Lara has been involved in the dance and drill team world for most of her life. She graduated from Robert E. High School where she was an officer for the Southern Belle Drill Team, as well as a member of her studio performance group under the direction of Missy Sumpter.
After graduating, Lara continued to pursue dance at Kilgore College where she was a Rangerette, serving as Swingster and Lieutenant. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Kinesiology, was a member of Texas Pom, and was also selected the University’s Secondary Student Teacher of the Year in 1999.
Lara was the Assistant Director for the James Bowie High School Silver Star Drill Team for 4 years, and then moved back to Tyler to become the Director of the Robert E. Lee High School Southern Belle Drill Team for 4 years. Currently she continues to teach dance levels 1-4 at Robert E. Lee.
Lara has choreographed for high school dance teams in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Kansas, as well as for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, Cotton Bowl, the Miss Texas Scholarship Pageant, and consistently for Rangerette Revels.
She was an instructor for Starmakers Dance Camps for 13 years, and is in her 3 year of working for Encore Camps.
- Team and Officer choreography for contest and stage
- Jazz technique classes
- Tap choreography and instruction