Meet our Coaches
Heather Huey started dance at 2 years old and cheerleading at 5 and have not stopped. From recreation leagues to elite competition squads, she won countless awards and titles throughout her 20 years of Dancing and Cheerleading such as All-American Cheerleader and Miss High Kick America. She started coaching at 12 with her first paid coaching job at 15, by 16 she was offering private lessons, and volunteering to coach for schools without cheer sponsors. Heather graduated with an Associates Degree in Social Science and Psychology, as well as a Bachelors of Science in Child Development and Psychology where she was a cheerleader at the University of Texas at Dallas and competed in UCA and NCA collegiate National Championships. With 15 years of coaching experience, she started Texas Galaxy with aspirations of every child, no matter the family income or ability level could have the chance to compete in Cheer or Dance. Outside of coaching Heather enjoys kayaking and hiking with her fiance Will, and their 3 dogs.
Denton Cheer Coach
LaTreshia Johnson Denton
Denton Dance Coach
Susanna MacTavish has loved the art of Dance from a young age. She started studying Dance at the age
of five and has been dancing ever since. Susanna graduated in May of 2016 with a BFA in Dance Performance from the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO). Throughout her dancing career she has
studied Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Modern, Musical Theater, and Hip Hop.
Her passion for instilling the love of Dance through teaching started at age twelve, when she became a teacher’s assistant, and by age fifteen she was teaching her own classes. Her love of teaching only grewwhen she started studying dance at Collin College and UCO where she learned from passionate and dedicated professors. Her future goal is to continue her education by obtaining a Masters Degree in Dance and become a professor of Dance that teaches with the same passion and dedication she was taught with.
During her career, Susanna has had the opportunity of performing at the Great State Fair of Texas as one of the “Top Twenty Teens in Texas” four years in a row. She has also had the opportunity to perform with the “Collin Dance Ensemble” and the “Kaleidoscope Dance Company.” It was through these companies that Susanna has performed several times at the “American College Dance Association”, a festival held every year for college students, where she studied with world renowned guest artists such as Bill Evens, Thom Cobb, and Gregg Russell.Susanna is very excited to be a part of the Texas Galaxy Cheer and Dance family and is ready to share
her love of dance to every student she encounters.
Mesquite Dance & Cheer Coach
Ashlyn Miller-Starting dance at the young age of 2, Ashlyn Miller knew she was destined to dance! She danced competitively from the age of 4 through out middle, and High School in Mesquite, TX and through out her years in college. She's learned all sorts of different styles of dance including; jazz, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop and ballet. Ashlyn was also a cheerleader for many years during middle and high school, and has years of experience on a level 5 competitive cheer team. Her junior year of High School she switched to the Varsity drill team and was elected Captain her senior year. Afterwards, Ashlyn attended McLennan Community College and was apart of The McLennan Dance Company. She began teaching at Center Stage Dance company at the age of 16 and also taught at a dance studio in Waco, Tx. She has been with Texas Galaxy for a year and choreographed several award winning competition dances.
Mesquite Dance Coach
Nikki Pease-Over the last 23 years, Nikki (Green) Pease has been training in the dance studios across Texas. She grew up taking studio dance in Mesquite Texas, and then continued her dance training in Waco and Nacogdoches Texas. Over the last 7 years, Nikki has been teaching dance and has served as cheer coach at John Horn High School, the past 3 years. Nikki has earned a High School National Championship in cheerleading and 3 Collegiate dance National Championship titles, that took place in Daytona Beach Florida. Nikki was captain on both here college teams, McLennan Community College and Stephen F Austin State University. Nikki has had ample of dance opportunities. She has been titled All-American dancer, received choreography awards at nationals, and her entire dance team was able to perform in the Super Bowl XLV in 2011. Nikki is happily married to her supportive Husband, CJ and loves their 2 dogs. Nikki’s favorite quote is "The ultimate goal is to be better today, than you were yesterday."
Mesquite Tumbling Coach
Jatayvia is a 20 year old undergrad psychology major at the University of North Texas and is already making strides in Denton. She began gymnastics classes at 2 and began competing as a gymnast soon after. She joined a competitive dance team for 1 year, specializing in stunts, tumbling and technique. She currently trains in jazz, acrobatics, hip-hop and ballet. She has taught Acrobatics and Hip-Hop for 2 years and pre-school gymnastics and level 1-3 tumbling for a year in her home town. She has choreograohed award winning dance numbers for Texas Galaxy and her classes had been deemed "Best Hip-Hop Class in Denton." She is expecting a baby girl in September 2018 and is excited to take on the roll of MOMMY in addition to being a tumbling coach for next years season.
Denton Dance Coach
Victoria Nunez started dance classes at age 5 where she spent many of her younger years training and competing in dance competitions with studios and crews all across the DFW metroplex including Power House, Dance Precisions and Millennium Dallas. She also was on her high school dance team Birdville's Golden Motion. Throughout those years she trained mostly in contemporary, jazz, hip-hop, ballet and lyrical. Victoria won numerous awards and top over-all awards in her solos and group numbers. She also attended dance conventions where she won scholarships and was recognized by choreographers like Tyce Diorio, Gil Duldulo and Dave Scott. Victoria has back up danced for upcoming local artist such as Tiny B, B Simone, Jaylai and Kolten Kirste. She has performed on Good Morning Texas, choreographed and danced in South by Southwest in Austin and has been performing in the Bomb Factory's Dragons ball for 3 consecutive years. In 2016 She was also apart of the WNBA Dallas Wings first professional hip hop crew. She has been trained by local and national choreographers such as Kim Mcswain, Melanie Tyler and Kat Garcia. She is also currently one of the members of Kevin Harris's ASDS elite group. Victoria is a young growing choreographer that has been teaching competitively for 3 years and loves seeing her students grow and sharing her passion.
Mesquite Dance Coach
Rylie Vaught graduated from Forney High School and was selected as a Highstepper for four years. Serving as Lieutenant sophomore year, 1st Lieutenant junior year, and Captain senior year. Throughout high school, she competed with Beyond Belief Dance Company. Rylie received a scholarship to attend Mclennan Community College, were she danced for two years winning an NDA National title in 2012. She then transferred to Sam Houston State University to dance for a year on Orange Pride Dance Company. Graduating college with a double major in Psychology and Child Development, at the University of Texas at Dallas. Rylie has taught dance for almost a decade to all ages at many different studios, as well as choreographed winning competition solos, college tryout solos, and team dances all over the state. Teaching dance has always been a passion of hers, and her happiness is watching students evolve into exceptional dancers. Rylie lives by the quote “Average dancers want to be left alone, good dancers want to be coached, and great dancers want to be told the truth.”