Chiara Dodson (Instructor) first started dancing when she was in elementary school. She was a dance student at Lake Charles Gym & Dance for eight years. There she learned tap, ballet and jazz. In middle school, when not at dance practice, she participated in cheer and dance at Reynard Middle School. She continued her dancing at Lake Charles Boston High School as a Cougar Kicker all four years. She was elected captain of the Cougar Kickers her senior year. The summer before her junior year she attended Southern University Dancing Dolls Camp. After graduating she attended Prairie View A&M University. During her freshman year she took ballet which allowed her to experience another level of dance. Through out her college years she participated in many organizations that allowed her to continue to practice and share her love for dance.