DAÑELA LEWIS began her training in Southern California at the Palos Verdes Ballet School, as well as with Roland Dupre and Joe Tremaine. She has performed with various dance companies including San Francisco Ballet, Bella Lewitzski Company, and The Henry Mancini Dancers. Dañela has participated in workshops with Tandy Beal, The Moving Company, Alwin Nikolais, Joe Bennet, and Pilobolus. Dañela has been a Ballet Mistress and instructor at several studios in the Northwest including Elizabeth’s Dance Dimensions, International Dance Theatre, and Cornish and has participated in Artist in Residency programs around the country. She is currently a ballet instructor at Issaquah Dance Theatre and Westlake Dance Center. Dañela was a member of Dance Educators of America, from 1975-82, and provided movement training for the 1984 United States Men’s Downhill Ski Team. Her experience, energy and love of dance inspire all who dance with her.