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!
Professional Dance Instructors of Body & Soul

Tap Lyrical Hip Hop Instructor

Lindsay Duus

 
LeAnne Shambaugh

Artistic Director/Instructor   

LEANNE ANDERSEN

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. 
 
Lynn Johnson Wiltshire

Tap Instructor   

LYNN JOHNSON WILTSHIRE

Lynn brings a diverse background to the Performing Arts as a choreographer, dancer, and performer in many styles of dancing including Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Ballroom and Hawaiian Dancing. Numerous students are currently performing in Las Vegas, New York, Japan, Italy, and Los Angeles.
Lynn was an accomplished member of The Bruce Kelly and The New Oregon Singers and Dancers for 15 years performing on stage and in USO Shows Nationally and Internationally opening for Bob Hope, Phyllis Diller, and Glenn Campbell to name a few.
 

Pre Dance, Tap & Hip Hop Instructor   

Bailey Pederson

Bailey has had a love for dance since she was 3 years old. She is a versatile dancer and teacher, being trained in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, pointe, acrobatics and musical theater.  She has had the honor in receiving numerous high score awards throughout her career.  She's been the recipient of Tremaine's "Dancer of The Year", Studio Showcase Dancer at NYCD, Thunderstruck's Dance Down Showcase in Vegas and many others. She attended University of Oregon where she trained under an esteemed faculty, as well as graduating in 3 years with a Bachelor Of Arts in English.  Back in the Portland area now to attend PSU for Graduate School in Communications.  We are excited to have Bailey teaching at Body & Soul Creative Dance.

 

 

 

 

 

Lyrical/Jazz Instructor 

Danielle Magarrell

Danielle has a versatile background in all forms of Dance, training under elite choreographers around the world such as Cris Judd, Mia Michaels, Dee Caspery, Jason Parsons, and many more.  Danielle has been the recipient of numerous scholarships from Tremaine, NYCDA, LADF, Spotlight, Manhatten Dance Project, Steps On Broadway, and Broadway Dance Center to name a few.  Achieving overall placing as well as an actor, Danielle is a true performer of the "Arts".  Dani brings the spirit of dance out in every number she creates through her teaching style that lifts her students to their fullest capacity. She has received the highest honors in the industry for her dance talent. Come prepared to grow technically and to be challenged inside and out as a dancer.