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Leah Felgar

Leah Felgar

Dance Specialist

Working at the British International School of Chicago is an amazing opportunity that anyone would be lucky to have. From the exceedingly skilled and experienced teachers to the unique set of diverse students, the school is a place for everyone to utilize their skills to the greatest potential. Having high standards set on academics and performing arts will give our students the opportunities to be creative and develop at a high level in all aspects in education.

I started dancing at age three at my hometown academy. After high school, I began to further my technical training and studied dance choreography, history, kinesiology and many dance styles at Columbia College Chicago. In 2012, I graduated with a double Bachelor of Arts degree in dance, concentrating in teaching and performance.

Outside of school, I became part of the company Hip Hop ConnXion Chicago where I was a dancer in Adero’s “Animated” music video and performed in a variety of shows. I was also one of the founders of the company Crossfade, which performed at Carnival Choreographer’s Ball and several competitions resulting in first place finishes.

Throughout my years at Columbia, I trained under many professional artists that are still involved in Chicago’s dance industry today. I also taught tap, ballet, jazz, modern and hip hop at Algonquin Academy of Dance. I choreographed multiple dance routines for recitals, dance team competitions, solos and winter musicals. In 2014, I became certified in Zumba, Zumba Kids and Zumba Kids Jr.

In my spare time, I love going to the movies, taking dance classes at a variety of studios and recently have taken up Kickboxing! I grew up in Marengo, Illinois with cornfields and a motocross track in my backyard. I love the country outdoors and try to visit home as often as possible, especially if it’s to support my father’s and brother’s motocross races. Growing up with a supportive family has pushed me to be where I am today. My mother and sister both also dance and all of us know how to play multiple instruments! It’s safe to say that my competitive and creative self is all due to my family.