STEPHANIE SANTIAGO, Instructor &
Competition Team Coordinator
Stephanie is originally from Houston, Texas and has taught dance, choreographed, and judged for 20 years. Stephanie is trained in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, and Modern. She has trained and danced with a Russian Ballet company, Planet Funk, the Houston Metropolitan Dance Center, as well as various studios in Houston and dance conventions throughout Texas. Stephanie graduated from La Porte High School, where she was on the dance team for 3 years, served as an officer for 2 years, performed at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and graduated as Captain her senior year. She was regional and national solo winner in high school and college. She was a University of Houston Cougar Doll before becoming an NBA Houston Rocket’s Power Dancer. As a Rocket Power Dancer, she performed throughout Texas, as well as the NBA All Star Game and was chosen to represent the Rockets in China for a 2-week tour. She worked for 2 years for the United Spirit Association where she taught dance, choreographed, and judged throughout California, Utah, Washington, Nevada, and Oregon. Stephanie also danced and choreographed for the Texas Charmers, an Area Football Dance Team. Stephanie graduated from Texas Tech with a Bachelor’s degree in History. She is married to Hector and they have an 8-year-old boy, Tristan and a 4-year-old girl, Kaylie. Dance has been Stephanie’s passion for her entire life and she is grateful to share this with her students and watch them grow to become amazing performers.