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Faculty & Staff

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

June Hinojosa, BA, MA
Hip Hop & Jazz Funk Instructor 


BA English, Texas A&M International University

ME Bilingual Education, Spain


Dance experience:

Dancer, Nudo Piedi Contemporary Dance Company 

Workshops & Master Classes by Internationally Renowned Professional Dancers/Choreographers


Teaching experience:

United South High School


Rebecca Maldonado
Baby Jazz, Pre-Jazz 1, Youth Jazz 2A, Youth Jazz 2B, Youth Turns & Leaps Instructor

BS Kinesiology, Texas A&M International University

Laredo School of Contemporary Dance 

Mariela Trevino
Tiny Movers Instructor 
Laredo School of Contemporary Dance 
Clarissa Lara
 Pre-Hip Hop Instructor 
Laredo School of Contemporary Dance 
Jessica Zamarripa, BA, MS
Artistic Director/Instructor



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.

Alynna Aleman, BA
Tiny Tots & Tiny Movers Instructor
BA in Dance, Texas State University
Currently working on Masters in Psychology
Teaching Experience:

 Laredo School of Contemporary Dance


Alynna Aleman, BA
Tiny Tots, Tiny Movers, & Tumbling Instructor
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 
University of Texas-Austin
Juan Pablo Flores
Graham/Dunham & Adult Modern Dance Instructor
Alvin Ailey School
Texas A&M International University (undergraduate) 
Professional Dance Experience:
DC Contemporary Dance Theater
Calpulli Dance Company
Ballet East Dance Company


Daniela Veloz
Pre-Jazz 2, Pre-Ballet 2 and Pre-Ballet 3 Instructor
Laredo School of Contemporary Dance
TAMIU (undergraduate student)


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Inna Yuruneva
 Grade 3-4 Ballet & Pointe 3/4
Guest Instructor
Bolshoi Ballet Academy of Moscow
Professional Experience:
Metropolitan Opera
Connecticut Ballet
Ballet New York
Lynn Barr Dance Theater
and others
Kassandra Pena
Pre-Hip Hop & Youth Hip Hop Instructor
Laredo School of Contemporary Dance
Magaly Gallagher
Youth Jazz 2A & 2B, Youth Turns & Leaps Instructor
University of the Arts (undergraduate dance major)
Laredo School of Contemporary Dance