Lora Strum-Vaitsas brings 18 years of dance experience
to The Ballet Studio as Interim Instructor for tap, ballet,
modern and jazz classes for children ages 3-16. A ‘studio
baby’ from the age of 18 months, Lora’s early dance
education included ballet, jazz, tap, flamenco and ballroom.
In addition to training at The Ballet Studio, Lora began pre
professional training in ballet at age seven, attending both
Arlington Center for Dance (Ballet Nova) and The
Washington School of Ballet. In 2011, she continued her
training as a selected participant in The Kennedy Center’s
Dance Theatre of Harlem Pre-Professional Residency
Boasting more than 14 years stage experience as a dancer,
Lora performed principal roles in TC William’s productions
of ‘Chicago’ and ‘Crazy 4 You’. She performed in The
Washington School of Ballet’s production of the Nutcracker
at the Warner Theatre and with the Donetsk Ballet of
Ukraine’s 2014 Nutcracker production in Philadelphia.
As a ‘triple threat’ dancer for the Ballet Studio, Lora
performed locally for Alexandria’s First Night, the
Scholarship Fund of Alexandria annual telethon, Art on the
Avenue and the Ballet Studio’s Student Dance Concerts.
Lora is a graduate of Temple University School of Media
and Communications. In addition to teaching at The Ballet
Studio she is a Science and Social Media News Assistant
for PBS Newshour.
Level III Instructor
Ballet. Tap, Jazz,