Staff

Dance Productions Staff

Tami Siscoe - Richardson -- (Director) 
Tami is a very established dance instructor who earned her reputation by co-directing and choreographing for Bonnie Siscoe School of Dance for over 25 years. Tami opened Dance Productions in December of 2005. The studio has grown into one of the top studios in Houston. Tami is known for her Broadway style dance productions. In 2004 her "Lion King" production was invited to perform at Miller Outdoor Theater.

Tami has numerous choreography awards from various national dance competitions. She has studied with top instructors in the industry for over 35 years. Instructors such as Joe Tremaine, Doug Cauldwell, Desiree Robbins. Jackie Sleight, Marcea Lane, Barry Lather, Roland Dupree, Mia Michaels, Mandy Moore and numerous others have had a great impact on her education. Tami adores her students and believes children should be well trained as well as absolutely LOVE dance. This is the atmosphere Tami hopes to create in her studio. She is blessed to share her love for dance working beside her incredibly talented daughter, Kassi Jo.

Tami is certified to teach ballet, tap, and jazz by, D.M.A, (Dance Masters of America) and has a certification by G.A.T. (Gymnastic association of Texas) to coach gymnastics. She has attended Broadway Dance Center in New York and Millennium Dance Complex in L.A. and studied with top Dancer/ choreographers in the business. She continues her studies by attending national dance conventions.
Kassi Richardson -- (Co-Director) 
Kassi, daughter of Tami, trained for over 19 years at Bonnie Siscoe School of Dance. She choreographed her first solo at age twelve and at age thirteen choreographed two more numbers which received the highest medal. Received 3rd runner up for "Best Dancer of the Year" (IDC) at age 15.

At age sixteen, Kassi choreographed the "Teen Ms. Headliner" title winner routine for Britany Gilman and received "Best Young Choreographer" award that same year, at Dance Olympus. Instruction from Tremaine Dance Conventions, Pulse on Tour, Jump, Monsters of Hip Hop, Broadway Dance Center in NYC, Millennium Dance Center in L.A. Guest danced for Exclamation Dance Company. At age 19 was asked to choreograph a hip hop routine for the Dobie High School Lariaettes Drill Team, and a Jazz routine for their officers. Both numbers have received over all first place, and the hip hop won first place internationally. The following year she choreographed for the Dobie officers, where they again placed first. At age 20, she danced for the Drivers Select grand opening for Deon Sanders. Hired to dance at former Yankees players' birthday party with Roger Clemens. Tried out for Texans Cheerleader and made it to finals but could not participate due to prior commitments to a dance competition. Performed at club "NEXT" as a freestyle dancer. Shadow Box Dancer for over 15 Houston area events. Recently choreographed multiple winning routines, special awards, and over all awards. Also danced for Haas Toyota. Trained in master classes by Misha Gabriel, Tony Testa, Gustavo Vargas, Doug Caldwell, Desiree Robins, Dorrell Martins, and Marty Dew.
Jennifer Caudill -- (Instructor) 
Jennifer has been dancing for seventeen years now and teaches ballet, tap and jazz. She has competed at many competitions from a young age up until this year winning numerous awards. She played the part of Danny in "Grease", Shenzi the hyena in "Lion King", roles in "Chicago" and "The Wicked", and recently, Sandy in "Grease". All of these productions were choreographed by Tami Richardson.

Jennifer also got the chance to dance in the Super bowl when it came to Houston in 2004 while Toby Keith, Willy Nelson, and Aerosmith performed. This year at competition she won a scholarship to the Nick and Mandy show in L.A. for her solo, and also won scholarship money to nationals in Orlando. Jennifer graduated from J. Frank Dobie and is planning on going to University of Houston to major in dance. She has loved dance from a very young age and plans to continue it as long as she can. Jennifer was just named "Dancer of the year" at UofH.
Kirstyn Torrence -- (Instructor)
Kirstyn trained at Bonnie Siscoe School of Dance for 13 years and at Dance Productions for 3 years. She is trained in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Hip Hop. She was a dance company member for many years. She has attended numerous Dance Conventions and Competitions throughout the years.

Kirstyn is also the Office Manager for Dance Productions and teaches Ballet and Tap. She is the Dance Instructor for the 3-5 year olds and loves being a part of the staff and Dance Productions. Kirstyn is also a college student working on a degree in Education and plans to be an Elementary school Teacher.
Cara South -- (Instructor)
Cara trained at Bonnie Siscoe School of Dance for 9 years. She then followed Tami and Kassi to Dance Productions. Cara is well versed in all genres of dance. She danced competitively for 8 years. Cara graduated from Friendswood High school and is now performing professionally with the Dance Productions "Pro" group. We are excited to welcome Cara to our staff.
Leisha Kastner
Miss Kastner attended "Bonnie Siscoe School of Dance" for 8 years. She studied ballet, tap, jazz and hip hop. She moved to "Dance Productions" in 2006 and continued her dance education. Miss Kastner has taken classes from numerous top choreographers and performers in the industry. She has attended national dance conventions and competitions for the past 10 years. She has competed and won numerous national competitions. She has grown into a wonderful, sweet, caring instructor and a fantastic choreographer. "Dance Productions" is very excited to welcome her to our staff! 
Skylar Paige -- (Manager)
Skylar started dancing at Bonnie Siscoe School of Dance when she was 9 years old. She studied ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop and contemporary dance; as well as attended national dance conventions and competitions. Skylar enrolled in Dance Productions the first year we opened to continue her dance education. She was a dance assistant to Mrs. Tami and Kassi and was always willing to take on new challenges.
Skylar is now a mother of 1, a CPT(Certified Personal trainer), natural with organization and management.


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