The Dance Waterloo Board

Morgan Teel

Founder | Artistic Director | Board Member

Morgan Mackay Teel is the Artistic Director & Founder of Dance Waterloo. When she isn’t producing a new choreographic project for Dance Waterloo, you can find her working with an individual, partner, group, and business clients as a Certified Enneagram Coach, helping them find fulfillment and joy with how they spend their time in life. She is also a Recruiting Coordinator for a tech start-up. Morgan holds an MFA in Dance from The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from The University of Southern Mississippi. Her artistic works have premiered nationally in Florida, Wisconsin, Texas, Mississippi, Arkansas, Indiana, and New York as well as internationally in Italy.

Noelle Billings

Executive Director | Board Member

Noelle Billings is a Dancer, Choreographer, and Teaching Artist based in Austin, TX. She received her BFA in Performance and Choreography from the University of Southern Mississippi where she was fortunate to work with artists such as Kelly Ferris Lester, Elizabeth Lentz-Hill, Michael Estanich and Lucy Riner, Brian Martinez, and Derreck Williams. Noelle’s junior choreographic project, We Begin To Build Something Else (2017), was adjudicated at the American College Dance Association (South) conference in 2018 and was selected for both the Gala Concert and as an alternate for the ACDA National Concert. In addition, her thesis research, Half Empty/Half Full (2018) was presented at the USM Honors College and the Undergraduate Research Symposium in 2018. After graduation in May 2018, Noelle moved to Austin, TX to join Dance Waterloo as a Dancer and Teaching Artist, performing in works by Founder and Artistic Director Morgan Teel and Choreographer Laura Merkel for Rule of Three. Noelle began choreographing with the company in 2019 for Vital, performed at Symphony Square, and transitioned into the role of Executive Director in 2020. In June 2021, she began graduate school at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as an MFA candidate under the direction of Daniel Burkholder. Through UWM, Noelle has produced two new concert works, Twice (2021) and Blue World (2022), and has been fortunate to learn from and work with artists such as Dr. Mair Culbreth, Jan Erkert, Joel Aguilera, Lizzy Woodson, Ferne Caulker-Bronson, DeMar Walker, Alfonso Cervera, Katy Pyle, and Fulbright Scholar Simone Ferro. Noelle is beginning her thesis research in Fall 2022 and will graduate with her MFA in May 2023. Most recently, Noelle helped produce On The Horizon, Dance Waterloo’s largest performance to date, in which she choreographed a new work, Cycles (2022), and danced in two new works by Laura Merkel and Lily Kazanoff. In addition to her work with Dance Waterloo, Noelle co-directs the Intersection Dance Team at Arts Avenue Theater and Dance, and serves as Executive Consultant for Brian Martinez’s Boykin Dance Project.

Andie Duong


Andie grew up dancing in Des Moines, IA where she studied ballet, contemporary, modern, and tap. While working towards her BFA in Dance at UT Austin, Andie performed in several of UT’s Dance Repertory Theater’s shows including Fall for Dance, Momentum, Fortitude, and Transcendence – which Andie also choreographed a piece for. Before graduating in 2019, Andie worked with choreographers such as Andrea Beckham, Gesel Mason, Kirven Douthit Boyd, Erica Gionfriddo, Adrienne Hurd, Ananya Chatterjea, and Netta Yerushalmy. Andie has been living, working, and dancing in Austin since, and began working with Dance Waterloo in 2020.

Lauren Cunningham


Lauren Cunningham (she/hers) is the Assistant Director of Development for the University of Texas at Austin College of Fine Arts. Prior to working for UT, Lauren worked for TEXArts in Lakeway, TX and the Johnson Center for Child Health and Development in Austin. Lauren holds a bachelor’s degree in music and public relations from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a master’s degree in arts administration from the University of Kentucky. In her free time, Lauren enjoys reading, hula-hooping, and wrangling her two cats Egon and Molly with her husband Corey. Connect with Lauren on LinkedIn here.

Justin Staples

Board Member

As Owner of JS Interactive and Co-owner to Burn Right Products, Justin offers over 15 years of experience in multiple facets of internet development and business development.

Justin also comes from an artistic and creative background, with experience in drawing and Illustrations. Seeing art expressed through dance was what piqued Justin’s interest in Dance waterloo, and has since been a member of the team.