performed Classical Spanish and Flamenco dance in countless festivals and cultural celebrations throughout the city. In 2014, Jessica completed a year long domestic tour with Gala Of The Royal Horses in the role of “La Flamenca”. She performed consistently in San Antonio as a featured dancer at España Bar de Tapas (2009-2016). Now, she performs regularly at Carmens de la Calle with various Flamenco groups, artists, and musicians. She is the current director and instructor for España Viva.
Jessica has traveled to Sant Boi de Llobregat near Barcelona, Spain to attend the Seminario Cajón organized by Juan Flores and Sergio Ramos (of Ojos de Brujo) where she attended percussion seminars and workshops given by Paquito Gonzalez, El Pájaro, Jóse Carrasco, Aleix Tobias, and Massud. Jessica studied in Córdoba, Spain at the Festival de la Guitarra where she studied received certificates for Bata de Cola, Técnica y Coreografía, and Técnica de Buleria from Inmaculada Aguilar, Javier Latorre, and Antonio “El Pipa” (respectively).
Jessica has also attended workshops with many Flamenco artists and musicians: Vicky, Sabas Santos, Chua Alba, Antonio Vargas, Miguel Vargas, El Farru, Eva La Yerbabuena, La Lupi. Juan Paredes, Daniel Caballero, and Vanesa Coloma, Merche Esmaralda
Recently, Jessica completed 40 hours of dance instruction at the Centro de Arte Flamenco y Danza Española AMOR DE DIOS in Madrid, under the direction of Maria Juncal and Alfonso Loza. While there, she also studied with Jose Maya, Rafael Estevez.
Teacher: Catherine Gaudio
Catherine Gaudio started her dance journey at the age of 12. She trained for 7 years at Dance Connections of Magnolia TX and Susie dance studio in Navasota TX. She was part of both her Junior High Competitive Team and her High School Competitive Dance/Drill Team. She has experience working with various ages of dancers, but, especially has a heart for the little ones. She loves to dance and enjoys teaching and watching another generation of dancers grow. She is thankful to be continuing her dance journey while working with Move and Groove.
Catherine is a trained substitute teacher for all schools