The Instructors of Body & Soul Creative Dance

The instructors at Body & Soul Creative Dance are some of the most talented professionals in the country. Many of them have learned from, traveled with, and been influenced by nationally recognized performers and masters in the industry. Your student will be taught in loving and nurturing environment by instructors with a passion for growth while having fun!
LeAnne Shambaugh

Artistic Director/Instructor   


A native of Los Angeles, CA LeAnne started dancing at the age of 3 and the dream of someday having her own studio soon followed. She eventually moved to Portland, OR to raise a family and started Body and Soul Creative Dance in 1990. LeAnne teaches levels of dance ranging from recreational to competitive. Her dancers have received scholarships all around the country and many have become active professionals in the dance industry. Her specialties are Lyrical Jazz, Jazz, and Variety Arts. 
Note:  Love this...  Creativity is the natural order of life. Life is energy - pure creative energy. It is my birthright to co-create my life and my experience. My dreams come from God. The power to fulfill my dreams is God given. There is an indwelling, underlying creative power, infusing all of Life, including ourselves. When we open ourselves to our creativity, we open ourselves to the great Creator working with us and within us.