Sabrina 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.
Contemporary Dance 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.
Hip Hop Instructor
Valerie has been diving deep into study of contemporary dance, ballet, choreography, contemporary improvisation, and hip hop over the past four years as a student at Western Washington University. Her time at Western has also been spent on the WWU Hip Hop Dance Team, the past two years as one of the captains. As of June 2020, she will have her BFA in Dance and BS in Psychology. Prior to Western, for the seven years through middle school and high school, she trained in and performed contemporary, ballet, jazz, hip hop, and tap with Allegro Performing Arts Academy in Kent, WA. Valerie is so excited to be teaching at Day-to-Day Dance and cannot wait to encourage students to explore new and exciting ways to dance while becoming in touch with their own unique movement style and artistry.
Ballet Instructor/Dance Movement
Elizabeth 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.
Patty has been a certified group fitness instructor for more than twenty five years and a Pilates Mat instructor for more than ten. She earned a Mat Pilates Certification through Balance Body University and certified in Better Bones and Balance thru the University of Oregon in 2018.
Patty discovered how beneficial Pilates is after giving birth to her son at the age of 40. It increased her mental and body strength which then improved her cycling, snowboarding and daily activities. She now loves helping others achieve their own physical goals.
Sue completed the hypnotherapy program at Bellingham Technical College, obtaining certification in her practice.
Sue estimates that she has hypnotized more than 50 people since the beginning of her education.
She is currently offering group hypnotherapy sessions at Day-to-Day Dance Studio.
JENNIE OLSON SIX
Yoga & Improv Acting
Jennie has been teaching yoga for over 12 years. She has taught in yoga studios, gyms, group homes, after-school programs for children with autism, and at universities in San Diego and now Whatcom County. She has taken two 200 Hour level trainings in Hatha and Power Yoga, as well as numerous workshops for restorative, trauma informed teaching, prenatal, and therapeutic applications of yoga.
Kevin is an actor, director, writer and improvisor who had been performing for over 30 years. He moved to the PNW and has fallen in love with the woods, coffee,and people.