Larika Clark

Larika Clark

Performing Arts Department Chair
Dance Director

I was born and raised in Long Beach, California, and have dedicated my life to helping students improve their physical fitness through dance and physical education. I received my M.A. in Physical Education from Arizona State University in 2011; and my B.A. in Dance & Theater from California State University, Los Angeles in 2006.

I have over 10 years of teaching experience at the high school level; as well as professional industry experience choreographing concert tours for artists like Destiny's Child, Usher, and Brandy. I also have extensive experience teaching children of all ages and am regularly a guest Master Instructor and Choreographer at High Schools in the Los Angeles County and the state of Arizona.

My experience teaching at the high school level includes directing productions, choreographing dances for productions, choreography for dance team competitions, and teaching the fundamentals of Dance in a variety of styles (Jazz, Modern, Hip Hop, Ballet, Contemporary, African).

This is my 7th year teaching dance at New West Charter, and I look forward to an amazing 2018-2019 school year.


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