Vicki Henderson is the founder and director of Arts Avenue for Kids. She has a Bachelor's degree in Speech
Communications/Theater and a Master's degree in Education. Vicki taught at the Kids Acting Studio in Austin for 6 years and before that taught Speech Communications at Round Rock High School. She also performed with her ministry Avenue Ministries for 10 years at retreats, conferences, schools and other events nationwide. She has performed with several professional theater groups including PowerHouse Productions in Chicago, Reignmaker Ministries based out of St. Paul, and was one of the co-founders of Castellan Productions in Denver. Vicki is a wife and a home school mother of 3. She has had the dream to open a Christian arts studio for kids for many years and is excited to see that dream come to reality.
Veta Stratmann is in her 4th year at Arts Avenue for Kids. She is a 36 year veteran teaching classical ballet, tap, and jazz.
Her career began with the blessing of a great mentor, Cheryl Montelbano. Not only did she teach her 'how to teach', but, more importantly, to respect each and every dancer, no matter what the age. To teach each dancer with respect, and, to give them the knowledge necessary to attain their goal with confidence and grace. Veta was the owner/director of The Austin Dance Company, bringing her own 'flare' into the traditional 'recital' by incorporating dance with a story line. After moving to Georgetown, she wrote and directed the "Children's Celebration" for the Georgetown Project kick-off, has done choreography for the Georgetown High School Show Choir, the Palace Theater ("Jolly Holiday"), and a tap company of 16 high school students, 'Tap Symphony'. Today, she feels blessed that God has, again, put her dance shoes back on her feet, teaching ballet, tap, and jazz at Arts Avenue for Kids doing it all for His Glory.
Summer Jasso has been dancing since the age of three and teaching
since 16. At the age of 18 she was certified in ballet through Texas Association Teachers of Dance. Summer has studied with many professional choreographers and teachers throughout the U.S. She is an experienced dancer and choreographer in Ballet,Tap,Jazz, and lyrical/contemporary dance. Many of her students have won scholarships, National titles , and have become professional dancers themselves. Seeing the love of dance come alive in her students, and the confidence they carry with them the rest of their lives is why Summer loves to teach. She knows that this is her talent from God and being able to pass it on to her dancers is a true blessing to her. Summer is also proud to be the wife of Major Adrian Jasso , currently serving at Ft. Hood, and mother of to their two wonderful children Roman & Ellery.
Katherine Annen -
Katherine Annen - After traveling the world as an Army Brat and a young professional,
Katherine has relocated to Texas to live close to her family! She recently moved here from Los Angeles, California where she lived for eight years working numerous jobs in the entertainment industry. Katherine was actively involved in theater while growing up and won multiple collegiate theater competitions, including individual recognition as "Best Director". Katherine has also worked very closely with kids for many years from church nurseries to coaching soccer and cheer teams to volunteering on the production set for the Make-A-Film Foundation. Katherine is thrilled to begin sharing her knowledge and experience with the students at Arts Avenue and knows that they are going to have an awesome time together!