Meet our directors
Company director/dance instructor
Joeley Reed was raised in Derby, Kansas where she found her passion for dance at a young age. After several years of training and performing, her continued desire to dance led her to Austin, Texas, where she there joined the professional dance company Verge. As a dancer, Joeley has competed at regional and national levels across the country where she won numerous group, duo and solo awards. In 2006, she won the title of Miss Star Power at the Starpower National Talent competition in San Antonio, Texas. She was involved in her high school dance team all four years and was head captain her senior year. Joeley received four all-American awards, Top All-American her senior year, and an Excellence in Leadership award. She taught for the National Dance Alliance from 2007-2009 at the high school and collegiate levels. She was also a head instructor for NDA. After Austin, Joeley decided to move to Houston where she is now the Company Director of CDA’s competition teams. Joeley is going into her seventh year at Connolly’s and her fourth year as the Company Director and choreographer. She aspires to create a program that provides dancers with not only a strong technical foundation but also a safe environment. She is looking forward to sharing her love and passion for dance with all of her students here at CDA.
Assistant Company director/dance instructor
Mia Angelini is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Point Park University, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. Mia is a current company member of Met Dance, in Houston. Through the Met, as well as Point Park University, she has had the privilege of performing many works by some of today’s most sought-after choreographers. She also had the opportunity to perform in the International Choreography Competition as a part of the 2012 Jazz Dance World Congress. Mia is excited to be teaching at CDA for a third year and continues to share her passion for dance with her students.
Assistant company director/dance instructor
Kiki was born and raised in Houston, Kiki started dancing at the age of three at Connolly dance arts where she continued to dance for the next 14 years. She started dancing for the company at age seven and competed for 8 years. Kiki danced for her high school dance team Inertia for all four years of high school and was captain her senior year. Her high school dance team was asked to perform numerous places around Houston, Kiki won 1st place at HISD competition for her solo her senior year. She is currently enrolled in school at the University of Houston where she is going into her sophomore year. Kiki is excited to be teaching at the studio she has grown up at and hopes to make the students experience as great as hers was.