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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 – North

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.  

Carla Sankey – North

Carla Sankey has been dancing since the age of 8. She trained in San Antonio with Ronda Runnels, attended workshops and competitions across the state, and trained at The Edge Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles. For almost 10 years, she worked as a performer for Six Flags, as well as choreographer director, and writer for multiple styles of shows including swing, broadway, country, hip hop and pop, and received recognition for her work on a national level. She has choreographed full shows at the Tobin Center, the Woodlawn, the Playhouse and the Harlequin theatres and received the ATAC Globe award for choreography in 2013 and 2014. She is also affiliated with the Northeast Independent School District where she has staged theatrical productions and choreographed for concerts, musicals and competitions.

Danielle Martinez – 09

Danielle Martinez is a proud graduate of Texas State University where she earned her BFA degree in Theatre: Performance and Production, with a minor in Music. While she has a passion for theatre, she has spent the past twenty years fueling her love of dance! She trained for many years in the San Antonio area, where she was not only a member of a local competition team, but also had the opportunity to choreograph some of their award winning routines. She has danced at numerous community events, NBA and WNBA games, and even at Walt Disney World!  In her ten years of teaching dance, she has worked with ages 18 months-Adult in Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Acrobatics, and Contemporary/Lyrical. Danielle has also worked in the theatre world, choreographing over thirty productions in the past five years and teaching at local theatres and home-school groups.

Anna Martinez – North

Anna Martinez is a native Texan, born and raised in San Antonio. She has been dancing for sixteen years within the San Antonio and surrounding areas, in which ten of those years were spent on a competitive dance team. She won several awards with her company in solo and group divisions. Through dance, Anna has gained many great experiences: performing at national sports team’s halftime shows, competing and training across the nation, and her favorite, performing at Walt Disney World. Anna has been teaching and assistant teaching for six years. She was fortunate to have been trained by some of the greatest instructors in the city.

Buddy Trevino – 09

 Mr. Trevino is a San Antonio native and began his dance training at the age of 11 and went on to recieve a full scholarship to Academia National de Danza in Mexico City. Later he joined the Ballet National de Mexico and toured for many years. Upon his return to the states he and his wife, Susan, established the Dance Program at the University of the Incarnate Word. Since 1977 Mr. Trevino and his wife have worked with Robert Joffrey to establish The Joffrey Workshop, a prestigious ballet training program which is held all over the United States. The Trevinos manage and direct the Texas edition of the The Joffrey Workshop every summer. 

Missy Miller – North & 09

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 – North

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.

Victoria Hernandez – 09

Victoria grew up in San Antonio and has been dancing since the age of 3. She continued her dance career as a freshman at Lady Bird Johnson High School on the Texas Ladies Pep Squad, then joined the Belles JV Drill Team and made the Legacies Varsity Dance Team as a junior under the direction of Mrs. Stephanie Trevino-Felan. Her senior year she served as a Major of the Legacies Dance Team. During her 2 years on the Legacies, her team won national awards at the NDA National Championship in Orlando, Florida. From high school, she received a dance scholarship as a Tyler Junior College Apache Belle where she was able to travel to Japan and South Korea to dance for our troops, dignitaries, sister cities, and the South Korean professional basketball team. Victoria has been trained in the art of jazz, tap, ballet, hiphop, modern, contemporary, high-kick, military, pom, broadway, and clog dance.

Melissa Emrico – North

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 – North

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.

Michael Landez – North

Michael Landez is originally from San Antonio, Texas where he began his training with Buddy and Susan Trevino and Scott Conway. He spent numerous summers at The Joffrey Workshop Texas where he had the pleasure training with Trinette Singleton, Diane Orio, Willy Shives and Adam Sklute. After joining American Repertory Ballet as a Trainee following graduation, Mr. Landez was pleased to be accepted as an Apprentice to the company. As an Apprentice, he was selected to perform the lead role in the World Premiere of Mary Barton’s “A Shepard Singing.” He was then hired into the main company for American Repertory Ballet where he performed in works by Douglas Martin, Kirk Peterson, Mary Barton and Jose Limon. Mr. Landez is thrilled to be returning to San Antonio this fall and spread his love for dance. He is currently a Biology student at Texas A&M San Antonio.

Britta Moe – North & 09

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.

Kylie Politis – North

Kylie Politis was born in California and relocated to San Antonio at the age of two and has been dancing since she was four. Her training at Trilogy Dance Center began in 2013 and she has been a member of Insight Dance Ensemble since 2014. Kylie also was an officer for her High School’s Pep Squad Team. Through her years she has trained in ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, hip hop, modern and contemporary dance. She has participated and performed in many different community events over the years and has won both regional and national awards throughout her years on competition teams. She is beginning her second year with a mentoring program for children and also continues her work as a summer camp counselor.

Niki Ramirez – 09

Originally from San Antonio, TX, Niki found her passion for dance at a young age. She trained and performed with the pre-professional dance company Visions Dance Troupe. Niki went on to receive her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance Performance at Oklahoma City University, one of the leading dance departments in the country. There she was a member of the American Spirit Dance Company.  She has performed around the country including shows in Branson, Las Vegas and Puerto Rico before heading overseas to perform in “Sandcastle Saipan” in Saipan, USA.  Niki has worked in Los Angeles as a dancer/actor/model for the past eight years.

Mina Willis – North & 09

Mina Willis has been dancing throughout the San Antonio area for the past 14 years. Her extensive dance training includes ballet, jazz, modern, tap, and hip-hop. A competitive dancer since age 7, Mina has earned numerous awards and scholarships. Highlights include being a member of Dance Celebrity’s 2012 Junior Crew and 2017 Senior Crew. She has participated in multiple master classes and dance intensives including Ballet Austin’s and American Ballet Theatre’s Summer Intensive programs. Mina has performed with the San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet and Ballet San Antonio as part of the their youth casts in The Snow Queen, Coppelia, and The Nutcracker. She spent this past summer volunteering for the San Antonio Dance Umbrella as a dance instructor at the Ella Austin Community Center.

Katelyn Adams – North

Angel Lopez – North & 09

Mikayla Walton – North

Jordin Dudas – North & 09

Jordin Dudas is originally from a small town in New Jersey where she started dancing at two years old and teaching at seventeen years old at her local competition studio until the age of twenty. Jordin then moved to Pittsburgh Pennsylvania to further her education and graduated in 2017 from Point Park University with a B.A. in Dance. While studying ballet, tap, Dunham technique, jazz, and modern dance she also helped substitute teach and participate in the registration of Point Park’s International Summer Intensive Auditions with the community classes office, affiliated with Point Park University. In her last two years of being a student, Jordin worked in New York City with Salvatore LaRussa Dance Theatre and Performed at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. One year later Jordin moved to San Francisco, California, and worked with Rulan Tangen a choreographer who worked to make a stand for Indigenous Native Americans. Jordin was apart of her creative process for the yearly FLAC Festival in California. Before moving to Texas she had the pleasure to participate in a workshop with Garrett + Moulton Productions through ODC studios in San Francisco. Currently, Jordin is teaching children and adults of all ages through Trilogy Dance Center and Moove and Groove in San Antonio Texas. She looks forward to working with a local choreographer; Felicia McBride, for the Austin Dance Festival in April, and anticipates spreading more dance throughout San Antonio as a freelance artist and educator.

Ember Ayala – North