Ballroom By The Bay Instructors

Meet our wonderful team of dancers! 

Angela Murray

 Owner/Founder/Dance Instructor 

Professional Ballroom competitor and instructor, Murray is a Corpus Christi local who grew up dancing all variations of dance styles such as Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Modern, Tap, and Ballroom with Munro Ballet Studios and Corpus Christi Ballet. She began teaching Ballet and Jazz at the young age of 14 and started teaching Ballroom dancing full time at age 16. At 17, Murray began competing professionally in American Rhythm and is currently the youngest professional on the NDCA circuit. She has been awarded Top Female Teacher and has been one of the Top Teachers at multiple competitions around the nation. She has trained with some of the most famous and top-notch professionals in the dance world. Her goal is to expand and share her love of dancing and fitness with Corpus Christi and the surrounding areas. 


Sammy Flores

Hip Hop Instructor

Sammy is a native of Corpus Christi, TX. He sought out dance at a young age before beginning his formal training. His natural talent for break-dancing grew into something special. Flores' formal training commenced under the direction of Shawnee Jones-Bonette at Del Mar College where he showcased his early work and found his niche as a choreographer and teacher. Sammy was awarded a scholarship and was able to study multiple forms of dance including Ballet, Jazz, and Modern under the direction of Nancy Sulik with the Corpus Christi Concert Ballet and even held roles in The Nutcracker.  Sammy has worked with an array of artists including Paula Deanda, Unison, and La Conquista. 


Sean Abshire 

Ballroom Instructor  

Sean has danced most of his life, starting at the age of 12, with Munro Ballet Studios and The Corpus Christi Ballet. He is trained in Classical Ballet, Ballroom, and Jazz. He is also a Martial Arts instructor and he loves to sing. He began his Ballroom training in 2016 with CC Ballroom owner and founder, Angela Murray. 


Instructor

Hip Hop/Jazz Funk/Heels Instructor

Taylor Greer is from Garland, Texas. She graduated from South Garland High School while a 3-year member of the Southern Belles drill team holding the title of Captain her senior year. After graduating, Taylor attended Kilgore College where she became a member of the Kilgore Rangerettes. During her time as a Rangerette, Taylor was a member of the Rangerette Swingsters and a dance soloist at the annual spring show, Revels. Taylor has also served as a choreographer for Revels these past 5 years. In 2010, Taylor was selected to dance on stage during the Super Bowl halftime show featuring the Black Eye Peas. Upon completing her Associate of Arts degree at Kilgore, Taylor attended Chapman University in Orange, California where she auditioned and was accepted into the prestigious dance program. While at Chapman, Taylor was selected in both 2012 and 2013 as one of a few dancers to represent Chapman University in their Dance Tour, performing throughout the state of California. After graduating from Chapman with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance Performance, Taylor moved to West Hollywood in Los Angeles to continue her training as a dancer where she has worked with and appeared in videos for talented choreographers. In 2016, Taylor moved back to Dallas, Texas to pursue her career as a dance instructor and choreographer. While teaching and choreographing for studios in the Dallas area, she auditioned and made the 2017-2018 Dallas Cowboy Rhythm & Blue Dancer (a high-energy co-ed hip-hop dance team). Taylor also had the privilege of being on staff with Joffrey Ballet in Frisco, Texas where she served as an instructor, teaching Contemporary and Hip Hop classes.  


Audrey Zinninger

Stretch Flow & Dance Instructor

Audrey Zinninger, a native of Louisville, KY, is relatively new to the Corpus Christi dance scene. As a classically trained musician, she brings a unique perspective to her dancing and instructing. She currently holds degrees in trombone performance from the University of Louisville (Bachelors) and University of Cincinnati’s, College-Conservatory of Music (Masters). Through her musical endeavors, she has completed four international concert tours and has even toured New York City twice and performed in Carnegie Hall. Zinninger started dancing as an adult in 2013 and has been obsessed ever since. She currently studies many styles of dance, seeking a well-rounded repertoire. Having a strong background in Yoga and Pure Barre, she currently teaches our Stretch Flow class. Her future aspirations are to compete in Ballroom competitions and continue to build a strong future for CC Ballroom By The Bay.


Jessica Hill

Ballet Instructor

Jessica was born and raised in Lawrence, Kansas where she trained and taught at a competitive dance studio for 15 years. She trained and competed in Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Musical Theater, and Tap. She spent several summers at the Kansas City Ballet School under the direction of Peter Pawlyshyn. In college, she studied at the Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Arts Management at Oklahoma City University for 3 years under the direction of Jo Rowan before finishing her Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing at Baker University. At Baker, she had the opportunity to compete with the NAIA National Championship Dance Team for two seasons. Since graduating, she has taught and coached all levels and ages of Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Musical Theater, and Tap around the country. Her students and choreography have earned high point honors, technical excellence, and choreography awards. When she’s not dancing, she’s often found at the gym, singing Celine Dion around her house, or fishing on the boat with her husband and two dogs.