Directors

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Tiffany Natale, Lariaette Director 

Tiffany's love for dance began early while growing up in her mother's dance studio. In high school, she was a Pearland Prancer and was on the Elite Jazz and Kick Companies. She also started teaching children in at her dance studio during this time. Tiffany attended Tyler Junior College after graduation, and danced on the Internationally Famous Apache Belle's drill team. While on Apache Belle's she performed at Dallas Cattle Barron's Ball, The Capital One Bowl Game, 3 NFL halftimes, Sounds of the Season Gala, and partnered with USO to perform for military troops in Japan. Tiffany has a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas A&M University, and a Masters degree from Sam Houston State University. She resides locally with her fiancé Cutter. Tiffany is going in to her sixth year of teaching, and is very excited to be working with the Lariaettes and Dobie Dance Department.

 

Chelsea Henning, Lariaette Assistant Director 

Chelsea has been dancing since the age of 3. She began her dancing career at a competitive dance studio, Masters, the Upper Level. While at MUL, she won numerous awards at both regional and national dance competitions. She also had the honor of being a part of the USA Olympic Dance Team. She traveled to Riesa, Germany at the age of 10 to compete in the World Championship Dance Olympics where she was awarded the gold medal. Chelsea attended the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts as a dance major and graduated from there in 2011. Moving on to college, she attended Texas Tech University as a Dance major and Secondary Education minor. While at TTU, she was a member of 2 dance companies, the Texas Tech University Dance Company and Flatlands Dance Company. She also had the opportunity to travel to the country of Trinidad and Tobago twice to perform in the annual COCO Dance Festival. Chelsea graduated from Texas Tech in May of 2016. Chelsea resides in Sugar Land, Texas with her husband Marc. Chelsea is excited to continue her dance career at Dobie High School, where she is a dance educator and Assistant Director of the Dobie Lariaettes. Go horns!

 

Elyssa Vega, Lasso Director & Lariaette Assistant Director

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Previous Directors:
Victoria Armenta, 2017-2021

​Lori Alexander, 2008 - 2017

Shanna West Grubb, 2003-2008

Sherri Hoff, 1989-2003

Patty Hanzik LaTouche, 1982-1989

Peggy Moree Smith, 1972-1982

Glenda Pewthers, 1968-1972

 

 

Former Assistant Directors:

Chelsea Bohny 2016- Present

Brianne Williams Sisson 2016-2021

Mysha Corb 2011-2016

Stacey Grayson, 2014-2016

Keri Maddox 2010-2011

Libby Franklin Koepke 2008-2010

Karie Yankie Goodwin 2007-2008

Jessica Longoria Sellers 2004-2006

Kelly Graham Dennis 2003-2004