Dance Team Director
Kelsey Collins has been the director of the Silverados Dance Team since 2016. She is honored to teach the most amazing, hardworking group of young people at Clear Springs High School. She is also proud to be the head of the CSHS Dance Department. Mrs. Collins is originally from Indiana and considers herself lucky to have been able to train with many different teachers and studios in a multitude of genres growing up. Most importantly though, when she moved to Texas, she was a part of the Clear Lake Rockettes competitive dance team for 6 years. On this team, she really fell in love with dance and was able to learn high-level technique and develop strong performance skills by competing frequently. She graduated from Clear Lake High School, where she was a member of the Fabulous Falcon Flairs and served as an Officer for 2 years - 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 of Science in Dance. In college, she was a member and captain of the SFA Pom Squad, a member of the hip hop team Jack Attack, and a modern/jazz/tap dancer with the SFA Repertory Dance Company. She will always cherish being able to perform at SFASU athletic events, dance department concerts, and the National Dance Association Collegiate Dance Team Nationals in Daytona Beach, Florida. She will always remember attending the American College Dance Festival and having the opportunity to present her original choreography for adjudication at the ACDFA Concert her senior year. Mrs. Collins returned to Houston after college as an instructor for the Clear Lake Rockettes and student teacher at Clear Falls High School, where she learned a great deal about being an educator and fostering a positive environment for students to learn. She was Assistant Director of the Friendswood High School Wranglerettes for 1 year where she learned the value of tradition and family within dance/drill team. Mrs. Collins has taught many dancers across Texas on staff with HTE Dance as well as at local studios. She enjoys yoga, golfing, watching sports, traveling, and spending time with her family. She and her husband, Andy, love their 2 sweet baby dogs, Jacks and Wyatt. Mrs. Collins loves getting to share the joy of dance with her students and grow their appreciation for the art. She finds it most rewarding to witness her students develop skills that they will take with them far after high school and create memories that will last a lifetime.
Assistant Dance Team Director
Madison Martin is so excited to join the Clear Springs Silverados Dance Team as the Assistant Director this year! As a Silverado alum, it feels good to be back home. She is from right here in League City. She danced with Star Steppers competitive dance team for 10 years. From there, she became a member of the Clear Springs Silverados and served as the Senior Lieutenant in 2014. She was also part of the CSHS Musical her senior year. This love of the arts then took her to Oklahoma City University where she graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Stage Management from the Ann Lacy School of Dance and Entertainment. After university, Ms. Martin worked all over the world for companies including Walt Disney World, Starpower Dance Competition, and Celebrity Cruise Line. In 2020, she came back to League City to become the Technical Director at Clear Springs and is now going into her 4th school year with Charger Theatre. When she is not building sets or rhinestoning costumes, she enjoys traveling, spending time with her family, playing board games, and looking at pictures of her dog, Pancake. Her greatest joy is helping students grow to their highest potential on and off stage. Ms. Martin is honored to be the Clear Springs Silverados Assistant Director.