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Amanda Thompson is Amy Mucha’s younger sister. She started dancing when she was about 2 and has been dancing and tumbling ever since.   Dancing is her passion.   She has danced competitively for 17 years and has attended many work shops and conventions to continue to enhance her dancing skills.  For her 4 years at Smithson Valley High School, she was on the dance team and an officer for the last two years.  After high school graduation, Amanda auditioned for the University of the Incarnate Word dance team.  She made the team and danced with them until she graduated in 2014.

 

Starting as an assistant teacher helped  inspire Amanda's future career.  Her dream is to become a dance therapist and allow children and adults with disabilities to express themselves through the art of dance.  Her major will be partially in education and partially in communication skills so that she will be able to teach them.  This year she is taking sign language.

 

Amanda loves working with children and teaching them to dance.  Her belief is that dancing has made her a better and stronger person.  She dances every chance she gets.  

The oldest of three girls, Danielle Martinez has grown up around rhinestones and imagination, so the arts are the perfect place for her. She is currently an Honor student at Texas State University in San Marcos, pursuing a BFA in Theatre.


She started dancing in Kindergarten with an after-school dance program at St. Monica's Catholic School. However, at the age of nine, she started taking studio classes when she transitioned into the homeschool world. After a few years, she began assistant teaching under the direction of Ms. Amy and began teaching when she was 15.


She has been a member of the Amy's All Star staff since the studio's opening in 2003. She has worked with ages 3-Adult in Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Acrobatics,  and Contemporary/Lyrical. She was a member of the Rising Stars competition team for many years, in addition to choreographing for the team as well. She has danced at numerous community events,  NBA and WNBA games, and even at Walt Disney World.


When Danielle is not at school or at the dance studio, she is choreographing at the Cameo Theatre in downtown San Antonio, where she is the Resident Choreographer for Jonathan Pennington Studios.

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Anna Martinez has been dancing for fifteen years throughout San Antonio and surrounding areas. Ten of those years were spent on Amy’s All Star Dance Studio’s resident competition team, the Rising Stars. She has won several awards with her company in solo, duet, trio and group divisions. 


Being on the competition team taught her the importance of team work, commitment, and gave her a chance to grow as a performer at such a young age. Through dance, Anna has gained many great experiences such as performing for the San Antonio Spurs, Silver Stars, and Rampage half-time shows and her favorite, performing at Walt Disney World’s Magic Music Days 2010. When she’s not dancing, you can find her on stage, as she is very active in musical theatre. 


After, graduating in 2016 Anna has continued her training and love of performing in college, where she plans to work towards a BFA in Musical Theatre and a minor in Education. Anna has been on teaching faculty at Amy’s All Star Dance Studio for 3 years, and before that was an assistant teacher for over 4 years! She is so excited to bring her love and appreciation of dance to your children in a fun, safe and encouraging way at Amy’s All Star Dance Studio!

Dana started doing ballet, tap, and gymnastics at the age of five. She decided to stick with competitive gymnastics for nine years. She had the great opportunity to train at different gyms in the United States, because her dad was a Lt. Col in the Air Force, so she got to live in different places. Dana did cheerleading for two years in 2004 and 2005. She realized her heart was in dance so she did junior varsity dance team at MacArthur High School in San Antonio and she was on varsity her junior and senior year. Summer of 2015, Dana worked for HTE Dance where she taught schools at the dance camps all over Texas and worked their competitions.


Dana attended Northwest Vista College with a major in dance and was part of their audition based modern dance ensemble. In the fall of 2014, Dana started attending Texas State University in San Marcos to pursue a dance education degree. Dana dreams of becoming a high school dance and drill team director. She graduates December 2017 and can’t wait to see what the future has in store for her.  She teaches various styles of dance at Amy’s All Star and she loves being able to share her knowledge and passion towards dance with her students, parents, colleagues. 

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