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Instructors

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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 curriculum, teaching concepts and guidelines, as well as CPR and child development classes.

Lily Houtkin

Originally from San Antonio, TX, Lily found her passion for dancing at age 3. She is classically 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.  

Missy Miller Berlet

Missy Miller started dance classes at age four and by age seven was studying ballet with Vladimir Marek and Nancy Smith at The San Antonio Ballet Company, and tap and jazz with Jackie Sparks at The San Antonio Little Theatre. When she was twelve years old, she branched off into musical theatre training through the inspiration of off Broadway director, Phil George at S.A.L.T. (San Antonio Little Theatre/San Pedro Playhouse) with the original “Saltines.” At the age of fourteen she was hired for her first professional choreography job for “Company” at the Road Runner Civic Center for The Harlequin Dinner Theatre at Fort Sam Houston, with Director Wayne Elkins. Towards the end of her senior year, Missy was awarded scholastic honors and a dance scholarship to The University of Texas at Austin from the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts.

Phaedra Kingry

Phaedra has an extensive background in the performing arts spanning over 35 years.  Throughout her career, she has trained in studios in California, at the Washington Ballet Academy (Washington DC), the Burchfield Ballet (Home of Ballet Mobile – AL), several month long summer intensive classes with masters from Joffrey Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet, and New York City Ballet, and master teaching classes with several prominent choreographers/teachers, including but, not limited to:  Mandy Moore, Misha Gabriel, Fhinis Jung, Katy Spreadbury, Judy Rice, Ronda Miller, Bob Rizzo, Debbie Dee, and Bill Evans.

Melissa Emrico

Melissa Emrico, originally from the Washington DC area, started training exclusively in classical ballet at age 12. After just 6 months of ballet, she was then accepted into the illustrious Dance Theatre of Harlem’s residency program. After several months of studying with Dance Theatre of Harlem, she was quickly accepted into The Washington Ballet on a full scholarship.

She continued her training with both companies for three more years then made the decision to transition into musical theatre after being accepted to train with Ann Reinking at Broadway Theatre Project. National/International tours include CATS (Cassandra), Fame the Musical (ensemble), Fame the Musical, Korea (Dance Captain, Iris US, ensemble). Most recently she had the amazing opportunity to be in the musical, Chicago, at the Hollywood Bowl directed by Brooke Shields.

Kimberly Ingram

Kimberly Ingram is a native Texan, born right here in San Antonio. She has trained with Trilogy’s pre-professional dance company, Insight Dance Ensemble for five years and has been promoted to the role of choreographer. Kimberly is also on staff of Move & Groove Preschool Dance Program. Kimberly continues to train in many disciplines of dance including ballet, jazz, modern/contemporary, tap, lyrical, and hip hop. She aspires to a become a working dancer in the dance industry. 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. Kimberly has received many awards and scholarships including Jump 2015 VIP runner-up. Kimberly is a company member with San Antonio Jazz Ensemble.

Britta Moe

Britta Moe began her dance training at the age of four. She has trained with Rising Stars of Texas, Mayra Worthen Ballet, The Turning Point, and Ballet Arts School. She has also attended summer dance intensives with Houston Ballet, The Julliard School, and Boston Ballet. In addition, she trained in Los Angeles and New York City during the summers at EDGE Performing Arts Center, Millennium Dance, Broadway Dance Center, and Steps on Broadway. She has danced with the pre-professional company Texas Ballet Concerto and has worked with choreographers to include: Shaun Royer, Mayra Worthen, Julie Simpson, and Ronda McClure. Britta was an original member of the professional dance company San Antonio Jazz Ensemble, performing all over the city, including most recently Luminaria 2015.

Angel Lopez

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