CC Director

Rosey Fortenberry – Crimson Cavalettes Dance Director

  • Obra D. Tompkins High School
    • 2013 – Present | Director
  • ​Clear Lake High School
    • 2007-2013 | Director
  • Clear Lake High School
    • 2000-2007 | Assistant Director
  • ​Clear Lake High School
    • 1999-2000 | Dance Educator
  • Clear Lake High School
    • 1997-1998 | Dance Instructor
  • Dance World
    • 1997 | Dance Instructor
  • Dance United
    • 1988-1991 | Deer Park High School Dance Team Member and Officer

Mrs. Rosey Fortenberry has been teaching/directing dance since the spring of 1997. She began her teaching career at Clear Lake High School in 1999 as a Dance Educator. She served as the Flairs Assistant Director from the fall semester of 2000 through spring 2007 and as the Director from fall 2007 through the spring semester of 2013. In 2003, Mrs. Fortenberry organized and served as the initial Director of the Freshmen Flairs Dance Team at Clear Lake High School. This team had the distinction of being the first Freshmen Dance Team in the Clear Creek School District. Before joining the CLHS staff in 1999, she worked as a Dance Instructor at both Dance World and Dance United. Mrs. Fortenberry graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science in Education, majoring in Kinesiology, with a minor in Dance. Mrs. Fortenberry has her certifications to teach Dance and PE. Prior to that, she attended Deer Park High School, where she served as a line member and officer for the Deer Escorts Dance Team. Mrs. Fortenberry and her husband, Clint, have two children, Tyler and Lane.

Victoria Way – Crimson Cavalettes Dance Assistant Director

Victoria Way began her teaching career as the first Tompkins High School Crimson Cavalettes Assistant Director in the Fall of 2016. Mrs. Way found her love of dance as a child but formally on her high school drill team in Carrollton, Texas. Her director, Trudie Williams, introduced her to the world of dance that has continued to open up so many doors for her and bring so much joy to her throughout life.

After graduating from Creekview High School, Mrs. Way left the Dallas area to attend Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas where she graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance and a minor in English. While at Texas State, Mrs. Way had the privilege of becoming a member of Orchesis Dance Company her Junior year and danced as a semi-professional cheerleader in Austin, Texas her senior year. Mrs. Way was able to explore dance on both ends of the spectrum, modern/contemporary dance and pro-style dance, while studying what she is most passionate about. She was very active both in the education department and the dance department at Texas State through her involvement in what truly inspired her such as the Critical Pedagogy group as well as participating in the many activities/performances of the dance department. Mrs. Way received scholarships each year she attended Texas State as a student in the dance department, but was most privileged by the Gwen K. Smith Endowed Scholarship for Dance Educators. She currently holds Texas Teacher Certifications in Dance, P.E., and English. She has also been a member of the Texas Dance Educators Association since 2013. Mrs. Way is married to the love of her life, Stephen Way, and adores her “fur baby” miniature dachshund, Brady.

She is so grateful to be a part of the Crimson Cavalette family and is thrilled to live out her dream as a dance team director!

Contact Mrs. Victoria Way at victoriaeway@katyisd.org.

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