Lauren Ashlee Small has been instructing at LCDC for 3 years. She is originally from Springfield, IL. Her training began at Springfield Dance and the Springfield Ballet Company and continued in college where she completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. Lauren went on to study in The Ailey School’s professional division in New York City as a recipient of The Oprah Winfrey Foundation Scholarship and to perform with Amalgamate Dance Company and Dance into Deliverance. Her choreography has been featured at The Ailey School, Belhaven University, American College Dance Festival, Undertoe Dance Festival at the 92nd Street Y, the New York Jazz Choreography Project, and in Amalgamate Dance Company’s 7th Annual Artist Series. Flurry in the Canyon, Lauren’s most recent work, was performed at the first annual Oxford Fringe Festival, August 2015, in Oxford, MS in collaboration with Kinetic Etchings Dance Company. She has interned with Free Arts of Arizona and Amalgamate Dance Company and was a guest artist in residence at the 2012 Teen Arts Performance Camp in Washington, DC and Emmanuel Ballet Academy’s 2014 summer intensive in Juarez, Mexico. Lauren is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Dance at Belhaven University. Lauren teaches Ballet, Tap, & Jazz classes at LCDC.
Instructor Bios coming soon!
Emma Carleen & Allyson Robertson
Emma is studying at Belhaven and currently in their Masters Program. Allyson is a Freshman at Mississippi College and danced competitively in her hometown of Baton Rouge.
STUDIO OWNER & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Monica Burr joined the LCDC team this past Summer 2016. She is a certified Zumba Instructor and Personal Trainer. She also is a hip hop cardio instructor and has taught in local area gyms and fitness center the past several years. We are excited to have her at LCDC teaching Beginner & Intermediate Hip Hop and Adult Zumba classes on Thursdays.