Degrees and Certifications:
Texas Tech University Bachelor of Art in Dance Dance, Physical Education
This is Rickey Phoummany’s 1st year at Bowie Fine Arts Academy and he is excited to share his love and knowledge of dance with the talented BFAA students! His philosophy on teaching is filled with kindness, patience, and understanding. He believes that every child has something special to give, and should be treated as such. He pushes his students to do their personal best, to empower them, to be able to create and leads by example in all he does.
Rickey has previously taught at W.H. Adamson High School in Dallas ISD for 5 years as the Director of Dance where he established the Adamson Dance Program in the 2014-2015 school year. He was the Leopardette Drill Team Director for 4 years, established the Adamson Dance Company and director for 3 years and was also the Director of the Borealis Colorguard for 4 years. While at Adamson HS he was also the choir director for 2 years and Cheer Coach for 1 year.
He is originally from Watauga, TX a little suburb outside of Fort Worth, TX, where he graduated from Haltom High School and was involved in numerous of extra and co-curricular activities and organization.
He graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelors of Art in Dance and Minor in Education.
While at Tech, he was a member and served as President of the University Dance Company where he learned from Ailey II and Pilobolus professional dance companies. He was also a performer and choreographer for Texas Tech’s Hip Hop Team; Dancers With Soul and performed with Ballet Lubbock a pre-professional school in the Nutcracker and Cinderella. He also performed in numerous of musicals and served as dance captain with Lubbock Moonlight Musicals.
Rickey was selected to represent Texas Tech University Dance Program at the American College Dance Festival in Las Cruces, New Mexico and Laredo, Texas and his final choreography piece was chosen to be performed amongst his professor’s at DanceTech; Artisrty in Motion.
He also served with the Texas Tech University Student Government Association as Senator for the Visual and Performing Arts. He also served as a board member and morale captain for RaiderThon, known as a Dance Marathon benefiting the Children's Miracle Network. He was a member of the Texas Tech Men’s Chorus known as the Matador Singers and also a part of the Zeta Pi chapter of the Sigma Nu Fraternity.
Since moving back to DFW, he has choreographed for numerous high school show choirs, dance programs, drill teams, and performed professionally here in DFW with Black Gold Dance Company as a charter member, performing member and choreographer for the world renowned men’s chorus the Turtle Creek Chorale and with numerous local theatre companies and entertainment companies and has even been a Column Awards final nominee for the Chita Rivera Male Dancer Award!
Grade Level/Subject: PreK-5th Grade Dance.
Conference Period: 8:10-8:55 a.m.
Lunch Period: 11:55-12:15 p.m.
Hobbies: Performing (Singing, Dancing, Acting, Choreographing)