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Meet The Staff

Lauren Robbins

Owner & Instructor 

The En Pointe Dance Company in Cornelius, NC was established by Lauren Robbins. Lauren started dancing at the age of three and fell in love immediately. Since then, it has been her dream to open her own dance studio and pass her love of dance along to others. With years of hard work and a Bachelor's Degree in Dance from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, her dream is finally becoming a reality.

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Arianna Shahin


Arianna Shahin holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance and Choreography as well as a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Elon University. She is originally from Ambler, Pennsylvania where she trained in an array of dance genres and performed competitively. Arianna has studied at prestigious intensives including American Dance Festival, Paul Taylor American Dance, NYU Tisch, and The Joffrey Ballet School to supplement her education and further her passion. Additionally, in 2019, she was selected to present choreographic work at New Century Dance Project. Throughout her life, Arianna has been drawn to the beauty and expressivity that dance offers. Dance has provided a second home for her, being a place to build relationships and uncover growth as an artist. Arianna is forever grateful for the life lessons and character-building aspects that dance has also provided her with. After completing her degrees, she received a Master of Science in Accountancy from Wake Forest University and has since continued to pursue her passion for teaching dance. Through teaching, Arianna hopes to provide her students with the technique and knowledge to succeed as well as share her passion for the beautiful art form of dance.

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Grace Whittington

Teaching Assistant

Grace Whittington has danced at En Pointe Dance Company for 6 years. She is a member of our Elite Competition team. Grace has been assisting classes at En Pointe for 2 years and is excited to continue sharing her love of dance this season!

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Rose Dienna

Teaching Assistant

Rose Dienna has danced at En Pointe Dance Company for 2 years. She is a member of our Elite Competition Team. Rose assisted in our combination and tumbling classes this past year. She can't wait to spend the 2023/2024 dance season with your dancer.

Emma Treon

Teaching Assistant

Emma Treon has danced at En Pointe Dance Company for 3 years. She is a member of our Elite Competition Team. Emma has assisted with our summer camps and has helped with our tiny team at weekend competitions. She is excited to be an assistant in the classroom for our 2023/2024 dance season. 

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