Laila Waheed Faculty & Staff
Laila Waheed

Laila is a graduate of Santa Clara University’s Theatre and Dance Department. Graduating magna cum laude, Laila was given the Anna Halprin Award, the top dance award in the department, for creativity and community leadership. In her four years at SCU, Laila performed in faculty and student works, and choreographed pieces for herself and fellow students. She was a founding member of the Santa Clara Dance Coalition and performed in its debut performances at the sjDANCEco’s Dance Festival. Laila had the opportunity to be a featured performer in the historical Gold Rush show with the Lively Foundation. Laila’s extensive dance training extends from modern, ballet, jazz to hip hop and tap. Laila has taught for the past 3 years for the City of Sunnyvale’s Summer Dance Programs and choreographed Musicals in the Musical Theater Department. Before finding her love and passion for dance, Laila competed as a Level 9 gymnast, winning 3rd place on floor at the Western National Competition.