KRISTA LABARBERA - received her bachelors degree in 2013 from St. Joseph's College in Elementary Education and Speech Language Pathology. She continued her education at St. Joes and received her Masters of Literacy and Cognition in December 2015. Krista is currently employed by the Shoreham-Wading River School District as a Special Education teacher. She is a home grown LIAD dancer who has been with us since 1994, was a lead dancer in our Dance Company and is a multi-talented performer in Tap, Jazz, Theater, Modern, and Lyrical. She continued dancing through college as a member of the St. Joseph's College dance team where she competed at Natl competitions in California and Florida. Krista has been on staff since 2009 and her excellent technique and knowledge of the studio, combined with her enthusiastic, energetic personality can excite and inspire dancers in every class, at every age and level. Sh choreographs for our competition team since 2014 and her hi scoring dances include: “Something Big”, “Upside Down”, “Sing” & “Let Me Go”. In ’15-’16 her Junior Dance "Magic" went undefeated in their age group and took 1st place overall in their category at Starbound Nationals in New Jersey!