Ashlyn Hymel
cheer, hip hop, musical theater, technique and 
conditioning 
 
Ashlyn has 18 years of dance experience and has studied tap, jazz, ballet, and hip hop. She was a member of the national award-winning Destrehan High School Desty Darlings Dance Team where she served as Captain her junior and senior year. Ashlyn was chosen as a UDA All-American for two years. She is currently dancing on a professional dance team. Ashlyn looks forward to being able to work with each child and share the dance skills that she has mastered over the years. 

301 Apple Street 

Norco, LA 70079

504-415-9382

jennifer@dancetera.net

Connie Bourgoyne
tumbling

Connie Bourgoyne is a former gymnast from the age of seven and a cheerleader for six years. She attended Southern Indiana Gymnastics.  Connie started her career as an instructor in 1988 where she worked in after school gymnastics recreation programs and Tumblebus in New Albany Indiana. 

After moving to Louisiana in 1993 She became the preschool gymnastics director for Tops Gymnastics in La Place, La. In 1995 Connie was invited to Indianapolis, In to participate in an ad hoc committee to develop the Kinder Accreditation for Teachers. There she became the first KAT accredited instructor in the state.  In 1997 Connie launched her own Tumblebus teaching in local daycares and preschools as well as the St Charles Parish Community Education Program.  Connie is certified in Safety/Risk Management through USA Gymnastics and has completed the MELPD and Preschool Fundamentals Theory and is currently working on the HOTPS and HOTSA. She has attended the USA Gymnastics National Congress several years where she participated in numerous workshops and classes.

Connie feels that the sport of gymnastics is ever changing and she is constantly learning. All children can benefit not only from the physical fitness of the sport but develop the confidence and higher self-esteem needed to accomplish their own personal best. Also building important life skills.


Jennifer Labit Mumford
tap, ballet, and jazz 

Dance has always been a major part of Jennifer’s life so she opened Dancetera to share her love of dance with as many students as possible.  Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education from Loyola University and a Masters Degree in Elementary Education from the University of New Orleans.  Jennifer opened Dancetera in an effort to join these two aspects of her life - dance and education.

Jennifer received her dance education at a local studio, attended dance conventions, and travelled to several different cities to take classes. She prides herself on participating in many local, regional and national dance competitions, and she received many awards over the years.  Jennifer was a member of the Ursuline Academy Lionettes and the Jesuit High School Jayettes.  While attending Loyola, Jennifer was the Director of the Ursuline Academy Ursulettes.   Jennifer was a St. Charles Parish public school teacher for ten years, and now she is anxious to devote all of her time to sharing her love and knowledge of dance with her students. 

Cindi Robinson
tap, jazz, and ballet 

Ms. Cindi has been dancing since the age of 5.  She studied tap, ballet, baton, and cheer.  In high school she was a Jesuit Jayette and a member of an all-star competition cheerleading squad.  She participated in parades, competitions, and conventions with her high school dance team and cheerleading squad.  Ms. Cindi enjoys working with children and sharing her knowledge of dance with them. 
       

Alison Heath
jazz, ballet, and lyrical

Alison received her dance training from Giacobbe Academy of Dance in Metairie, La. She performed as a Soloist Dancer with Delta Festival Ballet for 10 years, performing lead and solo roles as a member of the Company.  Alison received a Masters of Arts Administration from the University of New Orleans in 2013 and has worked for The Alabama Ballet in Birmingham, Alabama, and the New Orleans Ballet Association. Alison is happy to join the Dancetera faculty and its wonderful students.


Raquel Diaz

 lyrical, ballet, pointe, and jazz

Ms. Raquel started ballet training with Myra Mier School of Ballet. She was the Principal Dancer for the Jefferson Ballet for 5 years.  Ms. Raquel has studied with the School of American Ballet in New York City on a scholarship.  She also studied with the Mexican Ballet, Disney, Joffery Ballet,Mississippi Ballet, as well as the Guatemalan Ballet. Ms. Raquel was crowned Miss Dance of Louisiana 2000.  Ms. Raquel judges and teaches at competitions and conventions around the U.S, and she considers it an honor and a pleasure to teach your children.