Faculty

Monique Zummo Steinhagen

Monique Zummo Steinhagen

Owner/Director

Ms. Monique began her training from her mother, Marsha Woody Zummo, at the age of 4 and became a student assistant at sixteen.  She has studied under renowned teachers such as Robert Joffrey, David Howard, and the late Alexandra Danilova, Stanley Williams, and John Magness to mention a few; she studied two summers in New York City including the prestigious School of American Ballet, home of the New York City Ballet.  Monique became a Junior Company member of Beaumont Civic Ballet at the age of ten, performing in BCB’s firstNutcracker as a boy in Prologue, and later danced principal roles such as Snow Queen, Mirletons & Sugar Plum Fairy as a Senior Company member.  Interesting highlights include:  modeling in Dallas at the Kim Dawson Agency while attending college; runner-up twice at the Miss Texas Pageant and won the “Best Talent Award” & “Swimsuit Award” each year; began teaching full time at the Academy in 1982; and won a scholarship award for outstanding choreography at SW Regional Ballet for continuing study at Sarah Lawrence University in New York.  She was an active member of the Junior League of Beaumont for several years. She is now the Owner and Director of the MWAD, teaching all levels of dance, and also is Co-Director with her mother, Marsha Woody, of Beaumont Civic Ballet Co. She is married to Harvey Steinhagen III and has two adult sons, Landon and Dane.

Megan Anderson

Megan Anderson

Staff

Ms. Megan at the age of 10, began her dance training at Marsha Woody Academy, was  a Junior Company member with Beaumont Civic Ballet, became Ms. Monique’s assistant at 15, and never left!  At the age of 16, she choreographed her first piece for Beaumont Civic Ballet, which was performed at the National Regional Dance America Festival.  In 1996 through 1998, Megan received the Monticello Award for Excellence in Choreography and the Regional Dance America Award for Excellence in Choreography.  Megan choreographed Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Alice in Wonderland, & Twistin’ The Night Away which have been extremely successful for BCB.  She continues to teach all levels for the MWAD, besides teaching and choreographing as the Ballet Mistress of Beaumont Civic Ballet Co. She is married to Elvis Anderson and has two boys, Samuel (12), Christopher (6) and Garrett (newborn).

Tammy Anderud

Tammy Anderud

Staff

Ms. Tammy started her training at the Marsha Woody Academy at the age of 9 and was a member of Beaumont Civic Ballet at 10.  She has continued to be an active part of Beaumont Civic Ballet, performing in The Nutcracker, has choreographed for Beaumont Civic Ballet and the Regional Dance America, SW Festival. After Tammy got her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Baylor University she came to Beaumont and started her busy career. Ms. Tammy’s love for dance brought her part time to MWAD right away upon her arrival in town. She has served as President of the Junior League of Beaumont, was a surgical nurse and general manager of St. Elizabeth Hospital OR, chief nurse of SETX Bariatric Center over 13 years, and now is an Administrative Pastor at Praise Church.  She continues to choreograph and teach in the Academy and for Beaumont Civic Ballet on occasion. She is married to Tosh Anderud and has two children, Kyria (6) and Tristan (5).

Gwen Cormier

Gwen Cormier

Staff

Miss Gwen has had her training from the Marsha Woody Academy since the age of 4 and was a member of the Beaumont Civic Ballet Company performing principal roles.  She is presently teaching the Hip Hop classes at the Academy and is our substitute teacher & assistant for all levels of dance. Miss Gwen will graduate from Lamar University in May 2019 majoring in General Studies. She has a part time job as a Junior Youth Minister at St. Mary’s in Fannett Texas and also in her spare time she is a second year performing member of the Houston Rockets Launch Crew.

MacKenzie Cumpian

MacKenzie Cumpian

Staff

Miss Mac started at Marsha Woody Academy at the age of 3. She took ballet, pointe, tap, jazz & lyrical classes through her senior year graduating in 2015. She was a member of BCB’s Jr. Co. and later Sr. Co. dancing solo/principal roles in Nutcracker such as Harlequin Doll, Solider Doll, Mirleton, Chinese, & “The Duck” in Peter & The Wolf to name a few. At West Brook she was on the Stars Drill Team as a lieutenant for 3 years. When she graduated she continued her drill team career as a Kilgore College Rangerette for 2 years. At present she is a Studio Art major at Lamar University, and is a member of the Lamar Dance Team. Miss Mac will be teaching the Contemporary/Lyrical classes and is a substitute teacher and assistant in all levels of dance.

Matthew Forgas

Matthew Forgas

Staff

Mr. Matt has danced with Marsha Woody Academy since he was ten years old.  He danced many lead roles for Beaumont Civic Ballet including the Prince in The Nutcracker, Peter in Peter and the Wolf, Blue Bird in Sleeping Beauty, lead role in Prince Igor, Prince in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and Drummer Boy and Perpetuum Mobile in Graduation Ball; he studied extensively with John Magnus of Joffrey Ballet Company.  Mr. Matt will be teaching Sr. Ballet Classes for MWAD & BCB Co. He is currently a manager for FedEx Express in Houston. He is married to Torrance Cobb Forgas and has two children, Isabella (2) and Nicholas (newborn).

Ouida Broussard

Ouida Broussard

Secretary & Administrator

Ms. Ouida was trained as a dancer under Miriam Widman.  She has been associated with Marsha Woody Academy since 1985 as secretary; she also substitutes teaches in the academy the Jr. & Sr. tap classes. She serves as costume coordinator and is the Administrative Assistant for Beaumont Civic Ballet.  Ms. Ouida has a Bachelor of Business and Education degree from Lamar University. She is married to Wesley Broussard and has 2 adult children, Wes and Trisha.

Wendy Castille

Wendy Castille

Secretary & Administrator

Ms. Wendy was trained as a dancer under June Badon of Port Neches. Wendy has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Texas A&M University. This is her second year as assistant secretary at MWAD and has served as administrative assistant on the Beaumont Civic Ballet Board for the past several years.  She is married to Jerret Castille and has two children, Morgan (19) and Ally (15).