ShowTime Staff

Beverly Skipper

Beverly Skipper is well known for her love of all things organized and efficient. Her belief in Life Skills is shown in her commitment to teaching Life Skills to all who attend ShowTime Camps. She had an “aha” moment many years ago, realizing that producing a flawless performance was valuable for now, but what really mattered was training her dancers to think and to give them the Life Skills to be confident, competent, and successful on their own.

Beverly loved dancing as a Kilgore Rangerette and a Texas State Strutter. She wanted to give back to those organizations and she created the National Collegiate Dance Drill Team Auditions to put dancers in contact with colleges. Thousands of dancers were connected with millions of dollars in scholarships in the 35 years that Beverly and ShowTime have hosted the auditions. In the 1970’s, there were only two drill team competitions in Texas, both privately run. Beverly Skipper and ShowTime International created the first three company hosted competitions: the San Antonio Spectacular, the Houston Extravaganza, and the Texas Championship for Texas teams, and those original three are still running today. She was the forerunner in creating area contests throughout Texas which served as the model for other companies who now run contests. “Kisstomer Service” has been her mantra for her clients. Make a Plan. Tell the Clients the Plan. Execute the Plan as Promised. Beverly Skipper also created the highly popular Booster Club Camp to educate Boosters on their responsibilities and leadership roles. Do you have air bags in your vehicle? Of course you do! Beverly was one of a select team of college students who tested the viability of airbags for Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio in 1972. Public opinion was against the airbags, with consumers believing the bags would inhibit their ability to steer clear of an accident. Her participation in the tests was instrumental in the USA adopting airbags as a safety consideration. Beverly’s favorite hobby is playing Texas Hold ‘Em. Her early beginnings were at local establishments, and her highest victory was scoring 86th out of a field of 6,352 players at the 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas. She continues to play and exhibits her love of learning by studying under two professional Poker Coaches and Life Coaches. Any additional comments that you would like to share: Being in drill team myself and then and working with ShowTime all these years means everything to me. My role as a choreographer and instructor has changed and evolved into being the planner, which I enjoy very much. I love our staff – they are positive, cheerful, energetic, funny, and extremely capable. There is nothing I would rather be doing, and the things I’ve learned from being in drill team and from owning ShowTime translate into many other areas such as planning a wedding and building a new home. It is the ultimate gratification when a student or staff lets me know that I have positively influenced them or helped them learn something that makes them more capable or successful in life. Past Director of: Trinity High School, John Marshall High School, Del City High School Business Affiliation: 1973 Founder, CEO, and Owner ShowTime International Educational Background and Degrees Held: BS in Business and Education Professional Organizations and Offices Held: DTDA President and Charter Vice President, National Council of Drill Team Camps President, Rangerettes Forever Lifetime Member, Strutters Exes, TAHPERD, Owner Crown Limousine, Lake Travis Powerboat Association Founder, Founder and Owner ShowTime Performance Boats, Founder and Owner Speedy Secretarial Service, Founder Lago Vista Rotary Club, Chairman Lago Vista Chamber of Commerce Concept Committee for Area Development, Anchor Club, Student Council, Future Homemakers of America, Future Teachers of America, TKE Little Sisters Years of Service in the field of Dance /Drill Team: 63 Personal Achievements and Honors: Major Victoria High School, Graduated Magna Cum Laude Number 8 in class of 570, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Ranger Beauty, Kilgore Rangerettes, Texas State Strutters, Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Placed #86 in the 2013 Main Event of the World Series of Poker. Other TDEA Awards or Nominations: TDEA Hall of Fame 2001. Nominee Lifetime Achievement Award 1998 and 2000. Nominee Distinguished Service Award 2020.

TeeLee Phlieger
DFW Area Contest Administrator

TeeLee Phlieger is proud to serve as one of the Showtime DFW Contest Administrators. Throughout her early life, she trained in ballet, tap, jazz and pointe, for 14 years, with the Texie Waterman School of Dance. TeeLee was a 3 year member of her high school drill team, serving as Captain her senior year. After high school, she attended Stephen F. Austin where she obtained her Bachelors of Science Degree in Dance and Health Education and later her Masters Degree in Special Education with Diagnostician Certification. TeeLee has been a part of the Showtime Family since 1994, serving on both camp and contest staff. She spent 20 years as a Varsity Drill Team Director in the North Texas area and currently works as campus Educational Diagnostician and Special Education Department Chair. TeeLee says that contest season is her absolute favorite time of year and she takes great pride in providing Directors and Teams with the best possible experience at every Showtime contest.

Kristy Davis
DFW Area Contest Administrator

Kristy graduated from Weatherford High School in 1999, where she was captain of the Weatherford Blue Belles. From there she was a Kilgore College Rangerette. She went on to the University of North Texas and graduated with a degree and Kinesiology and later graduated from Texas A&M Commerce with a Master’s in Counseling. She trained extensively in ballet, tap, jazz and pointe for 18 years. She was a high school drill team director for 8 years and is now a high school counselor and LPC. This is her 20th year with Showtime. In her 20 years she has been on camp staff, choreographing and teaching camps across Texas, judging and tabulating contests and she is now a Dallas Contest Administrator. She loves Contest Day and providing a smooth and organized contest experience for our teams and directors.

John and Denise VanGils
Houston Area Contest Administrators

Denise graduated from Aldine High School in 1996, where she was Colonel for the Aldine Vaquera Dance Team. She attended Sam Houston State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in 2000, and graduated with a Masters in Educational Leadership with a Principal Certification in 2018. Denise trained in ballet, tap, jazz, baton, and clogging for 15 years. She was a high school drill team director for her Alma Mater for 20 years. Recently she has been promoted to Assistant Principal. Denise has been a member of the Showtime family since 2004. During this time, she served as an adjudicator, tabulator, camp choreographer, teacher, and contest administrator. John is a graduate of Katy High School. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology in 2012 and is currently a Computer maintenance teacher at Eisenhower High School. John has been a member of the Showtime family since 2017. He serves in customer service, sound and technology, and contest administration. They enjoy meeting and serving the dance community and look forward to many more years to come.


Dee Martin
Central Texas Contest Administrator

Dee Martin is honored to be a part of the Showtime Family since 2001 and to serve as one of the Central and South Texas Contest Administrators. Dee is a graduate of Northbrook Senior High in Houston Texas where she was member of the Bandolera’s Dance Team for 4 years serving as Colonel her senior year. She has the great privilege of representing East Texas at the Miss Texas USA pageant 2 years in row and has held numerous titles including Miss Texas Wonderland. She was 1 of 35 women in the world chosen by the Ford Modeling Agency as a finalist for Supermodel of the World and through this opportunity gained representation from the Neal Hamil Agency out of Houston. Throughout all this adventure Dee attended Stephen F. Austin Nacogdoches majoring in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Dance. She directed many award winning teams and was bestowed the prestigious award of Top 10 Director for DTDA. She also served on the board for DTDA. Ms. Martin retired from directing after 20 years to afford her more time with her special needs son and is a proud supporter of Autism Speaks. Recently she was excepted into Texas Tech’s graduate program to obtain her Master’s in Special Education with a specialization in Autism. Dee has worn many hats with Showtime starting with camp staff and being a co-writer of the very first Social Officer Camp curriculum as well as contest judge and tabulator. She currently teaches Leadership and Service Learning at the Williamson County Juvenile Services in Georgetown Texas. Dee says she could never see her life without Showtime and is forever grateful for the wonderful opportunity given to her by CEO Beverly Skipper Lange to be part of the SHOWTIME FAMILY!

Cassie Ortiz
Social Media Manager

Cassie Ortiz has been with ShowTime since 2013. She began as our Social Officer Camp Coordinator and works one on one with our Social Officers to be organized and ready for their upcoming year. Cassie also serves as our Social Media Manager, Communications Liaison,and is a part of our Contest Staff! Cassie’s passion for dance began in high school, serving as the drill team Captain. She then went on to Trinity Valley Community College where she was a Cardette, Freshman Representative, and two-year Showgirl. In 2010, Cassie served as the Head Director of the Lionettes for 6 years, leading her team to a National Elite Grand Championship. Cassie is currently pursuing her degree in Organizational Leadership, with hopes she may be able to continue to reach our young leaders and help build them up to be their BEST!

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