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Beth Bowman

Beth BownamTiger Eyes Coordinator
telephone: (229) 630-0818

Beth Bowman rejoins the Auburn University Marching Band family this year as the Tiger Eyes Auxiliary Coordinator. Auburn University alumnae and previous member of the Tiger Eyes ensemble, Ms. Bowman performed as a majorette from 1998 through 2001 serving as captain her last year with the program. She participated in the university concert band while obtaining her bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Studies. Ms. Bowman accepted the position as the Auburn University Alumni Band Majorette Coordinator for the returning members in 2003. She began choreographing in 1998, providing half-time shows for dance lines, majorettes, and flag lines along with group auditioning material, and one-on-one technique, conditioning, and solo choreography.

She has served as auxiliary coordinator, choreographer, teacher and judge throughout the southeast including Opelika/Auburn, Smiths Station, Tallassee, Prattville, Montgomery, Birmingham, and Atlanta. She recently returned to the Auburn area from Lowndes County Georgia, where she served as Auxiliary Coordinator for the Lowndes High School Georgia Bridgemen from 2009 to 2011.

Her judging history includes dance competitions, color guard and majorette auditions throughout Alabama and Georgia as well as adjudicating for contests and festivals including the "Heart of Dixie" band festival in Prattville, AL, "Battle on the Boarder" contest in Lowndes County, GA and the "Lake Martin Invitational," through the early 2000's.

Ms. Bowman is originally from the Auburn/Opelika area with family and colleagues connecting her to the community. She is a current master's student at Auburn University studying Clinical Mental Health Counseling and resides in Auburn with her two children, Tanner and Collins.

 Jessica Coleman

jessica colemanTiger Eyes Majorette Instructor
telephone: (256) 339-3568

Jessica Coleman serves as the Instructor for the Auburn University Tiger Eyes Majorette Line. Mrs. Coleman was an Auburn Majorette from 2003 to 2007 and Head Majorette her final year with the AUMB. While at AU, she earned her Bachelors of Elementary Education and graduated Magna Cum Laude, a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Tau Beta Sigma National Honor Society, and on the Dean's List 2003 - 2005. She went on to obtain her Masters of School Counseling and graduated in 2007.

Mrs. Coleman's love for baton was fostered at a young age in her hometown of Cullman, AL at Southern Starlet Baton and Dance Studio. During her years of competition, she was 4th alternate, Intermediate Miss Majorette of America, Member of the World Jr. and Sr. Dance Team Champions, 2 time Miss Majorette of Alabama, 2 time Miss Majorette of the South, 3 time Advanced 2-baton Champion, West Point High School's Fair Queen Representative, and Feature Twirler at West Point High School. Mrs. Coleman has more than 20 years of twirling experience and has served as auxiliary coordinator, clinician, coached and choreographed for twirlers and majorette lines throughout the state of Alabama. A proud Auburn Alumni, she currently resides in Sylacauga, AL with her husband, Ryan, and two children, Burke and Hylan Marie.

 Tricia Skelton

Tricia SkeltonTiger Eyes Flag Line Instructor

Tricia Skelton joins the Auburn University Tigers Eyes staff this year as the Flagline Instructor. She brings with her years of personal experience on her high school's flagline and as a majorette; she was also in volved in show choir, ensemble, and school musicals. Since graduating from college, Ms. Skelton has served as an instructor and choreographer for Opelika High School's Spirit of the South Marching Band flagline and assisted with the majorettes before helping to create and teach the kickline. She has also served as the dance team coach at Opelika Middle School. She continues to judge tryouts and competitions around the region.

Ms. Skelton is a 1995 graduate of Auburn University where she recieved her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Music and English. she is a National Board Certified Teacher who teaches 6th grade at Opelika Middle School where she was named Teacher of the Year.


 Lydia Mitchell

LydiaTiger Eyes Dance Line Instructor
telephone: (404) 858-7457

Lydia Mitchell, new Auburn University Tiger Eyes Dance Line Instructor, began her career in Performing Arts & Dance at age 3 in Opelika, Alabama. She was raised in Make Your Move Performing Arts Studio, under Mandy Moore. While under her tutelage Lydia trained in hip-hop, tap, jazz, (forcefully) ballet, and travel/competition teams.

During high school she was active in Showchoir, Cheerleading (JV & Varsity), and Dance Pom (Captain). Upon graduating from high school in 2003, Lydia continued her dance career at Alabama State University, where she danced under the direction of Leesa Porter, as a Stingette for The Mighty Marching Hornets. As an alumnus, Lydia was selected to appear in Robin Thicke's "Give It to You" video, and perform live at the “2013 MTV Video Music Awards” alongside Miley Cyrus and Thicke.

Lydia has also been seen auditioning and being selected for Bloc South: ATL on VH1's SORORITY SISTERS (2015). For 10+ years she has taught soloist, (middle school through collegiate level) dance teams, showchoir, hip-hop classes, and dance lines all across the southeast!

Lydia currently devotes her time and love to her little lady Layla in Opelika, while freelancing as a judge, choreographer, and dance clinician. Her passion for dance and at-risk youth drove her to establish Catch The Beat Performing Arts, so young talent can thrive and grow in small towns.


Last Updated: 09/09/2019