Leah Smith grew up in Algood, TN. She was homeschooled, attended the Homeschool Arts Enrichment Program (Peachtree Learning Center), and Cathedral Oaks Dance Arts. In high school she assisted in art classes at HAEP and taught dance classes at CODA. She attended Seattle Pacific University, majoring in Russian Studies with an emphasis in Russian Language. This provided the opportunity to study abroad in Russia for one semester. She has since taught dance, coached teams, and danced with the company at Reflections School of Dance in Mill Creek, Washington. She also taught Russian History, Art, and Music at Sulamita Christian School in Mukilteo, Washington. In June, 2018, she relocated to Cookeville, Tennessee. Leah believes that the arts are a perfect avenue to explore development through the senses. Touch, sight, movement, and hearing can be used not only to learn, but to worship our creator and give back to Him all He has given to us.