Kristy Hansen is honored to be selected as the succeeding director for the Grapevine High School Fabulous Fillies Dance Team. Under the instruction of the former renowned Director KayLynn Renfro, Kristy gained invaluable insight and training that will contribute to the future achievements of the Grapevine High School Fabulous Fillies Dance Teams.
Kristy Hansen began serving in 2012 as the assitant director for the Grapevine High School Fabulous Fillies Dance Team as well as the head director for the Marvelous Mustang Belles Junior Varsity Dance Team. Mrs. Hansen graduated from Grapevine High School in 1999 where she held a dance officer position for the ‘99 National award winning Fabulous Fillies Dance Team, as well as serving in Belles team membership from 1995-1996 and Fillies team membership from 1996-1999.
Under the assistance of Mrs. Hansen the Fillies have received numerous accolades not limited to a multitude of regional and national category titles in Pom, Modern, Hip Hop, Military, Prop, Lyrical, Contemporary, Open, and Jazz; as well as a recipient of the distinguished title of M.A. Dance National Champion Jacket winner in their respective division in 2015.
Under the direction of the Grapevine High School Belles Junior Varsity Dance Team Mrs. Hansen lead the Belles to attain repeat titles of Grand Champion JV Team, Best in Class JV Team, Winner’s Circle, 1st Runner up JV Division, Best Overall awards for Choreography, Performance, & Presentation, Team Gussie Nell Davis Award for Excellence, Academic Champions; along with many additional titles for team routines, dance officer groups, and individual soloists with MA Dance, American Dance & Drill Team, Showtime Dance, and Crowd Pleasers Dance companies.
A former team member and Captain of the award winning Stephen F. Austin Pom Squad, Mrs. Hansen’s dance work experience includes serving as Assistant Director for the Highland Park Drill Team, Assistant Head Coach for the Club Cheer Dance Team, and is currently serving her 20th year as staff member, instructor, and contest level adjudicator for the prestigious Marching Auxiliaries/MA Dance Company. She is an active alumni member of the Chi Omega sorority.
Kristy graduated from Southern Methodist University in 2006 with a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts, Studio Art. At the completion of her degree, her business professional work experience includes positions such as an Assistant Wedding Photographer and a Project Manager, Director of Professional Development, and Vice President for The Andrew Joseph Company.
Apart from dance/drill team directing, Mrs. Hansen currently teaches Dance, Art I and Pre-AP Art I at Grapevine High School. She is a loving wife to her husband Troy and a proud mother of two children, Landen (11) and Katelynn (7). Mrs. Hansen is overjoyed for the opportunity to extend the journey of the Grapevine High School Fillies in their legacy of successful performance and prosperous tradition.
Fillies Assistant Director
Amanda Burch is excited to be joining the GHS team this year. She grew up training at Majestic Dance Academy in multiple genres of dance including ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, musical theater, lyrical and contemporary. She performed with their competitive team as well as in their annual Nutcracker where she was honored to perform roles such as Clara, the Dew Drop Fairy, Snow Queen and the Sugar Plum Fairy. She was also a member of the award-winning Southlake Varsity Emerald Belles drill team as well as a squad leader for the Dragon Marching Band.
After High school, Mrs. Burch went on to earn her BFA in Dance from the University of North Texas where she focused on Modern Dance performance. She performed for the University for three years at the American College Dance Festival on the adjudicated stage. Her senior year she was selected to be the sole Artistic Director for the University’s Composer/Choreographer concert.
After graduating Cum Laude from the University in 2012, Mrs. Burch went on to dance with several local professional companies and groups including Contemporary Ballet Dallas, Muscle Memory Dance Theatre, the Texas Revolution Dancers and the Texas Legends Dancers. She worked with each group as both a performer and choreographer. She received positive reviews for her choreography in The Column, Theater Jones and The Dallas Morning News. Mrs. Burch was captain for two years with the Texas Revolution Dancers where she helped run practices and games. With the Texas Legends Dancers, she was honored to be selected to travel to the other side of the world to perform in Malaysia in October 2018 for the Seri Mutiara Cup. Mrs. Burch was voted “Veteran of the Year” for the Texas Revolution Dancers in 2017 and then again for the Texas Legends Dancers in 2019. While performing with the various companies and groups, she also worked full time as a Project Manager for a local print management company.
With this variety of experiences, Mrs. Burch has had the opportunity to perform and train professionally in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop and Pom. She has loved her time spent performing, however is now ready to take that next step forward into her new role as director and to use all her experiences to help her students achieve their goals. She believes that dance is a powerful form of expression that beautifully blends artist and athlete into one.