JENNIFER BOWMAN

CINDY MCCOOL
TUTU DANCER


​Married for 32 years, I am the wind beneath my husbands wings. We have three children, live in North Texas, hoping to live salty soon!!


OTHER MEMBERS:


Becky Corley

Olivia Dillon
Maria Jones


nannette metoyer

TUTU DANCER

So excited to be able to join!  Moved to the island 2 1/2 years ago and it was the best decision I ever made!

CINDY MCCOOL

​​NICOLE TALLEY

TUTU DANCER


Nicole can't stop. She won't stop. 
Always ballin' -- out of control. 
AKA Red Devil. AKA Nikki T. 
From ATL to the G.

​​Famous last words: "Play on, playa."

#TutuLiveKrewe

VANESSA PAELICKE
TUTU DANCER


Vanessa grew up on the Island and despite her less then stellar dance skills is thrilled to have been given the opportunity to join this great group of ladies. She is married with two children and enjoys living on the water in Seabrook. She is the owner of Comprehensive Treatment Solutions.

TUTU DANCER

KATHY CISNEROS

JOSIE MOLINA
CHOREOGRAPHY Committee


​Josie Rodriguez-Molina ...BOI, Tor to the Core and true Dallas Cowboys Fan… Naturally Happy and believes relationships should be like Nintendo 64 Classic… fun to spend hours with, and every issue is easily fixed by blowing on it then shoving it back in.

Our resident intellectual, per Donna.

LESLIE SWARTZ

LILIA HAMMILL

JOANNE JARAMILLO

​​TUTU DANCER


Lives in Breezey Bacliff
Likes:  French fries dipped in mayonnaise, med rare steaks and stiff drinks
Dislikes:  Feelings, squeaky voices and small children in restaurants.

​Dedi Ball

LESLIE SWARTZ
TUTU DANCER


Leslie is the proud mother to four amazing children and grandma to three wonderful grandsons. She enjoys fishing, getting lost in a good book & enjoying a glass of ice cold beer.
Famous last words: "A bad day on the water is better
​than a good day at work."

Terri Martin

TuTu Dancer


Terri Martin is a huge Houston Sports fan, Texans, Astros and Rockets! She has a BS in psychology but currently helps her boyfriend of 17 years, Martin run their shop, Brazosport Muffler in Freeport. She is the mom of 1 great kid, Cameren.

Beverly Cruz
TuTu Dancer


Beverly was born and raised in Texas.  She has lived in Pearland for 21 years and has three handsome sons.  She enjoys cooking, dancing and laughing with her friends. Cheers!

CANDACE CASTRO

Laura Copado

TuTu Dancer


​Laura J. Copado works for Williams Kherkher Law Firm in Houston and lives in Dickinson. She has a BS in Accounting from U of H. She has been married to Danny Copado for 20+ years and has 2 children, Ronnie, Danielle and 2 grandchildren. 

CHRISTIE BEDNAR
PUBLIC AFFAIRS


Christie is from Austin, TX via the very straight-laced Washington, DC. She and her kids were excited to find that they throw beads and candy at the parades here! And to think...she just came for the beach and fun people on Galveston Island!

2018 Members


CECILY GRASSO

TUTU DANCER

DANEL MONROE

TINA MARIE GOMEZ

TUTU Dancer / Web Girl

Tina is from Galveston and is part of Ball High's class of 1984.  She has 4 beautiful kids and is a music junkie, social butterfly, shopaholic and always looks for the beauty in everyone that she meets. Tina is a graphic / web designer, who created our first official tutu krewe poster as well as a makeup artist for Christian Dior. 

DONNA SWARTZ

Sharon Pagan
​​
TUTU DANCER


Community mentor, professional and nicest person on the planet (Donna wrote her bio. The nicest person on the planet would never pay herself a such a public compliment).

DEBBIE BORQUE

CHRISTIE BEDNAR

candace castro

TuTu Dancer


Proud mom of two! Keeping it real since *3/6/1989*

AMBER LASWELL
TUTU DANCER


Amber, also part of the north Texas contingent, hails from Arlington, Tx.  Kim's BFF, Amber joined the krewe in support Kim's dream of marching in a Mardi Gras parade.  This experience has taught Amber, much to her surprise, that she loves wearing a corset. 

NICOLE TALLEY

ANGELA BARRY BROWN

Deanna Ball
Lisa Blackburn
Debbie Borque
Jennifer Bowman
Angela Brown
Anna Budvitis
Candace Castro
Kathy Cisneros
Laura Copado
Dawn Crowell
Beverly Cruz
Darlene Donovan
Rachel Dragony
Heather Friery
Kim Galvan
Tina Gomez
Shawn Guillaudeu
Kim Hattendorf
Tara Head
TJ Holland
Devon Kitch
Elise Lamb
Amber Laswell
Terri Martin
Cindy McCool
Monica Mejia
Nannette Metoyer
Sandra Metoyer
Josie Molina
Danel Monroe
Natha Nuckols
Vanessa Paelicke
Sharon Pagan
Stephenie Pena
Jill Pope
Ann  Perkins
Pat Riffel
Deanna Saxon
Amie Stewart
Donna Swartz
Leslie Swartz
Kristen Talley
Lilia Valdez
Wendy Watson

MAXINE AGUILAR
TUTU DANCER


Maxine is a BOI at heart who currently resides in League City with her 3 children. After spending the early part of her youth traveling the world, she had the privilege of moving to the island in 1991 and will one day soon call it home again! Once an avid marathon runner, Maxine now spends her time obsessively ordering from home shopping channel, drinking wine, and learning choreographed dance moves. She also enjoys gangster rap. Maxine is thrilled to be part of this groundbreaking group!

ANGELA BARRY BROWN
CHOREOGRAPHY COMMITTEE


Originally from Dallas, now living in Deer Park, Texas, Angela enjoys spending time with her 4 kids and husband of 23 years. When not with her family or working, her favorite pastime is spent with her Tutu Live Krewe sisters. 

KIM HATTENDORF
TUTU DANCER


Although a BOI and BHS grad, Kim now fluffs her tutu in Arlington, TX with her husband of 20 years and 2 gorgeous teenage daughters.   So thankful that the krewe has given her a reason to travel back to the island over and over again and re-connect with old friends and make some fab new ones! 

StephEnie pena
TUTU DANCER


Stephenie Pena hails from South Dakota but flourishes in Texas City Texas with her funny bone, Lincoln, and two extremely needy puppy dogs. When Stephenie isn't turning ashes to ashes and dust to dust she is loving life in all the best way possible.  Steph loves baking, laying by her pool and a nice cold Shiner Bock.

STEPHENIE PENA

KIM GALVAN

JOSIE MOLINA

NANNETTE METOYER

AMBER LASWELL

VANESSA PAELICKE

TERRI MARTIN

MONICA SATTLER-MEJIA

KIM HATTENDORF

Dawn Crowell

TINA MARIE GOMEZ

CECILY GRASSO
TUTU DANCER


Cecily Grasso is a proud fifth generation BOI hand a devout Catholic. She has 3 wonderful children. In her spare time she enjoys water aerobics, knitting, and scrapbooking. Cecily is thrilled that her life-long dream of tail-feather shaking and banner carrying is coming to fruition February 18, 2017!

Sandra Metoyer

DEBBIE BORQUE
TuTu Dancer


Debbie is a native Galvestonian, married with one daughter and one stepson. She is a local lash artist and realtor, enjoys being active in animal rescue, and is thrilled to be an inaugural member of the Tutu live krewe.

Kim Galvan
TuTu Dancer


A Galveston lady who is so excited to be a part of the groundbreaking group to make history and shake our tail feathers for Mardi Gras. At this point in my life, I'm feeling blessed to have the opportunity to have a blast, and share in the fun and comradery.  Stoked to experience and reclaim my youth and get to play again. Major perk is we get to dress up diva style and strut our stuff. 

​TUTU DANCER

BEVERLY CRUZ

JOANN JARAMILLO

SHARON PAGAN

Jennifer Bowman
TUTU DANCER


Jennifer was raised in Kansas.  She now lives near Houston with her Munchkins where she sends flying Monkeys to steal Donna's stiff cocktails.  Yes, she knows "There's no place like home."  ...Home is TEXAS!  

MAXINE AGUILAR

Special thanks to:


Owen Conflenti

and Odilia Cruz


@ Cloudbreak Creative

for providing the first

official Krewe

photo shoot!

Lilia HammilL
TuTu Dancer


Lilia is a BOI who is on her 5th attempt to move away from the island! Hopefully it won't be for too long! As the saying goes, she most definitely "has sand between her toes!!!" Lilia currently resides up north (haha!!) with her son
​Lathan & husband Michael.

Dawn fought the law, and the law won.


2017 MEMBER bios 

"The oT's"

Original Tutus

LAURA COPADO

danel monroe

CHOREOGRAPHY COMMITTE


Danel is originally a yankee who moved to the great state of Texas at age 18! She currently resides at the Monroe Manor in Pearland with her husband and three super star children. Her favorite thing to do is travel and spend time with her party of five!

Making women beautiful, one LipSense at a time.

MONICA SATTLER-MEJIA

SECRETARY / CHOREGRAPHER


Monica Sattler Mejia is a BOI who graduated from Ball High School in 1988. She now shakes her tailfeather in Pearland, Texas with her husband of 22 years and three children.

Donna Swartz

FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT


Donna hails from planet Tutu. She is single, avoids long walks on the beach, but enjoys a good nap and a stiff cocktail.


Famous last words: "I'm a teacher"

Kathy Cisneros
TuTu Dancer


Kathy Cisneros is from Pearland and has been married to John Cisneros for 36 years! She has 3 amazing children, Eric, Lisa Marie & Paige. Kathy enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves shopping, traveling, movies and never turns down a fine wine. Kathy works as a Sr Buyer for Lockheed Martin and Leidos supporting government contracts.