Laila is an established and respected teacher, choreographer, judge, and business-owner. She has dedicated her career to studying current best practices in the dance industry in order to provide the most-informed dance education and mentoring to her students and employees.
As a choreographer, Laila has worked with studio teams, dance teams, commercial productions, NFL half time performances, and fashion shows—earning her over 20 choreography awards. She was also nominated for a Heartland Emmy award for a commercial she co- choreographed for Starz/Encore. Laila has set choreographed and produced many collegiate, NBA and NFL dancer performances. Her work has been seen on Extreme Makeover UK as part of the “Dream Team” and patented “Air Guitar Aerobics” in Europe.
Many of Laila’s former dancers can be seen on Broadway, in music videos, featured in commercials, dancing on NBA and NFL dance teams, or on tour with artists such as Rihanna and Taylor Swift. As a mentor and teacher, she has served as a private dance coach for several Disney Mickey Mouse Club members and worked as the Associate Artistic Director for the award-winning Starstruck Dance Academy in Denver, Colorado. She also founded Extreme Dance, London and The London Dance Project while teaching for the world-renowned Pineapple studios in London. Most recently, she was a faculty member of the dance convention, Dance Raw and was Owner and Director of The Dance Project SLC in Cottonwood Heights, Utah.
Among her many accolades, Laila is also the Owner and Director of the professional dance company “Urban Fairytalez”. She is 500-hour ERYT Certified Yoga instructor and holds a certificate in Biomechanics. Laila is a respected international dance judge with a broad range of experience among many different companies in the US and Europe.