Laura Jean Lopata was a competitive gymnast for 8 years, reaching the National level. She grew up dancing the Hawaiian Hula, Ballet, and Cheer dance. She has studied Middle Eastern Belly dancing for 26 years. L.J. has coached all levels of gymnastics for 12 years and has taught various dance forms for 9 years. She loves passing on her passion for gymnastics and dance through her Acro class to the beautiful children of Progressive Dance Studio!