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Katey (Gray) Kephart danced at ASIT for 15 years. After graduating from Mansfield High School in 2009 she attended Oklahoma City University where she graduated in 2013 with a BPA in Dance Performance.  She has choreographed several award winning dances for ASIT’s competition team.  She is currently a choreographer at Upstart Crow Studios in Oregon and a teacher at Oregon Ballet Academy as well as All That Dance Company.


Katelyn Van Tuyl danced at A Step in Time from age 6 until she graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 2011. She attended Oklahoma City University and graduated in 2015 with a BPA in Dance Performance.  Since then, she has danced in “Encore!” at Hershey Park in Pennsylvania, “Dance, Dance, Dance” on the Celebrity Summit Cruise Ship and will be in “Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration” at Magic Kingdom at Disney World this Christmas.  She also does choreography for ASIT’s competition team.


Sydney Galier danced at ASIT for 10 years.  After graduating from Legacy High School in 2011, she attended the University of North Texas.  Sydney graduated with a degree in marketing in 2016.  She was a dancer for the Texas Legends (NBA development team) from 2011 - 2016.





Alex Thomas danced with ASIT for 15 years.  After graduating from Legacy High School in 2013 she attended McLennan College where she danced with their dance company.  She will graduate in May 2017 with a degree in Kinesiology from Tarleton State University.  She will be interning with the MISD Fine Arts Dept for High School drill team during the summer of 2017.


Emily Thomas came to ASIT at age 6. She graduated from Mansfield High School in 2013.  She currently attends North Carolina State University and danced with the Howlin’ Hunnies dance team.  She will graduate in May 2017 with a degree in Elementary Education.




Paige Cannon began dancing at A Step in Time at age 5. She graduated from Timberview High School in 2014.  She currently attends Stephen F. Austin State University and was on the SFA Pom Squad. She currently teaches at Venetia’s Studio in Nacogdoches and choreographs for their competition team as well.  She is also the Advertising Coordinator and a member of SFA’s Dancers Against Cancer. Paige will graduate in 2018 with a major in Photography and a minor in Graphic Design


Julia Araujo danced with ASIT for 6 years.  She graduated from Timberview High School in 2014.  She currently attends the University of Texas and danced with the UT Dance Team.  She is currently studying International Relations and will spend the Spring 2017 semester in Barcelona.  She will graduate in 2018.



Kandyce Joel danced at A Step in Time for 15 years before graduating from Midlothian High School in 2016.  She is currently attending Sam Houston State University and will graduate in 2020 with a BFA in Dance.




Former and Current High School Drill Team Captains from ASIT

Katey (Gray) Kephart – Mansfield HS Captain

Andrea (Newman) Conner – Mansfield HS Captain

Abbe Emerson - Timberview HS Captain

Paige Cannon – Timberview HS Captain

Julia Araujo – Timberview HS Captain

Lainey Garner – Mansfield HS Captain

Sydney Jones – Timberview HS Captain

Abby Lodrigues – Legacy HS Captain

Briana Kallenbach - Lake Ridge HS Captain








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