Leah Smith grew up in Algood, TN. She was homeschooled, and attended the Homeschool Arts Enrichment Program, and Cathedral Oaks Dance Arts dance school. 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, and 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.