The Golden Girls Drill Team is a dance team comprised of Juniors and Seniors, who represent Plano East Senior High. Our objectives include the following:
- Halftime entertainment at all Panther Varsity Football games.
- Halftime entertainment at as many Panther Varsity Basketball games possible.
- Perform in PESH Pep Rallies.
- Perform and/or participate at other functions involving Plano East Senior High per the direction of the Golden Girls Drill Team Director.
- Present the Annual Spring Show.
Rikki Endsley has been the Director of the Plano East Senior High Golden Girls since 2009. She came to Plano from South Garland High School where she directed the JV Drill Team the Dixie Darlings for four years, the Assistant Director of the Southern Belles Varsity Drill Team for three years and also taught Dance I, II, & III. While at SGHS she choreographed for the theater department the musicals Aida, Little Shop of Horrors and Beauty and the Beast.
Rikki is a former Allen High School Tallenette Drill Team Captain. As a Tallenette she performed on the NBC Today Show, at the Macy s Thanksgiving Day Parade and President George W. Bush s Governor Inaugural Parade in Austin, Tx. After high school Rikki was selected in the 62nd line of the World Famous Kilgore College Rangerettes. As a Rangerette she performed at the Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving and Christmas half time shows, SBC Cotton Bowl Classic, Chicago Jingle Elf Parade, Governor Rick Perry s Inaugural Parade, Red River Bowl, and Neiman Marcus Adolphus Parade. During her years at Kilgore College, she served as Dance Club Secretary and President, Dance Scholarship Student, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Dean s List, National Dean s List, Rotary Club Student of the Month, Homecoming Queen Nominee, Honor Graduate and Who s Who Among American College Students. She graduated from Kilgore Jr. College as an Honor Graduate with an Associate of Arts degree.
After Kilgore, Mrs. Endsley attended Texas Women s University as a Dance Major where she earned a Bachelors Degree in Dance and graduated Summa Cum Laude. While at TWU Rikki began her teaching career working with Miss Billye s School of Dance in Plano, TX. After graduating she received her teaching certification in Dance and Physical Education. Rikki continued her dancing by attending conventions such as The Pulse, LA Dance Force, and ACDFA. In 2009 Rikki danced and performed with the modern dance company, Muscle Memory Dance Theater and also taught at The Dance FX studio in Garland. In 2012 she was a member of the DFW Lady Texans dancers. This year will be her tenth year as a dance instructor and drill team director. She is so thankful to have the opportunity to work with the Golden Girls everyday.
Mackenzie Oden grew up north of Houston and graduated from The Woodlands High School. She was a cheerleader earning All-American titles from the National Cheerleading Association and was voted captain of her team. At the same time, she competed in dance, with The Woodlands Dance Force where they received first place at Marching Auxiliaries and Showstopper Nationals Competitions. She was also a Junior Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader performing in nationally televised halftime productions with recording artists Randy Travis, Clint Black, Billy Gillman, Jessica Simpson, Creed, and Toby Keith.
After high school, Mackenzie earned an Associates of Arts Degree, from Kilgore College, where she was a member of the famous Rangerettes drill team. She earned a position as a member of their elite dance team, the Swingsters, and made the Dean's List. During her time as a Rangerette, she danced in the Cotton Bowl Classic two times and performed at the Texas State Society's Black Tie and Boots Ball, in Washington, D.C., during the 2009 Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama.
Mackenzie transferred to Texas Christian University where she received a Bachelor's Degree in Strategic Communications from the prestigious Schieffer School of Journalism and a Neeley School of Business Minor in 2012. While a student, she was a member of the TCU Showgirls and performed at the BCS Fiesta Bowl. Later, while on the TCU Elite Dance Team, she won two National Championship Awards and competed in finals at the Universal Dance Association Nationals in Daytona, Florida.
For the past four years, Mackenzie has been a part of the Spirit of America Staff at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and has worked as a judge at The Power Dance Nationals, in Galveston. She is an active member of Defiance, a semi-professional dance company, providing artistic performances in the DFW community. Currently, Mackenzie teaches Communication Applications and Dance at Plano East. This is her second year teaching and being the Assistant Director for the Plano East Golden Girls. They won first place at all their competitions this past spring, and performed at a Dallas Mavericks and Legends basketball game.