I'm Micah Kotter, owner of Lonestar Dance Center, entertainment enthusiast, and life-long dancer. I am passionate about sharing my love of dance to promote confidence in each of my students and grateful for the chance to teach the next generation. Besides teaching, you can find me with coffee in hand, singing, cheering on the Horns, exploring the Greenbelt, and eating Tex Mex.
MEET OUR STAFF
Destinee began her dance journey at the age of three and explored a variety of dance genres before joining the competitive team at her local studio in Fremont, California. She began her journey in dance teaching at the age of 12 when she became an assistant. By the age of 16 she worked as a substitute teacher and by the age of 18, taught her own classes in the San Francisco bay area. She attended California State University Fullerton, and has been working as a competitive and recreational dance instructor for over 7 years. She loves ALL ages and finds each age group so very rewarding.
She has completed her BA in Dance, an AA in Human Development, and is certified in Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT). Destinee works as a studio manager and assistant to the director of Lonestar Dance Center, Micah Kotter, during the day and teaches a variety of classes at LDC Monday through Thursday! She also works as a private dance instructor for all ages throughout the week.
Katie Chandler began her dance training at the age of 7 under Lisa Holmstrom in Georgetown, TX. She joined Ballet Austin’s pre-professional program at age 12, and at 16 began a mentorship with principal dancer Nadya Zybine competing classical solo variations. Katie relocated from Phoenix, AZ where she was a principal dancer and Assistant Artistic Director for Aaron McGloin Dance. She attended Arizona State University and earned her B.A. in Dance Performance. While in Arizona she had the pleasure of performing and choreographing for Temenos Dance Collective, Dance Arizona Repertory Theatre, and Aaron McGloin Dance. She also had the privilege of teaching dance at Boys and Girls Club of America, Silvestre S. Herrera Middle School, and several dance studios in the valley area. Katie loves dance education and working with students to help them achieve their goals.
IS PASSED DOWN
"I truly believe that dance has the power to instill confidence and discipline in young dancers, and that the lessons learned in the studio carry students through many seasons of their lives."