Revellier Dance Director
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science in Communication; emphasis on Public Relations ; Masters of Business Administration; Masters of Educational Leadership.
Ms. Whylan Rucker
Since the age of 6, Whylan Rucker has studied the art of dance through various styles, including, ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, modern, hip hop, and musical theater. During her collegiate years, Whylan enhanced her experience as a choreographer and director by working at The Art of Dance Studio, teaching ballet, jazz and contemporary, and directing the dance team at her high school alma mater. She also gained collegiate dance experience as a 3 year member of the Lamar University Dance Team.As an advocate for education, Whylan continued to receive a teaching degree in English, Speech and Dance, while attending graduate school and earning two additional degrees in Masters of Business Administration and Educational Leadership.
Currently, she teaches Dance 1, Dance 2, and Pre-Drill courses at Elsik High School, while overseeing the Elsik Revellier Dance Team. As a first year director, Whylan was able to lead the team to an outstanding victory at both the Crowd Pleasers and Ascension dance competitions. Her team earned Overall Grand Championship, High Point Apex Award, Best in Style, Judge’s Award, Crowd Pleasers Award, and Best in Entertainment; she’s also earned Best in Choreography and Artistic Vision. Her goal is to spread her passion and knowledge for dance and performing arts, with a focus on execution and performance quality.