Lesley Sanders has danced since the age of 3 where she studied in Killeen Texas at studio 203 and Newcomb school of ballet. She went to high school at Copperas Cove High School where she was a member of the Copperettes from 2004- 2008 and was Captain her senior year of 2007-2008. In 2008 she was also selected to be a part of Who's Who Amongst High School Dancers as well as a Hall of Fame and American Dance Drill Team solo winner. After high school she attended Mclennan Community College where she was on the Nationally ranked dance team from 2008-2010. She was privileged to win two National titles with the MCC dance team. From MCC she transferred to Sam Houston State university where she was a part of the Orange Pride Dance team and also received her BFA in Dance in 2014. While at Sam Houston she was given the opportunity to begin working with HTE dance company for 6 years. She served as a senior staff instructor for summer camps and contest staff during competition season. After graduating Ms. Sanders served as director for Temple high school Kittens dance team for two years. This is Ms. Sanders 4th year as Cedar Hill Highsteppers Assistant Director as well as working in the NGC. Ms. Sanders is blessed to have to opportunity to continue to do what she loves and helping young students learn the art of dance.
Mila McQueen has danced since the age of 5 where she studied locally at Carolyn’s School of Dance & Fabulous Feet on Broadway. She then found her love of Drill Team while attending David W. Carter High School in Dallas. Mrs. McQueen was a Carter Calico from 1995-1998 and the Calico Captain from 1997-98. It was also while in High School she had the chance to attend Drill Team Camps at SMU with American Dance/ Drill Team Schools which further inspired her love of drill team. While attending the camps she made All-American Drill Team both her Junior & Senior year of High School. This honor allowed her to perform with the AADT in DC at the Cherry Blossom Parade, Dallas Mavericks Games, and in Paris, France under the Eiffel Tower. After graduating High School she was honored with the privilege to start working for American Dance/ Drill Team Schools with whom she still works for today. She serves as a Staff Instructor for Drill Team Camps in the summer & a Contest Judge during Drill Team Competition Season. She has also had the pleasure to travel to Osaka, Japan in both 2018 & 2019 as American Dance/ Drill Team Texas All-State Dancers Staff. Mrs. McQueen received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. While in Greensboro she was also a member of the UNCG Prime Movers. After college Mrs. McQueen served as the director of the award winning Desoto Freshman Aeries Drill Team at Desoto Freshman Campus from 2008-2013. She is a current member of Texas Dance Educators Association, & been since 2008. Mrs. McQueen has been married for 15 years to her High School Sweetheart Dwight & has a 12 year old daughter Londen & a 7 year old daughter Milan. This is Mrs. McQueen 7th Year of teaching Dance for Cedar Hill HS & serving as the director of the award winning Cedar Hill Highsteppers. Mrs. McQueen is truly blessed to have the chance to live out her life long dream of having her own drill team & sharing her love of dance with others.