Mandi trained in classical ballet at the Hilton Head Dance Theater in South Carolina, under the instruction of Karena Brock Carlisle, a former principal dancer at the American Ballet Theater. Mandi’s major works include: Clara and Sugarplum Fairy in The Nutcracker, Giselle in Giselle, Little Swan in Swan Lake, and Bluebird in Sleeping Beauty. Mandi spent many summers studying with Ballet companies around the country, including the Joffrey Ballet. She was awarded the Callie Rainy award in 1992 for ballet while attending the South Carolina Governors School for the Arts. She is excited to join the team of teachers at Leap of Faith and looks forward to using her gifts and love for dance to honor God.