Former NFL Carolina Panthers Cheerleader
Larissa Harris is the Owner and Artistic Director of Limited Dance Works. Larissa has been taking dance since the age of 3. She is a graduate of East Carolina University, with a BFA in Dance Performance with a concentration in jazz and choreography. She was a member of the ECU Tap Ensemble and ECU Jazz Ensemble. While at ECU, Larissa trained under Tommi Galaska, Galina Panova , Patti Weeks, John Dixon, and Teal Darkenwald. Larissa has also trained with many professional dancers such as Jennifer Archibald, David Dorfman, Doug Varone, Mark Heim and Joe Joe "Grooves" Smith. She was an Assistant Dance Instructor for 4 years, before deciding to pursue a degree in dance. Larissa was Miss Kinston-Lenoir County in 2009 and participated in the Miss North Carolina Scholarship pageant that June where she received a Non-Finalist Talent Award. Larissa taught in a private studio for two years after graduating from ECU, in which time she received three Choreography Awards at Carolina Dance Masters. She was also awarded all three choreography awards given at Dance Troupe, Inc. Nationals Competition 2013, including the Ray Hollingsworth Memorial Choreography of Excellence Award. Larissa has been the opening number choreographer for Dancing With The Stars of Wayne County, as well as choreographing other dance pieces in the show. Larissa has was also the choreographer for StageStruck Children’s Summer Theatre in 2011 and 2012. She is currently a regional and national judge for multiple dance competitions and a certified Zumba instructor. You can find some of Larissa's former students and assistant teachers on ECU and Campbell Dance Team. Larissa recently choreographed for a jazz routine for ECU Dance Teams National, where they placed 8th in the nation! Larissa's most recent accomplishment is being an NFL Cheerleader for the Carolina Panthers this past season. She is also a top 20 under 40 class for 2018 for The Free Press and a certified Acrobatic Arts Instructor.
Megan Peele is a Rosewood High School Graduate and is currently attending James Sprint Community College for nursing She has been dancing since the age of 3 and recently graduated from LDW three years ago. Megan assist with our Tot and Beginner level classes. We are so happy to have her with us this year!
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