Bailadora Director

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BARBIE PARKER

Barbie Parker began dancing at the age of eight at Twin Arts Dance Studio in Pasadena, Texas. She attended Pasadena High School where she served as 2nd Lieutenant and Colonel on her high school drill team. Mrs. Parker captured the titles of Miss Drill Team Texas, Miss Half Time Texas, Miss Drill Team USA 2nd runner up and Miss Half Time USA 1st runner up during her senior year, as well as receiving a full four year scholarship to the University of Hawaii. Dancing for the University of Hawaii Rainbow Warrior football games was only one of many highlights of her ten year stay in the Islands. While in Hawaii she choreographed and performed at several Hula Bowls, Pro Bowls and Rainbow Classic half times. In addition, her work with Show People Hawaii enabled Mrs. Parker many opportunities to work with stars such as Joel Grey, Tom Selleck, Charlie’s Angels (the original!) and dancing and choreographing industrial shows for Ford Motor, NFL, BF Goodrich, GE Electric, Apple Computer, Phillip Morris and many others. Upon returning to the mainland in 1990, she taught dance for Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Clear Lake and became an NFL cheerleader for the Houston Oilers. During her last year with the squad, she was employed with the Oilers as the choreographer and traveled with her team for performances and appearances to such places as Japan, Mexico and Canada. After the birth of her son Kai in 1997, Mrs. Parker decided she wanted to spend more time at home and accepted a position with Friendswood High School as the drill team director.

Mrs. Parker left FHS in 2001 and became the director of La Porte High school where she stayed for two years. While directing the La Porte drill team, she entered the University of Houston Clear Lake and began the Masters in Education and Principal Certification program. As of May 2005, Mrs. Parker achieved her goal, graduating once again from UHCL.  While finishing her Masters she became employed with Deer Park ISD where she was the director of their dance team from 2003 – 2010.  With twelve years of directing high school dance teams she is very excited to join the Langham Creek Bailadoras family.  She feels honored and elated to work with such talented young dancers who set their goals high, as well as to work with a booster club who have welcomed her with open arms.  With such a “TEAM” – (director, assistant directors, dancers and parents) there is no doubt in her mind the sky is the limit and this year will be the “crème de la crème”.

When Mrs. Parker is not dancing or taking care of her team she likes to find time to enjoy many activities.  Loving snow skiing, cycling, hiking, and white water rafting are just a few things she likes to do, as well as applying for grants and scholarships.  In November 2006, Mrs. Parker spent three weeks in Japan as a guest of the Japanese government. She studied the Japanese school system and their culture as a result of being the recipient of the Japan Memorial Fulbright Scholarship.  In addition, she was a 2007 semifinalist for Director of the Year, and a semifinalist for the Horace Mann Abraham Lincoln Fellowship Scholarship.

Mrs. Parker is married to her very supportive husband and best friend, Richard Parker and is the proud mother of: five children – Raymond, Kila, Charles, Kiana and Kai, two grandsons -John John and Jackson, two granddaughters – Kennedy and Kairi and two fur babies – Kaizer and Ralf.

Bailadora Assistant Director

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LINDSEY BROWN

The Bailadoras are fortunate to have Mrs.Lindsey Brown as their assistant director.  Lindsey is a former Langham Creek High School graduate and a Bailadora alumni.  She attended Texas A&M University and graduated in May of 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Education and minor in History. After graduation, she taught second grade at Yeager Elementary and currently teaches World Geography at Langham. She is a major asset to our program, and we are very lucky to have her help lead the Bailadoras.

We are very excited to have Lindsey with us on our journey and share her passion for dancing with the Bailadoras!

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