Creative Director:  Angela Davis Thomson

“Miss” Angela began her dance studies when she was only 4 years old with her first teacher, Janet Willis in New Boston, TX. The next year she began taking from “Miss” Billy Wood and continued through her fifth year. Eventually Angela began lessons with Carolyn Corbett Brown, whose studio later became Erica Johnson Abernathy School of Dance. There she completed eight more years of dance and was awarded the Casey Walthall Memorial Scholarship, given to only one student, which included paid tuition and costumes for one year. She completed her 13th year under the direction of Shanin Starrett of DanceWorks. Angela is a member of the Texarkana Community Ballet and performed in “A Christmas Collage” and “The Nutcracker” where she was taught by Gayle Burrows, the late Dixie Splawn, and Lana La Voice Grounds. She is also a current member of the Dance Council of North Texas.

Angela was born and raised in DeKalb.  Her parents are Mike and Karen Davis.  Her grandparents are the late Dr. Alex and Chris Keller and the late Henry and Betty Davis, all from DeKalb.  She is married to Chris Thomson and now resides in Redwater.  The National-award winning Angela Davis School of Dance was founded on July 7, 2007.  The students participate in many shows throughout the year and as special entertainment for community events.  The ADSD “Sparklers” Competition Dance Team began in 2010.  This National award-winning team has brought home many first overall awards, holds National titles, Judge’s Choice awards, Studio Spirit awards, and scholarships.  The Competition Pom Team began in 2016 and has brought home many awards at all Regional competitions.  Angela has choreographed, and co-stage managed, for the Miss Texarkana/Twin Rivers pageant.  Several students have attended and  won titles or placed in the TOP 10 in the Miss Texas’ Outstanding Teen, Miss Texas pageant, USA National Miss, and several local pageants.  ADSD is proud to have graduate students audition for and become college dance team members after high school.  These students' teams have place high at NDA College Nationals in Daytona, Florida. 

 

While attending dance classes as a child, Angela’s favorite day of the whole year was recital day.  She hopes your child will feel the same way.  She wants to thank the families of her dancers for allowing her the opportunity to be a part of their child’s life. 

2019-2020 Faculty

 

Christina Davis - Ballet/Pointe Technique, Pom Team, and Substitute Teacher

  • Alumni dancer and competition dancer with ADSD

  • 2018 graduate of Sam Houston State University

  • Former SHSU Orange Pride dance team member

  • Kindergarten teacher at Hubbard ISD

Lily Gusler - Student Demonstrator for Levels 2 & 3

  • 6 year dance student with ADSD

  • Sparklers competition dance team member

  • 8th grader at DeKalb Middle School

Sarah King - Creative Movement, Levels 1 & 4, and Acrobatic Arts Assistant Teacher

  • 12 year dance student with ADSD

  • Mother's Day Out teacher at Maranatha Church