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Jaredd Martin was finally able to cultivate his long time passion for dance through his high school and DanceZone studio, and he’s taken every opportunity to dance ever since. He joined the HTE Dance staff upon graduation, and spent several years traveling and choreographing for the company. Jaredd attended Sam Houston State University where he won two NDA national championship titles and was awarded All-American with the Orange Pride Dance Team. He has enjoyed numerous opportunities such as choreographing in various states for MA Dance, teaching students of all ages at the Oriental Arts Education Center, and performed in Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl LI Halftime Show. Jaredd is a creative, engaged, and devoted artist, and is very excited to have joined the In-Step family.

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Gina Butler obtained her B.S. in Dance from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2012. While attending Stephen F. Austin State University, she was a member of the Repertory Dance Company, a company that performed on campus as well as travelled annually to perform at the American College Dance Festival. Following her time at SFA, Gina began her teaching career in Cleveland ISD as a Middle School Dance Teacher. In addition, she established the Cleveland Middle School Royalettes Dance Team, a team that performed at athletic events as well as competed locally. In 2015, Gina became the Assistant Director of the Porter High School Golden Graces Dance Team as well as Dance Teacher for the two feeder middle school programs. While acting as Assistant Director, the Golden Graces won the “Pinnacle Award” for being the highest scoring team at contest as well as a “State Champion” title. Gina is excited to continue to spread her love of dance to her students at In-Step Dance Center. She hopes her students will develop a lifelong passion for dance that enables them to accomplish their goals set both within and outside of the studio.


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