Meet The dance warehouse studios instructors.
Cassidy has been a part of the dance world since she was two years old. She has competed locally, regionally, and nationally since she was 7 years old, about the same time she knew she wanted to open up a dance studio in the future.
She competed in Dance Masters of America where she won Petite Miss Dance 1996, Junior Miss Dance 1998, Teen Miss Dance 2000, Senior Miss Dance 2002, and was crowned Miss Dance of America Chapter 35 in 2004. Those titles brought Cassidy several opportunities to dance at Nationals in New York City, being placed in the Guiness Book of World Records, and having the privilege dancing on a Broadway stage. After graduating from her local dance studio, Cassidy knew she wanted to study and perform beyond that point.
Cassidy graduated from Texas Tech University in August 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance. She was a part of the TTU Dance Company and was priveleged to work with a variety of artists and choreographers who opened her eyes to different approaches in ways create movement. The following June, Dance Warehouse Studios was established in Lubbock, Texas.
The past 9 years, DWS has brought Lubbock a current approach on dance with new styles, techniques, and a freedom to express yourself. We began with one studio space and 53 students and have grown exponentially into a 15,000 square foot building, with 3 studios and 542 dancers. Dance Warehouse Studios has won best of the west the last 5 years and will continue to strive to always be the best.
Instructor/defiance & werkrew choreographer
Michaela Murphy has been dancing for 17 years. She was raised in Friendswood, Texas where she danced competitively for 12 years. Michaela spent her childhood as a member of the Friendswood Fillies Dance Studio where she served as the head officer of her line and was awarded many solo champion titles. Michaela then began dancing at Dance Gemz Dance Studio in Houston, Texas where she served as captain and continued to work hard and added 2 more national champions under her belt. She then started high school and became a member of the Clear Springs High School Silverados where her and her team won 4 consecutive high school national championship titles and was given the opportunity to serve as head of the Social Committee her last two years on the team. Currently, Michaela attends Texas Tech University as an English Major and hopes to one day write about her crazy life full of jazz shoes, hairspray, and dance costumes. Although she specializes in Contemporary, Jazz, Lyrical, and Hip Hop, Michaela has conquered every style of dance in the book. Known for her exuberant stage presence and edgy choreography, Michaela is more than excited to be a part of the Dance Warehouse Family.
Megan Holeman is sixteen years old and has been dancing for thirteen years! Megan is currently a junior at Monterey High School and has been a member of the Monterey Pom Squad for three years. This is her second year teaching at Dance Warehouse and fourth year dancing with the studio. She has also been a member of Dance Warehouse’s competitive teams Defiance and WerKrew for four years now and has loved getting the opportunity to compete with dance! Megan teaches hip hop, which happens to be her favorite genre – because “who doesn’t love just letting go and embracing the swag, rhythm, and intensity that comes with hip hop ???” –, And dance all genres: hip hop, ballet, contemporary, jazz, and tap! Megan’s favorite dance experience has been dancing in The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Megan says “Nothing yet has come close to comparing to the adrenaline and awe I felt dancing through Manhattan”. Her favorite experience at Dance Warehouse has been attending The Pulse Dance Convention and getting to experience a whole new world of dance outside of the traditional dance setting she grew up in!
I am from Lubbock, and I danced for 15 years starting at age 3. I danced at Dance Warehouse my junior and senior year of high school. I am in my third year at Texas Tech University studying to be an elementary school teacher. My favorite genre of dance is ballet! This is my second year teaching, and I am so excited!
Hi my name is Sara Regian and I grew up in Rockwall Texas. I started dancing when I was 7 years old, and started competing when I was 13. In middle school and high school I was apart of drill team for 6 years, there I held many leadership titles, such as head dance captain and lieutenant. Although I love the upbeat genres, I have been trained throughout ballet, hip hop, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, and many more. I have been student teaching and teaching throughout my whole dance career where I have gained a passion for helping others. I currently attend Texas Tech to further my dream of becoming a lawyer. This is my first year at Dws and I am so excited to meet every single one of you!
Instructor/defiance & werkrew choreographer
Virginia Horn was born and raised in the DFW area and has been dancing since the age of 2. She is currently a Junior at Texas Tech and is majoring in marketing/sales. She has been trained in ballet, lyrical, hip hop, Jazz, modern, and (her personal favorite) contemporary. When she was in 8th grade she joined the company team at Artistry in Motion Performing Arts Center and her team dances won 1st place at Nationals two years in a row. She also attended several dance conventions with Artistry in Motion including NUVO and Adrenaline Dance, and had the honor of taking classes from famous choreographers such as Justin Giles. In high school, Virginia was a line officer her freshman year on the CHHS JV drill team, and then she made varsity her sophomore year. She was Senior Lieutenant her senior year and made solo finalists at two of her contests placing 4th at MA Grapevine and 2nd at Crowd Pleasers Dance. Her duet that she performed with her captain that year placed 1st at MA Nationals. Virginia was also involved in the theatre program at her high school and was assistant choreographer her junior year and then head choreographer her senior year. During her junior year, her choreography for the musical The Addams Family got nominated for outstanding choreography by the Schmidt and Jones Theatre Awards. She got nominated again the following year for outstanding choreography for the musical Damn Yankees, which she also played the role of Gloria Thorpe in, by the Schmidt and Jones theatre awards and she ended up winning the nomination. For the past three years Virginia has choreographed several solos, trios, and group routines, and all of those routines have placed at each contest they have been entered in. Virginia has a passion not only for dance, but for teaching it as well, and couldn’t be more excited to be with Dance Warehouse Studios this year.