We are proud to have with us the following faculty who represent dance and performance studies with integrity and outstanding character.
Thank you for trusting us with your education in the performing arts!
- the Board of Directors and Executive Team
If you are interested in teaching with us, please start here.
Then send us an email with your teaching resume!
Board President & Instructor
Laren brings a wealth of knowledge to New Concept Dance Company not only in dance, movement, and pedagogy, but also in design, production management, business, and leadership. She has over 22 years experience working in Florida as a dance teacher and coach, producer, choreographer and guest teacher in Tampa Bay, Pasco County, and Orlando.
New Concept Dance Company has been her vision and intention since 2001 when she was working at a non-profit dance academy in St. Petersburg, FL first as a teacher and choreographer, and then also as an administrator and business manager.
She continues to add to her knowledge base in dance, biomechanics and exercise science, as well as finance, economics, leadership, writing, and design. She passed the written, verbal, and demonstrative ballet certification exam with Dance Masters of America (98% passing score), and holds an accredited certification with American Council on Exercise, which requires the completion of 10 CEU credits each year to maintain.
Laren is the founder of the Continuous Dance Training program, which provides dancers with a more effective and safer way to train. She serves her competitive dancers as a coach, mentor, and choreographer, and gives them what they need to reach higher levels and abilities in dance and performance.
Guest Teacher, Dance & Theatre
Blythe is a Florida native who was born and raised in Tampa, and has enjoyed working in and living in Pasco and Hernando County for the past eight years.
She comes from a family of teachers, athletes, and sports coaches, and found her calling as a teacher when she took over classes at the same dance studio where she grew up as a child. Her native dance studio taught her the value of community, compassion, and education.
After achieving her degree in Cross-Cultural Studies at Palm Beach Atlantic University, she travelled abroad to work as a dance and musical theatre program organizer and teacher. She accepted a contract working in schools in Shanghai, China, which opened more opportunities for her while enhancing her experience running dance and theatre programs for ages k-12.
After two years, she moved back to Florida, achieved her teacher's license, and began teaching dance and theatre, directing full-length plays, directing and choreographing musicals, teaching set design, props design, and costume design, while also teaching dance history and developing and preparing high school students for metropolitan cities like New York.
Blythe's leadership roles span being a competition team dance captain, an educator, a choreographer, a studio director, a competition director, and a dance and theatre program director. Her choreography suits each dancer she works with, it is fresh, appropriate, meaningful, and accents dance as an art while also being recognized at national competitions for its creativity and production value.
She is very proud to be a member of the New Concept family and is looking forward to serving New Concept Dance Company students who wish to perform and compete!