Sabrina Gomez-Vannelli ~
Owner/Founder/ Artistic Director/Instructor
Sabrina Gomez - Vannelli founded the Day-to-Day Dance program in 2003 after moving to Blaine in 2000 with her family. She has a lifetime of sports, music, dancing and teaching experience. Her commitment to following her path as a dancing artist began at the age of 11 after watching a performance by a professional Ballet Folklórico de México dance company and an all girls hip hop break dance crew. Her dancing experience began with the Walla Walla Dance Company in 1992. Thereafter with the Walla Walla Dance Foundation, Walla Walla Community College ASB Dance Club, Walla Walla Community College Foundation Summer Musical Productions, and L.A. Dance Force. She has trained in jazz, modern, creative dance, contemporary, Latin, and hip hop. Her teaching experience began at the Walla Walla Dance Center, Cheney Parks and Recreation, and continued with her inception of Day-to-Day Dance.
Her professional development includes a certification as a Brain Compatible Dance Educator, a certification in PBT Progressive Ballet Technique and working toward becoming a certified Evans teacher. She has participated in several master classes including Revolutionary Principles of Movement with Cheryl Ale, with legends such as Bill Evans, Wade Madsen, Gina Sorenson, with Nathan Trice at Peridance Capezio Center in New York, with Anne Green Gilbert, Terry Goetz and Anna Mansbridge at the Creative Dance Center in Seattle, with Alexandra Dixon Lynch and Betsy Cooper Seattle Dance Project, and at the Luna Dance Institute in Berkeley CA. She is also a member of the National Dance Education Organization, holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Walla Walla University and a Master's of Fine Arts from Seattle University.
She currently continues to develop her technique through contemporary dance classes, ballet classes, conditioning with imagery for dancers, yoga and Pilates classes. She enjoys sharing her passion in the art of dance with her community and strongly believes that the arts should be fun for and accessible to all. In her free time she loves to cook, listen to music, sing and play music, knit, play games, watch movies, read, travel, and going into the great outdoors.
Alyniece Siemion- Contemporary Dance Instructor/Ballet Instructor
Alyniece majored in dance at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts with a focus on contemporary improvisation. Her focus as a choreographer has always been mind-body connection and training dancers to build a diverse movement vocabulary and follow their valuable impulses. As a child and through early high school, Alyniece trained in ballet, but following an injury, she transitioned onto a youth ballroom dance team. In college, she continued ballet, but began a journey into contemporary dance as well. From falling in love with contemporary movement, she learned that by training dancers to notice and follow their impulses in addition to honing in on technique, she could encourage them to be confident movers and help them build healthier relationships with
their bodies and movement style. Alyniece is so excited to be teaching
at Day-to-Day Dance and cannot wait to cultivate a healthy and safe
learning environment for dancers to explore their individual gifts
through shared movement.
Cieon White - Hip Hop Instructor
Cieon has been dancing for the past eight years with a primary focus on hip hop, and contemporary for the past two years. She was a member of Emerald City Elite and Poison Poppies dance crew for five years, and a member of the WNBA's Seattle Storm Dance Troupe for three years. She is one of the captains for the Western Washington University's Hip Hop dance team and is majoring in English with a double minor in dance and art history. Overall, she loves being creative and is excited to be teaching at Day-to-Day Dance!
Elizabeth Smyth - Ballet Instructor/Dance Movement
Elizabeth Smyth began taking dance classes in Gig Harbor, WA at the age of three. She has studied ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, and tap. For the last seven years she has primarily focused on ballet training, specifically through Cecchetti USA and has completed the student levels as well as completed the first ballet teaching certificate. She continues to take contemporary, ballet, and tap classes to further grow as a dancer and artist. Currently, Elizabeth is a student at Western Washington University where she is studying anthropology and Spanish. She has taught at studios in Port Orchard and Seattle and is excited to share her love of dance with the students at Day–to-Day Dance.
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