AIMPAC Staff

Talented Instructors are What Makes Our Studio Special

Jillian Cox Teague, Owner

Jillian Cox is a well recognized and awarded choreographer and dance instructor. She began her dance studies at the young age of three and is extensively trained in ballet, tap, lyrical, contemporary, jazz, hip hop, musical theater, and drill team.

During her younger days she danced competitively with local dance companies including her role as an officer on her drill team dance company. She was awarded numerous scholarships and gained many All-American titles. At the age of 18 Jillian moved on to dance with the Disney organization in Orlando, Florida and on the Disney Cruise Lines….

Allison Strother

Allison Strother

Instructor

Ms. Allison has been teaching and choreographing for the past 19 years and is entering her 11th season with AIMPAC. She received her training from the Marsha Woody Academy of Dance home of the Beaumont Civic Ballet where she was given the opportunity to perform principal roles in The Nutcracker, La Fille Mal Gardee, Graduation Ball, Peter and the Wolf, Prince Igor, Le Corsaire, Pas de Quarte, Don Quixote as well as other original pieces. She has also studied with the American Ballet Theatre, Houston Ballet, Ballet Austin, The Glenda Brown Choreography Project and Lamar University. She was awarded scholarships with The Rock School, Walnut Hill Performing Arts School and Joffrey Ballet.

Ms. Allison has won numerous awards as a dancer and choreographer, including Outstanding Choreographer for the Youth American Grand Prix. She has worked with choreographer Robert LaFosse, formerly of New York City Ballet and Kristine Richmond, formerly of Houston Ballet and Broadway. Ms. Allison has also trained under the late John Magnus, the former artistic director of the Joffrey Ballet School and Kirk Peterson, the former ballet master of ABT. Along with her ballet training, Ms. Allison has also studied tap, jazz, lyrical, modern and acrobatics. Ms. Allison is excited to be returning to Artistry In Motion for her 11th season as Ballet and Company Director. She is also the studio’s Social Media coordinator and helps out with the administrative team. She has been married to her husband Josh for 17 years and has two girls, Corinne (14) and Leila Grace (11). Ms. Allison feels so blessed to be able to work with so many talented young people and gives all the honor and glory to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Andrea

Andrea Armstrong

Instructor & Office Staff

Andrea has been dancing since the age of four – studying ballet, tap, jazz and modern. She is a native of Minneapolis, Minnesota, attended the University of Wisconsin – Madison and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Dance from Texas Women’s University in Denton. After graduation, Andrea studied ballet with the Continental Ballet Company in Minnesota, then returned to Texas where she studied tap for several years from Buster Cooper and Debra Bray. Additionally, she’s taken many master tap courses from Barbara Ryan Phillips and Dianne “Lady Di” Walker, amongst others. Andrea has enjoyed teaching more than 30 years with the Artistry family. She has a passion for dance and loves being able to pass that same love on to children along with developing the ambition and early skills to advance technically. She feels blessed with all that God has allowed her to experience in the art of Dance and hopes to pass that same gratitude on to her students.

Angie

Angie Losack

Instructor

Angie Losack has over 40 years of dance experience with many award winning dance competitions and several outstanding awards. She started dancing at the age of 4. She went…

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Deedee Pietzsch

Instructor

Deedee Pietzsch has been with Artistry In Motion since its inception and has been teaching in Colleyville since 2004. She has over 30 years of dance training and performance experience, winning several regional and national performance awards. She served as Captain of Arkansas City High School’s Pom Squad, a member and leader of the Cowley County Tigerette Danceline and was also a three year member and Line Officer with the Texas State University Strutters. Deedee began her training at Cindy’s School of Dance in Arkansas City, KS and has studied under Shannon Werthmann, Todd Edson, attended classes and workshops over the years with L.A. Underground, Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, Jump, Rhythm, Jazz Project, The Pulse, Broadway Dance Center faculty in NYC and UNT’s Dance Certification program. She won the “Leadership Award” as a Texas State Strutter, “Best Performer” of the Tigerette dance line and her high school Pom Squad and was crowned Miss Junior Kansas 1993.

As a choreographer, she has won Choreography, Sweepstakes and Super Sweepstakes Awards for her team dances, as well as several winning solos and duets. In the past, Deedee has also assisted in the choreography and instruction of the Performance Team at Artistry In Motion, and has taught jazz, technique, beginner hip hop and lyrical classes. Deedee is also one of the Drill Team instructors, where emphasis is placed on technique and incorporating all forms of dance that drill teamers must be able to execute. She instills in her students her passion for dance and her adages “you can’t do until you try” and “if you stay ready, you don’t have to get ready.

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Jeb Maddux

Instructor

Jeb Maddux, raised in Fort Worth, Texas, has been juggling sports and dancing since the age of 7. Extensively trained in jazz, lyrical, ballet, tap and modern styles, he…

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Jessica Huckaba

Office Staff

Jessica quickly found an interest in gymnastics at a young age. She started out taking dance classes locally. By the time junior high rolled around, she was ready to tryout…

Madyson

Madyson Bauer

Madyson was born in California, but considers herself a native Texan. She started her dance training at the age of two and began dancing competitively at the age of eight…

William

William Agliata

William Agliata received his early ballet training in his native Rome, Italy at the Renato Greco Dance Studio and The Rome Opera School of Ballet…

Kaila

Kaila Feldpausch

Kaila Feldpausch, a native of Dewitt, Michigan, trained at the Miami City Ballet School before attending Indiana University…

Haley

Haley Corrigan

Haley Corrigan grew up in Killeen, Texas. Dancing since the age of three she has competed in the studio, middle school and high school settings…

Shadden Hashem

Shadden Hashem

Instructor

Shadden Hashem is from Colleyville, Texas and began dancing when she was 3 years old. She joined the competition team at Artistry in Motion at the age of 9 under the direction of Kelly Whitted and later attended Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Shadden graduated Summa Cum Laude from SUNY Purchase in 2021 with a BFA in dance and a minor in psychology. Currently, Shadden is a professional freelance dancer and choreographer. Over the course of the past year, she has performed and toured internationally with Boca Tuya, a New York City based dance company, performed with the Moving Forward Collective under the direction of Madi Hicks in NYC, as well as collaborated on an evening-length work set on the Bombshell Dance Project second company. Some of her accomplishments include being named a 2016 Texas Young Master and receiving the 2021 Outstanding Senior Award for Dance at SUNY Purchase. Shadden is so excited to be back at her childhood dance studio to teach and choreograph for this upcoming season!

Marcus Medina

Marcus Medina

Hip Hop Director

Marcus’ dance journey began in the 6th grade where he started training in Ballet, Modern, and Jazz at Davenport School of the Arts. Upon entering High School Marcus realized how much he loved the art form and wanted to pursue dance to a more serious degree. Throughout his High School years he competed and trained with Performers Edge Dance Center in all styles of Dance such as Hip Hop, Jazz, Contemporary, Ballet, Tap, Musical Theatre, Ballroom, etc. While Marcus is knowledgeable in many styles, Hip Hop was the one he fell in love with the most, and it became the focal point of his career. In 2018 Marcus received his first choreography credit as an Assistant Choreographer for the Orlando Citrus Bowl Parade. Following High School Marcus went on to book his first job as a professional dancer as an inaugural member of the NBA’s Orlando Magic Hip Hop team, The 407. He went on to perform with The 407 for two seasons and even co-choreographed sections of routines that debuted at the Orlando Magic games. Marcus also expanded his performance experience and skill cache by training in tumbling and stunt acting/fighting. With these skills he has been able to perform as Jason Bourne at one of Universal Orlando’s newest attractions, The Bourne Stuntacular. Not only has Marcus danced and performed on stages throughout Orlando, he has also taught and choreographed for multiple studios across the area and his Hip Hop pieces have won numerous awards at competitions such as Starquest, VIP Dance, West Coast Dance Explosion, and Legacy. Marcus moved to Texas to continue his training with Ingredients Dance Company. He trained in multiple styles of dance six days a week, performed at different venues, and toured with Dance Revolution. He is now ready to give back everything he has learned to our AIMPAC students!

Carly Olsen

Carly Olson

Assistant Company Director/Performance Team Director

Carly Olson, is a current resident of Dallas, Texas and has received her BFA in dance, BA in Arts Management and a Minor in Psychology (Primarily Child Based) at SUNY Purchase college. She is currently dancing with Justin Giles’ company SoulEscape and has performed at venues such as Perry Mansfield, DanceMakers and the Coppell Arts Center. She is also an academic administrator, marketing consultant and teacher for Gregory Dolbashian’s DASH Academy. She has been teaching children ages 2-18 in styles such as ballet, contemporary, modern, hip hop, jazz and lyrical since the age of 15. Carly has worked with choreographers such as Sean Bankhead, where she starred on the reality TV show “Dance Kids ATL ” on Lifetime, and Kiki Ely and breakdancer Beejay Harris on UPtv’s reality dance series “Dancin’ the Dream”. Other credits include Jade Novah, Jordan Sparks, Nate Butler, Chris Tomlin, CBS the Couch, Huffington Post live, Chick-fil-A, and the BMI Gospel Music Awards.

Carly also has certifications in Yoga and Beginner through Advanced Pilates Mat. She is working on her Children’s Yoga certification as well as her Personal Training certification through the American Council on Exercise. She is very excited about the adventure ahead of her in Dallas and can’t wait to dance with you all!

Asia

Asia Waters

Instructor

Anastasia Waters (Fort Worth, Texas), received her early training at the Ballet Conservatory, and as a member of LakeCities Ballet Theatre. After high school, she went on to receive her BFA in modern dance at Texas Christian University (2010). At TCU, she was awarded the Jerry Bywaters Cochran Scholarship for excellence in modern dance and received the emerging choreographers award for her Senior Capstone choreography, “Bedtime Story” and “Omnipotence”. During college she had the opportunity to attend the American Dance Festival, as well as Bates Dance Festival where she had the honor of working with renowned dance artists Doug Varone, Omar Carrum, and Mark Heim. After college Anastasia has taught in a variety of dance schools including, The Ballet Conservatory, Fort Worth Ballet Center, Chamberlain School of Ballet, Dance Academy of Mansfield, as well as Innovative Dance. She has been commissioned to choreograph works on Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts, the Arlington Heights High School Dance Department, Tarrant County College, and Chamberlain Performing Arts Company. After some years of freelance dancing and choreographing Anastasia founded imPULSE dance project (2012) and is currently leading the company as the Artistic Director. As Artistic Director she has had choreography accepted into festivals such as The Out of the Loop Fringe Festival (2013), Brazos Contemporary Dance Festival (2015 and 2017), {254} Dance-Fest (2017, 2019), as well as Dallas DanceFest (2017, 2018). She also has produced over 10 dance projects that have featured countless world premieres in her time with imPULSE dance project. It is her life’s passion to create and create with other passionate artists!

Presley Watson

Presley Watson

Company Director

Presley Watson is excited to return to AIMPAC and begin this new chapter in her life on the other side of the classroom. She is originally from Keller, Texas where she began dancing at the age of three. She started dancing competitively when she was nine years old where she trained in all styles of dance. She was a member of the Keller High School Indianettes for four years, and served as a Junior Lieutenant in 2016 and then as Captain in 2017. She then went on to dance at Texas Tech University for four years with the Texas Tech Pom Squad. During her time with the Pom Squad the team earned five collegiate national championship titles in the D1A Jazz and Pom divisions. After graduating in May of 2021 she moved back to the DFW and began pursuing a career in the dance world. She is currently working on earning her teaching certification, and can’t wait to start this new journey with her Artistry family.