Continuum Dance, was founded in 2016 by Leah Parkinson, a well known and Inspirational mentor for aspiring dancers in South Florida.
Leah began her dance education at the age of four in Manchester, England. Under the direction of Betty Buckley and Wendy Wilkinson she studied many genres of dance with the British Ballet Organization, including Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Pointe, Lyrical and Greek. Through her education she passed the British Ballet Organization’s Advanced level Tap and Modern examinations with Honors and the United Teachers of Dance Advanced Modern Examination with Honors. Leah was awarded with two Bursaries from the United Teachers of Dance (UTD) and placed 1st in England with her exam results. She was invited to demonstrate at numerous dance conventions throughout England and through this, was chosen to perform the UTD syllabus for their demonstrational video.
Leah continued her education at Preston College, England, graduating from the Professional Dancer and Teachers of Dance course, with a Diploma in Dance, Advanced level Dance Certification (focus on Anatomy and Contemporary), the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance Advanced level Tap, Modern and Ballet Examinations and full Teaching Certifications in Tap and Modern Dance, all with Honors.
Leah has had the honor of working with many great Master Teachers and Choreographers, including: Wayne Sleep, Eric Carpenter, Barbara Marshall, Alison Livsey, and Heather Burns, to name a few. She has performed in shows throughout England, North America and the Caribbean, including the leading role in Annie, Babes in the Wood, Aladdin, Les Miserables, Chicago, and Miss Saigon, performing in venues such as the Manchester Palace Theatre, The Royal Opera House and on a Caribbean cruise line.
Leah is an award winning international Teacher and Choreographer, working for schools and colleges for the past 18 years throughout the North of England, and most recently throughout South Florida. She has acted as lead Choreographer for many musicals, including Chicago, A Chorus Line, Annie, and Seussical the Musical.
In 2007, Leah was granted full membership into the United States Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance, and is also now a recognized member of the International Tap Association. Most recently, she was asked by Daniel Leveille, World Tap Dance Champion, to be the USA representative for “The House Of Tap Project”.
Leah is currently the advanced Tap, Jazz and Musical Theater teacher at Muse Center for the Arts, and the Tap Teacher at the newly founded TAME Dance Academy. Intent on reaching as many dancers as possible, her goal is to instill and feed the passion of dance into her students.