Head Dance Director
Allie Hudak is a committed dance educator and choreographer. Allie received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Modern Dance with a minor in Secondary Education from Texas Christian University (2007), a Master of Educational Policies and Leadership from the University of Texas at Arlington (2014) and she is currently pursuing her doctorate in Educational Policies and Leadership from Texas A&M Commerce.
After graduating from TCU, Allie taught modern dance and hip-hop for non-majors at TCU as an adjunct faculty member, was the inaugural director of the Colleyville Middle School Stars Dance Team and the artistic director for a local dance studio. In 2008 Allie became the dance director at Birdville High School. She has led the varsity dance team to 7 national titles, coached three teams through the USASF Dance Worlds to a spot in the finals, and founded a junior varsity team and a hip-hop crew. In addition, Allie has built the fine arts dance program to double in size, as well as success with straight ones at the Dance Educators Assessment of Learning.
In striving for excellence in dance education, Allie reaches out beyond her own program. Allie has worked for Marching Auxiliaries Dance as a teacher, choreographer and clinic director. She has judged for the Iowa State Dance and Drill competition. Allie serves on the USASF curriculum writing team, preparing hip-hop curriculum for cheer and dance gyms. She actively participates in the Texas Dance Educators Association (TDEA). Allie serves on the DEAL Committee teaching assessments as well as adjudicating through the state of Texas. Allie chaired the registration committee for the 2017 TDEA state convention and was the 2017 recording secretary for the TDEA Executive Board, and currently serves as the TDEA 2nd Vice President.
Assistant Dance Director
Katie Norsworthy began her drill team career as a member of the Coppell High School Lariette Drill Team. Katie attended the University of Texas where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Studies as a part of the inaugural cohort of the Dance Studies program. While at UT, Katie was a co-director and choreographer for the Roustabouts Dance Company. She was a finale performer at the American College Dance Festival and choreographed for the European Tanzommer touring performance group. She was a performer in the 2015 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and continues to choreograph for groups such as the Kilgore College Rangerettes and the WNBA Wings' Flight Crew.
Katie became the Assistant Dance Director at Birdville in 2015. Through her time at Birdville, she assisted coaching three teams through the USASF Dance Worlds to a spot in the finals. She also coached the JV Belles to the first JV National Championship in Birdville history as well as assisted coaching Golden Motion to 4 straight National Championships. She also became the first director of the NXT LVL Hip-Hop Crew which was named National Co-Ed Champions in 2019. In addition, Katie helps the continued success of the Birdville Dance Department with 5 years of straight ones at the Dance Educators Assessment of Learning.
Katie is a staff member for Marching Auxiliaries Dance where she teaches summer camps and works contests nation wide. She actively participates in the Texas Dance Educators Association (TDEA). Katie chaired the registration committee for the 2018 and 2019 TDEA state convention and chaired the exhibitor committee for the 2020 TDEA state convention. Katie serves on the USASF curriculum writing team, preparing hip-hop curriculum for cheer and dance gyms.