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Contemporary Jazz


Shayla Pringle is a 2012 graduate of Lincoln Park Performing Arts, where she was a dance major during her four years of high school. Shayla began her dance training at age 3 at her mother’s studio, she studied and trained in ballet, tap, jazz, acrobat, pointe, hip hop, contemporary and lyrical under the instruction of Regina Pringle, Sean Burke, Matt Saffron and Ed Phelan.


Shayla also has taken master classes from many well known teachers such as the late Gus Giordano, Debbi Dee,and Mia Michaels are just to name a few. At a young age, Shayla began classes at workshops and conventions where she has won many scholarships throughout the years. Shayla began competing at regional and national dance competitions at age 5 and has won many top scores and national titles. She has performed in Point Park University's Three10Moment Show. Shayla was chosen to train and perform with the Versatile Dance Company under the direction of Mitchel Federan.


In 2013, Shayla had the opportunity to perform as a dancer with artist Richard Walters in his three concerts in Cleveland and Philadelphia. She has been assisting at conventions since the age of 15. Shayla is currently with Artistic Dance Exchange as a Featured faculty member on their 2020-2021 season. She will also be teaching classes and doing choreography for studios throughout the states. Shayla is one of the main teachers/choreographer at her mother’s studio Reach For The Stars Dance Studio. During the past 6 years of competitive choreography, Shayla won 70 choreography awards. Shayla is part of the Millennium Dance Complex Pittsburgh's faculty. In February 2016-2017, Shayla had the opportunity to choreograph and perform in Millennium Dance Complex Pittsburgh choreographers Showcase “Ascendance.”


This past summer, she performed in L.A.’s Choreographers Carnival Show and Millennium L.A. “The Experience” Showcase. She has also competed in World of Dance Chicago and World of Dance Finals in L.A. Shayla has choreographed and performed in the Harlem Globetrotters Half Time Show at Consol Energy Center two years in a row. Shayla has won Starstruck Nationals “Choreographer of the Year” Award three years in a row. She has recently had the opportunity to perform and work with Hannah Wintrode and her company West Siders in the RAW Pittsburgh Show. Recently, Shayla was chosen as 1 of 13 choreographers in the US to present a piece in the 2019 Young Choreographer’s Festival in NYC. Shayla’s love, passion and talent for the art of dance is truly inspiring for all dancers.

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