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Larisa Dahabi is the founder, artistic director and choreographer of Mt. Pleasant Performing Arts Company. She started her serious ballet training with Diana Turner Hauser from Academy of Ballet Arts in New Jersey. At the age of sixteen, she auditioned and was accepted into the School of American Ballet. From there, she moved on to Joffrey Ballet School and then studied at various schools in Manhattan such as Broadway Dance, Carnegie Hall and Steps On Broadway. She studied with many dance teachers including Lisan Kay, Bobby Blankshein, Woteck Lowski, Madame Vera Nemchinova, Vladmar Dukadofski, Meredith Balis, Richard Thomas, Michelle Assaf, Scott Hunt, Carolyn Clark, Joe Carrow, Jean Armen, Evy Lynn, Jay Norman and George Tomal.
Following high school, Ms. Dahabi did a summer program with New Jersey Ballet and was invited into the company where she danced for three years performing in ballets such as The Nutcracker, Donizetti, Graduation Ball, Carmina Burana to name a few. She then performed as feature performer in Las Vegas at The Dunes Hotel, Royal Carribean’s cruise lines Song of American, Curacoa, Netherland Antilles, Atlantic City’s Trump Plaza and Wildwood, New Jersey. Venturing yet to another area; musical theatre, she performed in “My Fair Lady” with the Michigan Opera Theatre where not only did she dance but now experienced singing and acting on stage Recently she attended the Vaganova Syllabus Seminar at the Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet Society, in Narberth, PA with John White . She resides in Mt. Pleasant, SC with her husband and three children and devotes her time and energy to enhancing young lives with the art of dance and performing.