Meet our Apprentices
Ashlyn Brown is a senior studying for her B.A in Dance and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing at Texas Tech University. She trained with Amy’s Allstars and Studio of Dance and Cheer in San Antonio, Texas. She competed in jazz, tap, ballet, and modern. She attended summer intensives such as Morgan Scott Ballet Company and Tremaine Dance. She was the Colonel of the Steele High School Dance Team. She teaches and choreographs jazz, tap, ballet, and modern.
She was a member of Texas Tech University Dance Company, and is a current member of Chi Tu Epsilon Dance Honor Society. Ashlyn aspires to be a choreographer and a corporate event planner.
Celeste Delgado is pursuing a BA in Dance at Texas Tech University. Born and raised in Dallas, Celeste has been dancing for 15 years for Beyond Belief Dance Company, a competitive dance company in Mesquite, TX. There she received training in jazz, hip hop, ballet, contemporary, and was awarded “Dancer of the Year.” She is currently a student teacher at Beyond Belief and was on America’s Got Talent in 2008 also with Beyond Belief. She graduated with Dance Honors from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, where she was a member of Repertory Dance Company II. Celeste has performed as dancer for Destiny’s Child, Jessica Simpson, Kelly Clarkson, The Jonas Brothers, Neil McCoy, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban as a Junior Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader. She also has performed works choreographed by Kate Walker, Linda James, Dwight Rhoden, Andy Noble, Adam Hughes, Justin Johnson, Jay Jackson, Kim Holland, Emily Shock, Matt Luck, Emma Portner, Michael Silas, Jennifer Mabus, Bridget L. Moore, and Lily Cabatu Weiss.
Rachel Greim is a Junior from McKinney, Texas pursuing a BA in Dance and Public Relations at Texas Tech University. She started dancing at the age of 5 training in jazz, hip hop, contemporary, and tumbling. Rachel continued dancing for the national champion drill team McKinney North High School North Stars training in jazz, hip hop, contemporary, lyrical, pom, and kick. She served as social officer in 2014-2015 and served as lieutenant on the national champion officer line in 2015-2016.
Rachel has been invited to attend and perform at the South Central Regional ACDA conference 2016-2019. She has had the opportunity to dance in Fall Dance Festival 2016-2018, and DanceTech 2017-2019.
Rachel is currently the dance student representative for the Texas Tech Dance department and also holds the position of Secretary on the Texas Tech University Dance Company
Shawnee Swann is a senior at Texas Tech University majoring in dance and minoring in business administration. She began dancing at Newman Smith High School and was a part of its modern-based dance company for three years. She was also in the dance guard for two years as a section leader. Newman Smith has an independent study program that she was in for two years where she realized her love of teaching and choreographing. She attended Risq’s season 4 hip hop heels performance training (in Dallas) and performed at the Dallas Hip Hop Dance festival in 2018. She is now in the University Dance Company at Texas Tech University and is the Treasurer of Chi Tu Epsilon Honor Society. She aspires to be a choreographer and eventually open her own dance studio.
Michelle Watts is a senior at Texas Tech University, where she is studying Political Science and Psychology. Michelle is from Corpus Christi, Texas. She started dancing when she was 8 years old at Corpus Christi Concert Ballet, training in ballet and contemporary. Michelle has been in numerous performances throughout the years including, The Nutcracker, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Alice in Wonderland, Firebird, Les Sylphides, Gaite Parisienne, and La Boutique Fantasque. Michelle has attended summer dance intensives such as Elite Ecole in San Antonio, Texas, and has had the opportunity to perform with the Young! Tanzsommer program in Austria. After Michelle graduates, she plans on pursuing her education by attending law school.