Faculty

Amy Mersmann-MartinezOwner

Amy founded Cedar Park Dance Company in July of 2001 with the hope to share her passion and love of dance with the Cedar Park community.

Amy brings with her 20 years of dance training and over 15 years of teaching experience.

Amy received a dance team scholarship and continued her dance education at Southwest Texas State University.

  • On staff at Unique’ Dance from 1988-1994
  • On staff at Columbus Dance Studio from 1996-1997
  • Owner of Liberty Hill Dance 2004-2006
  • Member of TDEA, Texas Dance Educator’s Association
  • Founder and Director of the award-winning Starline Dancers
  • Co-Director of Liberty Hill Middle School’s Dance Team 2005-2007

courtney-2-smCourtney LopezDirector

Courtney holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre and Dance from the University of Texas at Austin. She has trained under Yacov Sharir, David Justin, Lyn Wiltshire, Andrea Beckham, Kent De Spain, Andee Scott, and Holly Williams and has attended and participated in master classes taught by Alvin Ailey Dance Company, Delfos Contemporary Dance Company, Jose Limon Dance Company and Bill T. Jones/ Arnie Zane Dance Company, Brian Burks & Mia Michaels.

Courtney is the Director of Envision Dance Company and her choreography and training has won her awards such as “Best Choreography” & “Best Technique” since 2009. She was in Instructor for Focus Summer Dance Intensive for Austin’s Dance Elite in 2006-2007. She has choreographed for professional and pre-professional dance companies some to include Austin’s Dance Elite, Verge Dance Company and Millennium Dancers as well as Envision Dance Company & Starline Dance Team.

Courtney continues to take classes and attend dance conferences in order to continue to grow and gain more knowledge to further her dance training and to further her students dance training.


Cedar Park Dance Company Faculty – Click on headshots to view BIOs:

Adele Taveras Carissa Topham Chris Barfield
Emily Hayasaki Emily Smith – Guest Instructor Heather Hardesty
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Jenny Garcia Jessica Steedley – Guest Instructor Karen Searles
Kelsey Anderson Kira Jobe Keiona Jenkins
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Lauren Haggerty Mekenna Flagg Rebeca Gamborino
Taylor Stewart Wendy Clark – Guest Instructor