Leeza was born in Billings, Montana. She began her dance training at four years of age at Tracy's School of Dance. By age eight, she had moved to Ironwood, Michigan where she continued to train for the next ten years at Ironwood Dance Company. There she studied: Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical, Jazz, Funk, and Hip Hop. It was here that she began assisting dance classes and found her passion for teaching dance to all ages. While at Ironwood she taught many of the various genres of dance. She regularly participated in competitions, workshops and conventions while pursuing her love for performing dance, choreographing and teaching this art form to others.
Her love of Billings brought her back in 2009, where she became a Nanny to four small children. Currently she manages a very busy optometrist office. She loves kids, making jewelry, eating good food, and traveling to new places. Leeza is very excited to be at Montana Dance Center pursuing her passion.
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This class introduces ballet terminology and follows a traditional ballet class format, but without barre work. It includes warm-up, basic ballet steps, center movement, simple choreography, and free dance time. This class should be taken before or with Beginning Ballet I.
Movers classes are based on creative movement and brain dance, using dance and music to develop creative and motor skills in our youngest students, and then developing into more genre-focused classes to introduce skills used in particular styles!