Growing up in North Carolina, Sally began dancing at the age of 3 at the Pegge Lee School Of Dance. She performed her first tap routine that year to the song, “On the Good Ship Lollipop,” and has been in love with tap ever since! She continued to study tap, jazz, and ballet through her senior year of high school and had the opportunity to perform for various local community events, such as being selected as part of the Miss Cabarrus County Pageant Dance Troupe. During her junior and senior years of high school, Sally also performed tap duets with her older brother, Scott. From an early age, Sally developed a love for theatre and performed in numerous musicals throughout her school career. After high school, Sally received her Bachelor’s Degree from Catawba College in Communication Arts with a minor in Musical Theatre and continued to develop her dance skills as part of her theatre curriculum. She was a featured dancer and portrayed roles in musicals which included BARNUM, A CHORUS LINE, WEST SIDE STORY, and JERRY’S GIRLS.
In the summer of 1988, Sally was a summer stock performer with the Central Piedmont Community College’s Summer Theatre in Charlotte, NC. She was one of the featured tap dancers in their production of 42ND STREET. After that summer, Sally married her husband, Mark, and moved to Texas. She sang with the Round Rock Community Choir from 1997 through 2013, and was the choreographer for the choir’s productions of SWANEE from 2010 to 2013. Sally has also had the opportunity to teach Adult Tap Classes at Tinka’s and Spectrum Dance Studios; as well as other choreograph and instruct dancers of all ages in various summer dance camps.
Sally is very excited to put her tap shoes on and join the Lonestar Dance Center’s staff this year! Her daughter, Jillian, is a current member of the Energy Dance Company and, luckily, has inherited her mother’s love of tap dancing. For her “day job,” Sally is a speech-language pathologist with the Pflugerville Independent School District.