As a mover and a thinker, Laila seeks to be part of the solutions to the disconnections and conflicts we face as a society. Laila joined SCDT in the fall of 2015 and currently teaches dance and tumbling. As a student at Santa Clara University, she had the opportunity to work with wonderful faculty and students in the dance department to craft meaningful dances of her own and participate in the creation of others dances. Going through the creative process, from the perspective of dancer and as a choreographer, has given her valuable insights and experience into the responsibilities inherent to being an artist. Her dance training has focused on modern and contemporary styles, as well as ballet, all building on her training as a competitive gymnast. Laila hopes to continue to find meaningful ways to expand her approach to movement, performance and choreography among people dedicated to the art of moving and goal of improving our world, from the inside out.