Lana has been dancing since before she could walk and has stayed with the artform to this day in various capacities! Born and raised in Massachusetts, Lana began her formal dance training at the age of 4 and her competitive dance career at the age of 8. As a member of the United States Dance Team, she won the Silver Medal in the Soloist Division in the International Dance Organization’s Dance Olympics held in Riesa, Germany.
After college, Lana stayed in New York City where she became a certified Zumba and 200-hour Yoga Teacher while simultaneously pursuing careers in the television, fitness, and tech startup industries. After taking her first barre fitness class at a local studio in NYC she was hooked and dreamed of one day becoming a Barre Instructor. In September 2022, Lana and her fiancé, Chris, moved from the big apple to Summerville, SC in search of warmer weather, down-to-earth communities, and a new chapter of life. It was here that Lana stumbled upon Barre Nation and immediately fell in love with the studio, classes, and community.
Outside of the studio, you can find Lana spending quality time with her family (including her new Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy, Willa Ray), traveling, or enjoying either a good book or movie with a glass of wine!