Faculty

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. 

Teacher: Danielle Martinez 

Danielle Martinez is a proud graduate of Texas State University where she earned her BFA degree in Theatre: Performance and Production, with a minor in Music. This year will bring ten years of teaching dance, and about twenty years of loving and studying dance! She has worked with ages 3-Adult in Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Acrobatics, and Contemporary/Lyrical. She trained for many years at Amy’s All Star Dance Studio in Schertz, TX where she was not only a member of the competition team, but also had the opportunity to choreograph some of their award winning routines. She has danced at numerous community events, NBA and WNBA games, and even at Walt Disney World!  Danielle has also worked in the theatre world, choreographing over thirty productions in the past five years. She is looking forward to beginning a new adventure with the Move and Groove program and having fun with your precious dancers! Danielle also teaches for Trilogy Dance Center.

Danielle is the teacher for Country Home Leon Springs, Country Home Spring Farm, and Country Home NW Military

 

Teacher: Leah Alonzo      img_1083

Leah has danced competitively since the age of 5, and has been trained by Trilogy’s own Stacy Jones. Her teams won numerous awards in ballet, tap, and jazz dance.  She continued her dance career as a freshman at Lady Bird Johnson High School on the Texas Ladies Pep Squad under the direction of Ms. Aisha Johns.  She then joined the Belles JV Drill Team and made the Legacies Varsity Dance Team as a junior under the direction of Mrs. Stephanie Trevino-Felan.  Her senior year she served as Lt. Colonel of the Legacies and continued to develop her choreography and teaching skills with Mrs. Trevino-Felan.  During her 2 years on Legacies, her team won national awards in Kick and Pom at the NDA National Championship in Orlando, Florida.  Leah has choreographed numerous award-winning solos as well as performed at Spurs half time shows and in community events.  While at Johnson she got the pleasure to train with many wonderful choreographers including Stephen “tWitch” Boss form SYTYCD. Leah has been trained in the disciplines of ballet, tap, jazz, kick, pom, military, hip hop, contemporary and modern dance. She now enjoys sharing her passion with dancers of all ages as a dance instructor for the Move and Groove Dance Program and as the assistant director of the St. Matthew’s Dance Team. She is currently on staff at Trilogy as an Instructor, a Teaching Assistant, and is a childrens choreographer for Insight Dance Ensemble.

Leah is the teacher for St Matthew ALL CLASSES and Children’s Center of Stone Oak

Teacher: Anna Martinez

Anna has been teaching and assistant teaching in San Antonio for 5 years now and is so excited to join the Move and Groove program for the 2016-2017 year! She has trained in several genres of dance for 16 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 Country Home Galleria Fair, Country Home Toepperwein, Pinnacle Montessori Bulverde Rd and Trinity Preschool

Teacher:  Abby Peterson

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 Abby Peterson grew up in San Marcos, TX and started dancing at the age of 4. She studied every pre-professional genre of dance offered at The Pointe Dance Studio in San Marcos. She was also a member of River City Dance Theatre, and danced competitively throughout the state. She went on to dance for the official dance team at The University of Texas at Arlington. She moved to San Antonio in the summer of 2015 and now is a professional dancer/cheerleader for the AHL’s San Antonio Rampage. Abby also teaches classes at Trilogy Dance Center.

Abby is a trained substitute teacher for all schools

 Teacher:  Missy Berlet

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Missy Miller has been dancing since age 4.  She was awarded scholastic honors and adance 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 teacher at LuvNCare Huebner,  Country Home Leslie Road, and Country Home Poss Road, and Country Home Fredericksberg Road

                                                             

Teacher: Sierra Ortiz

 

Sierra is the teacher at Apple Tree Day School 

                                                                

Teacher:  Catherine Gaudio  img_1081

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

Teacher:  Victoria Hernandez

Victoria grew up in San Antonio.  She trained in ballet, tap jazz, hip hop, and lyrical dance locally, was a Legacy Dance Team officer at Johnson High School, and has attended several TATD Conventions – Texas Association Teachers of Dancing.  She has performed overseas in Japan and South Korea with the Apache Belles Dance Team and has facilitated Dance Camps for children in those countries while visiting.  Victoria also teaches at Trilogy Dance Center.

Victoria is the teacher for our JCC Program and The PREP at Stone Oak

Teacher:  Kahlee Moore

Kahlee Moore moved back to Texas in 2016 and couldn’t be happier to be apart of the Move and Groove Family. Kahlee graduated from Point Park University with her B.A. in Jazz Dance. While there she had the pleasure of dancing with Ron Tassone, Catherine Cabeen, and Kellie Hodges. Since college she performed for Holland America Cruise Line, on board the Noordam, traveling throughout Europe and the Carribean. Once back in the states, Kahlee has taught for many dance studios and is happy to be settled back in Texas and sharing her love of dance and art with the students of Trilogy and Move&Groove!

Kahlee is the teacher for MSSA (Montessori School of San Antonio) and Pinnacle Montessori Alamo Ranch

Teacher:  Hannah Koop

 

Hannah is the teacher for Rainbow Station Sonterra, and LuvNCare Gathering Oaks

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