In Service to our Mission, DEAW:

  • Upholds dance education which includes: the elements of dance, improvisation, composition, historical and cultural context, aesthetics, criticism, technique, performance, production, and career paths.
  • Promotes dance as a basic part of PreK-12 curriculum for all students.
  • Incorporates dance as an essential element of classroom teacher professional development.
  • Supports pedagogical training in dance degree programs in higher education.
  • Cultivates partnerships among arts agencies and organizations, schools, studios, businesses, teaching artists, performers, choreographers, companies, educators, and dance professionals.
  • Provides quality professional development opportunities including: workshops, seminars, and conferences.
  • Fosters excellence in dance education through research, advocacy, and model programs.
  • Champions dance values including: community, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, perseverance, resilience, lineage, and learning in Washington State.

Members of the Board

Rochelle Rapaszky
President

Sarah Oakley
Director of Social Media

Maya Soto
Vice President /
President Elect

Kimberly Holloway
Secretary

Kechelle Jackson
Treasurer

Colette Rood
Director of Communications

Ciara McCormack Greenwalt
Conference Director

Nico Tower
Director of Digital Media

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PAST PRESIDENTS

1990-1992

1992-1993
1993-1995
1995-1997
1997-1998
1998-1999
1999-2000
2000-2001
2001-2002
2002-2004
2004-2006

Anne Green Gilbert
Debi Noyes
Mary Fogarty
Jack Yantis
Susan Wickett Ford
Carol Hottle
Daniel Johnson
Alan Pietsch
Mary Fogarty
Emmely Muehlhauser
Jackie Conrad
Meg Martynowicz