Laura Lynne Matthews
Covington Dance Company is owned by Laura Lynne Covington Matthews and is celebrating its 12th year of teaching dance. CDC was one of 50 studios across America chosen in 2010 by Bowl Games of America to perform in the halftime of the 2011-2012 BCS National Championship Game. CDC was also chosen by Dance the Magic, Inc. to perform in the 2012 Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade and Holiday Spectacular.
Laura Lynne is a former member of Rowanna Currier’s Louisiana Heat Dance Company. She went on to study in acclaimed programs in New York, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Paris and Rome. Laura Lynne was chosen as an American All-Star dancer four years in high school and was also chosen to dance in Super Bowls XXXIII and XXXIV. She was captain of the Oak Forest Academy J.V. and Varsity Jackettes and continued her dance career in college as a LSU Golden Girl. While at LSU, she performed in two Sugar Bowls, the Cotton Bowl, Saints halftime shows and also the 2004 BCS National Championship Game. Laura Lynne also currently serves as an adjudicator/choreographer for various junior high, high school and collegiate dance teams across the United States choreographing dances that have returned numerous championships. In addition to directing the studio, she is currently the OFA J.V. Jackette Sponsor, a member of the Louisiana Alliance for Dance, National Association of Professional Women, the Oyster Festival Gala Board and the Amite Chamber of Commerce.
Laura Lynne’s mission is to provide professional dance instruction and instill an appreciation for the art of dance while encouraging students of all ages to excel to their fullest potential while having fun. She resides in Amite with her husband, Brad. They have two sons, Cade and Cooper.