La Toya Outerbridge

La ToyaLa Toya Outerbridge began dancing at the tender age of four years old at the Russian School of Ballet. Here she studied ballet and progressed over the years performing numerous times in the Bermuda Civic Ballet.  La Toya found that she had a love for dance and after attending the very first United Productions recital in 1992 she then enrolled in tap and Jazz the following year.

La Toya has been a part of United Productions since 1993 studying ballet, tap, jazz, modern, hip-hop and African dance genres.  She was fortunate enough to be chosen for the Jr. Company whom were often invited to perform locally at many events including the Bermuda Music festival, harbor nights and Premier’s concert.  While in Jr. Company she was exposed to many international choreographers opening her eyes to a whole new caliber of dance.  She also had the privilege to travel to The Philadelphia University of the Arts summer program. It was here when she discovered under the tutelage of world renowned Ms. Patricia Thomas that the Martha Graham Technique was her forte thus developing her passion and maturity in dance. With that passion under the care of Suzette Harvey, La Toya became an assistant teacher from the age of fourteen until leaving for University at the age of nineteen.  At the University of Tampa La Toya completed advanced contemporary and ballet classes as part of her core electives.  She also auditioned and was selected to perform in multiple dances in their annual Spring Concerts.

Upon her return to the island La Toya taught Intro to dance and tap as well as Jr. Intro to dance and tap, and did so for three years.  After having to take a short hiatus La Toya has returned once again to teach beginners ballet and intro to dance. On any given Saturday La Toya can be found at the “Studio” assisting in rehearsing the current Jr. Company repertoire dances.

Ultimately, she loves to see the children flourish and hopes that her passion will shine through the children that she works with week in and week out so that they become better technical dancers and grow to love the disciplines as she does.

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