DALA Announces New Faculty

Dala dancers perform during the Oct. 28 Trick-or-Treat on MainStreet event. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
DALA News:

Due to a significant increase in enrollment, Dance Arts Los Alamos (DALA) is excited to announce the addition of four new instructors to the faculty.  They will join instructors Lisa Jaegers, Tina Anderson, Rhiana Guise, Neslihan Ceran, Leslie Puckett, Theresa Wilson, Patrick MacDonald, and Jonathan Guise.

Allison Beaux will be teaching jazz, modern, hip hop, and ballet. Allison received her B.S. in Dance at the University of Idaho and has experience performing and teaching many genres of dance.

Carol Liebmann will be expanding the tap program. Liebmann graduated from the University of Oklahoma and was a professional dancer with Ballet Oklahoma and also performed in musical theater.

Natalie Smith will be teaching creative movement to our young dancers. She has been dancing since the age of three. Smith has danced and performed classical ballet and jazz with various local companies. She creates a fun environment for our youngest dancers to learn, move, and enjoy different types of  and music.

Louisa Belian will be teaching Dance Conditioning.

Also new this year, Leslie Puckett is teaching a new Scottish Highland dance class, and Neslihan Ceran, Belly Dancing Instructor, has added a Bollywood dance class. Both Scottish Highland and Bollywood dance have proven to be exciting additions to the DALA class schedule.

“We’re all very excited about our new classes and our new teachers and the breadth of experience they bring to our studio,” DALA Artistic Director Jonathan Guise said. “We’ve expanded this fall’s scheduled curriculum of instruction and are looking to register students to fill the classes immediately.”

For more information, contact DALA at 505.672.9462, or on the web at http://danceartslosalamos.org.

Also, keep your calendars open for Winterfest Weekend 2016 (Dec 2-4). DALA is staging an encore production of last year’s hit original ballet, “Nutcracker on the Hill” with a very special local guest artist as J. Robert Oppenheimer.

DALA is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to promoting dance instruction and performance for dancers of all ages in Los Alamos and northern New Mexico.


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