Raguel, along with her sister Dara, is the owner and director of Fierce Factory Dance & Talent. The studio reflects her passion for teaching dance. Raguel is best known for her national award winning solos, duets, team and officer choreography along with aspiring young dancers in the Houston area.
Owner & Director
Owner & Director
OWNER & DIRECTOR
Dara McFarlane is a professional dancer and choreographer born and raised in Friendswood, Texas. She discovered her passion for dance at the age of 8 and hasn't stopped since. Dara attended Friendswood High School while also competing in many dance competitions locally and nationally. After graduating high school, she became one of the world-renowned Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders for two years, where she had the opportunity to travel on USO tours to Iraq and Afghanistan to perform for our soldiers for the holidays. From Dallas, Texas Dara then moved to Los Angeles, California and began dancing for the prestigious L.A Laker Girls from 2009-2013.
Currently, Dara has moved back to the Houston area where she is focused on going back to school to receive her degree in Communications. She is continuing to share her love and passion for dance with other young people and teaching dancers the importance of having fun doing what you love and learning to be confident in who you are. In 2016, Dara got married and they are now the proud parents of their baby boy, Legend.
Tiffany Minix is a performer and choreographer from Houston, Texas. She began performing at an early age and eventually got her first opportunity to become a choreographer at a Performing Arts Summer Camp. Tiffany became the artistic director of that dance program and maintained her position for three years before leaving for university. She is an advocate for self-love, acceptance, and woman empowerment by using her platform and creative ability to display those convictions through dance, spoken word, and paintings. Tiffany is a 2021 graduate of Oral Roberts University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance Performance. While completing her degree, she has performed in many shows and choreographed various works, including a dance film as her senior project titled HER reimagined. Tiffany teaches hip hop, contemporary, jazz, modern, lyrical, team-prep, pom, and combo.
Recreational Director & Team Instructor
Jeslian DiCesare knew from a young age that dance was not only a hobby, but her life long passion. After spending many years training and performing in the Houston community, she attended and graduated from Oral Roberts University with a bachelors degree in dance performance & choreography. Throughout her time in college she performed for the Texas All-State Team, Merge Dance Company, and has worked with MA Dance Company for 5 years. She has been fortunate to perform all over the United States and in other countries, such as Trinidad & Tobago for the international CoCo dance festival. She was recognized as an ACDA collegiate dancer by two universities and is continuing to pursue her dance performance career while coaching for Fierce Factory. Jeslian is incredibly excited to be working with such talented staff and dancers and is looking forward for all that is to come.
Kaytee has been dancing since the age of three. She trained at various studios in Beaumont, TX throughout her childhood. She is trained in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip-hop, and precision dance. Kaytee spent her youth competing and attending workshops all over the nation, training in NYC with the Radio City Rockettes, and performing as a principal dancer in the Revelation Dance Pre-Professional Company. She has continued her dance career in college as a Texas State University Strutter and is currently on the University of Houston Cougar Doll Dance Team. Kaytee recently began choreographing for local drill teams, cheer squads, and studio competition teams, winning multiple overall and choreography awards. She is attending the University of Houston to obtain a degree in Kinesiology with a minor in Dance.
Jack Wolff is originally from Pearland, Texas, where he began his dance training at Precision Dance Academy. Later, he attended the High School for Performing and Visual Arts and joined the Houston METtoos. At the age of fifteen, Jack moved to NYC to train at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre on a full scholarship. He attended summer programs at Houston Ballet, Juilliard, ArtsUmbrella, and American Ballet Theatre, where he was awarded National Training Scholar of 2013 and 2014. Also, in 2016, he was named a YoungArts winner in Tap. Wolff made his professional debut in 2017, dancing as a guest artist with iMEE, under the direction of Spencer Gavin Hering and Andrea Dawn Shelley. He also was selected to represent the JKO School of ABT at the 2018 Prix de Lausanne. In fall 2018, Jack became an Apprentice at Houston Ballet, where he now dances as a member of the Corps de Ballet.
Ballet & Dance Instructor
Kayleen has been training in various dance styles since she was a child, including ballet, modern, contemporary, jazz, drill team, and hip hop. She's a former University of Houston Cougar Doll and was also an officer of the Kempner Cougar Brigade. Kayleen is passionate about providing dancers with a solid technical foundation for dance, and she enjoys teaching ballet and the fundamentals of technique. When she's not teaching, Kayleen shares tips and advice for dance on her YouTube channel, the podcast The Curious Dancer, and social media.
Dance Team & Recreational Instructor
Austin Ingle, started her dance journey dancing for a small town Competitive dance studio in Friendswood, TX. Her love & passion for dance soon drove her in the opposite direction of competitive dance, & she started to take class at the Houston Metropolitan Dance Centre. She was soon asked to join the pre-professional company, the Houston Met Too. Austin worked under the instruction of Marlana Walsh, Ray Dones, Kiki Lucas, Joe Celej, Jane Weiner, Peter Chu, Steven Boyd, & many others. She had the opportunity to dance for Steven Boyd, and participate in his technique instructional videos filmed at the MET. At the age of 16, Austin went on to direct her own Non-Profit Performance Company called Dancers Against Cancer. From 2006-2008 Austin co-directed & competed with her, and her mom’s dance studio, LA Dance Productions, where she won State, Regional, and National competitions as a soloists. She later committed to dancing every summer with iHollywood Dance in Los Angeles, CA, where she performed, & filmed at Universal Studios under the direction of well known choreographers such as Travis Wall, Nick Lazzarini, Ivan Koumaev, Sonya Tayeh, & many more from the reality show, "So You Think You Can Dance." In 2010, Ms. Ingle started her own family, while continuing to teach and choreograph for Dance Dynamics, in the Woodlands, TX. She also worked summer camps, and judged for MA Dance Company. Since 2014, Austin has been a freelance choreographer/instructor, continuing her dance education, & judging competitions/auditions for MA & a select few dance companies. Besides dance, she dedicates her time, & energy to being a mom of two, teaching for Fierce Factory Dance & Talent, as well as going to school & pursing her career in real estate.
Ballet & Dance Instructor
Aimee Kilgore (she/her) was born in Philadelphia, PA and raised in Houston, Texas. She is a recent graduate of the renowned Alonzo King LINES BFA Program at Dominican University of California, holding a degree in Dance with a minor in Psychology. During her time with LINES, she had the pleasure of working with artists such as FLOCK, Christian Burns, Courtney Mazeika, Maurya Kerr, James Graham, Bobbi Jene Smith, and more. Aimee has also had the privilege of traveling to Tel Aviv to train in Gaga at Batsheva Dance Company under Ohad Naharin and Shahar Binyamini as well as work with Loni Landon in her most recent choreographic work through SALT’s LINK. Aimee is currently teaching and working as a freelance dancer in the Houston area, and will be completing her GYROTONICⓇ Level 1 teaching certification in January of 2022.
Stretch & Conditioning Coach
Kriszti Mills is a stretching/conditioning coach that brings unique exercises from over 25 years of rhythmic gymnastics’ coaching experience. She has been with Fierce Factory since 2016.
Kriszti graduated with summa cum laude with a Business degree from U of H Downtown and has been a USA Gymnastics’ professional member since 1995. )
Hip Hop Instructor
Originally from Houston, TX, Herman Charles III began his dance career as local performer. He quickly became one of the city's most sought after performers and dance instructors. Herman has worked with talent managers, Mathew Knowles, Charles Chavez and creative director, Kim Burse as a choreographer & creative director. He has worked with artists such as Frankie J., Solange Knowles, Tri-ni-tee 5:7, Megan Thee Stallion and That Girl Lay Lay. He has also choreographed for Pro Teams: Houston Rocket Power Dancers and Houston Dynamo Girls. Herman has also staged and choreographed musicals, Saturday Night Fever, The Wiz, Grease, Bye Bye Birdie, Annie, The Wizard of Oz & Cinderella. He is currently developing new artist and when he’s not touring, continues to teach hip hop dance in his hometown.