Welcome to the 2021-2022 School Year In Dance!
We are excited about working with you and experiencing the wonderful world of dance together! Dance empowers students of all cultures, abilities and learning styles to know themselves and to know their world. It cultivates the whole child by developing critical and divergent thinking, self-awareness and personal voice. Bridging the verbal and the non-verbal together, dance provides multiple opportunities to explore the basic human need for creativity and reflection.
It is our mission to provide da Vinci students with a unique dance experience focusing on quality education in dance. Nurturing creative talents in a positive environment, building confidence, promoting leadership, reinforcing moral values and enhancing self-esteem are the cornerstones of our mission as dance educators.
-The daVinci Dance Staff
da Vinci's Dance Department Staff
Sara Martins (Dance Director): firstname.lastname@example.org
Sara is an alumna of the Jefferson Dancers, and holds a BA in Dance from UCLA. An experienced and versatile dance educator, Sara served as the Associate Director of Dance at The Buckley School in LA, ran the dance program at the Northwest Academy, and is an award-winning theatre choreographer, as well as the choreographer for the Portland Gay Men's Chorus. This is Sara's eighth year at da Vinci.
Jeff George (Jazz Teacher): email@example.com
Jeff trained at Ballet Arts of Minnesota & Broadway Dance Center in NYC. He is is a versatile dancer and teacher, having trained in multiple styles of dance including Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop and Contemporary, and has taught at many local studios such as Bodyvox, NWDP, Sultanov Russian Ballet Academy, Polaris Dance Theatre, Portland Ballet, and more. He is very excited to join the da Vinci dance department!