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Serving East Texas communities since 1995, we offer a variety of activities to provide your child with choices they are sure to love.

Koni Riley

Koni Riley

Owner, Director of Rhythm Elite, Rhythm Express, & Lil Rhythm, Choreographer

Classes: Mini Movement, Lil Rhythm, Mommy and Me

I opened Dance Dimensions in June of 1995 after graduating from Stephen F. Austin State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, a specialization in Mathematics and a minor in Dance. I danced on the Pom Squad at SFA, was the captain one year and a collegiate All-American one year. I danced for the Dallas Sidekicks for two years and the Dallas Mavericks for one year. I have always enjoyed teaching children, especially girls. That became a more intense passion when God blessed me with triplet daughters! I love teaching dance because of the kids. They’re so much fun, and you never know what they’re going to say. I also enjoy getting to know the families of the dancers as well. I love music and with dance I get to interpret my version of what rhythms I hear in the music.

Rhodessa Bell

Rhodessa Bell

Director of Rhythm Express, Choreographer

Classes: Ballet 3 & 4, Technique 3 & 4, Hip Hop 3 & 4, Contemporary

  • Dallas Muscle Memory Dance Theatre Company Member
  • Dance/Kinesiology degree from Stephen F. Austin State University
  • 4 years SFA Pom Squad member, SFA repertory company
  • Professionally taught throughout the United States, Brazil, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Judges contest events and teaches for MA Dance and Auxiliaries
Samantha Harvey

Samantha Harvey

Director of Strictly Rhythm, Choreographer

Classes: Jazz 2, Pom 2

I have been a part of the DD family since I started taking class as a 6th grader in 2000. After quickly learning my love of dance, I experienced one year on Rhythm Express and four years on Rhythm Elite- including the MA National Champion team in 2004! I danced on the University of Texas at Tyler Pom squad (GO PATRIOTS!) for two seasons, then graduated from UT Tyler with a Bachelor’s of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies. I now teach second grade at Jack Elementary in Tyler.
I began teaching at DD as a high school sophomore in 2004, and have since taught every style of dance and every age group from Pre-K to high school. Although teaching all styles is an enjoyable whirlwind, my favorite style to teach is Pom! I love being able to work with so many visuals and getting to hear the sharp, crisp movements from the kiddos' poms. I also love Pom because it has a lot of similarities to cheerleading, which also has a special place in my heart.
I am excited to start our 25th year at the studio—it is going to be the best yet!

Cassie Buchanan

Cassie Buchanan

Teacher, Choreographer

Classes: Tap & Ballet 1 & 2, Hip Hop 1 & 2

I’ve taken dance at Dance Dimensions since I was 5 years old, and got the opportunity to start to assist in teaching dance at the age of 15. I have also taken ballet classes at TJC. I am currently a nurse working at a hospital, but I love teaching dance so much I still make it a priority.

Emmafae Mortega

Emmafae Mortega

Teacher, Choreographer

Classes: Tap & Ballet 1 & 2, Hip Hop 1 & 2, Technique 3/4

I joined the DD family when I was 3 years old! Within my 14 years as a dancer at DD, I was a member of Strictly Rhythm, Rhythm Express, and Rhythm Elite! I was a member of the hip hop team called Dancers with Soul for two years at Texas Tech University and was Director of the Eagle Fusion Dance Team of Hobbs High School in Hobbs, New Mexico. Currently, I am the Youth Director at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and Director of the Bishop Gorman Crusaderettes of Bishop Gorman Catholic High School in Tyler, TX! I love dancing and teaching all dance styles, but hip hop is my favorite! There's something about going all out and adding in your own unique groove that makes hip hop such a great outlet for creativity and energy in general! What an amazing thing it is to be able to do what you love and share it with others. Thanks for giving me an opportunity to share with your dancers!

Chauncie Thompson

Chauncie Thompson

Director of Lil Rhythm, Choreographer

Classes: Mini Movement, Lil Rhythm B, Jazz 2, Pom 2, Pointe 3 & 4, Tap 2-4, Modern

My name is Chauncie Thompson and I've been dancing for 24 years and studied a wide variety of dance. I've had amazing opportunities to travel and perform in prestigious places such as Disney World, The Navy Pier and been fortunate to dance alongside the Jonas Brothers and The Blackeyed Peas. I have been teaching professionally for seven years, I specialize in jazz, tap, modern, ballet/pointé, Broadway and even hip-hop. I graduated from Lindale High School as a four-year member of the Star Steppers and two of those years I had the honor of being Sr. Lieutenant. After high school I went to Ottawa University on a full scholarship to dance on their Pom squad and won the NAIA Solo National Championship. From there I came back home to TJC to finish my degree. I love what I do and I love teaching everything I know, hoping that one day I'll make a difference in the children's eyes as my teachers have done for me.

Megan Gray

Megan Gray

Director of Lil Rhythm, Teacher

Classes: Mini Movement, Lil Rhythm A

I'm Miss Megan and I’m from Lindale. I’ve danced at Dance Dimensions for 7 years. I was also a Starstepper at LHS all four years and Co-Captain my senior year. I have been teaching at Dance Dimensions since 2014. I am currently studying at Tyler Junior College towards my elementary education degree, and then I am planning on transferring to UT Tyler to get my Bachelor’s. I am also a Manager at Build a Bear Workshop in Tyler and adore when my dance girls come and see me. Due to being a DD for life, I know just how much your dance family can mean to you and just how big of an influence the dance staff has in your life. Thank you for allowing me the privilege of being in your children's life!

Ryan Jackson

Ryan Jackson

Teacher, Choreographer

Classes: Boys’ Hip Hop

I was born and raised in Tyler, TX. I was a part of the hip hop dance group "Fly Kids" for 5 years. After just taking a hip hop class my first year at DD, I joined the Elite Hip Hop team my senior year! Currently, I'm a sophomore at Tyler Junior College, majoring in public relations, and work as a hip hop instructor for an after-school program at Chapel Hill Middle School. I like to use my talents to give back to God and to give back to others!

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Jenny Sheeran

Jenny Sheeran

Office Manager

I have lived in East Texas since 2001. My daughter started dancing at DD in 2006. We instantly fell in love with the studio and eventually I started working here. I have worked in the office since 2015. I love seeing all of the returning families every year as well as getting to know the new families.

Latrena Ramirez

Latrena Ramirez

Office Staff

Both of my daughters have danced at DD for years! My oldest, Brittney, went on to be an Apache Belle and later a Captain at Tyler Junior College. My youngest, Cassie, is currently a dance teacher at DD! I also have 2 beautiful grandchildren! I've worked at Dance Dimensions since 2003!

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“Your staff is truly a gift to all these young girls and boys and their families.
Please know how much you do influence them.”
—Michelle C.

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“My daughter danced with DD for 14 years and it had a very positive impact on her life. She was taught responsibility, accountability and how to function in a team atmosphere. She made so many life-time friends at Dance Dimensions.”

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