Silver Wings Directors


Anne Bowling ~ Director


Anne grew up in the Rio Grande Valley and began her dance training at Harlingen Ballet Center studying all forms of dance with an emphasis on ballet. She then attended the University of North Texas and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Science degree in Dance. During her time in Denton, Anne was also a principal dancer and soloist for Denton Civic Ballet Company.


Following graduation, Anne taught dance in California and founded the Huntington Beach Ballet Company in Huntington Beach, California. Recently, the company celebrated their 25th Nutcracker season. She then served as Studio Director of Melba’s School of Dance in McAllen, Texas and was the Artistic Director and Choreographer for McAllen Dance Theatre for twelve years.


Anne came to Hebron High School in 2007 to serve as the Assistant Director and teach dance classes and now has become Director of the beautiful and talented Silver Wings. This is her 15th year here at Hebron. Anne currently serves on the Board of Directors for Texas Association Teachers of Dancing where she has been a member for the last 20+ years. Anne and her husband, Bill, have two children, Blake and Holly.

Lauren Wheeler ~ Asst. DIRECTOR


Lauren Wheeler grew up in Flower Mound, Texas where she was a dance officer on her high school drill team. She then joined the Kilgore College Rangerettes as a member of the 79th line. Lauren had the opportunity to travel and perform at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, The Goodyear Cotton Bowl, The State Fair of Texas, The Italian Bowl in Modena, Italy, and The Birmingham International Tattoo in Birmingham, England. She graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Arts in dance.


Lauren has spent the last three years choreographing and teaching at the recreational and competitive level for a local dance studio in Lubbock, TX. She is well versed in ballet, contemporary, lyrical, jazz, hip hop, and more. With several solo, trio, and group awards behind her, Lauren’s passion is helping students explore their capabilities while building an uplifting community.


Aside from dance, Lauren enjoys lifting weights at the gym, spending time with family and her yellow lab, Bailey, and being involved in her church. She is excited to join the Silver Wings family and looks forward to a year of dance and making memories!