Faculty & Administration

With a maximum cohort size of 18, LEAP students enjoy the ongoing support of their group and an exceptionally high level of personal attention by the faculty and staff.  The program's director, founder, and key administrators are all current or former professional dancers, and LEAP professors are highly qualified teachers of adult learners.

Program Associate Director, San Francisco/Las Vegas Program Coordinator

Stephanie Miller

SM 2018.





New York Program Coordinator

Margot de La Barre

Margot de La Barre





Los Angeles Program Coordinator

Andrew Pearson

Andrew Pearson




Shaunna Vella, LEAP Faculty Director
Claire Sheridan, Program Founder

English 05: Argument and Research
Elizabeth Cowan (San Francisco)
Pamela Felcher (Los Angeles)
Christian De Matteo (New York)

Personal and Professional Assessment:
Kimmy Johnson (San Francisco)
Miri Hunter (Los Angeles)
Kathy Hairston (New York)

Seminar 102: Western Tradition:
Grete Stenersen (San Francisco)
Erik Rangno (Los Angeles)
Christian De Matteo (New York)

Seminar 104: The Global Conversation of the 20th/21st Centuries
Grete Stenerson (San Francisco)
Sandie Richards (Los Angeles)
Christian De Matteo (New York)

Angel Roque (San Francisco)
Alex Stewart (Los Angeles)
Margaret Cruz (New York)

TRS (Wealth, Poverty, and Economic Justice):
Peter Ajer (San Francisco)

Dance History:
Ryan Donovan (New York)
Jill Nunes-Jensen (Los Angeles)
Todd Courage (San Francisco)

Human Biology:
Jay Chugh (San Francsico)
Dan Jaffe (New York)

Art and Practice of Math:
Jim Iler (San Francisco)
Rosemary Farley (New York)

Principles of Performance:
Frank Murray (San Francisco)
Jamison Jones (Los Angeles)
Gary Ramsey (New York)

Music in Performance:
Christopher Davis (all locations)


Photo Credit, below: Andrew Veyette by Paul Kolnick