Panhandle Faculty and Staff

Caity Grant, Studio Director

Caity Grant

Caity Grant is a graduate from WTAMU with a B.A in English with multiple Dance and French credits achieved through the University. She has been dancing since the age of 3. She started at Amarillo College, moved to Oklahoma City and took from their dance company there until the age of 10. Upon her return to Amarillo she attended Dee’s Dance Studio until she graduated from Caprock High School. While attending Caprock High School she was a pioneer for their dance team and named Dance Major, All American Dancer, All State Dancer, National Dancer, and Outstanding Officer. While attending WTAMU she was a one-year Thunderette, Venom Vixen Dancer, and on their Pom Squad coached by Debbie Byrd. Currently, Caity is a high school English and Dance teacher at River Road High School and their Drill Team sponsor. Caity has had a passion for dance of all styles since she could remember and is excited to have the privilege of instilling that same passion and appreciation into others through the expression of dance.

Ashley Shedd

Ashley Shedd

Ashley Shedd is currently a full-time student at Amarillo College and this is her third year of teaching for LSDA. Always trying to perfect her art, she has studied dance under Lugene Cole, Edward Truitt, Mark and Stephanie Lanham, Daniil and Stephanie Gaifullin, and Bruce Caldwell as well as taking numerous Master Classes from various renowned professionals. Currently studying under Vicki McLean and Crystal Bertrand, she is a Lead Principal with the Lone Star Ballet Company. Ashley performed as a dancer in the cast of TEXAS! in Palo Duro Canyon in 2008 and 2009, and considers this her proudest achievement. She has performed various roles in LSB’s Nutcracker as well as numerous other LSB productions, her favorite being Time Steps. She also performed in the Amarillo Summer Youth Musicals of West Side Story and Beauty and the Beast. Ashley’s passion has always been dance and she looks forward to passing on this passion to her students.