Classes Taught: Foundations Ballet
Laura Tighe attended Oglebay Institute School of Dance in her hometown of Wheeling, WV for 10 years. While dancing there, she was a member of their ballet company, pre-professional program and also became an assistant teacher and substitute. Laura also attended Wheeling Park High School where she was in several plays and musicals as well as captain of the speech and debate team. Laura dual majors with Dance and Entrepreneurship at West Virginia University and also serves as the Vice President and President Elect for the Student Dance Association. Laura has taught at Morgantown Dance for only 1 year but is excited to continue!
She says, “I took several different styles of dance throughout my time at Oglebay Institute. Being a part of the pre-professional program at my home studio allowed me to grow the most. Attending summer intensives such as the ArtEmotion intensive that is partnered with Ballet West for a few years also helped progress me as a dancer. Now, my undergraduate training is pushing me to be the best dancer that I can be.”
Ms. Tighe is a huge advocate of hard work and she hopes to share her love for dancing with the young children she teaches at Morgantown Dance, adding, “I believe that a good student is someone who tries their best and gives 150% every chance that they’re given. Students should take my class because I try to put myself in their shoes and make a very positive and beneficial learning atmosphere.”
In time, she hopes to combine her dance education with entrepreneurship to open her own dance studio.
“This has influenced my teaching,” she explains, “because I know that it is something that I want to continue doing for a while, so I am working hard to grow as a teacher and find ways to best educate others.”