Centerville High School
Dance Director – Tenille Redmond
Tenille Redmond is the Founding Director of the Centerville High School Dance Program which started in 2006. Her responsibilities include teaching Dance Fitness, Dance Levels I, II & III, Company II, Company and the Centerville Coeds Varsity Dance Team. In addition, she also oversees the four Coeds sister teams, the CHS talent show, choreography for the schools musicals and the High Schools National Honors Society for Dance Arts chapter. Under her direction, the Centerville Coeds Varsity Dance Team earned the 2018 Ohio State Grand Championship title. For two consecutive years in a row, Redmond has been selected as a Teacher of Influence by a student that has been awarded the district’s Franklin B. Walter Scholarship. In 2012, Mrs. Redmond was awarded the Black and Gold Award of Excellence by her peers at CHS. Prior to teaching in Centerville, Mrs. Redmond was a professional dancer, teacher & choreographer in the Washington DC metropolitan area from 2000-2006.
Mrs. Redmond received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance and Choreography from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. She was involved in the student run organization “The Movement” and also taught youth classes at Factory Street, and non-major dance classes through the University. During this time, she also toured Tokyo and Kanagawa, Japan with the School of Dance. Redmond has also performed on the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC and taught master classes at the Texas A&M University. Mrs. Redmond holds a Professional Teaching License in Dance Education and is affiliated with The National Dance Education Organization. Mrs. Redmond is a Dayton native and currently resides in Centerville with her husband Josh, and their three daughters Brace, Parker, and Carlee.
Assistant Varsity Director – Sarah Izor
Sarah Izor is thrilled to serve her first year as Assistant Director of the Centerville Coeds Varsity Dance Team. She first became affiliated with the Coeds Organization as a dancer in 2002 and remained a member until her graduation from Centerville High School in 2010. As a Coed, Sarah assumed numerous leadership positions, including 1st Lieutenant her senior year, and received the Ideal Coed Senior award three years in a row. In addition to dancing competitively with the Coeds, Sarah joined the Centerville Dance Company in 2008 where she discovered and cultivated a passion for modern dance. Sarah attended the University of Cincinnati where she became a member of the International Dance Team, UC Dhadak, serving as co-captain in 2012. Today Sarah continues her dance career as a third-year member of the Bollywood alumni dance troupe, Aluminati and she frequently serves as a judge for the Desi Dance Circuit.
In 2012, Sarah received a Bachelor’s of Arts in French from the University of Cincinnati. Her degree led her to a year-long teaching position in Le Havre, France where she taught English at the Lycée François Premier. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemistry at Wright State University and works in the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate at Wright Patterson Air Force Base.
Varsity Assistant Coach – Rachel Feldmeyer
Rachel Feldmeyer is very excited to begin her first year as an assistant coach for the Centerville Coeds. Rachel began her dancing career at age 5 and has studied various dance styles including jazz, ballet, hip hop, modern, tap, pom, and kick. During high school she was a member of the Miami Valley Dance Company where she focused heavily on ballet performance. She was a four year member of Centerville Coeds Varsity, holding the positions of squad leader her junior year and second lieutenant her senior year, earning the award of ideal Coed.
She graduated from Miami University in 2016 with a bachelors in Early Childhood Education. While at Miami University, she was a member of the Miami University Dance team for four years. During her junior and senior year she assisted in leading the student run team as she held the leadership position of fundraising officer, organizing a youth clinic for young dancers and the team’s annual dance showcase. As a member of this team she grew her knowledge of competitive dance and performance and competed at National Dance Alliance’s Collegiate Nationals in Daytona Beach, Florida, earning 3rd place in the nation her senior year.
Rachel currently resides in Centerville, Ohio and teaches fifth grade in the Kettering City School District.
Junior Director – Erin Wheeler
Erin Wheeler is a native of Dayton and began her ballet career at theage of five. Since 2007, Erin has been the artist in residence for the Centerville High School Dance Program. In this position, she teaches ballet and choreographs for the Company and Company II along with being the Technique Director for all Coed teams.
Erin performed and toured with the Dayton Ballet’s production of T’was the Night Before Christmas in 1989 at the age of 10. Erin then joined the pre-professional ballet company, Gem City Ballet, under the direction of Barbara Pontecorvo, whom she studied with until 1998. She is a 2002 graduate of Ball State University with a degree in Dance Performance, and a minor in Dance Education. Erin’s passion for dance and teaching has led her to teach workshops and create choreography for studios in Indiana, Ohio and California. In California, she was a principal dancer with Mehtropolis Dance Theatre, a professional contemporary dance company based in Los Angeles. She danced the lead role of Helena in A Midsummer Nights Dream, performed at the Stella Adler Theatre in Hollywood. She also served as Ballet Mistress for the company. During her time in Los Angeles, Erin performed with Neil Young at the Shrine Auditorium. She was also a featured dancer on MTV. Erin taught ballet and jazz for the Musical Theater department at Wright State University. She currently teaches ballet, modern, jazz, and zumba at Pontecorvo Ballet Studios.
Erin currently resides in Centerville with her husband, Evan, and her two daughters, Emaline and Everly.
Elkette Director – Nicole Pallant
Nicole Pallant is the founding Director of the Centerville Coeds Elkettes Dance Team. She danced with the Junior and Senior Coed teams during her school year career. It was during her senior year she held the position of Squad Leader for the team. Nicole has worked with the program to grow it into what it is today.
Nicole Pallant works for Bonbright Distributors in Dayton OH. She grew up in Japan and resides in Bethel Township with her husband Jim and their three dogs.
Elkettes Assistant Coach – Grace Klepacz
Grace Klepacz is a CHS and Coeds alumni and one of the assistant coaches for theCenterville Elkettes Dance Team. Grace started her dance career at 8 years old at Terre’s Dance Workshop where she studied jazz, modern, ballet, pointe, and contemporary. Grace also participated on the Miami Valley Dance Company, a pre-professional ballet company, from grades 6-10. She was also a part of the Centerville Dance Program for all four years of high school, three of those years being on the Centerville Dance Company. Grace participated on Coeds Varsity Dance Team her junior and senior year, serving as co-captain her senior year. She is thrilled to be continuing in the program as a coach!
Grace is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Biology at the University of Dayton where she also dances on UD’s Dance Team and with the Life Itself Dance Club.
Elkettes Assistant Coach – Holly Gabrielson
Holly Gabrielson took her first dance class at Town Hall Theatre at the age of three. A graduate of the Oakwood Ballet program, she is also a former student at Bellbrook Dance Academy and the Dayton Ballet School, performing in professional productions at Victoria Theatre and the Schuster Center. Participating in the Centerville Dance Program since her freshman year at CHS, she danced with Company II, Company for two years, and was inducted into the National Honor Society for Dance Arts. As a Centerville Coeds Varsity Dance Team member for three years, she is very happy to be back as an alum with the Elkettes!
Holly is currently majoring in Early Childhood Education at the University of Dayton, where she is a member of the UD Dance Team and Life Itself Dance.
Cuties Director – Katie Jones
Katie Jones has more than 20 years of dance training, theater, and halftime entertainment. She performed at the primary, intermediate, high school, and collegiate level. Katie was a member of the Wright State University’s Emerald Jazz where she taught summer camps and clinics, danced in the orange bowl game halftime show and studied under the most prestigious choreographers in California. She even danced and cheered professionally for the former Cincinnati Silverbacks, and Paramount’s Kings Island.
Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Katie received a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio and an Associates of Art in Design from Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio. She attended Wright State University where she was a member of the Emerald Jazz for 2 years which provided the opportunity to travel and perform on different stages and learn the elements of dance production. Katie trained extensively in jazz, hip hop, and improvisation. After graduation, she taught school in a private setting and preschool for Centerville Schools. Katie is a certified Zumba instructor and mother to two beautiful kids, Josie and Jackson while also maintaining a dance fitness instructor position at Countryside YMCA and Advisor for the Centerville Coed Cuties Primary Dance Team
Katie is very dedicated and passionate about the techniques she uses to teach and of the style and dynamics of the classroom. Her mission is to provide her students with the love of dance and help each dancer learn, grow, and become an integral member of the Coed Organization.
Minis Director- Beth Ann Brown
Beth Ann is so excited to return with the Coeds Organization as Director of the Coed Minis. She previously served as Assistant Director of the Coed Cuties for 3 years and will continue as Assistant Director for the Cuties this season. She began dancing at the age of two at Terre’s Dance Workshop and danced there until graduating from Centerville High School in 2013. There she studied various dance styles including ballet, tap, jazz, modern, lyrical, pointe and contemporary. She was also on their competitive dance team as well as their pre-professional ballet company, Miami Valley Dance Company. While in high school, she also danced for the Centerville Dance Program. Dancing in Level III in ninth grade and the Centerville Dance Company, grades 10-12. She is currently attending Sinclair Community College to receive an Associates of Science to become a Physical Therapy Assistant and will graduate in May 2019. Beth Ann currently resides in Centerville with her fiancée, Joe. She is looking forward to having another great and successful season!
Technique Director – Erin Wheeler