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Our 2019-2020 Staff
3950 F.M. 1488 . Conroe, Texas 77384 . (936) 321-1822
Nikki Arnold
Owner/Director/Instructor

This season will be Nikki's 15th year as director of Extreme Performing Arts and 6th year as owner.

At the age of 5 Nikki started dancing competitively and by the age of 16, she was choreographing team
and solo routines for her dance company. She was a member of York Jr. High Liberty Babes and
McCullough Callies Drill Team. Over the years she has choreographed and directed numerous award
winning team dances & solos, and has received many choreography awards. Under her direction, teams
have received National Champion Titles in lyrical, contemporary, jazz and pom categories.

Nikki has 2
9 years of dance training and experience and continues to further her dance knowledge by
taking seminars and conventions.

She has a passion and love for not only dance but also for the opportunity to be able to teach it and
create that same love and passion in her students.
Alyssa Williams
Instructor

This season will be Alyssa's 5th year as an instructor at Extreme Performing Arts. Alyssa is a former
continued dancing competitvely all the way through her senior year. She received her dance training and
experience directly from Nikki Arnold, owner of Extreme.
She grew up in Magnolia and now currently resides in Conroe with her husband and new little baby boy.
She continues to further her knowledge in dance by attending yearly conventions. She has also
choreographed numerous award winning solos and team routines.
Jordan Baird
Instructor

This is Jordans 3rd year here at Extreme. Jordan joined Extreme Performing Arts when she was in 8th
grade. She was apart of the Senior team and performed many award winning solos choreographed by Nikki
Arnold. She was born and raised in Magnolia, Texas. She began dancing at the age of three. She started
Jordan was a member of the Texas Star dance team, where she was a Lieutenant her junior year and took
on the position as Colonel her senior year.
Upon graduating high school, she was a member of the Kilgore College Rangerettes, where she was also
apart of the Swingsters. Now Jordan is continuing her studies in mass communications and dance at Sam
Houston State University. She also is continuing her dance career as a member of the Orange Pride Dance
Team. Jordan also is very involved in working for MA Dance during the summer and contest seasons. One
of her favorite quotes as a dancer is,"The pride in performance is not in winning, but in a job well done."

Rachel Allen
Receptionist

Rachel is going on her 6th year as part of the Extreme staff. Although Rachel did not grow up in the dance
world she has a taken on a love and passion for it as much as our instructors. She enjoys being a part of
these kids lives as well as handling all of our parents questions, paperwork and front desk tasks. She is the
voice you will hear when you call and the smile that will greet you when you visit.
Vanessa Martin
Ballet Instructor


This is Vanessa's 2nd yeart as part of the Extreme staff! She grew up in Southern California and moved to
Magnolia where she resides with her husband and 2 daughters (soon to be 3) in April 2012. While in California
she had the opportunity to train and perform with some of the best in the industry. Starting with annual
Nutcracker performances and spring recitals her love for the stage grew with each performance. Vanessa
began teaching at the age of 19. Her training has been in classical ballet, jazz, latin dance and modern
technique.
Courtney Knight
Instructor

Courtney was born and raised in Kingwood, where she began dancing at the age of 3. This is Courtneys
1st year at Extreme and we are thrilled to have her! Courtney has an Associate of Arts in dance education
from Kilgore College and will begin working on her Bachelor’s in Kinesiology with a minor in dance and
secondary education in the Fall of 2019 at Sam Houston State University
. Courtney attended Rowland
Ballard’s and was also a Kingwood Strutter. In high school, Courtney was a member of the Kingwood Park
High School Silver Stars where she served as Captain and also Lt. Colonel.
After high school Courtney became a member of the 78th Line of the World Famous Kilgore College
Rangerettes. During her Sophomore year, she was selected to be a part of Industry Dance Company, a
modern and improv based dance group within the dance department where she attended Texas Dance
Improvisational Festival, American Dance College Association Conference, Texas Dance Educators
Association Convention and assisted multiple masterclasses. In 2018 Courtney was a Collegiate Assistant
at TDEA and she is also a staff member for MA Dance Company. She was recognized as the Most
Outstanding Student in Ballet and Modern her Freshman year at Kilgore.
The staff here at Extreme is a close knit family. We strive everyday to make sure that each
kid that walks out of those studio doors knows how special and incredibly unique they are.
We take pride in every student here. Our teachers continue their education by taking classes
and seminars. We aim to develop a confidence and discipline that will stay with your child
throughout their dance years as well as throughout their life. Our teachers teach more than
just dance, they teach a way of life!