Meet Mrs. Tiffany Vaiani
Hello, my name is Tiffany Vaiani and I started working at Ball High School at the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year. I began teaching middle school science in Galveston which was always fun and exciting. I am now the Lead Counselor and the current Tornette Director. I attended Sam Houston State University (Eat 'Em Up Kats) for my undergraduate degree and Our Lady of the Lake University for my graduate degree. I was born and raised in Galveston. I am a BOI, as is my husband and our two sons. I enjoy living here and having our children grow up in a town with so much to offer. I had the privilege of dancing from the age of 3 through high school. I was a dance officer on my dance team and believe this knowledge has helped me in molding these young dancers into better leaders. I am passionate about assisting students and providing them with knowledge and opportunity to pursue their dreams. I am proud to work at Ball High School where I lead a team of exceptional counselors and work with an amazing group of young dancers. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns and I will be happy to assist you.
Meet Mrs. Ami Ray
Ami Ray graduated with her BS in University Studies with a Dance Concentration at Texas A&M University in May 2016. She also graduated with her MS in Kinesiology at Lamar University in May 2018. She began her dance training at the age of three, but she quickly fell in love with ballet. While attending Ball High School, Ami was a part of The Galveston Ballet, a pre-professional ballet company. This is where she quickly fell in love with teaching, while she assisted with the younger students’ ballet classes. Once in college, she continued her dance career with the dance department at Texas A&M. Currently, she teaches English at Ball High School and loves all of her sweet Tornettes.
Meet Ms. Jessica Stewart
Jessica Stewart graduated with her BA in Dance at the University of Houston in December 2015. She began her dance training at the age of three at Cookie Joe's Dancing School. During her years there, she was also member of the Jazz Company and Ballet Grace Company. Once in college, she performed in the 2013/2014 season with the university’s pre-professional dance company, Ensemble. She performed in pieces choreographed by Jennifer Wood, Teresa Chapman, Karen Stokes, Jacqueline Nalett, and Melissa Noble. She also performed in the Emerging Choreographers Showcase 2013/14 and U of H goes to the Barn 2014/15. In June 2014, she debuted with her first professional company, Suchu Dance, as a guest artist in The Normal Corporation. Currently she teaches dance and will continue to be a dance advocate. As a dance instructor she truly loves what she does!