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Discover the faces behind the moves. Our talented instructors bring a blend of expertise and passion to every class. With years of experience and a commitment to nurturing your growth, they're here to guide you on your dance journey. Get ready to learn from the best and experience dance like never before.
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RAEVIN EAKINS

Raevin is the owner, dance teacher and choreographer of Raevin Dance Factory. She started her dance journey at the age of 8 and has been teaching and choreographing for over 20 years. She began her training at The Academy of Dance in Mt. Pleasant, TX, under the guidance of Doris Rouse, Kim Barnard, and Mike Barnard.

Raevin has received training in various dance styles including Ballet, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary, Pom, and specializes in Jazz and Hip Hop. Additionally, she pursued gymnastics from the age of 7 to 11 and participated in competitive dance from the age of 8 to 18.

In 2005, Raevin had the opportunity to travel to Australia and New Zealand as a U.S. Cheer and Dance Ambassador. Alongside a group of selected dancers and cheerleaders, she conducted clinics and made special appearances and performances during their month-long stay.

As an award-winning choreographer, Raevin has earned numerous winning titles and specialty awards. These accolades include national titles for competitive dance, high school drill teams, and competitive dance solos and duets. She has also worked on music videos and movies such as Carrie Underwood’s “Cowboy Casanova,” NOLA Boys’ “We Fly,” and Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter’s “Alley Girl.”

Raevin’s goal as a dance teacher is to help her students understand why they love dance. She strives to create a positive and nurturing environment where every student walks in with a smile and leaves with a sense of accomplishment. Her dedication to her students is evident as she treats them like her own children.

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SANDRA PEREZ

Sandra’s dance journey began at the young age of 2, and she became a member of Barnard Company Dance/Raevin Dance Factory from 2006 to 2017.

Throughout her dancing career, Sandra has achieved numerous solo national championships and team national championships. Her talent and dedication also led her to place 8th in the world for hip hop. During her time as a dancer, Sandra also served as a teacher’s assistant from the age of 12 to 17.

Right after high school, Sandra had the incredible opportunity to teach and coach at Raevin Dance Factory, and she has been teaching ever since. As a coach, Sandra has led her teams to win 7 summit hip hop championships and placed 5th in the world for senior large hip hop in 2021.

Sandra is well-known for her exceptional hip hop choreography and moves, which have earned her numerous choreography and hip hop titles. Dance brings Sandra confidence and immense joy, and she appreciates the constant growth and learning that comes with it.

As a teacher, Sandra’s greatest joy is being a safe space for her students and witnessing their transformation into beautiful, confident dancers. She is passionate about nurturing their growth and helping them develop into their best selves.

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RACHELLE COLE

Rachelle has an impressive background in tumbling and cheerleading, starting with 7 years of training at The Academy.

During her time in school, Rachelle was a cheerleader for 5 years, showcasing her skills and passion for the sport. After gaining valuable experience, she transitioned into coaching, becoming a tumbling and gymnastics coach at The Academy for 2 years.

Rachelle’s coaching journey continued at Raevin Dance Factory, where she has been a tumbling and all-star cheer coach for 12 years. Her expertise and dedication have made her an invaluable member of our team. Additionally, Rachelle has had the opportunity to work with numerous school summer camps and provide team choreography, further showcasing her talent and experience.

Rachelle finds great joy in working with the younger kids at Raevin Dance Factory. Witnessing their eyes light up with excitement and enthusiasm as they learn new skills is the highlight of her job. She believes in the power of cheer and tumbling to boost their self-esteem and teaches them that with hard work and dedication, they can achieve anything they set their minds to. Rachelle takes pride in being a mentor and role model for these young students, instilling in them the belief that they are capable of greatness.

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MISTY LEWIS

Misty’s journey in gymnastics began at The Doris Rouse School of Dance when she was 11 years old. She competed at the regional and state levels for several years, earning numerous titles in apparatus and all-around competitions.

At the age of 14, Misty started assisting in classes and has been actively involved in coaching ever since. In the early 1990s, she was introduced to the world of All Star Cheerleading and quickly began coaching teams and teaching tumbling classes. She also took on the role of choreographing routines for the teams she worked with. Misty is thrilled to now be a part of Raevin Dance Factory.

Throughout her coaching career, Misty has had the privilege of coaching many children, including the children of her former students. She is proud to have coached athletes who have gone on to participate in the sport at the collegiate level. Building strong relationships with her students is a priority for Misty, and she strives to instill in them the belief that they can accomplish anything.

Misty’s goal for every athlete she has coached is for them to know that she loved them. She hopes that as they grow older, they will realize that those who demanded their best were also the ones who cared about them the most.

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SKYLAR MORGAN

Skylar is a native of Mount Pleasant and began her dance journey at the age of 3 at Barnard Company Dance. She was a member of the BCD competitive team for 10 years, showcasing her dedication and passion for dance.

Skylar’s involvement in dance continued throughout her academic years. She served as a member of the advanced dance team at Mount Pleasant Junior High, where she also cheered for a year. In high school, Skylar had the honor of being a part of the Tiger Dolls for all 4 years, leading her team as captain during her last two years.

After high school, Skylar attended Kilgore College, where she cheered during her freshman year and then became a member of the prestigious Kilgore College Rangerettes. During her two years as a Rangerette, she was chosen as a swingster, showcasing her talent and versatility. Following her time at Kilgore, Skylar auditioned for the Houston Power Rockets dance team, now known as the Clutch City Dancers, making it to the final round. She spent a year in Houston choreographing and taking classes to further her career in dance.

Skylar then returned to her hometown and began her journey in education at EC Brice, teaching dance and art as a rotation teacher. However, she felt there was more for her to do and decided to pursue her dance degree at Stephen F. Austin State University. During her time at SFASU, Skylar served as a member of the repertory company and had the honor of choreographing for the company as a student guest artist. She graduated from SFASU with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dance Performance, with a concentration in choreography.

Currently, Skylar is teaching kindergarten at EC Brice Elementary School and is also a teacher at Raevin Dance Factory. Dance has been a significant part of her life, and she finds it to be an inspiring art form. Skylar has grown and evolved through dance, and she has discovered that her greatest achievement lies in the behind-the-scenes work. Teaching young students and witnessing their love for dance blossom, just as she did, brings her the most rewarding feeling.

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BAILEE SADAU

Baliee has been dancing since the age of 5 at Dance Specialties in Paris, TX. However, when my dance teacher moved, she began dancing at The Academy in Mount Pleasant, TX at the age of 9. Under the direction of Doris Rouse, she was a member of the Starettes drill team and we won numerous titles. Baliee had the opportunity to perform as guest performers on a Carnival Cruise.

In 7th grade, Baliee became a member of Barnard Company Dance (BCD), which was under the direction of Kim Barnard at The Academy. BCD transitioned from drill team competitions to All-Star dance competitions and we achieved great success. Our biggest accomplishment was winning the NDA title in Orlando, Florida. Additionally, in 2005, a group of dancers and cheerleaders, including Baliee, were selected by Mike and Kim Barnard to travel to Australia and New Zealand as U.S. Cheer and Dance Ambassadors. During our month-long stay, she taught clinics and made special appearances and performances.

After high school, Baliee decided to put my dance career on hold and focus on starting a family. However, dance always held a special place in her heart. When my oldest daughter was old enough to dance, Baliee brought her to Raevin Dance Factory, where she had been dancing with Raevin since she was 9 years old. In 2017, Baliee began coaching at Raevin Dance Factory, and it has brought her love for dance to a new level.

Coaching has allowed Baliee to see the passion for dance through her students’ eyes, which is an indescribable feeling. Witnessing their “click” moments and seeing them achieve new skills they have been working on is incredibly rewarding. She loves when they realize that their hard work is worth it and that each individual on the team matters, regardless of their placement. Under Bailee’s coaching direction, they’ve have won multiple national champion titles in both All-Star and Studio dance competitions. They’ve also placed 5th in the World as a large senior hip hop team and brought home 9 Summit Champion wins.