McLaughlin Studios would like to welcome our newest dance teacher, Leah Cenatiempo. Leah comes to us with eight years of dance experience, including tap, jazz, lyrical, ballet, musical theater, and swing. She is an energetic and enthusiastic dance instructor and performer. Leah has performed for the last five years as a tap dancer for the annual “Polar Express” event presented by the California State Railroad Museum, and has several years of experience in theater and performance arts. In addition to all of her dance commitments, she is also a former swim coach and is currently pursuing her degree in education and history at Sierra College. Her goal is to become an elementary or high school teacher.
Laurel is very excited to be teaching at Mclaughlin and wants to create a safe and fun environment for everyone. Laurel studied Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Modern, African, and Contemporary. She danced at a studio for thirteen years and competed on a competition team for three years. Her favorite dance experiences were captaining the dance team for two years in a row and choreographing dances for her high school dance class. She hopes to teach all kinds of styles and make dance as creative and fun as possible for all ages. Laurel believes learning confidence and leadership skills are the most important things you can learn in a dance studio.