Director, Richardson High School Eaglettes
Christina Hinchey grew up in Durant, Oklahoma, where her passion for dance and drill team began. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. While at SOSU, she spent three seasons performing in musicals with the Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival’s summer repertory.
Mrs. Hinchey has over 15 years of coaching experience at the High School and Collegiate level. Prior to arriving at Richardson High School, she was the founding director of the Wakeland High School Legacy Line and also directed in Allen ISD and Plano ISD. Throughout her years as director, Mrs. Hinchey has led teams to multiple championship titles and feature performances such as Dallas Stars, Dallas Mavericks, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and Super Bowl 45.
Mrs. Hinchey loves being able to take part in the traditions of RHS and the Eaglettes. Building relationships is her favorite part of teaching and directing. When she isn’t working with dancers, she enjoys cooking, camping, playing with her three dogs and two cats, and listening to her husband play music.
Assistant Director, Richardson High School Eaglettes
Thelma Flores is from Garland, Texas, and began dancing at the age of 14. She attended North Garland High School where she was a member of the La Petites Drill Team her freshman year and a member of the Mam’selles Drill Team, her sophomore through senior years. During her three years as a Mam’selle, Ms. Flores was a part of elite dance and kick companies. Her senior year, she had the privilege of serving as captain under the direction of Kelly Fishback, former RHS Eaglettes Director (2013-2016). Ms. Flores graduated in May of 2011.
Continuing her education, Ms. Flores attended Brookhaven Community College in Dallas, where she began her formal training in Ballet and Modern. She was also a two-year member of the Windmill Dance Company, through which she had the opportunity to attend the American College Dance Festival with a select group of company members. After Brookhaven, Ms. Flores attended Texas State University in hopes of continuing her dance education. While at Texas State, Ms. Flores studied Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, and Dance History. She was also a part of the student-run Orchesis Dance Company for one year. Ms. Flores graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Dance Education major in May of 2016.
In the Fall of 2016, Ms. Flores took on the positions of Director of the Desperados, Assistant Director of the Eaglettes and dance aerobics teacher at Richardson High School. Going into her third year of directing and teaching, Ms. Flores is thankful for the opportunity and blessing to be teaching at a campus that is diverse in so many ways. Ms. Flores is ready and excited for another wonderful year with the Eaglettes!