Mrs. Jamie Wilson is the
Owner of Shelby Starlets Baton. She
is also a teacher and choreographer. A lifelong twirler, Mrs. Jamie
twirled in college with the Crimsonettes in the University of Alabama's
"Million Dollar Band". A competitive twirler with the National Baton Twirling
Association (NBTA), Mrs. Jamie is a
former Alabama State
Champion, and Southeast Regional Champion, and
was named a finalist in the
National Championships' Miss Majorette of America competition
at Notre Dame. She developed
her love of baton under the instruction of Mrs. Tammy Williams of
Birmingham and Mr. Stan Gillespie of Athens, Alabama. Mrs. Jamie and her
husband, Adam, have three boys, Cade, Colby, and Cameron.
Rebecca Gladney is the Director and Instructor/Choreographer of Creekview
Elementary's Shelby Starlets. Mrs. Rebecca is a lifelong twirler and was
a majorette for Athens High School in Athens, Alabama. She was also a
competitve twirler for the National Baton Twirling Association (NBTA) as a
part of the ARC Twirling Club and was a member of several State and
Regional championship teams. Before becoming a baton teacher, Mrs. Rebecca
taught elementary school at McAdory Elementary school.
She is also a talented pianist, and
currently plays keyboard for Kevin
Derryberry's Westwood Baptist Church Praise
Team. Mrs. Rebecca and her
husband, Tommy, have two little girls, Katelyn and Erin.
Mrs. Holly Cox teaches Zumba and is our
competition team tech and private lesson guru. Holly (like her sister
Mrs. Jamie) was a Crimsonette with the
University of Alabama’s “Million Dollar
Band” where she was featured in 1997 as
Christine in the MDB’s Halftime Production
of The Phantom of the Opera. Like Mrs.
Rebecca and Mrs. Jamie, Holly was a
majorette at Athens High School. As a
competitive twirler for the NBTA, she was
part of the ARC Twirling Club and was a
member of several State and Regional
championship teams. As a soloist, Holly was
a multiple State and Regional Champion, and
was a top-five solo finalist at the NBTA
National Championships, held at the
University of Notre Dame. Mrs. Holly, ad her
husband, Jordan, attend Hunter Street
Mrs. Chiffon Bogue began twirling in 6th grade at Macdonald Middle School, on
Ft. Knox, KY. Her love of twirling continued into high school, where for a lack of a
majorette squad, twirled flag and riffle as part of the Central Hardin High School Color
Guard. She has worked with Shelby Starlets for two years, as an assistant teacher,
choreographer, and stretching instructor. Being an Army wife and daughter, she has
traveled extensively and has recently made Alabaster her family’s permanent home. She
is an artist, teaching painting at several local studios, and works with the after school art
programs at Thompson Intermediate School. She and her husband, SFC Jeffrey Bogue,
have four children, Nic, also a soldier in the army, Joe, Lilly, and Vincent.
Miss Jennifer Vickers is new to our
staff for 2012 and has been dancing since she was three years old. She competed for 13 years in the jazz,
ballet, contemporary, Broadway, tap, and hip hop categories. An overall-winning soloist at many competitions,
Miss Jennifer has received several special judges’ awards. She was also a member of the Wofford College dance team.
She has also taken classes from some of the best choreographers in the southeast, including Mark Meismer, Justin Giles,
and Travis Wall. Miss Jennifer is currently a graduate student at UAB studying in the field of opthamology.
Although she has ‘retired’ from performing, she still loves to dance and take classes whenever she gets the chance and is
looking forward to sharing what she has learned with our students!
Ms. Carrie Smith is new to our Shelby Starlets staff.
Carrie is a current UAB Blazer Majorette.
She is from Dothan, Alabama, where she graduated from Northview High School. She is currently a Journalism major at UAB, and just
recently completed an internship with the "Rick and Bubba Show". If you listen to the show - she was nicknamed "Yo Llama". Ms.
Carrie will be teaching for our Helena and