Laura-Ashley Whittaker

  • B.F.A. in Dance and Choreography
  • Minor in Creative Writing

Laura-Ashley Whittaker started training at the age of two at Pacific Dance Center. She later continued her training at FOCUS Dance Center of the Performing Arts, where she spent the remainder of her competition years until her senior graduation. Laura-Ashley will be graduating from the California Institute of the Arts in spring of 2017 with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance and Choreography, as well as a minor in Creative Writing. She has trained around the world in France, Japan, and South Korea. With 5 years of teaching experience and counting, she has taught dancers as young as age 3 to adults. Laura-Ashley has worked with choreographers such as Andre Tyson, Sarah Swenson, Marie de la Palme, Laurence Blake, Cynthia Young, and Colin Conner. Miss Whittaker has advanced diverse performing experience in many dance styles, and training, in Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Contemporary, Musical Theater, and Hip Hop, which she delights in sharing with her students at FOCUS Dance Center.

Tiny Dancer

Class Name Day Of Week Time Age Teacher
Jr. Tumbling 1 Thursday 4:30 pm—5:30 pm 5 – 7 Laura-Ashley
Jr. Hip-Hop 1-Class is Full Friday 3:30 pm—4:30 pm 5 – 7 Laura-Ashley
Jr. Jazz 2 Wednesday 5:30 pm—6:30 pm 5 – 7 Laura-Ashley
Jr. Tap 2 Tuesday 3:30 pm—4:30 pm 5 – 7 Laura-Ashley
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Level 1

Class Name Day Of Week Time Age Teacher
Lyrical 1 Tuesday 4:30 pm—5:30 pm 7 – 11 Laura-Ashley
Lyrical 1 Friday 6:30 pm—7:30 pm 8 – 12 Laura-Ashley
Tumbling 1 Saturday 11:00 am—12:00 pm 7 – 11 Laura-Ashley
Hip Hop 1 Wednesday 3:30 pm—4:30 pm 9+ Laura-Ashley
Jazz 1 Wednesday 4:30 pm—5:30 pm 7 – 11 Laura-Ashley
Jazz 1 Friday 4:30 pm—5:30 pm 9+ Laura-Ashley
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Level 2

Class Name Day Of Week Time Age Teacher
Hip-Hop 2 Thursday 6:30 pm—7:30 pm 9+ Laura-Ashley
Tap 2 Friday 5:30 pm—6:30 pm 9+ Laura-Ashley
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