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.
Rachel Engel grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and has been dancing for 17 years. She studied several different genres of dance with a strong focus on classical ballet and contemporary. She had the amazing opportunity to train with American Ballet Theatre and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. She has danced in Balanchine's Snowflakes, "Who Cares", Midsummers Night Dream, Walpurgisnacht, Waltz of the Hours, Coppelia, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake and the Nutcracker; Sugar Plum being one of her favorite roles. She is excited to teach Contemporary dance to the next generation of aspiring dancers at MPSPA