Our People

  • Scott Thornton

    Scott joined the Dancing Classrooms North Texas family in the Fall of 2017 as a teaching “buddy,” assisting out Teaching Artist with Buddy Lessons. “I don’t teach kids how to dance, I teach kids to be ladies and gentlemen. Dance is just the tool.”

    Teaching Artist

  • Rosa (Andie) Vasquez

    Andie has always been passionate about dance. Along with cheer and gymnastics, she has been dancing since she was a young girl. “Working with kids is something I enjoy very much… to be able to combine the two, is amazing!”

    Teaching Artist

  • Eric Bird

    Eric started dancing salsa and swing in 2006 and quickly decided that dance was for him. He went on to join the prestigious BYU Ballroom dance company and earn a minor in ballroom dance. Eric has extensive experience in the American and International styles, both socially and competitively. In 2017 Eric opened EBB Dance where he teaches all styles of partner dance.

    Teaching Artist

  • Bria Bird

    Bria began studying social dance in college and has continued to show her passion for dance ever since. She has extensive experience in both the American and International styles in competitions, formation teams, and showcase performances. Bria has always cared about teaching the youth and is excited to use the Dancing Classrooms program to share her passion for dance and its related skills with them.

    Teaching Artist

  • Gypsy Ingram

    Gypsy’s life has been consumed by dance. From her very first dance class through present day, dance has been the passion of her life. She is a former professional ballet dancer and has been a dance educator for the last twenty three years.

    Teaching Artist

  • Frances Rodriguez

    Frances is originally from Brooklyn, New York and has been dancing for over 20 years. She has a deep-seated passion for music, dance, and teaching.

    Teaching Artist

  • Tim Gilbert

    Originally a Yankee from Chicago Illinois, Tim is now a naturalized and proud citizen of Texas. He lives in Carrollton, Texas with his wife Donna and they have two grown sons that live in the Metroplex. Tim has had a career in music and has taught Choir in the public schools.

    Teaching Artist

  • Autumn Hyun

    Autumn’s first artistic endeavor was dancing from when she was 6-10 years old. Now, she designs costumes for theatre and film. She is excited to help children unlock their full potential as individuals who will learn to respect themselves and others!

    Teaching Artist