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INSTRUCTIONAL STAFF

SHAWN SMITH
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR / HEAD CHOREOGRAPHER / DESIGNER
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Mr. Smith, a co-founder of Chimera, enters his 9th year as lead designer and 2nd year as Executive Director. He is an innovative designer and choreographer that continues to push the envelope in creativity and is instrumental in developing talent here in Middle Georgia. 

He attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where he performed on Tuba as well as in the colorguard. In 1998, Mr. Smith performed with the 7-time World Champion Cavaliers Drum & Bugle corps where he was awarded the Spirit of Disney Award for assisting in saving the life of a young child. He also performed with the word class Chimeras Winterguard in Nashville, Tn. from 2003-2004

He returned to UTC where he became the head designer and instructor for 10 years before bringing his talents to Middle Georgia as Head Choreographer and designer for Chimera.

Since then, Mr. Smith had set the standard for innovation and creativity in the region, leading Chimera to 3 circuit championships, a silver and bronze medals in only 6 years of competition. 

BRIANNA HOLLAND
WEAPONS / FLAG TECHNICIAN
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Mrs.  Brianna Holland returns to Chimera for a fourth year as a weapons and flags specialist. Prior to joining the Chimera  instructional staff, she performed as a 4-year member of Chimera, winning two gold medals in the process, and also served as captain her last two years. She also marched with Jersey Surf Drum & Bugle Corps where she performed on the flag and weapon lines and served as captain her final year.

She is currently serving as the head Colorguard Instructor for the Luella High School Marching Band in Locust Grove, Ga. Mrs. Holland also served as the director of the colorguard program at Jones County High School and Veterans High School where her guards won numerous awards including the best colorguard at the 2019 Sugar Bowl.

 

She is a native of Gray Ga. and just completed her degree in Early Childhood Education from Mercer University. She lives in Locust Grove, Ga. with her husband David.

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