Leah DeRamus Arkle has been teaching at Dothan school of Dance for 4 years. She teaches all styles of dance, but her favorite styles are Musical Theatre, Modern and Contemporary. She also loves coaching the Starz dance teams at DSD.

She grew up in Prattville, Alabama and trained under Todd Putnam, Jenny Plunkett Letner as well as Montgomery Ballet and Alabama Dance Theatre. She then attended The University of Alabama and Majored in Dance and Musical Theatre. She was a member of Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre and Dance Alabama student company. While in college, Leah also taught at Auburn Ballet and was head counselor for the American Ballet Theatre from New York. In addition to her dance performances and teaching, she was also cast in every musical each year.

After marrying her husband Brandon, they moved to Dothan. They have two Children, Collins and Wynn, who both dance at Dothan School of Dance. Leah has a wealth of experience in choreography, dance, theatre, vocal performance and coaching. She has traveled many places to teach and perform over the years, but she is proud to call Dothan School of Dance her home.