Director: Nicole Nothe
Nicole Nothe is a native of Bedford, Texas where she began studying dance at the age of five and served as Captain for the Trinity High School Troy-Ann Drill Team. Nicole attended Tyler Jr. College where she served as Head Dance Captain for the Apache Belles and performed at the Dallas Cowboys Halftime, St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and the Mayor’s Ball in Dublin, Ireland in 2000. Nicole went on to finish her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance and Physical Education from Texas Woman’s University graduating magna cum laude and performing for the TWU Ballet Folklorico Dance Company.
Nicole is dance certified by the Texas Education Agency and has taught Drill Team Training I-III, Dance I-IV, and Aerobics in high schools for sixteen years. She is the former director of the state champion, award-winning Sam Houston High School Tex-Anne Dance Team in Arlington, Texas from 2003-2008. Nicole served as the Red Rhythm assistant director and dance teacher at Liberty High School from 2008-2011. In 2011, Nicole was named the director of the Red Rhythm Dance Team. Since 2008, Red Rhythm has been awarded six grand championships, two overall grand championships, and sixteen award-winning choreography performances.
Nicole had the opportunity to expand her performance and dance education experience by working with American Dance/Drill Team Company, 3D Dance Studio, and DanceLine Productions. She was able to serve as a choreographer, adjudicator, and an instructor for Texas high school dance teams. Currently, Nicole works as a choreographer and adjudicator for local drill teams and dance studios and is a current member of the Texas Dance Educators Association.
Nicole believes in building a positive classroom environment for dance students where they can be inspired to grow into role models and leaders inside and outside of the classroom. Nicole and Chad have been married for eleven years. Chad works at Westlake Academy as a physical education teacher, high school varsity basketball and golf coach, and assistant athletic director. The Nothes have a son named Nash who enjoys fishing, play sports, and spending time the family’s red heeler cattle dog, Ginger.
Assistant Director: Sarah Cadungug
Sarah Cadungug is from Bedford, Texas and graduated from Trinity High School in 2003. She was a member of the Trinity Troy-Ann Drill Team, where she had the opportunity to serve as Captain her senior year. Sarah grew up studio dancing and competing, studying ballet, modern, tap and jazz. After high school, she attended McLennan Community College, where she earned her Associates Degree in Science and served as Captain of the college dance team. From 2005-2007, Sarah attended Stephen F. Austin State University and received her B.S. in Dance/Secondary Teaching and her minor in Kinesiology.
While attending SFA, she danced on the Pom Squad and served as Captain her senior year. After college from 2008-2011, Sarah traveled the world and worked on Holland America Cruise line as a professional dancer for different cruise ships. In 2011-2013, Sarah returned to SFA and earned her Master’s in Kinesiology. During this time, she was the Assistant Dance Coach for the SFA Pom Squad and Jack Attack Dance Team.
After graduating with her Masters from SFA in May of 2013, she became the assistant director, choreographer, and recruiter for the Trinity Valley Community College Cardettes. Sarah has been with the TVCC Cardettes for the past six years also winning two collegiate national championships with the Cardettes. Sarah has worked with other companies such as Marching Auxiliaries, National Dance Alliance, and Showtime as well as teaching camps to dance teams throughout the United States. Above all, she is excited to be starting a new journey and being a part of the Red Rhythm family, and most proud to be the wife to her husband PJ and her son Philip.