Laurie began dancing at the age of 3.  She was enrolled in classes due to
her shyness. She progressed through Al Gilbert jazz and tap exams and
Cecchetti ballet exams.  Laurie began teaching at the age of 16 and later
joined the University of Windsor dancers.  She has been dancing with the
“dance ladies” for more than 20yrs and has watched Cathy’s Dance Studio
take off after its initial launch.  Laurie has always maintained that teaching
dance was her most rewarding experience and returned to teaching a few
years ago.   Recently, Laurie became a Member Teacher of the Cecchetti
Council of America, completing Levels I, II and III teacher examinations.  
What Laurie finds most exciting about the progression of dance through the
years, is the variety of opportunities available to young dancers.  Laurie has
always been passionate about dance. Without dance, what’s the Pointe?