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Tiger Eyes Instructors

Ashley Evans

Ashley EvansTiger Eyes Coordinator
telephone: (256) 452-9213

Ashley Evans is the Auburn University Marching Band Auxiliary Coordinator, AUMB alumnae, and previous member of the Tiger Eyes ensemble. Mrs. Evans has been twirling since the age of 5, including competitively from age 6 to 22 placing first at Nationals, first at the Jr Olympics, and first at the NBTA International World Open Championship. She's also won the titles of Miss Majorette of the South and Miss Majorette of Alabama. She was a feature twirler for Ranburne High School and then twirled as part of the Auburn University majorette line for five years, serving as captain for two. Mrs. Evans expanded her technical knowledge and abilities through jazz and ballet classes while a student at Auburn.

Mrs. Evans love of performing also evolved into a love of teaching. She started teaching baton lessons and classes as a sophomore in high school and has continued to lead a private studio of college level twirlers. Her students have been hugely successful in collegiate twirling.

Mrs. Evans is from Ranburne, Alabama. She now resides in Chelsea with her husband Jake and their dog Copper.

 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 is the Auburn University Tigers Eyes Flagline Instructor. She brings with her years of personal experience on her high school's flagline and as a majorette; she was also involved 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 history at Opelika Middle School. Tricia received the Robert I Goldman Award for excellence in Holocaust Education and was the Alabama recipient of the National University System-Sanford Teacher Award. 


 Amy Mutarelli

amy mutarelliTiger Eyes Dance Line Instructor
telephone: (334) 663-5070

Amy Mutarelli serves as the Instructor for the Auburn University Tiger Eyes Dance Line. Ms. Mutarelli began dancing in Ocala, Florida, where she studied ballet and various dance forms. She earned her Bachelor of Science from Auburn University, and a Master of Fine Arts in Dance from Florida State University. While at Auburn University, she was a member of the Tiger Paws Dance Team. Ms. Mutarelli has been the Director of Dance and an Assistant Professor of Dance at Columbus State University since Fall 2018. She is thrilled to begin work with the AUMB this season.


Last Updated: 09/14/2022