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DANCE CONTEST DIRECTOR
Laura is from Dallas, Texas and has been active in the the field of Dance/Drill Team since the early 70's. Laura has been the Event Producer for Contest of Champions since 2000. Currently, Laura is the owner of Spirit of America Productions. The company provides performance opportunities for cheerleaders and dancers in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. She is a former Executive Director/Owner of Starmakers Dance & Performance Camps. Her background includes attending Kilgore College earning an Associate of Arts degree while performing as a Rangerette Lieutenant and Swingster. She completed her degree in Dance from North Texas State University and earned her Masters Degree in Physical Education at the University of Texas at Tyler. Laura is a former Director of the South Garland High School Southern Belles and was later the Assistant Director and Choreographer of the Kilgore College Rangerettes. She was an instructor for N.C.A. SUPERSTAR for 16 years, ultimately serving in the office as Curriculum Coordinator. Additionally, she has choreographed numerous bowl game pre-game & half-time shows such as the Aloha Bowl and Cotton Bowl. She has had extensive choreographic involvement in the dance productions coordinated by Mike Miller & Associates and currently with Spirit of America Productions as part of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade since 1986. Laura has served as the 1st Vice President & as Sergeant at Arms for the Dance Drill Team Directors of America.
Peggy began her career with Contest of Champions and Four Seasons Tours in 1995. Over the next 8 years she facilitated event and travel packages to over 225 students groups annually. In 2002, new opportunities brought her and her family to Tampa, FL where she continued to work in sales and customer service. Peggy has an energetic, fun-loving personality and is deeply committed to providing superior service to all of her clients. Her extensive knowledge, upbeat attitude and dedication will make the planning and execution of your next event a positive experience for you and your team. She is very excited to be back in the competition and travel industry and is looking forward to making your experience an unforgettable success!
EVENT PRODUCER & SALES COORDINATOR
I have been with Contest of Champions since 2015 and I couldn't be happier! Being a part of the COC family has allowed me to have a job that I absolutely LOVE. After graduating from Ocoee High School, I attended Tallahassee Community College in Tallahassee, Florida. I later enrolled at the International Academy of Design and Technology in Tampa, Florida where I studied Fashion Merchandising and Retail Marketing. I started ballet classes when I was five years old at the Elizabeth Parson Dance Studio in Windermere, Florida. Shortly after I found my passion when I joined Pop Warner cheerleading. In the years to come I took my talents to the All-Star and High School Cheer level. After graduating high school, I decided to continue my passion by trying out for the UCA Staff with whom I spent my summers traveling around teaching cheer and stunt camps. I have also had the privilege of coaching at the high school I once graduated from. I believe my passion for cheerleading and many years of experience in the cheer and dance world will allow me to create a once in a lifetime experience for all of the teams I have the privilege to work with.
EVENT PRODUCER & SALES COORDINATOR
I graduated from the University of Central Florida in the fall of 2014 and began with Contest of Champions shortly after. With cheerleading and dancing being a major part of my life, I was thrilled to begin working with teams to make this competition one they will never forget! I am currently the head cheerleading coach for my alma mater, Ocoee High School and have cheered and danced throughout my entire life. Months after graduating from High School in 2009, I began dancing with the NBA Orlando Magic Dancers and was also a member of their Dunking Dancers performing team. I went on to cheer on the sidelines for the NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders which allowed me to travel and perform on shows such as Good Morning America. Understanding and having experienced the passion and hard work that comes with this talent makes me truly believe I can help each team make memories that will last a lifetime!