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Faculty & Staff

Your child is in the best of hands.  Our teachers have significant experience in their field. 

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Jessica Zamarripa, BA, MS
Artistic Director/Instructor

 

Education:

BA in Dance, University of Texas at Austin

MS in Curriculum & Instruction (minor in Fitness & Sports), Texas A&M International University

Ballet Teacher Certification (Grades 1-3), Bolshoi Ballet Academy of Moscow, NYC, (Aug 2013)

Ballet Teacher Certification (Grades 4-5), Bolshoi Ballet Academy of Moscow, NYC (Aug 2014)

Horton Pedagogy Workshop (Levels 1-2), Alvin Ailey School, NYC (July 2014)

Horton Pedagogy Workshop (Levels 3-4), Alvin Ailey School, NYC (July 2015)

Ballet Teacher Certification (Preparatory Grades), CAADI, Mexico (July 2019)

Progressing Ballet Technique by Marie Walton-Mahon, Texas (July 2019)

 

Intensives/Workshops/Master Classes:

Paul Taylor School, Delfos Danza Contemporanea, Grupo Corpo, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Hubbard Dance Chicago, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Alonzo King Lines Ballet, Tania Salas Danza Contemporanea, Paradigm Dance, Joffrey Ballet, Ballet Austin, among others...

 

Professional Experience:

Dancer, Ballet East Dance Company, Austin, TX

​Founder/Artistic Director, Nudo Piedi Contemporary Dance CO, Laredo, TX

Founder/Artistic Director, Laredo School of Contemporary Dance, Laredo, TX

Choreographer:  Nudo Piedi Contemporary Dance Company (TX), CERES Danza Contemporanea (MX), Ballet East Dance Company (Austin)

Guest Teacher, UT-Pan American, Edinburgh, TX

 

Higher Education Experience:

Dance Adjunct Faculty, Texas A&M International University (2014-2016, 2019-current)

Instructor of Kinesiology, Texas &M International University (2008-2014)

Dance Adjunct Faculty, Texas A&M International University (2008-2009)

 

Academic & Dance Conference Presentations:

Presenter at various state, national and international conferences: American College of Sport Medicine (San Francisco, CA), International Conference on Health, Wellness, and Society (Berkeley, CA), Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (Frisco and San Marcos, TX, and TX Name Conference (San Marcos, TX).

International Teaching/Recent Accomplishments:

**Led Professional Development/Training for Dance Teachers of Brownsville ISD (August 2019). 

 

**Choreography selected for Gala Concert of New Century Dance Project Choreography Festival in Salt Lake City, Utah (August 2019). 

**Choreography selected for Austin Dance Festival (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017). 

**Taught Classical Ballet and Horton Technique to professional dancers from El Colegio del Cuerpo dance company in Cartagena, Colombia. (August 3-12, 2015)

 

**Taught Horton Technique and Contemporary Jazz to pre-professional program students of El Colegio del Cuerpo in Cartagena, Colombia (August 3-12, 2015)

 

**Awarded Full Tuition Scholarship to Dallas Black Dance Theatre's Professional Summer Dance Intensive. (Attended 2015)

 

**Accepted as one of six master teachers for RED NORTE FESTIVAL DE DANZA.  Toured 5 cities in Mexico (Monterrey, Saltillo, Cd. Victoria, Tampico, and Reynosa) for 20 days.  Gave workshops in Horton technique to students from various professional dance schools. 

 

Contributing Author-Danza Hoy Magazine

 

For complete resume, click here.

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Alynna Aleman, BA
Tiny Tots, Tiny Movers, Pre-Ballet 1, and Tumbling Instructor
Education: 
BA in Dance, Texas State University
Currently working on Masters in Psychology
MS in Kinesiology (graduate student)
 
Teaching Experience:

 Laredo School of Contemporary Dance

 

Romy Buyo
Tumbling Instructor 
Education: 
University of Texas-Austin
Mariela Trevino
Tiny Movers, Pre-Ballet 1, and
Pre-Ballet 2/3 Instructor

Education: 
BS in Nursing (undergraduate student at TAMIU)
Teaching Experience:

Laredo School of Contemporary Dance 
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Inna Yuruneva
 Grade 3-4 Ballet & Pointe 3/4
Guest Instructor
Education: 
Bolshoi Ballet Academy of Moscow
Professional Experience:
Metropolitan Opera
Connecticut Ballet
Ballet New York
Lynn Barr Dance Theater
Juan Mendez
Hip Hop Instructor, Lil Blaze Crew and NFS Cru Associate Director
Teaching Experience:
Laredo School of Contemporary Dance
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Kiara Underbakke
Hip Hop Instructor
Teaching Experience:
Laredo School of Contemporary Dance
 
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Andrea Flores
Baby Jazz, Pre-Jazz 1 & Pre-Jazz 2 Instructor 
Education:
Laredo School of Contemporary Dance
Teaching Experience:
Laredo School of Contemporary Dance
 
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Katherine Neigh
Youth Ballet 2a/2b Instructor 
Education:
Laredo School of Contemporary Dance
Teaching Experience:
Laredo School of Contemporary Dance
 
Olivia Cardenas
Drill Company Director 
Education:

Teaching Experience:

 
Triana Cisneros
Youth Jazz 2a/2b & Youth Turns & Leaps Instructor 
Education:
Laredo School of Contemporary Dance
Teaching Experience:
Laredo School of Contemporary Dance
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Ana Paula Garcia 
Youth Ballet 2a/2b Instructor 
Education:
Laredo School of Contemporary Dance
Teaching Experience:
Laredo School of Contemporary Dance