Lara Lever is a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dance Teacher, and Choreographer from Toronto. She began her training as a competitive gymnast winning the Ontario Provincial Championships at the age of 14.
Lara attended high school at Earl Haig Secondary School in the Claude Watson Performing Arts program, specializing in Ballet and Modern Dance. She also entered the competitive dance scene in Toronto and studied at the ‘All That Dance’ studio for 5 years, claiming the title of Dancer of the Year in 2001. She continued studying Jazz and Modern at the University of Western Ontario and has been teaching and choreographing across Ontario for the past 15 years. Lara is also a UWO Western Varsity Cheerleading Alumni and helped the team claim the National Championship for 2 consecutive years.
More recently she has focused on Choreography work and was fortunate enough to receive the Julian Paul Masi memorial award in 2006 for outstanding artistic performance. In 2008, Lara took a break from her internship at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College to take part in the hit TV show “So You Think You Can Dance Canada”.
Finishing the show in the top 12, Lara had the privilege of working with renowned choreographers such as Lil’ C, Blake McGrath, Danny Quilliam, Jean Marc Genereux, Melissa Williams, and Luther Brown.
Lara has since been teaching workshops and adjudicating dance competitions across Canada with 5678 Showtime, IDance convention, Be Dance, Strive Dance Challenge and Touched by the Street camps, to name a few.
Her specialties include Acrobatics, Modern, and Contemporary dance. Lara has a passion for teaching and not only shares with her students a love for dance but also knowledge regarding health, wellness training and injury prevention.