Meet Our Assistants!

Bryn Bergstrom

Bryn first joined Red Door Dance Academy at age 8, taking Hip Hop I.  Over the next few years, she took Tap, Ballet, and Jazz classes.  At age 10, she joined Company Inspired on Red Team.  Bryn currently attends school at Coram Deo Academy in Plano, but the best part of her day is joining her teachers and friends at Red Door each afternoon. Bryn loves all styles of dance, and besides the dancing, her favorite aspect of Red Door is having such a wonderful dance family.  Bryn currently dances on Silver Team and began Pointe classes in 2020. Bryn loves dancing because it gives her the opportunity to express herself and just have fun. This is Bryn’s 2nd year being a Star assistant; she enjoys being a part of the program because she loves seeing the younger students grow more and more each week.

 

Rayne Bussing

Rayne has been dancing for 12 years and joined Red Door at 8 years old.She joined FiRed up at 9 years old and was on that team for a year before starting school drill team. She will be attending Wylie High School this year and is a new member of the Pirate Pacesetters. Rayne is extremely excited to help assist this year and spread the love of dance to other dancers.

 

 

 

Kaitlyn Carroll

Kaitlyn started dancing at age 3 and began competing at age 6 at Rhythm Works Dance Studio in Utah. After moving to Texas when she was 11, she started taking classes at Red Door Dance Academy and then joined Company Inspired the following year. Kaitlyn is currently on Silver Team and takes ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, contemporary, acro, and hip hop classes. She is a freshman at Wylie High School and is an honor roll student.

This is Kaitlyn’s first year being a part of the STAR program. She is super excited to get the opportunity to work with such great teachers and kids and to help share her love of dance.

 

 

Ella Claborn

Ella is going on her 9th year of dancing at Red Door, and she is also a member of Company Inspired. Her favorite types of dance are contemporary and jazz. When Ella is not at the studio, she loves to be creative and spend time with her family at the lake.

 

 

 

 

 

Caroline Hensley

Caroline is currently a sophomore at Wylie East High School. She has been dancing since age two and her favorite style of dance is jazz! In my free time, you will find her dancing with my high school drill team or shopping till she drops!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nikki Hetherington

Nikki started her dance career at Red Door at the age of 3 in Ms. Marissa’s ballet class.  She continued on at Red Door for several years and took a short break in first and second grades to work on her gymnastics skills.  She rejoined the Red Door family when she was in third grade and has been here ever since.  Nikki loves lots of styles of dance, but Acro and Tap are her favorites!  Nikki is currently an 8th grader at McMillan Junior High.  She is an A honor roll student and is a member of the National Junior Honor Society.  She will be working with Ms. Montana in the Mini Acro class on Mondays.  Nikki comes from a long line of teachers in her family and is excited to get to help younger dancers discover the love of dance.

 

 

Caidyn Johnson

Caidyn has been dancing for 10 years now starting at 3 years old. She spent 8 of those years at Red Door Dance Academy, 7 of them competing with Company InspiRED. Caidyn currently competes on Chartreuse team. She loves all styles of dance because each one gives her a different challenge to overcome and a way to have fun. Caidyn would have to say having such a friendly dance family at Red Door is the best part. This is her first year apart of the STAR program and Caidyn loves that she has the opportunity to watch as these young dancers grow and find their love for dance just like she has.

 

 

 

Chloe Long

Chloe started dancing at 2.5 years old and never looked back. She has played soccer, volleyball, basketball, as well as cheerleading, but her heart is on the dance floor. She has been dancing at Red Door for 10 years and is currently on Chartreuse Team. Chloe loves learning jazz, tap, contemporary, and ballet (acro and hip hop during summer classes!). Her biggest accomplishment and dream come true was earning her pointe shoes! Chloe is a 7th grader at Willow Springs Middle School in Lovejoy ISD. Once school is out for the day, Chloe looks forward to dance classes and has made great friends along the way. She is looking forward to being a part of the Star program.

 

 

Chanah Magocha

COMING SOON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hannah Matross

Hannah’s love for dance started at age 3 at the Columbus Dance Arts Academy in Ohio. Hannah has been training at Red Door Dance Academy since moving to Texas in 2014 and has been a member of Red Door’s Company InspiRED Competition Team since 2015.  Hannah has been a teacher’s assistant thru the STAR program since 2017.   Her heart may be in her Ballet and Pointe classes but her love of dance includes all styles including Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop and Musical Theater.  To Hannah, the STAR program is not only about teaching dance; it is about the interaction with the younger dancers and being a positive role model in and outside of the dance studio.

In addition to her time at Red Door, Hannah has been a demi-soloist with Momentum Dance Company, dancing in annual performances of The Nutcracker and Spring Gala since 2016. Hannah has danced with the Moscow Ballet, attended Summer Intensives with Texas Ballet Theater, Momentum Dance Company, and was a Scholarship recipient of the Dance Council of North Texas in 2018.  Dance has also provided her the opportunity to model for AK Dancewear. Hannah is an Honor Roll Student and a member of HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) at Wylie High School.

 

 Marley Paretti

Marley has been dancing since she was 2 and joined Red Door at the age of 4! The following year she became a Company InspiRED member and she is so excited to begin her new role as a STAR student. Marley’s favorite styles of dance are tap and jazz. Outside of dance, she loves to draw and paint and hang out with her friends. It’s going to be a great year!

 

 

 

Noelle Porterfield

Noelle, a Junior at Wylie Preparatory Academy, began dancing at the age of three. She has danced with Red Door since its beginnings. Noelle’s favorite styles of dance are tap and jazz. She loves being a STAR because she enjoys watching younger dancers grow. She hopes to teach dance after she graduates high school. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Addison Potts

Addison began dance classes at 3 years old. Over the years, she has studied ballet, jazz, tap, and been a part of the Fired Up Drill Team. Being a part of Fired Up has prepared her for making the drill team as a Burnett Junior High Sweetheart. This year at RedDoor she will add Pre Pointe to her list of classes.

In her time away from dance, she loves volleyball, art, and helping all animals.
Addison is always full of joy and encouragement. She loves learning from each of her instructors at Red Door. As a part of the STAR program, she hopes to lead and encourage the younger dancers along their journey.

Kaylie McClary

Kaylie started dancing and joined Red Door 11 years ago. She loves assisting because she enjoys watching the kids have so much fun, loves interacting with the kids, and making them feel special.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lily McGrane

Lily McGrane fell in love with dancing at the age of 6. She joined Reddoor just last year, and it already feels like family! Two of Lily’s favorite styles of dance are hip hop and contemporary. She has always had a soft spot for little kids, especially mini dancers, which is why she can’t wait to get started!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mackenzie Odom

Mackenzie Odom began dancing at age 3 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. She moved to Texas when she was 5 and began dancing at Red Door when she was 7. Mackenzie joined Company when she was 9 and hasn’t stopped since. She is currently on Silver Team.

Mackenzie loves teaching because she loves working with kids and has a passion for dance. She joined the STAR program when she was 12 and really enjoys helping others find their love for dance and the arts.

 

 

 

 

 

Emileigh Rhoades

Emileigh will be a sophomore at Wylie High School this upcoming school year. She began dancing at age three starting at Dance Company Of Wylie and has been to Red Door since leaving. Emileigh’s favorite styles of dance are Tap and Jazz. To her, being a STAR means being a role model for younger dancers.

 

 

 

 

 

Emily Rice

Emily Rice has been dancing at Red Door Dance Academy for 12 years and this is her 5th year as a STAR student. She is on Silver Team in Company Inspired and has a strong passion for dancing and singing. She loves babysitting and working with kids and is extremely honored to have the privilege of helping teach the next generation of Red Door dancers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ella Schulting

Ella is currently a junior at Wylie East High School. She has been dancing for 10 years and her favorite style is hip hop! In her free time, you will find her dancing with her high school drill team or playing video games!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ava Wehner

Ava started dancing eleven years ago at age three, but it was Red Door that sparked her love for dance at age 6 with ballet and tap. At age 8 (2014), she started competing with Company Inspired, and her love of dance bloomed. Since dancing with Company Inspired, she has studied ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary and hip hop. Her favorite style depends on which classes she has that day since she truly loves them all. Ava is currently on the Chartreuse team of Company Inspired (woo ChaCha!), and this is her second year to be a part of the STAR program. Ava loves assisting in classes and thinks it’s hilarious that her sweet dancers look at her as a teacher. She loves watching her dancers grow, teaching them what her Red Door teachers have taught her, and hopes to inspire them to love dance as much as she does.