About Us

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Richard Lopez - Owner


Richard Lopez has been an instructor and show designer since 1978 for many Texas high school color guards and bands. Richard has designed shows for numerous indoor color guard state champions, UIL Texas State marching finalists and WGI regional champions. He has also designed programs for state solo and ensemble color guard champions. Richard was the education director for the Texas Educational Color Guard Circuit and has been the President for the circuit for 4 years. Richard is also a marching band drill designer. He has written for the Revolution Drum and Bugle corps as well as many high schools. Many of his drills have placed in the UIL State Marching Band contests. His drill for the Revolution Drum and Bugle Corp finished 4th at the D.C.I. Finals. Richard is the owner of Performer's Academy, a consulting company for the visual arts. He is an active member of the Texas Music Educators Association and the Texas Bandmasters Association.



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Ruben Alejandre - Instructor
A graduate of William Howard Taft High school, Ruben was a member of the Taft Raider Band colorguard. He became a member of Revolution Drum and Bugle Corps for two seasons. After aging out, Ruben became a staff member for the corps specializing in dance and flag. Ruben was also a part of Revolution Independent Winterguard for four seasons competing in both the Open and World class at WGI.

Currently, Ruben resides in San Antonio, where he is working on his college degree in Dance. He is currently the instructor at William Howard Taft High school.



Jeremy Contreras - Instructor
Jeremy is the instructor at Earl Warren High School.



Helen Fleck - Instructor
Helen Stein is an honors graduate of Cooper City High School. She participated in WGI finals in both scholastic A and scholastic open class, under the direction of Hayden Rhodes. During her senior year the Sound of Pride Marching Band won the gold medal becoming state champions in class AAAA. She was privileged to join the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps, becoming the youngest member of their 2007 production, "A Picasso Suite," under the direction of Michael Shapiro. She continued to march with the corps from 2007 through their 2010 production of, "Thy Kingdom Come," where she was featured as the lead female dancer for the ballad. Helen also performed in Identity independent winterguard's 2010 production, "Curiouser and Curiouser," as the character of Alice.

Helen is currently instructing the Tom C Clark High School color guards. She is a full time student at Northwest Vista College, majoring in physical therapy.



Cynthia Klar - Instructor
Cynthia is the instructor at Clemens High School.



Megan Pena - Instructor
Megan Pena is a graduate of Tom C Clark High School in 2010 where she participated in the guard from 2007-2010. She was the commander of the guard her senior year and received State Champions in AA in TECA in 2010 with the show "Rejoice." She was a member of the 2010 Identity Independent A Winterguard and was a performing member in Genesis Drum and Bugle Corps summer 2011.

She currently resides in San Antonio, Texas and is attending Palo Alto College. In her spare time, Megan enjoys swimming, crafting and scrapbooking. Megan is an instructor at Madison High School.



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Dylan Perez - Instructor
Dylan graduated from James Madison High School. During his years in High School, he was a member of the Mighty Maverick Marching Band from 2006-2007 and then joined the colorguard and winterguard programs for the 2009 - 2010 season.

After graduating from James Madison High School, Dylan became a cast member of ATX Winterguard's Independent "A" Group, with their production of "Autumn Joy" in their 2011 season and will be marching with the Genesis Drum and Bugle Corps for their 2011 season.

Currently, Dylan is a student at the University of Texas at San Antonio where he is pursuing his many interests, and like many new students, is very indecisive about the "perfect major choice." He currently serves as a the instructor at Lee High School.



Danielle Ramirez - Instructor
Danielle Ramirez is a graduate from William Howard Taft High School, where she marched with the Raider Band and Colorguard from 2001 - 2006. She served as Colorguad Captain from 2005- 2006. After graduating Danielle became involved with the dance program at Northwest Vista College where she attended ballet, modern, indian folk and middle eastern dance classes. She performed in the dance programs "open studio" in 2008 and 2009.

Danielle is a graduate of Texas State University in San Marcos, with a major in cultural anthropology and and minor in dance. She resides in San Antonio and is working at Marshall High School as an insructor.



Raymond Ramirez - Instructor
Raymond is the instructor at Taft High School.



Samuel Rosado - Instructor
Samuel Rosado is a graduate of Lampasas High School where he was a drum major for the 2002-2004 marching season. He played oboe and received many awards on a state level.

After graduating, he marched with the Revolution Drum and Bugle Corps in the summer of 2005. He also performed with the University of Texas at Arlington marching ensemble in the fall of 2005. He then became a cast member of the 2006-2007 Revolution Independent Winterguard. He most recently performed with the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps in their 2008 production "The Knockout."

He is currently residing in San Antonio, Texas and is very excited to be with Performer's Academy. He is the instructor at Steele High School.



Nicole Rann - Instructor
Nicole is the instructor at Steele High School.



Angelica Rincon - Instructor
Angelica is the instructor at Alamo Heights High School.



Eric Rosas - Assistant Instructor
Eric is the assistant instructor at Tom C. Clark High School.



Chance Wilham - Assistant Instructor
Chance is the assistant instructor at Marshall High School.



Zach Sandoval - Assistant Instructor
Zach is the assistant instructor at Warren High School.



Rosie Flores - Assistant Instructor
Rosie is the assistant instructor at Lee High School.



Esperanza Avila - Assistant Instructor
Esperanza is the assistant instructor at Alamo Heights High School.



Clarissa Salas - Assistant Instructor
Clarissa is the assistant instructor at Madison High School.