Langham Creek Bailadora Directors
Mrs. Brynae Love - Young is the youngest of three daughters. Her parents Gerald and Bertha Love placed her in the Dance Tree program at the age of 4. At the age of 8, she joined the Bonnie Siscoe School of Dance for lessons in ballet, pointe, jazz, and modern. In 2002, Ms. Love wanted a new challenge and auditioned for the Clear Brook High School Celebrities Dance/Drill Team. The drill team world was new and exciting to Ms. Love, she soon discovered her new passion for dance. After completing her first year as a Celebrity, she was selected to lead her dance team as the Senior Lieutenant. Mrs. Love continued her education at Sam Houston State University, where she was placed on the Dean's list from 2007-2009. She is also a former member of the Delta Xi Nu Multicultural Sorority, Inc., Chi Tau Epsilon Dance Honor Society, and Golden Key International Honor Society. Mrs. Love had the honor of working with a wide variety of professional dance companies and choreographers while attending SHSU! She earned her Bachelor's of Fine Arts with Honors in 2009. In 2010, Mrs. Love began her career as dance educator and drill team director. She has worked with award winning programs such as Bryan High School, Westfield High School, Klein Forest High School, and North Shore Senior High.
Outside of directing, Brynae is a certified dance adjudicator and freelance choreographer. She is also a former Texas Dance Educator's Association Board Member. Mrs. Love is super excited to be the Director of the Bailadora Organization and Langham Creek Dance Department.
Brynae is supported by her mother Bertha, big sisters Beth and Breana, nephew Taylor, and loving best friend and husband Shawn. Shawn and Brynae welcomed their son Alex in July of 2019. Mrs. Love is really excited to begin working with these talented young minds.
Brynae Love - Young
Mrs. Luise’ Maldonado- As a young girl, Maldonado has always wanted to pursue a career in dance. Her love and passion for the art started in Fayetteville, North Carolina at Charlotte Blum School of Dance. After moving to Texas to help take care of her Oma, Maldo was a part of the first competitive group for Gymkix High Velocity Dance Company, the Fierce Five. After 7 years, Maldo’s family decided to move to Cedar Park, Texas to pursue a new opportunity. Going into her freshman year at Vista Ridge High School, Maldo decided to audition for the Star Stepper Dance Team. In her years on the team, she served as a class representative, 2nd Lieutenant, and Captain her senior year. She also danced at The Dance Spot, directed by Quinton Weathers, and took classes around the city of Austin.
Maldonado is a proud alumni of Blinn College and Sam Houston State University. For the first two years of her college career, Maldo was a member and Captain of Beta Tau. After her years at Blinn College, she went on to become a member and captain of the Orange Pride Dance Team, where they became NATIONAL CHAMPIONS! After graduating, Maldonado worked and danced with Dancin’ Bluebonnets from 2013-2018. During her time there, her teams won numerous awards including NDA, ADTS, Showtime, and The Dance Summit Champions! Maldonado also danced for the open team where they won a World Championship title in 2018. In the fall of 2018, Maldo hung up her dance hat and became a full time coach in 2018 at Magnolia High School where she led them to their first national competition and placed 3rd in Game Day, 4th in Team Dance, 12th in Pom, and 18th in Jazz and became the BAND APP Exemplary Role Model winner. Her time at Magnolia was spent loving the team and creating dancers of the future. After much consideration, Maldonado decided to become a part of LOBO Nation where she is now the Assistant Director of the award winning Bailadoras Dance Team.
Outside of Texas, Luise choreographs all over the nation for studio, high school, and college teams. She is also a Head Instructor for the National Dance Alliance where she became the Top HI of 2019 and has been able to travel and teach dancers from all over the world, even ROME!
Luise is supported by her Husband John, Mom Jackie, Pups Sammy and Abigail, and Cat Rita. Everything she does is in loving memory of her late father, Sargent Paul W. Hooks.