Meet Our Staff
Larisa Dahabi is the owner and ballet instructor of Mt. Pleasant School of Performing Arts and the director of Mt.Pleasant Performing Arts Company.
In addition to teaching all levels of Ballet she trains her dancers to perform on stage. She is also the founder, artistic director and choreographer for the schools resident non profit dance company Mt. Pleasant Performing Arts Company where she has produced and directed many wonderful performances over the past 12 years. She continues to bring the art of dance to the low country with her teaching and performance skills.
She resides in Mt. Pleasant, SC with her husband and three adult children. She devotes her time and energy to enhancing young lives with the art of dance and performing on stage thru her love of dance.
Landon Culver resides in Summerville South Carolina and has been dancing for over 13 years. He has studied multiple genres of dance mainly focusing on Ballet, Contemporary, and Tap. He studied at The South Carolina Summer Dance Conservatory for Contemporary in 2018 and 2019. He has performed in Coppelia, and in The Nutcracker with the Cavalier being his favorite role. He is excited to share his love and passion for dance with the students at MPSPA.
Anne Vesery has been with Mt. Pleasant School of Performing Arts and its resident dance company since its inception in 2000. Prior to retiring to Mt. Pleasant with her husband Rene’ (scenary designer and creator for MPPAC), she worked as a Registered Nurse with a OB/Gyn doc for 8 years and before that as a Labor and Delivery Room nurse at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ. That is definitely a far cry from what she is doing now as Business Manager and Production Coordinator. She is the glue that holds the business end of MPSPA and MPPAC together. Can’t live without her.