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Michelle Ritenour

Owner/Founder

Michelle opened Encore in 1994 and became a member of More Than Just Great Dancing in 2010. Michelle leads our Star Leadership program!

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Stevie Davis

School Director

Stevie grew up dancing at Encore! She has a Bachelors in Education and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction.

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Kelly Furche

Account & Costume Manager

Kelly began working at Encore in 1999. One of her important jobs includes ordering all of the costumes for our students!

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Nikki Clemons

Operations Director

Nikki has over fifteen years of customer service and business operations experience. She continues to grow her passion for people and relationship building in her role at Encore.

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Mandy Hanschen

Controller

Mandy attended

TAMU-CC and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Education. She has spent five years teaching and seven years in customer service.

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Maci Bleacher

Company Director

Maci began dancing at Encore at the age of two and has over twenty-five years of training. She spent nine years on Company and now runs our Company and Dance Team programs.

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Anna Chavez

Ballet Director

Anna graduated from UNT with a B.A. in dance and has her 200 hour yoga teacher training. She currently performs with Contemporary Dance Fort Worth and directors and choreographs our annual Spring Ballet.

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Maria Reitz

Dance Team Director

Maria has almost forty years of dance experience and was a part of the UW Milwaukee dance program.

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Rachel Hudler

Instructor

Rachel began dancing with Ms.Michelle when she was five years old. She was a member of her high school drill team and she is an NSCA certified personal trainer!

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Payton Cox

Instructor

Payton is currently attending TCC to gain an Associates Degree in Fine Arts. She danced has Encore for eight years in both recreational classes and competitive teams.

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Lauren Mellott

Instructor

Lauren is currently attending UNT as a Dance Major. She was a student at Encore for fourteen years and was on Company for eight years.

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Brinlee Yates

Instructor

Brinlee graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a Bachelors of Science in Dance.

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Makensie Oubre

Instructor

Makensie has twenty-seven years of dance training in ballet, tap, jazz, clogging, lyrical, hip-hop, contemporary and musical theater.

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Alexis Ward

Cheer & Tumbling Coach

Alexis is our cheer and tumbling coach! She has been with ESOD for two seasons.

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