Diane Williams - Modern and Jazz
Diane began her dance training at age five in Bellevue, WA. She spent her teens performing and competing extensively throughout the Northwest and West Coast as a soloist and member of the youth dance company, Mo-Dazz, under the direction of Elizabeth Lanning. During that time, she earned several scholarships to further her dance training from Dance Masters of America, Tremaine and Edge Performing Arts School. She went on to study dance at the University of Washington and later transferred to Western Washington University where she was the recipient of a full-tuition Monica Gutchow Dance Scholarship. She has taught dance for more than 10 years, at Pacific Danceworks, Northwest Ballet School and Western Washington University, specializing in modern, contemporary, lyrical and jazz. Diane is a co-founding member of Bellingham Repertory Dance. She has had the great honor of working with and performing the works of many notable choreographers, including Wade Madsen, Mary Sheldon Scott, Deborah Wolf, Josh Beamish, and Daniel Stark. She has a B.A. in Art from WWU and works as a freelance graphic designer. Diane loves being a part of the Bellingham community and is thrilled she can continue to pursue her lifelong passion for dance while living here. She is the mom of a very sweet toddler girl, and wife to a wonderfully loving and supportive husband.