Director - Brittany Shaver
Brittany Shaver attended Rockwall High School and was a part of the varsity drill team for 3 years and served as an officer for 2. She attended TCU and was a part of the Showgirls dance team for two years. She then transferred to SFA and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and Advertising. Brittany was a dancer in the movie “She Gets What She Wants” with Piper Perabo while attending TCU. She has performed in Miss Texas Pageants as well as many NFL and NBA half time performances. Brittany was also a member of the SFA choir where she performed around Texas. In 2005 she began teaching at Sachse High School. She served as the junior varsity director for 2 years and the varsity director for 7 years. Under her direction, the Swingsters won three National Champion titles and many regional best in class teams. In 2011, her Swingsters were selected to perform in the halftime show at the Super Bowl in Dallas. “It was an incredible experience that my girls and I will always remember.” Ms. Shaver is so excited to begin her 12th year of teaching here at IHS directing the Royals. “I feel very blessed to have been chosen to be the director at IHS in 2014. The last two years have been an amazing experience building the traditions for the Royals for years to come. The girls have poured their heart and soul into this team and it shows when they perform.” Ms. Shaver has been dancing since age 2 and has taught at dance studios since age 20. She also judges and instructs dance camp for American Dance and Drill in the summer. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys singing at church and for fun in her spare time. She also loves to travel and choreograph for studios and other drill teams in the area.
Assistant Director - Alisa McIninch
Alisa McIninch graduated from Sachse High School where she was on the National Champion Swingsters drill team under the direction of director, Brittany Shaver. Alisa served as junior lieutenant her junior year and captain her senior year. After high school she went to Blinn College and danced for their National Champion dance team. Alisa is now attending the University of North Texas where she is working on her teaching degree in history. Ms. Shaver is excited to have Alisa working with her again and assisting with the Royals.
The Royals would like to thank Greg Chatmon of Southern Images Photography for the professional photos.