About Us

About Us

D'Lanor Harris - Owner/Director

Miss D’Lanor began her training at the age of 7 when she began taking Ballet, Jazz, and Tap at “The Centre of Performing Arts” in Concord, Ma. She received numerous awards as a soloist Jazz dancer. Although she excelled in Jazz, she decided at the age of 9, to move towards becoming a professional Ballerina and began her formal ballet training under Kathryn Anderson and Anne-Marie Sarazin from the Boston ballet.  She danced for them under “Acton School of Ballet” and later would join “Commonwealth Civic Ballet Company” under the same direction.  Mrs. Harris also, at the age of 9, joined “Dance Prism” a Boston-based professional ballet company.  She became the youngest company member to be inducted making her professional ballerina at the age of 14.  Her soloist roles include Clara in “The Nutcracker”, Alice in “Alice in Wonderland” and Mrs. Mallard in “Make way for Ducklings” Her ballet education continued from there with enrollment at Walnut Hill School of the Arts (Natick, Ma.), and Briansky School of the Arts (Saratoga, NY.). It was there she trained and danced for some of the most influential dancers of that time. At the age of 14, Ms D’Lanor began teaching. She has taught classes widely varying in ages and sizes and by the time she was 19, She was directing entire regional casts of “The Nutcracker”, with Dance Prism. She has continued to teach now for and has been teaching for over 25 years for many studios all around the Boston and South Eastern Mass area.   In 2021 Ms D’Lanor decided to start her own school and has been working to provide a quality dance education to all her students at Leap of Faith. She is a very motivated, creative and insightful dance teacher with many years of experience teaching and choreographing Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical, Tap and Jazz. Ms D’Lanor’s strong passion for Ballet is noticeable not only in her own career but it spreads to the children she teaches.

Sophia Arribada - Teacher/Choreographer

Ms Sophia has been dancing for 16 years. While her favorite subject of dance is tap, because of the beats and rhythms, she also enjoys musical theater a great deal. In addition to almost two decades of dance she also spent quite a few years participating in theater and was also in the drama club. It was there she was cast in some of her favorite rolls. They included the woodland fairy from “Into the woods” and a Russian Character that danced with a bottle on her head from Fiddler on the roof! Wow! Currently Ms Sophia is enrolled at Bristol Community college and is pursuing a degree in Liberal Arts and Humanities. We are so grateful to have her on our team.

Nick Claudina - Teacher/Choreographer

Mr. Nick is 23 years old and has been dancing for 19 years.  His favorite styles of dance are Hip hop and Contemporary.  His favorite experience in dance has been when he was crowned Mr Dance Ovations in 2017.   He hopes to help his students connect to music and dance for fun. He wants to encourage them to dance for no one but themselves and have fun doing it!  His biggest role model is his mother because she has sacrificed so much for his dance education. She is always there to support him.  He would like to give a special shout out to Miss D’Lanor for opening the studio and giving an opportunity to showcase passion, talent and individuality.  

Allison Ferreira - Teacher/Choreographer

Miss Ally is 20 years old and has been training for 18 years. She is a Sophomore at Dean College where she is on the way to getting her Bachelor’s degree in dance. At Dean college, she is involved with the pom and tap team and has taken part of many shows run by the dance professors and other dance students. She began student teaching when she was 13 years where she assisted the lead teachers, and has now been a lead teacher for about 3 years. She would not say she has a favorite style of dance because she truly loves training in all styles as she thinks it is important to go outside your comfort zone. However, She has a strong love for tap because of how much you can do with it. Tap gives so much freedom to play with rhythms and it is like making music or a story with your feet. As a teacher she wants her students to be able to find themselves not only as a dancer, but as a person. Dance allows for artistic freedom and she wants to be there to guide them and to help them express what they feel through movement, and build up their confidence.

Deja Dominguez - Teacher/Choreographer