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Trilogy is built on the knowledge, professionalism, and experience of the artistic faculty and administrative staff. Each student will learn dance technique, style, theory, and discipline from our excellent instructors. More importantly, the teachers will treat every student equally and encourage self-confidence through personal achievements. The administration strives to serve the needs of each family and dancer.

The faculty members encompass professional backgrounds, loyalty, passion for dance, and the dedication to the creation of extraordinary dancers. Trilogy provides it’s staff with opportunities such as monthly continued education classes in the curriculum, teaching concepts and guidelines, as well as CPR and child development classes.

Ronda Runnels

Owner & Director – Trilogy Dance Center and Insight Dance Ensemble

Ronda Runnels is the Owner and Director of Trilogy Dance Center, Move & Groove Pre-School Dance Program, and Insight Dance Ensemble. Her dance journey began at the age of 3 and by kindergarten, she knew she would own a dance studio. After pursuing her degree in Dance at The University of Texas @ Austin Ronda moved back to San Antonio. As she launched her dance career in Los Angeles and New York she realized Texas would be home. She opened her first studio in 1994, The Turning Point Dance Center with Stephanie Scott, and also created Visions Dance Troupe (the home of numerous teachers at Trilogy). Ronda then merged her school with Ballet San Antonio Academy in 2005 and then in 2009 Ronda assisted Paige Berry in creating Trilogy Dance Center. She has been the Artistic Director of many youth dance programs and founded Insight Dance Ensemble. The youth company has launched hundreds of dancers into the professional world of dance and college programs around the country. IDE dancers who have graduated have been honored to dance with Pink, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, and attended the best schools in the country such as, Point Park, Chapman, and SMU. Current IDE members are achieving National Scholarships and awards of great status.

In January of 2018, Ronda bought Trilogy Dance Center to take it to a new level of dance in the country. Trilogy’s intention is to train humans of all ages through movement to express themselves as dancers. Ronda takes great pride in training every student to be their best; not just teaching dance lessons, but teaching children life lessons. TDC is a certified member of the National Dance Education Organization and participates in the National Honor Society of Dance Arts. Ronda also has a passion for yoga and in 2013 received her yoga certification in Vinyasa Flow. She practices YOGA in every part of her life journey. Above her professional achievements, Ronda’s greatest pleasures are her three children, an amazing husband, and spending time with family.

Lily Houtkin

Artistic Director – Trilogy Dance Center and Insight Dance Ensemble

Originally from San Antonio, TX, Lily found her passion for dancing at age 3. She is classically ballet trained in Vaganova and has received the highest certificates in all levels of the Cecchetti Ballet Technique.  At a young age, Lily performed in the Ballet West production of “The Nutcracker” and the Fort Worth Ballet production of “Cinderella”, in San Antonio. She continued to perform in different roles for numerous years. Lily is also extensively trained in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Modern, Hip-Hop, and Tap. Throughout high school, Lily attended many competitions and dance conventions training with various dance teachers from both Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago. She received many Top Elite awards and scholarships which led her to Los Angeles to pursue her professional dance career.  Lily has worked with many choreographers including Paula Abdul,  Andre Fuentes, and many more. She has performed in many stage productions at Disney’s world-famous El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, CA including the World Premieres of “Tarzan” “Toy Story 2” and “Herbie Fully Loaded”. Her film credits include the feature film ”American Beauty”, “Rush Hour In Los Angeles”, and “Zombie Prom”. She has worked on industrials for Taco Bell and Marriott Resorts and has danced for many up and coming artists. Lily is also a certified Pilates Instructor and enjoys helping dancers lengthen their careers through the Pilates Method. After dancing professionally in Los Angeles for many years, Lily has relocated back to San Antonio to join our  Trilogy faculty teaching all styles of dance. She is now the Artistic Director of Trilogy Dance Center and the Assistant Artistic Director and choreographer of Insight Dance Ensemble. Lily also travels as a judge for the Masquerade Dance Competition. Lily loves being able to share her passion and knowledge of dance with the younger generation. 

Angel Lopez

Assistant Artistic Director

Angel started dancing at the age of 20 as a ballroom dancer. He has trained with some of the top dancers in the commercial world such as Brian Friedman (Britney Spears’ Creative Director), Edyta and Alec (DWTS), Jojo Gomez (Tinashe Choreographer) and many others. He has had the opportunity to choreograph shows in Las Vegas for major Hotels and Casinos Such as Circus Circus and choreograph music videos for artists, choreograph industrials for national companies, and work with several television networks such as Bravo, Oxygen, Nickelodeon and Fox. Angel has taught and trained both nationally and internationally in Hip Hop, Jazz, Ballet, Ballroom, Contemporary, and acrobatics.

Aubree Ramirez

Administrator and Events Director

Aubree is a born and raised Texan and a 32 year native to San Antonio! She has been in the Customer Service/Client Relations industry for 17 years and loves to interact with people of all ages and walks of life! She has been happily married for 8 years to her husband Richard, with two beautiful kiddos, Ashlyn, age 9 and Ryder, age 7, and has three golden retrievers, Parker in heaven, Penny and Porter S.! Aubree’s daughter Ashlyn has been dancing at Trilogy since she was 3 and she is also a member of Insight Dance Ensemble. Aubree loves to spend time with family, read, (over) indulge in PrimeTime television, and travel! The thing she loves most about Trilogy Dance Center is that they are accepting of dancers of all levels, and they encourage and motivate everyone to be comfortable in their own skin!

Kimberly Ingram

Marketing Director

Kimberly Ingram is a native Texan, born right here in San Antonio. Kimberly graduated high school in 2015 and went through Trilogy’s Teacher training program and has been teaching for five years. At the same time, growing up and training with Trilogy’s pre-professional dance company, Insight Dance Ensemble. She has had the opportunity to train with many incredible choreographers such as Lindsey Blaufarb, Kellie Hodges, Malaya, Matt Tayao, Adam Parson, and Kari Herman.
In 2018, Kimberly has recently graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio, receiving a bachelor’s in Communication. In 2019 Kimberly also added to Marketing Director for Trilogy Dance Center and Trilogy Hill Country. She is excited to combine her love for marketing with her love for dance. In her free time, Kimberly enjoys spending her time relaxing with her friends and family.

Lyndi McComb

Discovery Director and Move & Groove Manager

Originally from Austin, Texas, Lyndi started dancing at the age of 3, really loving ballet and jazz. Lyndi danced in the studio until the age of 13. In high school, she was on the dance team for three years and an officer her senior year, receiving several awards through ShowStopper, UDA, and ShowTime International. Lyndi received a partial dance scholarship to Southwest Texas State University (San Marcos, Texas) during her senior year of high school. She graduated from Southwest Texas State University in 2000, majoring in Elementary Education with a double minor in Dance and English. During her student teaching year, Lyndi was the assistant drill director and dance class teacher at Lanier High school (Austin, TX). After graduating, Lyndi taught 1st and 3rd grade in Dallas, Texas, for three years. Moving back to my Austin, she met her husband and later moved to San Antonio and has been here for 13 years. Lyndi joined the Trilogy family in October of 2018, working as a front desk associate. In 2019 she graduated from Liberty University with a Master of Education in Interdisciplinary Studies. Lyndi also has a fabulous young dancer, Kynli, who also calls Trilogy her home.