The Coaches

Head Coach: Lilibeth Mata

Lilibeth is a 2013 Rice University graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Computational and Applied Mathematics. She began dancing at age 4 and continued dancing for 4 years on the South Houston High School Jannettes Dance Team. During her time at Rice, she participated all 4 years on the Rice Owls Dance Team, 2 of those years as captain. She is currently a reliability analyst at NASA Johnson Space Center.

Sponsor: Emily Reichenbach


Emily is originally from Brownwood, Texas. She graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Dance.  Currently, Emily works for Rice University Jones School of Business.  Emily is a competitive runner and has participated in many local 5K races and completed her first marathon in 2011.  She is married to Clay Reichenbach, a 2006 Rice University graduate. Emily’s dance background includes participating on the Brownwood High School Drill Team, the McLennan Community College Dance Company, the Stephen F. Austin State University Pom Squad, the Houston Rockets Power Dancer and Captain from 2006 – 2010, and now volunteers as the Rice University Dance Team Sponsor.


Assistant Coach: Ginger Kiser

Ginger is a Magna Cum Laude Graduate of Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance, and a minor in Health. She is currently a dance educator and dance team director for the Thurgood Marshall High School Mystics Dance Team. She loves to travel, attend church and decorate in her spare time. Ginger is also a certified personal trainer. Ginger’s dance background includes participating on the James Martin High School Sundancer Drill Team as a captain, the Texas Tech Pom Squad as a 2 year captain, the NFL Houston Texans Cheerleaders as a 3 year captain, the NBA Houston Rockets Power Dancers as a 3 year Captain, the American Dance/Drill Team School Staff, and the Director of the Thurgood Marshall Mystics Dance Team from 2002 until present.


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