Spotlight Dance Company

Staff

Ms. Tabatha

Director

Ms. Tabatha has been dancing for 43 years. She has been trained in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, Hip Hop and Hula. She started teaching dance 25 years ago at Dance Xtreme and was the director of the pre-company groups. After teaching for 10 yrs. she decided to venture off and open up her own dance studio, Spotlight Dance Company. She is always bringing in guest Master choreographers in for her students so they can be well rounded, trained dancers, such as Kate Jablonski, Faliciano Keith Turk, Kevin Hermann, Raymond Ashley, Lilian Manansala,and Katie McIver. Not only does she give her time to the studio, she has been teaching in KISD for the past 27 years. She has choreographed award winning solos and team dances for schools and her own studio and continues to be sought after for her creative choreography.

Ms Heather

Company Instructor

Ms. Heather has been studio dancing for 27 yrs. She has been trained in Jazz, tap, Ballet, Lyrical, hip Hop Acro, and Contemporary. She has had the opportunity to train at The Millenium in Hollywood. She danced on both her Middle and High School dance teams. She has gotten to work with Master choreographers such as Kevin Hermann, Raymond Ashley, Lilian Manansala,Katie McIver, Kate Jablonski, Alex Fetbroth, Mikey Dellavella, Sophia Aguiar and Keith Turk. She received a full dance scholarship to MCC. During her time in College, she got the opportunity to perform with the Black Eyed Peas in Super Bowl 45 as one of their “Cube Heads” and worked with Celebrity Choreographer Fateema. She earned a National champion College ring for winning along with her team the National title in Daytona Florida at NDA at the Collegiate level. Heather has done workshops for UT students . Heather has been one of our highest requested choreographers for the past 10 yrs. at the studio and throughout the schools of KISD and her choreography has won many elite and platinum awards and titles for solos and team dances. Her passion for dance shows through her dances and she inspires to be a famous choreographer in the future.  She is presently a Company Instructor at SDC.

Ms. Lyndsee

Company Instructor

Ms. Lyndsee started dancing at the age of 18 months, she began dancing competitively at the age of 6 and continued until she was 22. She is a 6 year member of the HTE Dance Staff; where they travel across the state of Texas teaching High School dance teams. Lyndsee Graduated in 2014 from Harker Heights High School where she served 2 years as a Crimson Belle and an officer her senior year. Lyndsee continued her education and dance at McLennan Community College, where she became a member of the 5 time National Champions and ADTS award winning Hip Hop and Team division III collegiate Champions the MCC Dance team. Lyndsee served as Captain her 2nd year on the MCC Dance team. Lyndsee will be graduating from Stephen F. Austin State University in December 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies with a minor in early childhood education. Lyndsee was a member of the 14x National Champion SFA dance team; where she became a 2x National Champion. She has worked with Eric Little, Denise Dicharry, Brandon Bryant from SYTYCD Kate Jablonski, Faliciano Keith Turk, Kevin Hermann, Raymond Ashley, Lilian Manansala,and Katie McIver.

Ms. Kaitlyn, "Kit-Kat"

Company Instructor

Ms. Kaitlyn, “Kit-Kat”, has been dancing for 17 years and has been a part of Spotlight Dance Company for 15 yrs. She has trained in many genres such as Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, Modern, Hip-Hop, Musical Theater and Acro. She has been a part of the SDC staff for the past 3 yrs. Ms. Kaitlyn has been on 2 High School Dance teams and is currently a Sr. Lieutenant of the National Champion Killeen Kangarettes. She has won many awards to include, Hip Hop Icon, Solo champion at ADTS and Showtime International Dance Competition. She has had the privilege of being trained by Tiffany Maher, Raymond Ashley, Kevin Hermann, Katie McIver, Keith Turk (SYTYCD), Misha Gabriel (Step Up Revolution), Jason Mraz (SYTYCD) Meghan Sanett, Tony Bellissimo, Marty Dew, Channing Cooke (Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound), and Laurie Johnson to name a few. Ms. Kaitlyn is very excited to get to share her love for dance to the students of SDC.

Ms. Cherrill

Instructor

Cherrill has been dancing since she was 2 years old. She has grown up dancing in a dance studio, owned by mother (Virginia James Curtis) then daughter (Bridget James Boyko), The Art of Dance and Classical Ballet. While in her years of dancing she has danced with Christy Curtis Buss (Choreographer of Soap Operas, such as Days of Our Lives and Founder of Ageless Ambitions with Confidence) and Briana Boyko (Costume Designer at Weissman’s), along with everyone else in the Curtis family. Growing up she has trained in Tap, Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical, Gymnastics (beam, bar, tumbling, acro), Pom-cheer, Baton, Musical Theater. As an adult Cherrill has taught and assisted in each class she has been trained in. She has many years of teaching people of all ages. She is also certified in Gymnastics Safety & Risk Management, Gymnastics Instructor, Junior Olympic Development Coach, and Acro Basics through USA Gymnastics. Also First Aid and AED Certified.
Lamont- Cedric Jones

Instructor

A Killeen native, Lamont-Cedric Jones graduated from Ellison HS. He was a cheerleader and became a varsity co-captain his senior year. He started to pursue his dancing with the help of Kaye Coachman, Ellison Emerald Drill Team Director. After graduation, LCJ went to Kilgore College with a full scholarship in cheerleading. It was the world-famous Kilgore College Rangerettes that helped kick start his passion for dance further. With that passion, he went on to become the 2nd male to join the Stephen F. Austin University‘s 16-time National Champion Dance Team history. Lamont went on to earn his BFA in Ballet and Modern dance at Texas Christian University, where he earned an award for best choreography out of his senior class. After some time teaching and choreographing in a couple of schools and studios around the DFW area, he moved to New York City, where he studied at Alvin Alley and Steps on Broadway, the classes, not the company. He spent most of his time giving back to the community by joining Cheer New York and First Gotham Cheer later. 

Ms. KYM

Instructor

Kym has always found comfort in movement, this led her to a minor in modern dance at Northern Illinois University and ultimately to her yoga mat. Kym’s passion for core work and strength training led to a certification in Les Mills CXWORX and her love of dance led to her certification to teach Barre through Balanced Body Pilates. Her classes will challenge students while encouraging them to build flexibility, strength and achieve a strong core.