Dalene Merrel

Ballet Instructor, Creative Movement and Beginning

Dalene danced with the Gobel School of Dance from ages 3-18. During high school, she attended summer ballet intensives in both Houston and Dallas.

Dalene later studied under instructors from New York and Chicago while obtaining her Bachelors degree at Texas A&M University. She was fortunate to perform at Rudder Theatre with visiting Russian and French ballet schools. Dalene also taught mathematics at Lufkin High School and obtained her Masters degree at Stephen F. Austin State University.

She is currently a stay-at-home mom to her three homeschooled children. Dalene is looking forward to teaching the Creative Movement and Beginning ballet classes for the 2nd year in her hometown studio, Gobel School of Dance.