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    Amanda Soza, Head Director

    Mrs. Soza is originally from Lewisville, Texas. She has been dancing since the age of 3. Growing up she attended Dance Xpress where she trained in ballet, tap, hip hop, jazz and contemporary. While in high school, Mrs. Soza was a member of the Farmerette dance team at Lewisville High School for four years. She was a Jr. Lieutenant and Senior Captain, and received several awards including Farmerette of the Year and Most Dedicated her senior year. Mrs. Soza graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Kinesiology Dance Science. During her time at A&M she trained in ballet and modern, and had the opportunity to perform in various dance shows. Mrs. Soza participated in the Undergraduate Research Scholars program, along with three other students. Their research has since been presented at the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science annual conference, as well as being published. After graduating from Texas A&M, she participated in the Disney College Program, where she was able to work for The Walt Disney Company, at Disney World, in Florida. Mrs. Soza has worked at Saginaw High School for six years. She was the assistant dance director and is now the Head Dance Director and Student Council Advisor. 

     

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    Noelia Gaytan, Assistant Director

    Miss. G is a graduate from Boswell High School. She was a part of The Pure Gold Dance Team and served as a dance team officer for 2 years. With Pure Gold, she performed at Walt Disney in Florida, the Cowboys AT&T Stadium, and the 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. She then went on to Trinity Valley Community College, where she was a member of the Nationality Acclaimed Trinity Valley Cardettes and a showgirl on their competition team. As a Cardette she performed for a Texas Legends halftime, Dallas Veterans parade, and the 100th Dunkin Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade. 
    Upon graduation she transferred to Texas Wesleyan University where she served as Captain on the Goldline Dance Team, competed at DTU & NCA, and got to be part of a Dallas Cowboys halftime performance. She then received her Bachelors degree and obtained her teaching certification in Dance. 

    Miss. G is looking forward to a great first year!