Dancemobile was started by Roxanne Green in 1991. Classes are held in schools and studios originating in the Galveston/Houston Texas area and have expanded to other areas. Dancemobile's enrollment is steadily increasing and hopes to continue growing and pleasing students and parents long into the future.
Ms. Roxanne has been dancing since age 2. Her first teacher was Isabel McKenna in Galveston, TX. She later took classes at Ruth Elgin's studio in Texas City and was a Ball High School Tornette and officer under Barbara Crow's direction. She first started teaching and choreographing while still in high school and has taught ages 18 mos. through senior citizens. Roxanne has received excellent training throughout her life by professional instructors from all over the country including workshop classes taught by Mia Michaels, Gregg Russell, and Rhonda Miller (who was also one of her instructors at OCU), many of the great tappers including Maurice Hines and Brenda Buffalino, Acia Gray, and other dance greats.
Roxanne has performed in many community and professional theatrical productions. Some of her dance roles include the part of "Judy" in "A Chorus Line," and "Annie," one of the Merry Murderesses in "Chicago" as well as dancing in "The Vic Damone Show," the "Victor Costa Fashion Show," and "The Marie Osmond and Brothers Show," in which she also co-choreographed a dance for the OCU American Spirit Jr. Company. She is a graduate of Oklahoma City University with a Bachelor of Performing Arts Degree and holds an Associates degree from Galveston College in Mid-Management.
Roxanne was a member of the American Spirit Dance Company in Oklahoma City under the direction of Jo Rowan, Discovery Dance Group in Houston, the Carl Siberon Dancers in Galveston, and Act I Liturgical Dance Company in Texas City. She ranked 16th out of hundreds of auditioners from all over the world in an international tap competition with Dance Umbrella in 1991. The judges included Charles "Honi" Coles, Brenda Buffalino, and Savion Glover. Roxanne was awarded an Entrepreneur Award from her high school graduating class at her reunion and is listed in many Who's Who publications.
Roxanne continues her dance and acting career when possible. She was a dancer in a Spanish movie called "The Marianao Kid", and was seen in an original movie for VH-1 titled, "Warning: Parental Advisory" starring Mariel Hemingway and Jason Priestly, has worked in a commercial for Academy, Scott & White Hospital in Temple, TX, was an extra in the movie "Surviving," and also worked in the movie "Love and Mary" as a stand-in for the lead Lauren German, and acted with her daughter in one of the scenes, as well as other roles.
After beginning her choreography experience with musicals in high school, Roxanne has choreographed musicals for college and community theatres including the musical "Luv," the operetta "The Student Prince," and "The Wind in the Willows" as well as choreographing movement for choirs and singing groups. She worked for the Jewish Community Center in Houston as the Musical Theatre Specialist and choreographed "Fiddler on the Roof" for the Temple Beth Jacob in Galveston where she had previously danced in "Milk and Honey." At Oklahoma City University, Roxanne choreographed dances for "Dames at Sea," and created and performed an original comedy skit for the Faculty Show. She was also one of the original members of the The Comedy Zone Comedy Troupe in Oklahoma City.
Roxanne's daughter holds a BS in Psychology from U of H Honors College and is attending Purdue University to earn her PhD in Education specializing in gifted children. She also has a son who just graduated from Clear Springs High School and will be attending the automotive program at San Jacinto Community College.
Listen to Ms. Roxanne's podcast with Empire Radio to find out how it all began.