Directors/Lead Twirl Teachers

Mrs. Jamie Wilson is the Owner of Shelby Starlets Baton. She is also a teacher and choreographer. A lifelong twirler, Mrs. Jamie twirled in college with the Crimsonettes in the University of Alabama's "Million Dollar Band". A competitive twirler with the National Baton Twirling Association (NBTA), Mrs. Jamie is a former Alabama State Champion, and Southeast Regional Champion, and was named a finalist in the National Championships' Miss Majorette of America competition at Notre Dame. She developed her love of baton under the instruction of Mrs. Tammy Williams of Birmingham and Mr. Stan Gillespie of Athens, Alabama. Mrs. Jamie and her husband, Adam, have three boys, Cade, Colby, and Cameron.




Mrs. Rebecca Gladney is the Director and Instructor/Choreographer of Creekview Elementary's Shelby Starlets. Mrs. Rebecca is a lifelong twirler and was a majorette for Athens High School in Athens, Alabama. She was also a competitve twirler for the National Baton Twirling Association (NBTA) as a part of the ARC Twirling Club and was a member of several State and Regional championship teams. Before becoming a baton teacher, Mrs. Rebecca taught elementary school at McAdory Elementary school. She is also a talented pianist, and currently plays keyboard for Kevin Derryberry's Westwood Baptist Church Praise Team. Mrs. Rebecca and her husband, Tommy, have two little girls, Katelyn and Erin.




Mrs. Holly Cox teaches studio classes, and is our competition team tech and private lesson guru. Holly (like her sister Mrs. Jamie) was a Crimsonette with the University of Alabama’s “Million Dollar Band” where she was featured in 1997 as Christine in the MDB’s Halftime Production of The Phantom of the Opera. Like Mrs. Rebecca and Mrs. Jamie, Holly was a majorette at Athens High School. As a competitive twirler for the NBTA, she was part of the ARC Twirling Club and was a member of several State and Regional championship teams. As a soloist, Holly was a multiple State and Regional Champion, and was a top-five solo finalist at the NBTA National Championships, held at the University of Notre Dame. Mrs. Holly, ad her husband, Jordan, attend Hunter Street Baptist Church.

 



Mrs. Chiffon Bogue began twirling in 6th grade at Macdonald Middle School, on Ft. Knox, KY. Her love of twirling continued into high school, where for a lack of a majorette squad, twirled flag and riffle as part of the Central Hardin High School Color Guard. She has worked with Shelby Starlets for two years, as an assistant teacher, choreographer, and stretching instructor. Being an Army wife and daughter, she has traveled extensively and has recently made Alabaster her family’s permanent home. She is an artist, teaching painting at several local studios, and works with the after school art programs at Thompson Intermediate School. She and her husband, SFC Jeffrey Bogue, have four children, Nic, also a soldier in the army, Joe, Lilly, and Vincent.



Miss Jennifer Vickers is new to our staff for 2012 and has been dancing since she was three years old. She competed for 13 years in the jazz, ballet, contemporary, Broadway, tap, and hip hop categories. An overall-winning soloist at many competitions, Miss Jennifer has received several special judges’ awards. She was also a member of the Wofford College dance team. She has also taken classes from some of the best choreographers in the southeast, including Mark Meismer, Justin Giles, and Travis Wall. Miss Jennifer is currently a graduate student at UAB studying in the field of opthamology. Although she has ‘retired’ from performing, she still loves to dance and take classes whenever she gets the chance and is looking forward to sharing what she has learned with our students!




Miss Mallory Sisk is new to our Shelby Starlets staff! Mallory is a current UAB Blazer Majorette. She is from Helena, Alabama, where she graduated from Pelham High School, and was a two-year captain of the State Champion PHS Majorettes. She has been with the Starlets for 10 years and was a member of 3 of our State Champion Competition Teams.  Mallory will be lead teaching for our HES and HIS Classes, and also assists with competition teams.