Lindsey Ledwig - Owner
Lindsey’s love of dance started at the age of 2 when she was enrolled in class at Debbie Bennett Green School of Dance in Victoria, TX. In 1st grade she joined the competition team and in 6th grade she earned a spot on the Victoria Strutters, the junior high drill team. She went on to high school drill team, where she earned the rank of Junior Lieutenant and 1st Senior Captain. Lindsey knew she wanted to pursue dance long term, so she enrolled at Texas State University, where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Dance Education & Business. While at Texas State, Lindsey was a member of the Texas State Strutters. During this time Lindsey began teaching at Dance Unlimited in Buda, TX. She then ended her time as a Texas State Strutter in order to take on teaching more classes. In 2013, Lindsey knew it was time to spread her wings and branch out on her own. She proudly started First Class Dance Center in San Marcos. FCDC was a national award winning studio with a strong competitive team. After having her first child, Lindsey ultimately decided to step back as studio owner and focus on being a mom. While being a mom is her favorite thing in this world, her passion for teaching dance has never faded. Lindsey is so excited to bring her many years of experience and training in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, high kick, and pom to New Braunfels, with Standout Dance Center. She will do whatever it takes to help a student excel in the studio. Lindsey believes many important life lessons can be taught while in dance class. These include discipline, respect, determination, confidence, and dedication. She appreciates every child that walks through her doors and takes pride in giving each of them the quality dance instruction they deserve.
Amy Tiemann - Instructor
At the age of 5, Ms. Amy attended a summer dance camp at Busby Dancenter in Victoria, Texas. She had tried lots of other activities but none stuck like dance. In the 4th grade she performed in her first “Nutcracker” and was hooked for good. She was a member of the Victoria Ballet Theatre from 5th-12th grades with which she performed many other “Nutcracker” roles such as Clara, Snow Queen and the Sugar Plum Fairy, as well as in other classical ballets such as “Swan Lake”, “The Firebird” and “Coppelia”. Throughout high school, VBT performed around the world including Europe, New York and all around Texas. During her high school and college dancing days Ms. Amy assisted and taught dance classes for ages 3-10. After college, at Texas State University (Eat ‘Em Up Cats!), life took Ms. Amy into different, but blessed direction working at Schlitterbahn since 2004 as an Admissions Manager, and now Accounting Specialist. With the support of her husband, Brian, and children, Carson and Daylin, Ms. Amy returned to her lifelong passion of teaching dance in 2017. Her dance favorite dance styles are classical ballet and tap, mixed with some contemporary and jazz. In 2020 Ms. Amy became certified as a Progressing Ballet Technique instructor. Dance is not only about the body, it teaches us so much more – is shows our own inner strength, it feeds out soul, allows free expression and teaches teamwork and discipline.
Kia Short - Instructor
Kia is excited to be returning for a second year at Standout Dance Center! Last year you may have seen her right Miss Amy’s side assisting ballet and tap. She in her junior year as a dance education major at Texas State University. This past year she was a member of Merge Touring Ensemble at Texas State. This year she is excited to take on a new journey with CIM TEYA to help further her goal of educating children through dance. Growing up, Kia was a company member with the Victoria Ballet Theatre. There she was able to preform for area children in abbreviated versions of popular ballets such as The Nutcracker, Firebird, and Swan Lake. She also traveled all over to many different Regional Dance America festivals exposing her to a virility of different forms of dance and teaching styles. Over the summer Kia earned her certification in teaching Progressing Ballet Technique Courses. Kia’s favorite moment in teaching is when a student has an “AHA!” moment...When something they have been struggling with finally clicks! She is excited to continue watching your kids grow and thrive.
Nyssa Rosillo - Instructor
Nyssa was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas and started her dance training at the age of 10 for Texas Cheer and Dance. At the age of 13, she trained for Pinnacle Cheer and Dance and won a National Title for NDA in Dallas, Texas. When Nyssa began her high school journey at O’Connor High School, she cheered on the Panthers in the Starduster Pep Squad. The three following years, she was a member of the Varsity Golduster Dance Team at O’Connor High School. With the Goldusters, she was able to perform at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade in New York City. During her junior year, Nyssa became a Junior Lieutenant for the Goldusters and served as Head Captain her senior year. During this time, she also became a member of SA Spirit’s Open Hip Hop Team Onyx. While with Team Onyx, Nyssa was able to compete at Power Dance and the USASF Dance Worlds in Orlando, Florida. Nyssa was also a silver-medal competitive soloist for Showtime International and Showmakers of America. Nyssa is now a member of the Pom Squad on the world famous Texas State Strutters and is pursuing a BFA in Dance with an Education minor. Currently, Nyssa is in her third year with the Strutters and plans to one day teach Dance in a public school in Texas as well as direct a drill team. She is thrilled to be a part of the Standout Dance Center family!
Kaitlyn Tatum - Instructor
Kaitlyn started dancing at 12 years old through her school district. In her years of drill team, Kaitlyn taught at clinics and community events. Kaitlyn graduated from Rouse High School in Leander, TX where she served as Social Captain to the Rouse Royals Varsity Dance Team, the lead in three Musical Theatre Productions through the Theatre Department, and the dance assistant to Rouse IntoneNation Show Choir. Kaitlyn is a Performance and Choreography major at Texas State University. Kaitlyn plans to teach dance at a competitive level after graduating and taking time to explore the professional dance world. Kaitlyn is super excited to work with the dancers at Standout Dance Center and help every student further develop their passion for dance.
Olivia Moran - Instructor
Olivia started dancing at the age of 4 at Ballet New Braunfels where she started her dance foundation with Ballet, Tap, and Jazz. When she was 8 years old she started competitive dance, and continued to compete through her senior year. Olivia trained and competed in all forms of dance. Olivia competed as a soloist, and a member of Illusion Dance Centers competition teams. Olivia was also a member of the senior company at NB Dance & Co. Olivia went to New Braunfels High School where she was a member of the Varsity Monoceras. Her senior year she auditioned and was selected to be a member of the Texas State University Strutters. As a Strutter, Olivia traveled to New York and opened the 2019 Macy’s Thanksgiving day parade. Olivia became a 200 hour certified yoga teacher in May 2021 through the yoga teacher training program at Texas State University. Olivia is a yoga instructor for the Pilates Shoppe, and also teaches Goat Yoga in the New Braunfels area. Olivia is a Junior at Texas State University where she is majoring in Dance Education with a minor in Exercise and Sports Science. Olivia can’t wait for her 2nd year teaching at Standout, and to continue watching her students grow.
Maleah Sims - Instructor
Maleah began dancing at age three at Dance Unlimited in Buda, Texas. At age 6, Maleah began dancing competitively, competing in many styles of dance. After Maleah moved to New Braunfels, she began dancing at First Class Dance Center.. While at First Class, Maleah began dancing intensively, as well as being a part of several award winning routines. Maleah developed a love acro and tumbling, which led her to competitive cheerleading in 2016. While cheering competitively, she had the chance to go to the world cheerleading championships twice. Maleah is headed into her freshman year at Texas State University where she will major in education and chemistry. She is also a part of the Texas State cheer team. Maleah is so excited for her third year at Standout and she is looking forward to meeting all of her students!
Georgia Hudson - Instructor
Georgia graduated from Canyon High School where she served as 1st Lieutenant of the 15 time National Champion Aristocat Dance Team. Her Senior year she was titled a National Senior Soloist at the Crowd Pleasers Nationals. Her team also received their 3rd time Overall National Champion Team Award. Georgia attends Texas State University and is majoring in Psychology and minoring in Anthropology. She aspires to join the forces after college and dreams of working as a criminal profiler for the FBI. She plans on dancing until she can’t anymore and strives to be the best dancer she can be every single day. Georgia loves teaching at Standout and can’t wait to continue to help her students be the best dancers they can be.