Meet the Directors
This is Jordyn Marsh's 1st year serving as Director over the Akins Diamond Dazzlers, and 3rd year in the Akins Dance Department. Jordyn was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas and began taking studio classes at the age of two. She's been trained in jazz, ballet, modern, contemporary, lyrical, tap, and hip hop. Upon graduating from Earl Warren High School, Jordyn came to Austin to gain her Bachelor in Fine Arts in Dance Education at the University of Texas. Jordyn had the opportunity to student teacher at Akins, prior to receiving her degree. Jordyn had also started and began developing Paredes Middle School's Dance Program, one of Akins main feeders schools.
Assistant Dance Director/JV Dance Director
This is Morgan Eddy's 7th year as the Assistant Director of the Akins Dance Department! Ms. Eddy grew up in the Austin area, and began dancing at the age of two. She has over 15 years of private studio training, specializing in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Contemporary/Lyrical, Pointe and Cecchetti Ballet Method. After graduating from Hays High School in 2005, Ms. Eddy attended Sam Houston State University, in Huntsville TX, where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance. Ms. Eddy has over 12 years of experience in teaching dance to children ages 2-18. She has choreographed award winning performances, and was a director of a private studio's Performance Company for over 4 years. Outside of work, Ms. Eddy enjoys spending time with her family and her two dogs. She loves coming to work each day while making a positive impact on all of the students at Akins High School, and looks forward to the years to come!