Dance Team Director
Kelsey Collins is honored to call Clear Springs High School home and is excited to be back in CCISD. She is thrilled to be a part of the dance program, and the Director of the Silverados. A proud native of Clear Lake, Texas, Mrs. Collins joins the Charger family with an extensive dance background. Mrs. Collins was a proud member of the Clear Lake Rockettes Dance Team where she fell in love with a multitude of dance genres and trained as a competitive dancer. She attended Clear Lake High School, where she was a member of the Fabulous Falcon Flairs and served as Junior Lieutenant her junior year and Captain her senior year. Her passion for dance led her to Stephen F. Austin State University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Dance education in 2014. During her time in the Piney Woods she was a member and captain of the SFA Pom Squad, member of Jack Attack, and distinguished dancer for the SFA Repertory Dance Company. She took much pride in performing at SFA athletic events, dancing in numerous concerts, and presenting her original choreography at the American College Dance Festival. Mrs. Collins was the former Assistant Director for the Friendswood High School Wranglerettes where she learned a great deal about running a successful program and creating a positive, exciting learning environment for all students. Since she can remember, she has relished in the opportunity to develop both as a dancer and a teacher. Currently, Mrs. Collins is in her sixth year as instructor for HTE Dance, where she teaches and choreographs for teams and officer groups across Texas. She enjoys watching sports, traveling, and spending time with her family. She was recently married and loves being with her husband, Andy and their dog, Jacks. Most importantly though, Mrs. Collins is honored to be at CSHS as the Silverado Director and dance teacher. She is eager to share her passion for dance with her students and hopes to help them develop an appreciation for the art. She is most excited to watch her students develop skills that they will take with them far after high school and create memories that will last a lifetime.
Kara Greiner is from Houston, TX and graduated Magna Cum Laude in May 2012 with her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance from Sam Houston State University. While there, she studied under Jane Weiner, Dominic Walsh, Andy Noble, Gina Bolles Sorensen, Dionne Sparkman Noble, Erin Reck, Jennifer Pontius, Jonathan Charles, Dana Nicolay, and Dr. Cindy Gratz. She was recognized with The Dance Excellence Award and The Outstanding Overall Crew Member Award. She was also a member of Chi Tau Epsilon Dance Honor Society. Before transferring, she started off at San Jacinto Community College at the South Campus. There she studied under Dr. Patty Haselbarth, Lisa Nicks, and Richard d’Alton. She was also recognized with the Outstanding Dance Award. After graduating from Sam Houston State University, she was a one year member of Rednerrus Feil Dance Company where she performed in numerous concerts around Texas. While performing, Ms. Greiner spent three years teaching at Dance Expressions in Friendswood, TX. She also worked as a Customer Sales Lead Manager at Express for two years and then one year at Michael Kors. Ms. Greiner is a proud alumni of Clear Creek Independent School District and a proud graduate of Clear Lake High School. While in attendance she was a member of the Fabulous Falcon Flairs Dance Team for four years and served as Senior Lieutenant. Ms. Greiner is very excited for her fourth year as Assistant Dance Team Director and is looking forward to this school year! She would like to thank her family and friends for all of their love and support!