Lonestar Collective Dance is a dance family that is committed to quality technique in a fun, safe environment that supports individual creativity. It is of upmost importance to our staff that your dancer continues to grow and learn in a challenging dance environment geared toward families and dedicated to creativity and uniqueness.
MICHELLE HACKEBEIL, Director
Michelle is from San Antonio, Texas and has been dancing since the age of three. She grew up at San Antonio Dance Academy under the direction of Rosemary Tatum studying Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Mexican Folkloric, Flamenco and Pointe. After High School, Michelle attended Texas Christian University as a Ballet major. She graduated in May 2008 with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Ballet. While at TCU, Michelle was provided the opportunities to work with Ben Stevenson, Li-Chou Cheng, Elizabeth Gillaspy, Susan Douglas Roberts, Ellen Page Sheldon, Chehun Ozsoy, Clara Cravey, Chung Lin Tseng and Carrie Cheng as well as several more inspiring figures in the Ballet community. She was cast in lead roles in productions of Giselle, Paquita, Moldau and several premiere works by faculty members and guest artists. She was chosen to perform at the American College Dance Festival in 2007 with a modern piece choreographed by Susan Douglas Roberts in which she was featured as a single rose. After graduation, she was an original member of the Alamo Arts Ballet Company and taught for four years at San Antonio Dance Academy as the director’s assistant. In August 2011, Michelle partnered with Mary Rae Moy to bring Boerne, TX their first competitive dance training program. Michelle currently serves as Owner and Director of Lonestar Collective Dance, partner at Texas Traditions Custom Homes and serves TCU via the TCU Alumni Association as a member of the National Alumni Board, San Antonio Alumni Chapter, Frog Club and Clark Society.
Michelle and her husband, Landyn, live in Comfort with their two fur children, Lacy and Khaki. They also own Texas Traditions Custom Homes and Renovations and enjoy spending the weekends cheering on their Horned Frogs and Longhorns, at the lake boating or at the ranch. They just love to be outside adventuring with their puppies!
MARY RAE MOY, Director
Mary Rae Moy began her love of dance at the age of three. She studied jazz and tap for nineteen years under the direction of Teri Wilkerson at Dance Discovery Studios. Her performance experience expanded to Musical Theatre while dancing at McMurry University, the Paramount Theatre and with the Abilene Opera Association. She was a member of Chameleon Jazz Company for three years until she moved to Austin to pursue a degree in Interior Design at Texas State University. While at TSU, Mary Rae had the privilege of being a member of the nationally recognized Strutters under the direction of Barbara Tidwell. After receiving her degree, she moved to San Antonio. Working as a designer, she also had the opportunity to share her excitement and love of tap and jazz with hundreds of local students at several different dance schools throughout San Antonio, Schertz and surrounding areas. Mary Rae has taught nationally recognized competition pieces for various studios and continues to further her education by attending workshops and conventions nationwide.
Being the Owner & Director here at Lonestar and sharing her love of dance with each student that walks into our doors has brought more excitement and love than she ever imagined and she can’t wait to see what the future has in store!
Mary Rae & her husband, Brian, are proud parents to Lilly Jo. She’s a spunky 5 year old who loves to be at the studio and grew up in her “second home”. Lilly Jo is excited to be on the LCD Company as a Petite Member. The Moy Family loves to spend time outside, on their ranch, on the lake or out the coast fishing. They have two dogs and a few cats who now call them family!