Our Team

Staff

CeCe Jean Saunders

CeCe Jean Saunders

Owner/Operator

I knew at a very young age that I wanted to follow in my mother, Peggy Anne's, footsteps as I grew up at the studio. I watched her patiently teach her students the art of dance as she made each of them feel beautiful and talented, including me. I knew I had big shoes to fill and I try to make her proud every day. I grew up performing and competing in all the types of dancing and twirling. I graduated from Tivy High School in 1983 and started working side by side with my mom. We worked together until she hung up her tap shoes in 2008 at 81 years old.

I currently coach the competitive cheer & dance teams, the Kerrville Cougars. I also teach non-competitive cheer, ballet, lyrical, jazz, and tumbling. I feel very blessed to have a job that I am so passionate about. I love to watch my students develop self-confidence and poise as I hope to help make memories that will last a lifetime. It is so rewarding to have our former students grow up and bring their children and grandchildren to participate in our classes and make their own memories.

I am so lucky to have such an amazing staff that I can trust to care about our students and want them to achieve their personal best. They are more than employees to me - we are a family!

I am married to Billy Saunders and we have 5 wonderful children and 5 precious grandchildren, who mostly participate in our classes.

Cheyanne Swyers

Cheyanne Swyers

Instructor

My name is Cheyanne Swyers and I teach both younger and older tumbling, non-competitive cheer, choreograph team routines & solos, and coach our competitive cheer/dance teams - the Kerrville Cougars. Growing up in this studio alongside my grandmother, Peggy Anne, and my mother, CeCe Jean, I quickly developed a passion for what they were teaching and eventually for the business itself.

I have been officially employed for 10 years. Personally, this is more than a job for me as I hope to make a difference in my student's life. I've had the opportunity to experience and perform in all the classes we offer, compete in dance and cheer with the Kerrville Cougars, was a 4-year Tivy High School cheerleader and was a part of the All-Girl UTSA college cheerleading squad.

I recently married my high school sweetheart, Ray Swyers, on 10/10/20.

Angela Alvarado

Angela Alvarado

Instructor

I am a 2006 graduate of Tivy High School where I took part in various Performing Arts activities such as Show Choir, One Act Play, 4 years on The Golden Girls Dance Team, Danceline USA Elite Team Member 2004-2006. During my senior year I began teaching at Tx Cheer and Dance Company in San Antonio where our squads were able to perform at the Arneson River Theatre in Downtown San Antonio along with UTSA and Spurs half time shows. I began teaching hip-hop at Peggy Anne - CeCe Jean's in 2008 and have since taught jazz, ballet, the Kerrville Cougars competitive dance teams and choreograph Quinceanera/Sweet 16's. I have one daughter (Ava) who is a member of both cheer and dance competitive teams along with one stepson (Mason) who enjoys baseball and basketball. My husband, Pete, is a local Barber and during the day I am a Medical Assistant at San Antonio Kidney Disease Center.

Instructors

Ballet / Lyrical / Jazz

Back row- Libbie Horton, CeCe Saunders, Jessica Robinson
Front row- Camille Sheffield, Hannah Satchell, Victoria Sheffield

Tap

Back row- CeCe Saunders, Kendra Wilke, Allie Boerner
Front row- Rebecca Strickland, Lara Hicks

Hip Hop

Hannah Satchell, Angela Alvarado

Tumbling & Non-Competitive Cheer

Back row- Josh O'Brien, Caroline Bacon, Makenzi Daily, Dom Vasquez, CeCe Saunders, Ben Hicks
Front row- Emily Campos, Idalis Olvedo, Icyis Olvedo, Hannah Satchell, Gracie Hopson, Cassie Spear, Cheyanne Swyers
(not pictured- Karina Galinda, Angel Winkler, Gavin Jones)

Cougar Cheer Coaches

Back row- Cheyanne Swyers, CeCe Saunders, Makenzi Daily
Front row- Idalis Olvedo, Cassie Spear, Hannah Satchell, Caroline Bacon
(not pictured- Karina Galindo, Angel Winkler)

Cougar Dance Coaches

Libbie Horton, CeCe Saunders, Angela Alvarado, Hannah Satchell, Cheyanne Swyers