Meet Our Instructors

Kevyn Hensley - Operations Director / Instructor

Kevyn resides in Granbury, TX with her husband Jesten and son Kaden. Kevyn has been dancing since she was two years old. She is an all-around dancer having trained in ballet, lyrical, pointe, contemporary, jazz, hip hop, tap, clogging and pom. She has been active in the competitive circuit for over 20 years as a competitor and instructor, winning top awards in large groups, small groups, duet/trios, and solos at many Regional and National competitions. She has traveled across the country to pursue her love of dance. She has trained at several of the top studios in the Central Texas area to further her dance education, and she has also trained at many conventions and workshops including American Dance Project, Adrenaline, Monsters of Hip Hop, Double Toe Jam, and The Texas Clogging Council and National Clogging Organization annual conventions. 


Kevyn was a member and officer of her high school dance team, The Glen Rose High School Dazzlers, as well as a three time National Dance Alliance All American Dance Team Member, the first for Glen Rose. She performed with the All American Dance Team at the 2007 Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida, the 2008 Hula Bowl in Honolulu, Hawaii, where she earned front row placement, and the 2009 Disney Holiday Spectacular Parade in Orlando, Florida, all of which were televised.

Kevyn has always wanted to be a dance teacher and began teaching as a student assistant at the age of 12, becoming an independent teacher and choreographer at the young age of 15. She teaches both recreational and competitive classes from toddlers to adults. Kevyn graduated with an AA in Liberal Arts from Hill College where she was Phi Theta Kappa in 2012. She continued her education at Tarleton State University to receive her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration as a member of the honor society Delta Mu Delta in 2014, all while instructing dancers in the North Central Texas area five days a week. 

 

Kevyn started teaching for Dance Dreams in 2011. She is now not only is a dance instructor for Dance Dreams, but also helps run the studio as the operations manager, as well as lead choreographer and teacher for the award-winning competitive program. Her classes are fun, energetic, and educational. Her enthusiasm is contagious! Kevyn is thrilled to have been a member of the Dance Dreams Academy staff for 10 years and hopes to me a member for many more.

Kristin Wendel - Productions Director / Instructor

Kristin Wendel began dancing tap and ballet at the age of four and tumbling at the age of six. Though she enjoys all dance forms, clogging is her passion. Kristin is the recipient of the Marilyn Hansen Clogging Scholarship. In 2019, she completed 1,000 hours worth of coursework to become a Certified Clogging Instructor in Las Vegas. Kristin teaches at a number of clogging conventions across the state of Texas every year, including Double Toe Jam, Texas Clogging Council Rally, and the Dancing in the Falls Workshop. Kristin also attends conventions across the country each year, including Fontana and the National Clogging Convention, to keep her choreography fresh and updated. She currently works as the Publicity Director for the Texas Clogging Council and as the secretary of the Educational Board. Kristin leads the newly formed, award-winning clogging competition team at Dance Dreams.

 

Kristin Wendel is also an award winning public school teacher, having been voted Teacher of the Year for Mambrino Elementary in 2016, as well as Granbury ISD's Elementary Teacher of the Year. Her essay on teaching was recognized with an award at the Region 11 TATY banquet.

 

Kristin Wendel has had the honor of teaching at Dance Dreams off and on, since it opened in 2001. She currently operates as the Performances Director and heads up the clogging, acro, and theatre departments. Kristin Wendel is a graduate of the Radio, Television, Film department at the University of Texas, graduating Summa Cum Laude. She holds her dance students accountable for these same high standards by constantly pushing her kids to the next level and not allowing them to accept defeat. Her favorite phrase, "Keep practicing, you'll get it."

Jennie Jermaine

Dance Dreams is ecstatic to welcome Jennie Jermaine to our instructor corps. Jennie has been dancing since she was two and a half years old. At four, her parents took her to see a musical at Casa Mañana in Fort Worth. When the show was over, she stood on her chair and proclaimed, “I wanna be up there!” And so it began! Jennie was a member of Kids Who Care’s resident company for nearly a decade. She owes Ms Deborah for all of her memorization, speech, and theatre etiquette training!

 

Jennie’s mom, Patti, was a commercial sign writer for many years. She taught Jennie all things art from an early age, including sketching, painting, and geometrical art. She went to Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts from grades five to eight. From 2007-2009, Jennie was in no less than two musicals at once. Sometimes she was doing three at the same time! Because of her busy professional schedule, she transitioned to homeschool for high school. She had school in the morning, auditions in the afternoon, and rehearsals at night.

 

Jennie is a 2013 graduate of KD Conservatory in Dallas with an associates in musical theatre. She studied ballet technique under Paula Morelan. Many thanks to Ms Paula, Michael Serrecchia, Megan Kelly Bates, and Mark Mullano for all the training she received on her journey at KD!

 

Jennie has been teaching on the daycare side of Dance Dreams since 2015. In 2019, she began teaching recreational classes at the studio! Jennie really pulls from her theatre background in her classes. She is excited to teach her students the importance of technique and expressing yourself while you’re dancing. She excels in tap, lyrical, ballet, jazz, art, and theatre. She cannot wait to help your kiddo with their dance, theatre, and art journey!

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Jaiden Kissinger

Dance Dreams is excited to introduce our junior instructor, Jaiden Kissinger. Jaiden began dancing with Dance Dreams at the young age of two and has not stopped since.

 

Jaiden is highly trained in jazz, lyrical, and contemporary. Showing strong dance potential very early in life, Jaiden was invited onto the competition team at the young age of seven. She is currently a member of our Company dance troupe. Jaiden is a consistent high-award winning dancer, placing first every season.

As a freshman, Jaiden is also a member of Granbury High School's Stowaways 35th line, a dream she has had since being a junior stowaway in elementary school.

 

Jaiden is so excited to start sharing her passion and talent for dance with the younger kids.

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Ally Knowles

Ally Knowles resides in Stephenville, TX but is originally from Waco, TX. Ally has been dancing since she was six years old! She is an all around dancer and has been trained in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, and pointe. On top of dancing, Ally was an assistant instructor in Waco for eight years and loved every minute of it! Though she has taught three-year olds all the way to high schoolers, she excels at teaching younger kiddos. Ally has a gift for connecting with young children. Her favorite part is getting to know each and every child and share with them her love of dance!

 

Ally was a member of her high school dance team, where she became the First Lieutenant as a Sophomore. She was trained by the HTE Dance Companies.

 

Ally has been attending dance conventions for many years to further her dance skills. She was even honored with Studio Dancer of the Year at Tremaine Dance Conventions. At such conventions, she has had the honor of training under top instructors, including, Laurie Johnson, Derrick Schrader, Emily Zachary Smith and Meghan Sanett. 

 

Ally is currently a senior at Tarleton State University where she is studying Elementary Education. Ally has been a part of Dance Dreams for almost four years!

Kim Gilliam

Miss Kim grew up and still resides in Hurst, Texas. In her spare time, she enjoys giving back to the community by volunteering with her churches local community outreach programs and theatre ministry, Left Field Players. Miss Kim grew up with the arts, taking dance and piano lessons from a young age. She excels in all forms of dance, though specifically in ballet technique. 

 

Miss Kim began teaching dance as an assistant teacher at the age of thirteen, taking a concentrated course of study in Dance Education with Hoctor’s Dance Caravan. Miss Kim also successfully completed a concentrated course of dance training with Joe Tremaine and his faculty of Hollywood Choreographers and Teachers. 

 

In her early 20’s, Miss Kim decided to take a different direction in dance and was certified to teach ballroom dancing by Fred Astaire Dance Studios. Even though she loved ballroom dancing and the experience she received, Miss Kim knew her heart was teaching kids.

 

Miss Kim loves to share with others the joy dance has brought into her life. Miss Kim has been with Dance Dreams since 2015. Having a passion to live life to the fullest, Miss Kim is always up for the challenge. Being a kid at heart, Miss Kim says the most rewarding part is getting to share in the laughter and fun while teaching kiddos the skills that will last a lifetime.