DIRECTORS

This is Ms. Thompson’s fourth year with the Tiger Belles. This will be her third year as head director. 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 was an NFL cheerleader with the Houston Texans for two seasons. She is excited to live yet another one of her dreams as the Klein Collins Tiger Belle Director.

Contact Information: othompson1@kleinisd.net
Office: 114
Conference: 7th Period (2:00-2:45 pm)

This is Madeline Dase’s first year with the Tiger Belles. Ms. Dase is a graduate of Texas State University. She was accepted for the program and decided to pursue her BFA degree in Dance Education. Ms. Dase specializes in the pedagogical practices of dance and drill team along with technique and many different genres of dance. Over her 20-year career, she has been a part of several different teams and companies. In middle school, Ms. Dase was a part of a competitive dance team and during high school she was a member of the Foster High School Flairs where she was a Senior Lieutenant. During her college career she was a Line Officer on the Texas State Strutters and has been the Artistic Director of Orchesis Dance Company. She also opened the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City when she was a member of Strutters. She has had the honor to teach at many different studios and choreograph for different high schools. Dase worked at Randle High School as a dance consultant and is also a staff member for HTE Dance. She is very excited to now be the Assistant Director of the Klein Collins Tiger Belles Dance Team!

Contact Information: mdase1@kleinisd.net
Office: 202
Conference: 7th Period (2:00-2:45 pm)