OUR STAFF

Lauren Timek | Instructor

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Lauren Timek has a well rounded 25+ years of dance experience and training in styles such as ballet, pointe, classical jazz, lyrical, contemporary, modern, tap, character and hip hop with thirteen years of professional performance experience under her belt. Lauren is a national award winning choreographer and now judges and teaches at dance competitions and conventions across several states. Some of Lauren’s career highlights include dancing for the NFL as a New York Jets Cheerleader, performing with professional recording artists Lillian Garcia and Lenny Kravitz and dancing on the stages of Broadway and Walt Disney World. Lauren specializes in technical training and has proudly produced a number of national award winning and pre-professional dancers.

Rachel Leandri Studio Director, Instructor

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Dancing since the age of 3, Rachel Leandri has extensive professional training and instruction in both recreational and competitive dance. Growing up, Rachel danced competitively in styles of tap, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, modern, pantomime and more, both across and outside of Pennsylvania. A 2017 Wilkes University graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies and minors in Women & Gender Studies & Dance Education, Rachel was also captain and choreographer of Wilkes University’s Dance Team. Throughout her teaching career, Rachel has proudly trained numerous award-winning groups and soloists, earning multiple choreography recognition awards. Between her dance experience and her reign as Miss Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 2016, Rachel has performed on live television, the Miss Pennsylvania Stage and in Downtown Disney World. 

Jacqulyn Miles | Instructor

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Jacqulyn Miles has over fourteen years of dance training and instruction under her belt. She began dancing competitively at the age of 8 and traveled all around the state of Pennsylvania competing in styles of jazz, tap, lyrical, pantomime, modern, and hip-hop. Jacqulyn spent three seasons as a member of the 76ers junior dance team having performed at NBA halftime shows and quarter breaks, community events, and twice in the Bahamas fundraising for numerous nonprofit organizations. Aside from currently pursuing an Early Childhood Education degree and Dance minor at Wilkes University, Jacqulyn teaches both recreational and competitive dance at BOTB with a special focus in tap and hip-hop.