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Jerrica Mark


Studio Co-Owner

Ballet/Pre-pointe/Pointe/Technique Dance Instructor

Jerrica has danced for Dance of Asian America, Houston Dance Theatre, and the UH Dance Ensemble. Jerrica has trained at Mitsi Dancing School, (ballet and Chinese dance,) and Houston Ballet Academy, under Priscilla Nathan Murphy, Cheryene Busche, and Shelly Powers. Jerrica has attended summer intensives with Ballet Adriatico under Anna Marie Holmes in Ascoli Piceno, Italy, Dominic Walsh Dance Theater, and Hope Boikin from Alvin Ailey. Jerrica has performed with Dance of Asian America at Miller Outdoor Theatre. As part of Dance Houston concerts, she has performed Robert Mills' World Groove with Houston Dance Theatre and Fix You, choreographed by Bryan Peck and herself, at the Houston Transplant Games of America Opening Ceremonies 2014. Jerrica has performed works by Teresa Chapman, Rebecca Valls, Toni Valle, Jacqueline Nalett, jhon r. stronks, Jennifer Wood, and Sophia Torres. She also attended the American College Dance Festival in 2013 and 2014, where she choreographed and performed Among Heavenly Waters; and performed in several works by others. She is in her third season as a member for KSD, and graduated with a bachelor's degree from the University of Houston. 


Dr. Estefanie Jaime Aufegger


Studio Co-Owner 

Estefanie earned her Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Science, minoring in Life-Earth Science and Math. Thereafter, she double majored with Masters of Science in Curriculum and Instruction and Education Administration. She continued her education, earning a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership. She is recognized at Texas A&M University -  Corpus Christi for earning all of her degrees in her hometown. In her 25 years of education, Dr. Jaime-Aufegger has worked as a Classroom Teacher for Science and Math, Campus Instructional Specialist for Emergent Bilinguals, Assistant Principal of Instructional Leadership, Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction, Assistant Principal, Principal, District Coach for Multilingual Services, and currently the College Access Administrator at Eisenhower 9 College Prep High School with Aldine ISD. Her experiences include providing Professional Development to educators and school/district leaders; Coaching teachers/Instructional Specialists; creating lessons using High-Quality Instructional Material, implementing research-based instructional activities and strategies so that our Emergent Bilingual students have equitable access to a quality educational experience.  During her off time, she serves and advocates for her community with the Junior League of The Woodlands, Communications Council as the Holiday Market Assistant Director of Communication. 

Alejandra Garcia-Moreno


Ballet/Jazz/Pre-Pointe/Pointe/Technique Dance Instructor

Alejandra Garcia-Moreno was born in Harlingen Texas, and began dancing at the age of three. She received training in ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, hip hop, belly dance, flamenco and folklorico. She was part of Brownsville Dance Center’s company and participated in many competitions, including West Coast Dance Explosion, Jump, Showstopper, NUVO, and Tremaine. She participated in American Academy of Ballet’s performance awards, who awarded her a scholarship to train in their summer school of excellence program in New York. In high school, she was captain of the dance team with who she competed all over Texas. She began teaching dance while she was in high school and has been teaching ever since. Alejandra graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with her bachelors and is a certified dance teacher from Dance Educators of America. Alejandra is excited to become part of The Dance Vault Faculty and hopes to transmit her knowledge and love for dance to her students.

Brittany Hazen


Tap Instructor

Brittany is a tap, jazz and hip hop choreographer based out of The Woodlands, TX. She grew up as a competitive dancer in Youngstown, Ohio; training under Jamie Cordon at Jamie’s Dance Force. Her performance experience includes Miracle on Easy Street, various Lisbon Playhouse productions, a Break the Floor Off Broadway New Year’s Eve Performance produced by Gil Stroming and Christopher Erk in NYC and Danscape with Arts in Motion at the Hobby Center. She spent  6 years building the Beatmasterz competitive hip hop program at In-Step Dance Center where her team won numerous awards and titles. In 2016, she was a judge for Legacy Dance Championships in Orlando, Florida and in 2022 she began judging for Elevate. Brittany recently received her certification to teach dance for 6-12th grade in the Texas public school system, which has led her to choreographing for school dance teams and drill team soloists. She has been a guest tap teacher at the HTX Connect Summer Intensive the last 2 years and she is excited about year 3 of teaching tap and jazz  for Releve Dance Convention. She continues to educate herself by attending multiple dance conventions, master classes and surrounding herself with talented choreographers and dancers who inspire her. Her mantra is “never stop growing”, as she loves to grow and challenge both herself and her dancers with new choreography. Brittany is currently the Dance Director at Pine Valley Middle School in NCISD and teaches tap and choreographs and teaches at MECKKA Dance Project in Porter, Tx and The Dance Vault in The Woodlands, Tx.

Chelsea Horn


Chelsea has been coaching for over 10 years. She graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a degree in Child and Adolescent Development. She was Captain of the 17X National Championship Dance Team. Her professional work includes TV and national commercials for Apple, Sour Patch Kids, MTV, and Disney Channel. Her All Star Teams have won over 25 NDA titles, 35 JAMFest Super dance titles, 13X Summit natinal championships, 5X Worlds bronze and silver medalists and 2022 World Champion. In addition to coaching, she is a professional choreographer with Bre Choreography Management. She is excited to bring All Star to The Dance Vault. 

Danielle Applegate


Danielle was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She is a graduate from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s of science in Biology, in which she focused her studies on pre-med courses with an interest in Sports Medicine. While the human body has always been of interest to Danielle, her passion lies in the art and athleticism of dance. She began dancing at the age of 5 receiving training in various styles including ballet, jazz, lyrical, tap, hip-hop, character, and acrobatics, and began dancing competitively at the age of 7. As a student, Danielle has won various scholarships and awards from regional and national dance conventions and competitions. Since her childhood was spent in Arizona, she also made numerous trips to further her dance training by taking various classes at highly known facilities throughout Los Angeles such as Millennium and EDGE Performing Arts Center, as well as performing in Carnival's "Choreographer's Ball." Danielle soon began teaching and choreographing for the competitive company immediately after high school graduation at the very studio she received her training. Her choreography and dancers have been acknowledged at both the regional and national levels by winning multiple overall 1st place awards as well as choreography, best technique, and best entertainment awards from internationally respected competitions such as Adrenaline, KAR, 8 National Talent, Starquest, MOVE, Showbiz, Hall of Fame, Showstoppers, and iHollywood. In 2015, Danielle joined the inaugural season for 8 National Talent Dance Competition and has been with their faculty for all three seasons. At 8 National Talent she has worked both as a judge and backstage manager and truly enjoys working in both areas of this exciting competition. In 2016, Danielle became the Artistic Director of Forcing Boundaries Dance Company, a pre-professional dance program that prepares adolescent dancers to pursue a career in various areas of the dance industry. Even more recently, Danielle embarked on the new adventure of becoming studio owner of The Dance Vault, located in the Woodlands, TX, which will begin its inaugural season in August of 2017. Beyond sharing her compassion and energy for the art of dance, she enjoys seeing her students use the tools from their time in class overlap into their daily lives beyond the studio setting and into their future as young adults.



Ballet/Pointe Dance Instructor

Paola began studying dance in the Ballet Academy of Coyoacan in Mexico City under the direction of the world renowned ballet instructor, Ana Castillo at the age of 8 years old. Later she enrolled in the “Escuela Superior de Musica y Danza de Monterrey” which is a part of the National Institute of Fine Arts of Mexico, where she received her bachelor degree in dance in 1990. Immediately after graduating she began working at the Ballet of Monterrey Dance Company becoming one of the original professional dancers of this new company. In 1996,  she became the soloist dancer of Ballet de Monterrey and in 1998 she also became the  regisseur of the company. In 2002, having been invited to the Festival del Barrio Antiguo, she  founded and directed a new independent dance group called "Fabulas y Cuentos" (Fables  and Stories). This group continued to operate for 10 years until 2012 performing in cultural  festivals, and other celebrations. Its purpose was to expose children to the world of ballet  using well known stories and fables as the content for the ballet performances. In 2010 she  launched a community based dance education program, Aprender con Danza (Learn through  Dance), where she was responsible for implementation, administration, coordination, training,  and management of a team of 48 dancers and musicians. This program provided children in  27 economically challenged schools and 7 community centers totaling 4,000 students, to  utilize dance as a tool to improve self confidence, muscle coordination, teamwork and  improved group dynamics. Overall, student performance increased in both school grades  and social interactions. She earned ABT (American Ballet Theatre) Certifications - Primary  Level thru Level 5 in New York City in 2010-2011. She has consistently been a ballet instructor  for all skill and experience levels over the last 26 years. Overall, she has taken dance courses  and trained in Mexico, Cuba and the United States. In 2015, she received an additional  bachelor’s degree in Classical Ballet Instruction from the National Institute of Fine Arts in  Mexico City. Throughout her professional career she has had the opportunity to work with  well renowned figures in dance including Fernando Bujones, Ann Marie de Angelo, Fernando  Alonso, Susana Benavides, Tulio de la Rosa, Fernando Jones, Cynthia Gregory, Kirk Peterson, Melissa Hayden, Loipa Araujo, Jonathan Watts and many more. Paola is married to Israel Luzunaris Jr. and has three wonderful daughters, Lorna, Tamara and Marla.

Traci Greene


Rehearsal Dance Instructor - The Cleaner

Traci grew up in a dancing family. Her mother owned Beverly Thompson’s Studio of Dance in Fort Worth, Texas where Traci started dancing at the age of three. Growing up, Traci was fortunate enough to take classes from some of the greats including: Art Stone, Gus Giordano, Karen Hebert, Frank Hatchett, Bobby Burgess, Bruce Lee, Luige, Steven Boyd, Benny Smith, Gregg Russell, Doug Caldwell and Debbi Dee just to mention a few. Traci also persuade ice skating. She trained in Dallas, Texas at Fair Park Ice Skating Rink and went on to teach ice skating for several seasons at Will Rogers Ice Skating Rink in Fort Worth, Texas. Traci was also a member of Texas Girls Choir for 7 years. In 1980, she became the choreographer for this international group and went on a 3 week tour traveling to the Capitols of Asia.In 1985, Traci and her mother went into business together and Tracidee and Beverly’s Dance Centre’ was opened. The highlight for Traci in 1993 was to choreograph for Garth Brooks. His concert was held at Texas Stadium in Dallas, Texas. This event still holds the record for the most attendance of a country music concert by a single artist.In 1994, Traci’s family was relocated to Houston and her studio was sold to a former student. She takes great pride in the fact that her studio is still open and sharing the love of dance to children. For 23 years, Traci taught Tap, Ballet and Jazz at Boni's Dance and Preforming Arts and choreographed for their competition group.  Now, Traci works for several Studios in the Houston area cleaning dances and soloists.In her private life, Traci is married to Gary and has two daughters, Lauren and Allie. Both graduated from LSU. Geaux Tigers! Traci is excited to be concentrating on one of her passions which is cleaning dances and making dancers the best performers possible.

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