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Koni Riley

Koni Riley

Owner, Director, Teacher, Choreograher

Classes: Mommy & Me, Mini Movement, Lil' Rhythm Director, Rhythm Elite Director

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.


Samantha Harvey

Director, Teacher, Choreographer

Classes: Jazz 2, Pom 2, Strictly Rhythm Director, Hip Hop 3, Technique 3 and Rhythm Express Director

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.

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 assisting dance classes at the age of 15. I was a part of the ballet program at TJC and performed in The Nutcracker. I am married to my high school sweetheart and have one son named Graham. I am an RN nurse and work full time at UT Health Hospital in Tyler on the neurology floor. Being a nurse and a dance instructor are my passion and I love that I get to do both!


Megan Gray


Classes: Mini-Movement, Lil' Rhythm Director, and Strictly Rhythm Assistant Director

I danced at Dance Dimensions for 7 years before becoming a DD4L. During my time dancing at Dance Dimensions, I was on Rhythm Explosion, Rhythm Express and Rhythm Elite. While in High School I was a Lindale Starstepper for all 4 years, and was Co-Captain my Senior year. I began teaching at Dance Dimensions in 2014, and have continued to help with many different classes since then. I received an Associate Degree in Elementary Education in 2018 and an Associate's Degree in Art in 2020 at Tyler Junior College before transferring to the University of Texas at Tyler where I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2022. I am currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts with a focus in sculpture. I learned from an early age that I really enjoy connecting with kids so in college I worked at Build a bear, and Walt Disney World. I am forever grateful for what dance has done for my life and try to show that love to every student. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your children's lives!


Dallas Tobias

Director, Teacher, Choreographer

Classes: Contemporary 3/4, Ballet 3/4, Technique 4, Rhythm Elite Director.

My name is Dallas Tobias and I started my dance career at Dance Dimensions, taking classes and competing for 12 years! I was a member of all 4 competition teams at Dance Dimensions, competing in team, duet, and solo divisions and winning 5 different Nationals Titles from different competition circuits and different dance styles. I was also a Varsity cheerleader for Van High School. After high school, I attended McLennan Community College and was a member of the National Champion MCC Dance Company. I transferred to Texas Woman’s University where I was a 3-year member of the Pioneer Pride Dance Team. I was an NDA Collegiate All-American and served as Dance Captain for 2 years. Currently, I work for the National Dance Alliance as a summer camp instructor working with numerous teams across the nation. In 2022 I married my sweetheart Jacob and graduated from TWU! I am starting my first year as a high school teacher at Royse City High School. I am also the Director of the JV Golden Debs and Assitant Director for the Varsity Golden Debs Drill Team at Royse City High School! I am so happy to be back working with my DD Family!


Lauren Doan

Director, Teacher Choreographer

Classes: Lil' Rhythm

Dance has been a passion of mine since I was 2 years old. I began taking dance in Longview from a former New York Rockette, Dottie Hunt. She taught me discipline, technique, and most of all, my love for dance. At the age of 4, I began competing in clogging and tap. Throughout the 20 years of my dance career, I won multiple Championship titles in clogging.  In Junior High I added another passion to my hobbies, cheerleading. I cheered for Gilmer ISD, and went on to cheer for Tyler Junior College. During my college years, I taught competitive cheerleading, gymnastics, ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, and lyrical. I love teaching dance and enjoy being around kids especially the younger dancers.  I also have two daughters that are in Quitman ISD and take dance at Dance Dimensions.

Chauncie Thompson

Chauncie Roberts

Teacher, Choreographer

Classes: Pointe 3/4 and Tap 3/4

My name is Chauncie Roberts and I've been dancing for 25 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 have been fortunate to dance alongside the Jonas Brothers and The Black Eyed Peas. I have been teaching professionally for ten years. I specialize in Jazz, Tap, Modern, Contemporary, 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 degrees. I’m a nurse at Christus Mother Frances and absolutely love my job! I am married to my best friend and partner in life Bobby Roberts and we have two beautiful girls, Nova Shy’Anne and Livie Bre’Anne. They are my light and I can’t wait to teach them as I do my students. I love teaching everything I know, hoping that one day I'll make a difference in not only my student's eyes but also my daughter's as well!


Jordan Wishart

Teacher, Choreographer

Classes: Hip Hop 1 & 2, Ballet 3/4 and Sweat and Sparkle

I started dancing at Dance Dimensions in 2008 and immediately feel in love with all things dance and DD. I danced on Strictly Rhythm, Rhythm Express and Rhythm Elite. In high school I was a part of the LIndale High School Star Steppers for 2 years and served as an officer my senior year. After high school I went to Mclennan Community College and was a member of the Dance company for 2 years. During my time there I was an NDA All-American for 2 years and my team were NDA National Champion both years I was on the team. After leaving MCC I was a member of the Arkansas Razorback pom squad for 1 year then a member of the Lousiana Tech Regal Blues for 2 years. I am currenlty on MA Staff where I teach and choreograph during the summer and help/ judge competions during contest season. I love being back at my home studio where I not only get share my passion with the next generation of dancers but I also get grow and learn new things from them as well.

Rhodessa Bell

Rhodessa Bell


  • 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

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 3 beautiful grandchildren. I've worked at Dance Dimensions since 2003.


Vivian Christian

Office Staff

My daughter had taken dance at Dance Dimensions for over 10 years. She goes Lindale High School and my son graduated from there. We spend all of our free time going to band performances, all things dance, and supporting our children in all of their adventures. My husband and I have been married 24 years. It is my pleasure to help you and your dancer chase their dreams.

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"I just want to say thank you. My daughter has learned so much at DD. She has learned about hard work, commitment, teamwork, discipline, family, redemption and success. Thank you for providing a place in the community that provides all of those experiences for all these young ladies.
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