About the Artistic Teaching Partner

Artist Statement

After dancing professionally in Europe, Vicky earned a BA in Dance Theater Production from San Francisco State University. She also holds an M.Ed. and has taught dance and movement in Hilo since 1991. As a Teaching Artist, she continues to provide movement residencies for students and teachrs in Hilo Schools. Vicky currently teaches Ballet at Centerstage Dance Alliance and Pilates in Hilo.

In 2019, she recieved the Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts’ Artistic Teaching Partner Individual Artist Fellowship recognizing excellence in teaching artistry and artistic practice.

Artist Biography

I invite students to movement with an element of exploration and an attitude of fun! Props, percussion and music are integral parts of my classes, creating the opportunity for all students to express ideas and emotions through their innate physicality.
Whether exploring the concept of symmetry with 3rd grade students or working with teachers to weave movement into core curriculum, my intention is to open minds to new experiences and tap into studentsʻ own natural kinesthetic intelligence.


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About the Artistic Teaching Partner Roster

The Artistic Teaching Partners (ATP) Roster is an adjudicated directory of Hawai‘i professional teaching artists qualified to conduct in-depth residencies in educational settings. Each artist or arts organization has a page in the directory with contact information, a short bio, and an artist statement. The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts draws from this roster for arts education programs including Art Bento at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum and Artists in the Schools.