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Amanda Thompson is Amy Mucha’s younger sister. She started dancing when she was about 2 and has been dancing and tumbling ever since.   Dancing is her passion.   She has danced competitively for 17 years and has attended many work shops and conventions to continue to enhance her dancing skills.  For her 4 years at Smithson Valley High School, she was on the dance team and an officer for the last two years.  After high school graduation, Amanda auditioned for the University of the Incarnate Word dance team.  She made the team and has been practicing with them all summer.


Starting as an assistant teacher helped  inspire Amanda's future career.  Her dream is to become a dance therapist and allow children and adults with disabilities to express themselves through the art of dance.  Her major will be partially in education and partially in communication skills so that she will be able to teach them.  This year she is taking sign language.


Amanda loves working with children and teaching them to dance.  Her belief is that dancing has made her a better and stronger person.  She dances every chance she gets. 

The oldest of three girls, Danielle Martinez has grown up around rhinestones and imagination, so the arts are the perfect place for her. She is currently an Honor student at Texas State University in San Marcos, pursuing a BFA in Theatre.

She started dancing in Kindergarten with an after-school dance program at St. Monica's Catholic School. However, at the age of nine, she started taking studio classes when she transitioned into the homeschool world. After a few years, she began assistant teaching under the direction of Ms. Amy and began teaching when she was 15.

She has been a member of the Amy's All Star staff since the studio's opening in 2003. She has worked with ages 3-Adult in Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Acrobatics,  and Contemporary/Lyrical. She was a member of the Rising Stars competition team for many years, in addition to choreographing for the team as well. She has danced at numerous community events,  NBA and WNBA games, and even at Walt Disney World.

When Danielle is not at school or at the dance studio, she is choreographing at the Cameo Theatre in downtown San Antonio, where she is the Resident Choreographer for Jonathan Pennington Studios.

Ms. Tara began her dance training as a young child, taking classes in ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, pointe, and gymnastics.  At the age of 11, she was accepted into her studio’s elite dance company, The Dancing Dolls; and was given the opportunity to perform at various events throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.  She has placed in numerous dance competitions, both as a soloist and a group dancer.  Tara began assisting and teaching classes as a teenager.  She was also on her high school’s award winning Varsity competition dance team.  She later went to the University of Delaware, where she minored in musical theater. Tara has held various roles in dance and theatrical performances throughout her life; including The Nutcracker, Rent, Grease, Chicago, and A Chorus Line.  She has choreographed for studios and for several school competition dance teams.  She most recently taught pre-ballet, ballet, and jazz in Germany for a year.  

Dance is not just something that Tara loves.  She truly feels a need to dance, to move, and to create.  She finds joy and peace in dance and in music and is looking forward to teaching another season at Amy’s All Stars.

Kathleen Martin, originally from Grayslake, Ill., began her professional career with Ballets West’s second company under the direction of Mark Goldweber and Adam Sklute. While with Ballet West, she originated the principal role of The Little Mermaid, choreographed by Pamela Robinson and Peggy Dolkas. Ms. Martin also performed the Swan Lake pas de trois and La Ventana, along with various full-length ballets and mixed repertoire.

After starring in the BBC Worldwide Production of “Breaking Pointe”, a docu-drama television show, Ms. Martin moved to Ballet Idaho and continued to perform leading roles in ballets including Serenade, Alice in Wonderland, Scheherazade and The Nutcracker

Ms. Martin continues to be a principal guest dancer with A.V.A Ballet Theater in Reno, Nev. most recently performing Aurora from The Sleeping Beauty. Kathleen also had the opportunity to be the interim ballet mistress for True Dance Academy in Lincoln, Neb. where she staged Swan Lake. Kathleen is now dancing her first season with Ballet San Antonio.

Torie Villa relocated to San Antonio from her hometown of Odessa, Texas in 2009.  She started dancing at the age of three and choreographing at the age of seventeen.

Her 20 years of dance experience include training in all styles, from Contemporary to Hip-Hop.  She has instructed and choreographed for both competitive and high school dance teams.

At the age of sixteen, Torie spent a summer of dance training under professional instructors such as Tabitha and Napoleon (“Nappytabs”) and Tovaris Wilson at EDGE Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles.

She served as Officer of her high school dance team for three years and Captain of her college dance team for two years. During the 2009/10 NBA season, Torie was a member of the San Antonio Spurs Silver Dancers where she performed in front of over 18,000 fans during games.

Today she works with aspiring dancers of tap, ballet, jazz, contemporary, and hip hop providing instruction and choreography.

Ms.Tra "Storm" Neal Born TRAMA Neal is originally from Houston Texas and now resides in San Antonio going on 10 years. She first got her experience of dance at DANCE COLLONY ARTS DANCE STUDIO in Houston Texas as a youth & maintained the love for dance to her now adulthood going on 12 years+. She began teaching in San Antonio Texas in 2007.


She has been a part of dance crews: Beat Rush (Atlanta Georgia sister crew), Varcity Squad Dancer (Local hiphop artist background dancer crew)& performed many shows opening up for big artists like: Lumidee, Tone loc, Pleasure P, Frankie J to name a few as well as San Antonio Local artists.


Ms.Tra's style is unique: she incorporates her African roots in her movement blending in reggae, hiphop, crump & dancehall in her Choreography.  Leading a path for her 6 year old daughter who is the joy of her life! is what keeps dance alive in her heart, the ability to express feelings through movement is why dance is and forever will be a part of her life♥

Anna Martinez has been dancing for fifteen years throughout San Antonio and surrounding areas. Ten of those years were spent on Amy’s All Star Dance Studio’s resident competition team, the Rising Stars.

She has won several awards with her company in solo, duet, trio and group divisions.

Being on the competition team taught her the importance of team work, commitment, and gave her a chance to grow as a performer at such a young age.

Through dance, Anna has gained many great experiences such as performing for the San Antonio Spurs, Silver Stars, and Rampage half-time shows and her favorite, performing at Walt Disney World’s Magic Music Days 2010. When she’s not dancing, you can find her on stage, as she is very active in musical theatre.

After, graduating in 2016 Anna hopes to continue her training and love of performing in college, where she plans to work towards a BFA in Musical Theatre and a minor in Education. Anna has been on teaching faculty at Amy’s All Star Dance Studio for 3 years, and before that was an assistant teacher for over 4 years! She is so excited to bring her love and appreciation of dance to your children in a fun, safe and encouraging way at Amy’s All Star Dance Studio!

Dana Melton started with ballet, tap, and gymnastics when she was 5. She then decided she only wanted to do competitive gymnastics and stuck with it for eight years. She also did cheerleading and picked up dancing again for the last two years when her dad was stationed in Hawaii between 2004 and 2007. She moved back to San Antonio and finished competing in gymnastics, level 7, in 2008.

She soon realized all she wanted to do was dance. She auditioned and was selected to the High School’s JV dance team her sophomore year, proceeding to the varsity team for  her junior and senior year. She was selected as “Brahmadora of the week” both of her years. She was also awarded “best leaps” and “best dancer” from over 25 team members. During her high school career, she participated in the Junior Silver Dancer’s workshop and performance for the San Antonio Spurs and dance workshop with Twitch from So You Think You Can Dance.

After graduation, she attended Northwest Vista College in north San Antonio majoring in dance pedagogy. While she was there, she learned swing dance and still participates at local swing dance venues. She was in the school’s Repertory ensemble which is Modern Dance based.

She currently attends Texas State University in San Marcos, TX majoring in Dance Education, and is part of an improv group called Transient

She is currently teaching at Amy’s All Star Dance Studio and is super excited to get to know every student, expand their knowledge, and share the love of dance.  The classes she assists teaching acro, jazz acro, and has substituted other classes such as tap and ballet.