Ashlee Hendrex was named the director of the nationally-recognized MCC Dance Company at the monthly Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday evening. Hendrex steps into the director's role after spending the 2018-19 season as assistant director. Last year, she helped lead the squad to its third consecutive NDA Jazz Division III National Championship, a third-place finish in NDA Hip Hop Division III, an ADTS Division III Jazz Collegiate National Championship and a first runner-up finish in ADTS Division III Hip Hop.
Beyond her coaching experience, Hendrex is no stranger to the MCC family. She was a member of the MCC squads that claimed back-to-back NDA National Championships in 2009 and 2010, and she was named an NDA All-American in 2010.
After the 2010 season, Hendrex transferred to Sam Houston State University, where she was a three-year member of the Orange Pride Dance Team that earned three consecutive NDA National Championships. She was named the Orange Pride Rookie of the Year in 2012, and followed the award with two consecutive Veteran of the Year titles. She served as team captain in 2012-13.
Hendrex returned to MCC after spending three years as a paralegal for Fernelius Simon, PLLC in Houston and a year as a choreographer for the HTE Dance Company. She earned a bachelor's degree in kinesiology from Sam Houston State in 2013 and a paralegal certificate from the University of Houston in 2014.