Our Staff

Mrs. Jamie Wilson is the Director of Shelby Starlets Baton. She is also a teacher and choreographer, primarily for competition teams. 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, live in Alabaster with their three boys, Cade, Colby, and Cameron.

Mrs. Holly Cox is a competition teams coach/choreographer and lead teacher at Creekview Elementary and studio classes. 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, live in Hoover and  attend Hunter Street Baptist Church.                  

Miss Mallory Sisk is a second-year UAB Blazer Majorette, and is lead teacher for Helena Elementary and Helena Intermediate classes. Miss Mallory is also assistant coach and choreographer for competition teams, as well as being the choreographer for the Helena Middle School Majorettes. Mallory is pursuing a degree in physical therapy at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. 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.

  Mrs. Amy Turner is our lead administrative assistant and is usually who you will meet at the front desk at the studio. Amy handles things as diverse as accounts, orders, costumes, and fundraisers. Her daughters, Elizabeth and Sara, are both members of our competition teams, and Elizabeth is a Helena Middle School Majorette. During the week, Mrs. Amy works at Westwood Baptist Church's Weekday Education Program. Mrs. Amy, along with her son, Brayden (a college student), and her husband, Jeff live in Helena.

Miss Jennifer Vickers was 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!

Mrs. Reanna is a lead dance instructor for our Starlets’ advanced competition teams. A lifetime dancer, Reanna is a graduate of Pelham High School, where she was a member of the Pantherette Dance team. After high school, Reanna Studied Business Management & Modern Dance at the University of Montevallo. Throughout 23 years of dance, Reanna studied and taught in various dance styles, including Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Modern, and even Cheernastics/Tumbling. A highlight of Reanna’s dance career was being able to take classes with Emmy-winning choreographer Wade Robson (who has choreographed for stars like Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, and the Fox TV show, So You Think You Can Dance). Reanna has two adorable children: Juliana, age 7, and Caden, age 4.

Mrs. Rebecca Gladney is a teacher with Meadowview 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, and now is a full-time teacher at Meadowview Elementary. 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, both of whom are twirlers with Shelby Starlets!