Current Faculty and Staff

Leah Evans

You know her, you love her! Miss. Leah Evans is a homegrown Strutter, and one of our favorite examples of “trust the process!”

Leah started dancing at the Southern Strutt at 3 years old. She began in beginner class and progressed through the Razzle Dazzle, Strutt, and Jazz Company programs. After graduating, she moved to Los Angelos to pursue her career in dance and was respresnted by MSA talent agency. She also performed in “Carnival” choreographers showcase, was back up dancer for artist Stacia Live in Conert and was a body double for Scarlet Johansen in a National Calvin Klein commercial. Leah was a dancer on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, and was featured choreographer for Unbound Dance Company. She eventually moved back to South Carolina to pursue her love for teaching and choreography. This will be her 14th year teaching at the Southern Strutt. Leah loves teaching all styles of dance but has a true love for JAZZ. She has won numerous choreography awards but was recognized for “Best Jazz Performance” at the Industry Dance Awards in 2015 and most recently won “Best Jazz Performance” at the 2018 Dance Awards. Leah is wife and mother of two girls Brinley (6), Marley (4), and Sutton (baby). Leah has a passion for inspiring her students through the art of dance and helping them to reach their dreams in and outside of the classroom. She is so excited to continue her work with the Teen, Junior, and Senior Companies this year along with Mini Strutt!