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.
A true Renaissance man, Keith brings expertise to the performing arts! Keith attends California State University Sacramento, studying dance while pursuing his passion: teaching. Keith earned his Associate of Arts in Dance at American River College. Keith studies under renowned local voice instructor, Jacqueline Victorino, Julie Miller, has sung in Carnegie Hall, and sings in the choir for Sacred Heart Church in East Sacramento. Keith loves ballet, songwriting, and teaching voice.
An accomplished dance and acting instructor, Annie is dedicated to her craft and passionate about fostering a love of the arts in all of her students. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Dance from Santa Monica College, and has years of extensive training in classical ballet and modern dance. Annie is a seasoned performer and choreographer, working with several dance studios and theatre companies throughout California. She deeply values the importance of mind/body awareness in dance and acting, emphasizing the foundations of strength, breathing, and proper alignment and technique in her teaching. Annie truly wants you to strive to be the best dancer and/or actor you can be, and she can’t wait to see you in class!