Rhapsody Performing Arts Center is pleased to announce and welcome Laurie Davis to our teaching staff. Laurie is from Denver, Colorado and is well known for her unique and creative teaching and choreography in the dance competition circuit throughout the country, where she has also become a continuous recipient of choreography and specialty high point awards both regionally and at the national level. Additionally, she is continually sought out to give her expertise in advanced technical abilities in diverse styles of dance including Tap, Acrobatics/Tumbling, Character, Lyrical, Musical Theater, and Jazz. Laurie has been employed with WMI Productions for over two decades as an adjudicator for Showbiz/PrimeTime Dance Competitions.
Laurie's first instructor was her professional dancer/teacher mother, and she later trained under many top national dance teachers with the most success in the dance convention circuits. Laurie's endless versatile training in addition to dance brought her to being ranked 10th in the nation as a Junior Olympic Gymnast, a professional juggler at age 14, and extensive training on the drums and marimba. Laurie has been booked for hundreds of performances, most notably at the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas.
Having previously owned her own dance studio, Laurie has continued her passion for teaching and choreographing dance for over three decades where her vast experiences have also included numerous studios, private gyms, high schools, and on the collegiate level throughout the Inter-Mountain west. She abides by the teaching philosophy of never stop learning, and currently continues to just want to work with children of all ages and abilities to love and learn all dance genres, all while most importantly, having fun. With any spare time in Laurie's day, she spends with her family and grandchildren.
If Laurie can impact anything as a mentor to a child of any age it would be "always believe in yourself."