Sandy Zuchora, founder, artistic director and choreographer for the Lopez HS Fine Arts Dance Company & Golden Stars Dance Team, was recently recognized as one of the 2012 Texas Top 3 Lifetime Achievement Awards in Dance Honorees by the Texas Dance Educators’ Association at their annual convention in Houston.  This is one of the most prestigious awards earned by a select few Texas dance educators. Ms. Zuchora has 20 years experience as a dance educator, director, choreographer, consultant and adjudicator earning numerous top honors including outstanding director and choreographer awards, several Top 10 Dance Directors in America Honoree, the 2007 Ford Scholar Outstanding Teacher Award, and the 2002 BISD Secondary Education Teacher of the Year.