Maciolek School of Dance | Our Teachers
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Our Teachers

Janey Roan

Janey Roan trained with Karen Salb at Maciolek School of Dance throughout her childhood and later on went to graduate from Texas Tech University with a BA in Advertising and a BA in Dance with ballet focus. After graduation, she taught ballet in Lafayette, Louisiana as the assistant director of The Ballet Studio and Manager of LEAP ’N LEARN, a program that provides dance teachers with numerous products, syllabi, and training for early childhood dance programs. With LEAP N’ LEARN, she helped to develop teacher training programs, an early childhood dance syllabus, DANCE camps and other dance teacher training tools. She also studied ballet at the University of the Arts, American Academy of Ballet, The International Ballet Competition Teachers’s Workshop, Finis Jhung Teachers Workshop, DanceLife Teacher Conferences, the Leading Edge Dance Workshop and at numerous master classes. Janey’s performance credits include Ballet Acadiana, the Willis Ballet, King’s Court Dancer with the Lubbock Cotton King’s, as well as multiple Texas Tech Productions such as Coppelia, Giselle, and Khoreographer’s Kick. Janey is currently in charge of intermediate, advanced intermediate, and the advanced level of ballet classes. Janey is part of the Residency team from the Maciolek School of Dance that creates shows is dance and musical theatre for Stone, Taylor, Jefferson, and Booker T. Washington Elementary Schools.

Alexis Morales

Alexis Morales is a graduate of Maciolek School of Dance having trained in ballet, tap, jazz, Irish tap, and hip-hop, since 2002. She also has training in musical theatre and performance under Karen Salb. In 2015 Alexis began assisting in teaching jazz and hip hop, and today she heads the hip hop program at the Maciolek School of Dance. In 2015, she graduated from Hobbs High School and went on to receive her associates degree from New Mexico Junior College. Currently, Alexis is employed by Zebus Law Firm during the day while she pursues her bachelors of arts degree from University of the Southwest in Developmental Psychology. Her dance credits include being a scholarship recipient of the Maciolek Fine Arts Scholarship Trust and an elite dancer on the Irish tap team 2014-2015. Alexis has trained with Tom Alexander (Crystal Cruise Lines), Michael Morales (Disney World), Andrew Carr (National Ballet)  and Mathew Prescott (Joffrey Ballet) to name a few. Her community service record includes Gus Macker, Chile Cook Off (United Way), St Helena’s Family Fair, director of St. Helena’s youth choir, and is a member of the Broken Wing Praise Band.

Mika Newey

Mika Newey has 14 years of dance training from the Macoilek School of Dance under Karen Salb. She’s a native of Hobbs, New Mexico and has a total of thirty-nine years of training, choreography, and teaching experience combined. Mika earned her bachelors degree in Music Education from the University of New Mexico which has allowed her to extend her teaching field into band, music, and the Hobbs High Color Guard. Currently, Mika is a principal clarinetist with the Southwest Symphony Orchestra, and teaches private band instrument lessons. Mrs. Newey is a part of the Hobbs Municipal School Residency Program under the Maciolek School of Dance, which reaches out to Stone, Taylor, Jefferson, and Booker T. Washington Elementary Schools. She was a recipient of the Joe and Joyce Walker Award for music and dance, given through the Lea County Commission for the Arts. One of Mika’s community projects is to run a blood drive three times a year through her church, The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints. Mika is married to Paul, has four children, and has been head of the tap and Irish programs for the past 6 years.

Deija Ramos

Deija Ramos is a 2019 graduate of Hobbs High School. Miss Ramos was trained in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, and Irish tap. As an Elite member of the Irish tap team, she was a feature Irish Dancer in 2016 for the Notre Dame Glee Club performance in Hobbs. Deija was a junior instructor for 2 years at the Maciolek School of Dance with 14 years of dance training. Miss Ramos is currently working on her associates degree at New Mexico Junior College and is employed as an assistant instructor at the Maciolek School of Dance. Deija’s community performances include Saint Helena’s Family Fair, United Way Chili Fest, New Mexico Junior College basketball half time, Saint Helena’s Irish dinner and Western Heritage Museum’s Western Days. She’s a former member of the Hobbs High Color Guard and this past summer, worked as an assistant at Southwest Funding.

Abigail Woody

Abigail Woody studied with the Maciolek School of Dance for fifteen years in the disciplines of ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop and Irish tap. While still a student at the studio, Abigail was accepted to Joffrey Ballet in New York on scholarship, Dance Theatre Southwest, USA Ballet in Chicago, and Ballet Lubbock. She was crowned Miss Lea County in 2018 and paced at the top 10 at the Miss New Mexico pageant that same year, both part of the Miss America Organization. Abigail uses her title to empower and inspire young men and women to follow their dreams. This past year, Miss Woody received 2 Associate degrees and currently is working on her bachelors degree in Kinesiology at the University of the Southwest. Abigail is in charge of the jazz program with Karen Salb at the Maciolek School of Dance.

Faith Martin

Faith Martin is a 2019 graduate of the Maciolek School of Dance with two years of junior instructorship to her credit.  Miss Martin studied for 12 years at the Maciolek School of Dance in the disciplines of ballet, tap, jazz and Irish tap.  Faith was a member of the Elite Irish Team performing for the Notre Dame Glee Club in 2016, Saint Helena’s Family Fair, United Way Chile Fest, Western Heritage Museum, and for the Andrews, Texas Western Days.  This year, Faith is continuing her education at the New Mexico Junior College and an assistant instructor at the Maciolek School of Dance.