Lorenda June Carr is owner and director of Circle City Dance Productions, LLC, Circle City Tap Festival, Circle City Tap Company, and Co-founder of Midwest Open Rhythm Exchange (M.O.R.E.). Born and raised in Indianapolis, she began dancing at age three, was a dance performance major at Ball State University, and has been a dance teacher/choreographer for thirty years with a particular love for tap.
Lorenda continues her dance education by attending local classes/workshops regularly, traveling to various festivals and conventions, and taking classes all over the country. She was a founding partner of Curtain Call Dance Academy and has since worked with a number of highly-acclaimed studios in the Central Indiana region. Currently, she is the Director of Dance Teams at Interactive Academy in Zionsville, IN.
Mrs. Carr has taught competitive and non-competitive classes to all ages, levels and styles. While competition teams director at Performers Edge, in addition to organizing, training, choreographing, and overall management of all competition teams, Lorenda formed and coached the recreational hip-hop teams. Over the course of several years, she revamped the Performers Edge teen/adult program, initiated the beginning pre-teen program, and served as a mentor to high school students interested in teaching dance.
Outside the dance studio setting, Lorenda sits on the committee for Meals on Wheels of Hamilton County's "Dancing with Our Stars" annual fundraiser and is the Production Manager. She has choreographed for a number of middle school and high school show choirs as well as musicals such as "Grease", "Bye Bye Birdie", "Cinderella", "Beauty and the Beast", “Oliver” and "Damn Yankees". Mrs. Carr has many students performing, choreographing, judging, and teaching all over the world including New York, L.A., cruise lines in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean, convention circuits, and Disney just to name a few. Some of her own performances have included numerous shows with Circle City Tap Company', "In the Pocket" with Tap 24.7, “Anything Goes”, Zymic Tanzen modern dance troupe, “Sound of Music”, "Bit of Broadway", "Phantom of the Opera”, and “Camelot”.
Lorenda is dedicated to bringing performing arts education and opportunities to Central Indiana as well as creating a strong community of artists that work together to ensure dance and the performing arts are kept alive and well for generations to come.