Jana Pate
Color Guard Instructor

Jana is honored and excited to be spending her second summer with Phantom Regiment. Over the past 8 years, she has enjoyed teaching at various programs across the Mid-South including Music City Drum Corps and DeSoto Central High School from Southaven, Mississippi, where she is the current Colorguard Director. She fell in love with the activity in high school and continued pursuing her passion as a performing member with the Bluecoats Colorguard (2006-2008), Capella Winterguard (2008-2009), and Zydeco Winterguard in 2011.

Outside of the pageantry world, Jana has had the privilege of working with company members from David Parsons Dance, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Emily Wexler Dance, and Memphis own modern dance collective Project: Motion. Her choreographic works have been featured at the American College Dance Festival in Murfreesboro, TN, the IPHC National Fine Arts Festival in Oklahoma City, OK, and most recently at the University of Memphis as part of an annual guest artist showcase.

Jana currently resides in Memphis, Tennessee and has a bachelor s degree in International Business with a minor in Dance from the University of Memphis. Since 2010 she has worked full-time as the production manager of a local photography studio. She fills any spare hours with traveling, running, dancing, creating, learning, and collaborating on a wide range of design projects.