Brittany enrolled in her first dance class at age 3 and continued to dance for another 14 years, ten of which she was involved in competition. She competed at both regional and national levels, earning numerous “first overall” titles and distinguished performer awards, dance convention scholarships and awards for top choreography. She always had a competitive nature and also competed in gymnastics, swimming, and track.
After graduating from O’Connor High School in 2002, she attended Texas A&M University where she earned a B.A. in English in 2006. She was employed by Texas A&M University in the Information Technology Department from 2005-2015. Never having lost her love for dance, she has returned to teach and inspire the next generation of dancers and top performers.
Samantha Ayala Amaya, a recent Summa Cum Laude graduate of MacArthur High School, began studying dance at the age of four. She has trained under the direction of Susan Connally, Karin Connally Heiden, and Joseph and Laura Villalobos.
Samantha has participated in productions such as “Cinderella”, “Hansel and Gretel”, “La Boutique Fantasque“, and The Royal Ballet’s “The Sleeping Beauty”. In 2014, she was the title role in San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet’s “Snow White”. More recently, she has performed with the Montgomery Ballet in their productions of “Ballet and the Beast”, and “The Nutcracker” in Montgomery, Alabama.
When she is not teaching, Miss Ayala Amaya enjoys volunteering at her former high school, and at the CRIT USA. She currently resides and attends college in San Antonio.
Ember has been a very active child ever since birth. She grew up in a very athletic family and because of this she has played almost every single sport. Along with playing sports Ember began dancing at the age of 5 years old. She started high school at Incarnate Word High school and decided to dedicate her time to the art of dance. At the age of 14, Ember became part of the competitive dance company Insight Dance Ensemble until she graduated high school.. She has been to many conventions and has won a number of scholarships from the styles of tap, hip hop, contemporary, and jazz. She loves performing and entertaining others. She has a passion for teaching and hopes to make an impression in the dance industry.
Alora Wurzbach started her dancing career at the age of two. At the age of 12 she began competing in dance competitions winning overalls in Starbound, Tremaine, and Showstoppers. From there she joined the Junior Company at Ballet San Antonio won national titles and danced in the Ballet San Antonio Nutcracker her thirteenth and fourteenth years. After that she moved to Trilogy Dance Center and finished her training there when she graduated Medina Valley High School dancing on the dance team, Top Cats. Her senior year she competed in Vegas for National Titles. She traveled to New York and Vegas again for countless auditions. She began teaching at fifteen years old and has not stopped growing with every single one of her students. Alora graduated with her Associate of Arts, concentration in Liberal Arts from Northwest Vista College and is furthering her education at Texas A&M University San Antonio.