Body Lab was founded by Heather O'Hara in 2016. Heather has been instructing and training professionally for 28 years all over the United States. She prides herself on taking dancers to the "NEXT LEVEL" with the emphasis on strong technical training, not only in dance but the acro and aerial arts form as well. Body Lab is an advanced technical training facility for Ages 2-Adult. Most classes are technique-only classes, with no yearly recital or spring show. However, in Fall 2018 Body Lab decided to have their younger-beginner classes participate in an end of year Showcase with guest performances by Body Lab's Performance Academy and Hip Hop Companies. Combining with her husband's martial arts business, Lake Travis Jiu Jitsu Club, she is exited to bring a new adventure to the Lakeway community.
Heather was the owner of Broadway Dance and Fitness, which closed in 2009. She has been spending her last 10 years training aerial and choreographing for Celebrity Cruises cirque shows, schools and studios all over the United States and O'Hara Dance Agency, a company she started with a few of her original dancers from Broadway. She is excited to bring all of her experience in fitness, dance and choreography to the members of Body Lab and LTJJC.
In August 2017, O'Hara Dance Agency was converted to Body Lab Performance Academy (BLPA) with 23 individual dancers ranging in ages from 10-18. In 2022 this company grew to over 85 members ages 7-18 who compete in solos/duos/trios. Now we offer our specialty companies Kick Lab, Velocity, Lab Ratz, and our Aerial Company which perform and compete in group routines around Texas. BLPA and guest dancers from LTMS Jazz Co, BCMS Raider Royalty, HBMS Pom, LTHS Red Rubies, LTHS Cavalettes, and JBHS Silver Stars performed in Body Lab's 5th Christmas Spectacular in December 2021 at Lake Travis High School where we had over 500 audience members.
Here at Body Lab and LTJJC, we are sure to offer a class for everyone.