Alegria means joy or happiness, and that is exactly what we love to do for our students - bring joy back into their lives through dance!  

We meet our students where they're at when they come through the doors, some have 2 left feet, while some have been dancing for years! Rather than a one size fits all dance class, we take the time to connect with each student, and help them get to where they would love to be. For some, this looks like finding a new community to belong to and make some new friends, for others its to reconnect with their partner, and for some they simply adore the art of dance! 

We are committed to providing dancers with a welcoming, and positive space to learn to dance through our firm beliefs of: Growth
Authenticity
Collaboration
Optimism

 

Leah Fuller began dancing at age 6 at the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts. Training under HCA’s senior classical ballet teacher, Olga Krymchanska, she built a strong background in ballet. In both 2004 and 2005 she successfully completed Stelio Jazz Technique, graduated Highly Commended from The Russian Society of Ballet in 2011 and received the HCA's Directors Award in 2011.

In addition to her classical ballet & jazz training, Leah has also studied in a variety of other dance forms including contemporary, hip-hop, bellydance and lyrical. Growing up dancing she has a comprehensive performance experience with over 15 years spent on stage as a performer. 

After taking a break from dance, a friend convinced her to go to a Salsa class where her passion for dance was rekindled. She was introduced and fell in love with Salsa, which began her journey into Latin Dance. She trained rigorously in Salsa and Bachata and in October of 2014 placed 3rd at DanceFeet’s Canadian Salsa & Bachata Championships in the Pro Am Bachata division and 2nd at The Baltimore Salsa & Bachata Congress in 2015.

Currently, Leah is the Artistic Director of Alegria Dance Company located in Hamilton, Ontario. She choreographs, teaches, and performs, while continuing to expand her knowledge of dance by studying under and working with a variety of world-renowned teachers & coaches.

 

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