NMSU Dance Program Alumni Bios
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Graduation: May 2005
Following graduation, Aimee spent time working with Kids Excel El Paso, taking the art of dance into underprivileged elementary schools.
She volunteered for one year with Cor Ignis, an emerging contemporary dance company, as the Operations Director.
Working as an independent fitness contractor, she has taught for local gyms and the New Mexico State University Phsical Education department. Currently, she works as the Business Manager for Robert Fuel Photography, based out of Austin. Aimee spends much of her time with her husband, Robert, and their two daughters, Ethne Anne and Emeline Liberty.
Graduation: December 2008
Vamsi graduated with a Masters in Industrial Engineering and a Minor in Dance. Since graduation he has been working with Progressive Insurance in the IT department. Vamsi met his wife at a dance studio in Colorado Springs, got engaged in December 18th, 2010 and has been happily married since July 17th, 2011. While at NMSU, he was a member of Contemporary Dance Theater, Crimson Rhythm (NMSU DanceSport), Dancers Unlimited. He thanks the many friends and wonderful dancers that he learned so much from while at NMSU. Vamsi is now, working with Springs Rhythm Dance Studio in Colorado Springs, teaching Bollywood, and Hip-Hop dance classes. Life has been so good to him, he wants to thank Debra Knapp and Eric Fierro for teaching and making him grow in the dance world. They transformed Vamsi into the dancer that he is now. Vamsi will always be grateful to them for their confidence in him. During his final semester, at NMSU, he received the Best Choreographer Award for a contemporary piece he choreographed for his senior project. Vamsi's future goals are to get his MBA and to start a dance studio and company that will teach and train students with the best in the dance business.
Graduation: December 2005
Born and raised in EL Paso, Texas. High School Graduate from Montwood High School, EL Paso Texas. I am also, apart of the NMSU Soroity Chapter Zeta Tau Alpha. Ever since I graduate from NMSU, I have been happily married to my husband, Jorge Lopez Jr. for three years and still going strong. When I graduated from NMSU, I was chosen to be a Dance Director with a Locally owned studio by Nancy Bates in Las Cruces NM, named Gym Magic. I created classes that consisted of Creative Movement, Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Gymnastics for kids with the age of 18mths to High School Students. Within that time at Gym Magic, I created a Dance Troupe that preformed throughout Las Cruces. At the same time I was also working with Onate High School Silverettes. It was a pleasure working with Gym Magic and Onate High School, but I was pregnant and had my baby and decided to be a stay home mom. Alexzandria Sophia Lopez, was born on March 20, 2007 weighing in at 7.9 lbs and 21 in. She is my life and I am so thankful for her. Ten months after Alexzandria was born, I decided to take a job in EL Paso, TX with a non-profit organization KIDS EXCEL, under the direction of Gemtria St. Clair. This is a program where we worked with different elementary schools preparing them for a grand, end of the year performance. Unfortunately, I was unable to finish off the year, because I was offered a position at Onate High School with the Special Education Department and with the RKR Visual Ensemble (dance and flags). Once I finished the year with Onate High School, I applied for a Dance teacher Position in EL Paso tx, at Socorro High School. They greatly accepted me as a candidate for the positon. As of today I am proud to say that I reached my goal to become a Dance Teacher at Socorro High School in EL Paso. I am also a director of The Revolution Ensemble aka: Flags at Socorro High School with the SHS Bulldog Band under the Direction of Albert Licon and Isaac Medina. At the same time, I am attending UTEP to get my Masters in Education. It has been such an experience and pleasure working with talented and creative people. There are three people who I would like to thank, my mom, dad and husband. They have always encouraged me to be the best and have been big supporters. Thank you and I love you very much.
Graduation: December 2004
Natasha Boddie aka McFarlin- graduated from NMSU with a BA of Arts in Dance. Since then life has opened many new chapters in her life. In May 2005 she married the most important man in her life, her husband Tyrone Boddie. They both became the proud parents of a healthy baby boy November 29, 2005, Zaid Siddiq Boddie. With endeavors to further her education in the arts and with the support of her husband. They moved to Virginia. Today, Natasha is a proud participant in the Arts Management program at George Mason University. The summer of 2009 she will recieve her Masters in Arts Management. When she is not dancing around the house with her son to Blue's Clues or spending quality time with her husband. She is doing what she loves to do, teach. She teaches Hip-Hop dance at the Virginia Dance Center in Manassas, VA (www.vadancecenter.com).
Graduation: December 2002
Lecie has danced in Florida, on a cruise ship in Europe, and is currently competing professionally with her partner, Nathan Simler, in Ballroom and Latin Dance. They are mentioned in their performance in Dance Beat. When not competing, Lecie is teaching at the: U & ME Dance Studio” in Bellingham, Washington.