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Board of Directors

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Angela Ingels

Arabasque Studio of Dance
Dallas, TX


Eliese Freeman-Crumley

Vice Chairnan
Dance By Eliese
Fayetteville, AR

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Robbie Freeman

Dance By Eliese
Fayetteville, AR

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Kim Grover Haskins

Dallas, TX

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Anna Bowman

Doxa Arts Academy


Laurie Massey

Communications Officer
Dream Dance Center
Prosper, TX


Lee Ann Stehle

Doxa Arts Academy

Teacher Members

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Cinnamon Barton

Premier Dance Coompany
Austin, TX


Yvette Bauder

The Dance Movement
McKinney, TX

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Julie Bierne

Classical Ballet School
Edmund, Oklahoma


Stan Bobo

Gobel School of Dance
Nacogdches, TX


Debbie Claus

Stars Foundation
Cabool, MO


Sue Collins

University of Texas
Denton, Texas

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Teresa Cooper

University of Texas
Denton, Texas

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Nicole Drouin


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Meredith Dunham

One Academy of Dance
Austin, Texas


Vicki Fink

Dream Dance Center
Prosper, Texas

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Robbie Freeman

Dance By Eliese
Fayetteville, Arkansas


Melissa Glouchkova

Metamorphosis Dance Academy
Round Rock, TX


Leslie Hale

Frisco Dance Studio
Frisco, TX


Cynthia Hamill-Harris

Doubletake Dance
Hurst, TX


Jody Isenhour

Doubletake Dance Studio

Hurst, Texas

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Wanda Jones

Founding Member
Arabasque Studio of Dance
Dallas, TX


Angie Lawrence

Doubletake Dance Studio
Hurst, TX


Diana Mallum



Tonja March



Dayna Meixall

Allen Dance Studio
Allen, Texas

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Cheryl Merlock

One Academy of Dance
Austin, Texas


Kristina Morrison

Academy of Dance
Springdale, Arkansas


Anne Motl

McKinney Dance Studio
McKinney, TX


Carla Mullendore

Dancer Strong Academy
Mckinney, Texas

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Ann Parsley

National Examiner &

Current President of CCA


Erin Rice-Oyler

Blanco Ballet
Blanco, TX


Rena Reeder

Central Texas Youth Ballet
Austin, Texas


Mona Rhodes-Schreiber


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Renata Sanford

National Examiner

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Cynthia Schailer

Dancer Strong Academy
McKinney, TX

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Rebecca Whitsett-Curtis

Karen's Dance Studio
Joplin, MO

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Samantha Young

Dallas, Texas

Becoming a Cecchetti Teacher cont.

I have a mentor - now what?

Once you have located a mentor begin your class-time. All members continue their education through coaching
session and class-time. The bond between you and your mentor will be a fun one. You will work hard and laugh
hard. You may be in 1 on 1 training sessions, or they may be small group classes you can attend with other
teachers looking to further their ballet education. You will be eligible to attend the biannual Seminars within our
Southwest Council, and the Seminars hosted by other Councils around the world, plus the Teacher Summer
Program to supplement your coaching sessions. These are all wonderful ways to connect with other teachers
studying The Cecchetti Method. You will find that we are a global organization with many opportunities for both you
and your students including studying abroad and ballet competitions. For your coaching sessions you can choose
between or alternate, in person sessions with virtual sessions. She/He can help you with purchasing library
materials and music and guide you to apps and websites to further help you study. When you are ready for your

first Teacher’s Exam you and your mentor will choose an Exam Date.

 The Southwest Committee hosts many exams per year. The deadline for both Teachers and students is 9

weeks out for both registration and exam fees.

Once you have taken your Grade 1 Teachers Exam, and passed you are eligible to become a member of The
Cecchetti Council of America. Your mentor or our New Teacher Committee can guide you through the easy online
membership request. However, it is not required….. YET. You will be required to request membership when you
1. Register for your Grade 2 Teachers Exam OR
2. Desire to register your first students for their Primary level or Grade 1 level exams. (more on Primary Levels
Remember, you are requesting membership. Do not wait until the 9 week due date before an exam to apply for


Thank you for your interest in The Cecchetti Method. We hope this brief outline helped to guide you to your next

step in gathering information about this wonderful methodology.

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