Carleigh Dunbar grew up in Murfreesboro, TN with a diverse training background in dance and musical theatre and received her BFA in Dance from Belhaven University in Jackson, MS. She performed and presented choreography at the 2013 American College Dance Festival Southern Regional Conference. She also performed with Bal Malhada Dance Ensemble’s 2014 international tour of South Korea as well the Jackson based company Front Porch Dance.
Passionate about arts in public education, Dunbar served 5 years on the dance faculty of Jackson Public School’s Ida B. Wells Academic and Performing Arts Complex (APAC), a public performing arts school providing advanced academic and arts opportunities to 4th-12th graders.
She has choreographed and taught a variety of dance styles in both public and private school settings in the Jackson area including Casey Elementary, Mississippi Metropolitan Dance Academy, and New Stage Theatre.
Carleigh believes dance enriches every aspect of the human experience and can bring healing, hope, and restoration to viewers and participants alike. She is always looking to encourage, energize, and inspire growth through the power of movement.