Head Director Meoka McBride
Contact: mmcbrid2houstonisd.org jmorgado@houstonisd.org
Directors:  Head Director: Meoka McBride received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in dance at Sam Houston State University in 2007. She was a member of Dangerous Lorraines Dance Theater-a resident dance company at Sam Houston State University under the direction of Melissa Wynn. After graduation, Meoka moved to Houston and joined Urban Souls Dance Company for four dance seasons. She performed multiple solo roles in Urban Souls Repertoire and performed in numerous local concerts, as well as in New York and Virginia. To date, she is the eMotion Company Director at Bellaire High School, certified Pilates instructor, dance conditioning specialist, wellness coach and the mother of two cool boys. She is also a freelance dancer and choreographer. She continues to share her love for fitness and motivates others to incorporate exercise and healthier eating into a feasible lifestyle. Assistant Director: Julio Morgado is a Bellaire High School alumnus and former eMotion Dance Company President. During his time as a BHS student, he developed an interest in Theoretical Physics. While continuing to be active in the local dance community, he is currently pursuing his studies in Physics at the University of Houston. His knowledge in Physics proves to be very useful when helping his students learn new "break dance" material that requires a basic understanding of mechanics. With 8+ years of "break dance" experience and under the instruction of Meoka McBride, he has helped the company take an innovative approach towards its rigorous agenda.