Directors

Director: Lauren Rodgers

Lauren is originally from Austin, Tx where she graduated from James Bowie High School and was a 3-year member of the Silver Stars. She graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance and minored in Education.  While at Texas Tech she was an active member of many national honor organizations, student organizations, and her sorority. Lauren was a member of the University Dance Company where she was given the opportunity to work with Ailey II and Pilobolus professional dance companies. She was also a performer and choreographer for Vitality, a contemporary/jazz student dance company on campus. Lauren was asked to represent Texas Tech at American College Dance Festival in New Mexico and Louisiana during her first two years of college, and the following year her final piece was chosen to be performed among her professor’s choreography in the department’s major show, DanceTech: Artistry in Motion. Lauren also attended Dancewerks national convention in Chicago and was chosen as a ‘Top Performer’, scholarship recipient, and was given the opportunity to work with dancers from Gus Giordano’s professional jazz dance company. In their final season, Lauren worked on the set of Friday Night Lights, the NBC TV Show, as a cheerleader. She has choreographed for multiple teams across Texas and presented in 2017 and 2018 at Texas Dance Educators Association convention. She is also a staff member of ShowMakers of America Dance/Drill Team Company. This is Ms. Rodgers’ 6th year at Klein Collins.

Contact Information: lrodgers1@kleinisd.net
Office: 114
Conference: 4th Period (10:17-11:06)

 

 

Assistant Director: Olivia Thompson

This is Ms Thompson’s first year with the Tiger Belles. She comes to us from Salt Lake City, Utah where she attended Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts and was a member of their elite dance conservatory. Her conservatory took every top honor and performed and trained with world-renowned choreographers in Utah, Los Angeles, and New York. She was then able to live her dream on the 74th line of the World Famous Kilgore College Rangerettes. Ms Thompson was featured in the Rangerette documentary “Sweethearts of the Gridiron” where she was filmed as a “hopeful” during the Rangerette audition process. After leaving Kilgore, Ms. Thompson attended Stephen F. Austin State University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Dance Performance and Choreography and a Minor in Theater. While attending SFA, she was a member of the dance department’s Repertory Dance Company and served and performed with Dancers Against Cancer. Ms. Thompson has been on staff with American Dance and Drill Team teaching and adjudicating for four years. She has choreographed all over the state of Texas as well as Utah and still travels to do so. Ms Thompson is currently an NFL cheerleader with the Houston Texans. She is so excited to live yet another one of her dreams here at Klein Collins, directing the Tiger Belles with Ms. Rodgers.

 

Contact Information: othompson1@kleinisd.net
Office: 202 (Until 9:05 ) 114 (After 9:10)
Conference: 4th Period (10:17-11:06)