Director Brooke Luna
Brooke Luna is originally from Pflugerville, Texas where she began dancing at the age of 10. Brooke trained heavily in Royal Academy of Dance ballet curriculum until she made her high school’s drill team. After serving as a two year Captain in high school, Brooke went on to become a Kilgore College Rangerette. She was elected as Captain and led the 75th and 76th Lines during her sophomore year. Brooke graduated with her BA in Dance Studies from Texas Woman’s University in 2018. After assistant directing the Berkner Bandoleras for one year, she became the head director and is excited to embark on her second year with the Bandos.
Assistant Director Marina Locascio
Marina Locascio began dancing at the age of eleven. She was a three year member of the O’Connor High School Golduster Dance Team in Helotes, TX where she served as Co-Captain her senior year. Upon graduating in 2013, she attended the University of Houston – Victoria where she started the first ever Jaguar Dance Team. Marina transferred to Texas State University in the fall of 2014 to study dance education. At her time at Texas State, she was a member of a touring dance company named “CIMTEYA” that performed various works that incorporated dance into STEM. During her time at Texas State, she choreographed for different high school programs.
Marina student taught in the Spring of 2018 at Berkner High School with the Bandoleras. Upon completion of student teaching, she graduated with her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance with a teaching certification. Currently, Marina is the Director the Berkner Ramblers and the Assistant Director of the Berkner Bandoleras. She has been teaching dance at Berkner since 2018.