Our Directors



Cheryl started dancing at the age of four.  By sixteen, Cheryl was already fully vested in the dance industry and became a dance teacher.  Her dream was always to open her own dance studio where she could inspire children and help them reach their full potential. 


Cheryl has furthered her knowledge and passion for dance by attending and teaching Master Classes all over the country. Cheryl has also trained with many local and international professional choreographers.


Specialties:   Tap & Clogging


Owner / Director


Assistant Director

Makenzie Trapp has always had a passion for dance. At the age of two years old, her mother, a dance teacher, enrolled her in classes.  Throughout her dance career, Makenzie has participated in various competitions and recitals.  Her diverse background in many dance styles makes her a well rounded and well-versed dancer, choreographer, and teacher.


Makenzie has a true talent for choreography and had choreographed many jazz, lyrical, contemporary, tap, and musical theater routines.  In her first year of choreographing, Makenzie won her first choreography award.  "This award definitely brought out my passion to choreography and has made me push the boundaries a little more each year. I love to help make my dancers think out of the box and push themselves to a whole different level."  


Specialties:   Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Tap & Musical Theater (Character)

Emily Anderson began her dance career at the age of eight and was a competitive dancer for over seven years.  She graduated from Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts in the Spring of 2015.


While attending FWAFA, she was a member of the Academy Dance Company for four years.  In addition to being a performing artist, Emily has also choreographed for Artisan Center Theater and Plaza Theater Company. She was awarded the prestigious Betty Buckley Award for Excellence in Choreography for the musical “Godspell.”  


Emily has choreographed solos and group pieces at both the competitive and performance levels for several local studios in a variety of styles.  She began working with the sweet and talented dancers of C&C in the fall of 2015.  She continues to attend dance conventions to excel for herself personally and for her students, with an emphasis in jazz, contemporary and lyrical.


Specialties:   Jazz, Contemporary & Lyrical 

Our Instructors




Glenn Arceneaux comes to C&C Academy Of Dance with 27 years of Gymnastics Instructor / Coaching and 37 years as an active professional performing gymnast and dancer from his hometown of Dallas, Texas, USA.


A 2012 Theatre Major graduate from the University of Texas Arlington and a Pre-competitive Director Level 1-5 Coach and member of USA Gymnastics organization, his previous experience includes 'Chicago - The Musical' (Auckland, New Zealand), and productions in 'Disney World' (Orlando), 'The  Miss America Scholarship Pageant association', Sol Kerzner's 'Atlantis Resort & Casino' (Nassau, Bahamas), and 'The RIO's Masquerade Village's - Show In The Sky' (Las Vegas).


With seven years association with Royal Caribbean Int'l. Glenn was also an original premiere cast member of 'Broadways's Rhythm & Rhyme' and 'Dreamscape' aboard the 'Voyager Of The Seas'.


Specialties:   Intro to Tumble, Intermediate Tumble & Advanced Tumble


Ashley Anderson has been dancing since she was seven years old. She attended Fort Worth Academy of the Fine Arts through out elementary, junior high, and high school.

Ashley competed throughout junior high and high school as a member of the Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts dance teams. 


Ashley is experienced in ballet, tap, modern, hip hop, pointe, jazz, contemporary, & lyrical. She competed in dance throughout junior high and high school. This is her first year teaching at C&C.

Specialties:   Beginner Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary



Samantha Pille began her ballet training with a family owned studio, Patty Pille's School of Dance, at the age of two. By the age of eight, Samantha attended The School for Creative and Performing Arts as a ballet major. In her 5 years with the school, she performed leading roles such as Sugar Plum Fairy and Snow Queen in The Nutcracker, Jane in Treasure Island, and was selected to perform variations with the Pops Orchestra. Samantha continued her training with various schools including San Francisco Ballet, Boston Ballet, The English National Ballet of London, and Cincinnati Ballet.


By the age of 14, Samantha joined Cincinnati Ballet where she remained in the second company for two years. In this time she performed many ballets and was picked to perform with the American run of the German Opera 'Die Meistersinger'. She then spent a year training with former Alvin Ailey principal dancer Bernard Gaddis in the Horton Modern technique to become more diverse in her dance training. Samantha is currently a company member with Texas Ballet Theater under the direction of Ben Stevenson. She has performed many ballets with them including Etudes, Carlos Acosta's Carmen, and the principal role in Christopher Wheeldon's Danse à Grande Vitesse.

Specialties:   Ballet, Ballet Intermediate, Pre-Pointe & Pointe






Specialties:   Beginner Ballet, Tap & Jazz


Katie Hicks began dancing at the age of three and has been dancing ever since. She has trained under Cheryl for the past eleven years and continues to take classes.


Katie is currently studying numerous aspects of dance while attending school.  This includes continued instruction in personal dance classes, learning choreographic techniques, and increasing understanding both anatomy and physiology in dance. 


Specialties:   Beginner Ballet, Tap & Jazz


Guest Choreographers



Maddi Gunn

Solice Surles

Justin Johnson

Jonathan Henderson




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