Mariah Henry is a dancer, teacher, choreographer, and professional massage therapist originally from Seven Valleys, PA. Beginning in 2001, she received dance training at Light of Life Performing Arts, Unabashed School of Dance, and various master classes in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, and Georgia. Currently pursuing a BFA in Dance from Belhaven University located in Jackson, Mississippi, she is scheduled to graduate in May of 2018. Henry has taught ballet, pointe, modern, tap, and jazz to ages 6-30 at various studios since 2013. She has developed a great love for teaching and fostering awareness among students as they pursue technical excellence and proficiency.
Lauren Bowers joined the LCDC team in 2017. She is a tumble instructor for recreational and competitive teams. She has two daughters who attend LCDC - Audrey & Emily.
STUDIO OWNER & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Rachel and Bracken Carroll are from Terry, Mississippi. They began dancing in elementary school, and they danced throughout high school in the Ntune, OneLife, and Extreme Show Choirs. While attending Hinds Community College, Bracken and Rachel studied hip hop, ballet, jazz, tap, modern, African, acrobatics, and improvisation. They continue to perform in the Hinds Community College Montage Theatre of Dance, directed by Tiffany Jefferson, and they received the Montage Theatre of Dance “Dancer of The Year” award in 2016. They have performed with Montage in: “Willy Wonka and The C&C Chocolate Factory,” “Michael Jackson Forever,” “One Mississippi,” “The Greatest Stories of All Time,” “The Dance of Aladdin,” “Night At The Apollo,” “Rock the World,” “Nutcracker in The Neighborhood,” “The Dance of The Princess and The Frog,” “I Love New York,” and “The Dance of The Lion King.” They, also, had the opportunity to perform with Montage at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee. They've also attended many intensives and workshops including those led by Ravenna Tucker Wagnon and Johnny Burgess. They have taught cheerleading and show choir choreography at Clinton Christian Academy, and they have had their choreography featured in the CCA Show Choir and cheer performances and in the Montage Theatre of Dance performances including “Rock the World,” and “I Love New York.” Presently, Rachel and Bracken are seniors at Mississippi College. They are majoring in Kinesiology and minoring in Dance.
Originally from Jackson Mississippi, Jasmine Friday started her dance career at Anderson Church in Ridgeland Ms. What started out as a hobby turned into a love for dance. Jasmine studied dance on a versatile level, from jazz funk, modern, hip hop, to West African Dance. While performing locally, she continued her studies at Hinds Community College following earning her Bachelors degree from the University of North Texas in Dance. Jasmine's training consist of dancing and performing for sixteen years pre-professionally and professionally, with an emphasis in hip hop, modern, and jazz funk. With 3 years of teaching experience, Jasmine directed and choreographed hip hop pieces for ages 5-18 receiving Judges choice award of The Groove Dance competition, and highest overall in the hip hop category. Recent performing oppurtinities consist of performing with the Joffery Jazz and Contemporary Intesive in August of 2014, two seasons with the hip hop group 'The Neighborhood' winning third place at WOD Houston August of 2015 and "Illumination Sensation" of The Dallas Texas State Fair October 2016. She now resides in Houston Texas as a professional dancer and choreographer to the Houston Area
Allyson Robertson is a junior at Mississippi College. This is her second year with the LCDC. She has been dancing in her hometown of Zachary, Louisiana for 6 years where she competed with her studio's competition team for 5 years. She has a true passion for teaching young dancers and watching them grow into their personalities as young adults.