Silver Wings Directors
Jen Morrow ~ Silver Wings Director
Jen Morrow was raised in Friendswood, TX, where she started dancing at the age of 5 and focused strictly on ballet for 8 years. When she was 13, she had the opportunity to study ballet in California with Zola Dishong and Richard Cammack. During her 8 years in ballet she landed numerous lead roles in productions such as “The Nutcracker” and “Sleeping Beauty.”
Jen attended Clear Brook High School in Friendswood, TX, where she realized her passion for drill team. In Jen’s first year on drill team as a sophomore, she auditioned for and made the special elite group called “Jazz Company,” in her junior year she served as Jr. Lieutenant and as Captain her senior year. At the end of her senior year, Jen was part of the Starmakers Dance and Performance Camps staff. There she taught routines, aided in leadership workshops, technique classes and choreography.
After graduating from high school Jen auditioned for and became a World Famous Kilgore College Rangerette. She was a swingster (an elite performance group) and then had the honor of serving as Lieutenant her sophomore year. While a Rangerette, she participated in many special performances which took them to Ireland for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and the Lord Mayors Ball, the New Years Cotton Bowl Classic pre-game and half-time shows, the parade and Texas Black Tie & Boots Ball for the Presidential inauguration of George W. Bush in 2001, where they also performed with Lee Greenwood and Mark Chestnut. Her Rangerette experience also allowed her to perform for the pre-game and half-time show at the Dallas Cowboy Game on Thanksgiving Day, with Jessica Simpson and Billy Gilman. More appearances & performances include the Adolphus Children’s Parade and the Cotton Bowl Classic Hall of Fame.
After Kilgore, Jen attended University of North Texas where she earned her BS in Kinesiology. She also had the opportunity to work at Mike Miller and Associates, where she helped coordinate and assist with choreography for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade dance routines, along with the Cotton Bowl pre-game/half-time show. While attending North Texas she began to choreograph and continues to for numerous schools in Texas.
From 2001 – 2006, she had the privilege to assist the Plano West Sr. High Royales. Beginning in 2006, Jen has had the honor of choreographing and judging for the Kilgore Rangerettes.
Jen teaches summer dance/drill team camps for Encore Creative Productions (co-owned by Lisa Fortenberry & Shelley Wayne).
Jen has her Masters of Arts degree in Dance from Texas Woman’s University. After her masters, she became the drill team director for Jasper High School for 8 years. Jen maintains to explore and develop strategies to enrich the education of drill teams. It is Jen’s students who give her the perseverance and inspiration of what drill team is and can become.
Anne Bowling ~ Assistant Director
Anne’s dance training began at Harlingen Ballet Center in Harlingen, Texas. Her dance education continued at the University of North Texas where she graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts and Science Degree in Dance. While at North Texas, she was awarded a dance scholarship and a recipient of a Theatre Arts Award from the Dean. Anne was also a principal dancer and soloist with Denton Civic Ballet for several years.
Upon graduation, Anne moved to California teaching at several studios and eventually founded Huntington Beach Ballet Company. She served as Artistic Director there before moving back to Texas. In McAllen, Texas she was the Studio Director of Melba’s School of Dance and the Artistic Director for McAllen Dance Theatre for twelve years. Anne then became the Drill Team Assistant at Hebron High School and has been teaching drill team and dance at Hebron for the last six years.
Anne has been a member of Texas Association Teacher’s of Dancing for fifteen years and currently serves on the Board of Directors as the Secretary. The greatest joys in Anne’s life are her husband, Bill of 23 years and their two children Blake and Holly.