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Sandy Beach Hearron

A Shreveport native, Sandy Beach Hearron attended Caddo Parish schools and graduated from Huntington High School in 1991. She danced on Huntington’s dance line, the Silver Treasures, and served as its highest ranking officer, “Leading Lady.” She continued her dance experience at the college level on Northeast Louisiana University’s dance line, the Warbonnets, and served as Co- Captain of the squad. After graduation she began her teaching career at C.E. Byrd High School and was the coach of the High Steppers dance line. Later, she served as coach of the Dazzlers Dance Team at North Desoto High School. In settling her family in North Shreveport, she chose Northwood as her ultimate school in 1998, where she has served as coach for the award-winning Falcon Line for the past twenty years. Currently she teaches Biology I and human anatomy and physiology. She stays active on several school and community committees in the Blanchard area. This has been home for her husband Chris and their three children. Sandy is quite the advocate for kids – her philosophy embraces her sentiment: “It’s for the kids. A community that gives to its youth, is a community that thrives.”

Maelena Thompson

Maelena is the new assistant All Star Dance coach for Team Rouge. She graduated from Northwood High School where she was a member and the Captain of the Falcon Line. She attend Bossier Parish Community College and is a member of the Ladies in Gold Dance Team. She is studying elementary education. Her passion is dance and she is excited to be able to spread her love for dance to girls in the community.

Markie Menard

Markie Menard is originally from Opelousas, LA, but she has lived in North Shreveport for the past ten years. She has ten years of cheer experience. She cheered at Northwood High School for three years before becoming a two-year member of the BPCC cheer team. She was a captain during her second year at BPCC. She works full time at Orthopedic Specialists of Louisiana! She loves coaching cheer and tumbling to share her knowledge and passion for cheer with the newer generation!

Haley Gunn

Haley Gunn was a competitive cheerleader for seven years. Competitively, she competed levels 1-3 and was a Level 4 alternate at summit. During her competitive years, she was named Hardest Worker and Athlete of the Year. She was also varsity cheerleader in high school. During her high school career, she was the first All- American cheerleader at North Caddo. She has been coaching our VooDoo Queens for 1 year.

Haleigh Roberts

Haleigh Roberts was born in Tuscaloosa Alabama but calls North Shreveport “home.” Haleigh started her dance training at the age of three with Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet. There she took every genre of dance including: jazz, tap, hip hop and lyrical with a main concentration of ballet. She completed ballet training with the Royal Academy of Dancing (RAD) 2001- 2006. She was in the local Ballet productions of Snow White, Wizard of Oz, Coppelia, and The Nutcracker. She also participated in several years of competitive dancing with the company. For her high school career she danced for the award winning Falcon Line for three years. During college, she danced for BPCC;s Ladies In Gold team for 2 years. Haleigh coached previously with Bayou Belles for their opening year, now she is back and so excited to be dancing again and serving the Blanchard community! Outside of dance, she loves spending time with family, friends, her husband and baby girl Ryan!

Rebecca Galambos

Rebecca Skyrme Galambos is a North Shreveport native who graduated from Northwood High School in 2003. She was a cheerleader for five years, choreographed and coached area squads in college, and has coached the Northwood Varsity Cheerleaders for ten years. She currently teaches English III and English IV at Northwood and serves on several school and community committees. She and her husband, NHS graduate Chris Galambos, and their two children, currently reside in North Shreveport. As a teacher and coach, Rebecca is committed to “helping young people discover their potential.”

Lacy Turner Foster

Lacy Turner Foster began dance in mascot age division at three years old and studied ballet and jazz with several studios and directors throughout high school. She was also a member of the first competitive dance line for Herndon Magnet School, in addition to being a two year member of the award-winning Falcon Line at Northwood. She spent two years studying choreography taking classes under teachers such as Benjamin Allen and Dianne Grigsby. Lacy holds several titles for award-winning choreography. She currently coaches and sponsors Loyola College Preparatory Elite Dance Team and serves as the choreographer and trainer for the national award-winning Herndon Highsteppers. When not teaching dance, she is an active member on the Krewe of Centaur and a busy wife and mom.

Cassydi Cook

Born in Georgia, Cassydi Scoggin Cook grew up in Shreveport. She began dancing jazz at the age of 8 until 6th grade when she transitioned to cheer for a year at Herndon Magnet School and then the Herndon Highsteppers in 7th grade. Her 8th grade year she became captain of the team. She went on to perform on the award-winning Falcon Line at Northwood High School. She rounded out her career dancing for Northwestern State University’s Pom Pom Line for three years. Cassydi got married in February of 2018 and enjoys spending time with her dogs and trips to Disney.

Brooke Fahrner

Brooke Fahrner has been cheering and tumbling since she was five years old. She competed in All-Star cheer for five years. She cheered for three years at Northwood High School and was named Co-Captain her senior year. She has been a part of Bayou Belles for four years. She coached Tiny Krewe for one year, Southern Spice for two years, and our VooDoo Queens for 2 years. She was named our 2022 Un-BELLE-vable coach.

Makenzie Johnson

Mackenzie is a Blanchard local and 2018 graduate of Northwood High School. She also graduated in 2021 from Southern Arkansas University and has been working as a labor and delivery nurse for the past two years. She and her husband, Connor, currently reside in the Blanchard area. Mackenzie has a collective 13 years of cheerleading experience, both competitively and for NHS. She is excited to get back into the cheerleading world!