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Cheryl Krown 

Cheryl Krown studied in Los Angeles at American School of Dance and in New York. She earned her BFA at California Institute of the Arts. She has taught master classes around the country and the Soviet Union. She received her diploma from the Vaganova School in Tbilisi. Cheryl has spoken at the National Convention of Preschools on the benefits of dance in the curriculum.

Julie Gibson 

Julie Gibson has taught the advanced ballet levels at Vashon Dance Academy since 2001.  She

grew up in Tacoma and danced with BalleTacoma.  She danced professionally with Spokane Ballet, Ballet Theater of Central Pennsylvania and Seattle's ARC Dance.  Julie is also an aerialist and has performed on Vashon and in Seattle.


Girls and Boys in Ballet 3 and up work with younger classes as helpers, mentoring and teaching the next generation of dancers.

Dancers gain confidence and poise through our dance mentorship program. We host yearly events that bring the community together to build sets, choreograph, rehearse, and, of course, dance.

Our yearly shows are second to none. Not only do our directors envision a cohesive program that combines technique with inspired and varied music, but parents and community members join together to create incredible sets and costumes, props and make-up. This is not your ordinary community dance performance.


Dance!Vashon is our 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that offers  scholarships to dancers in need. We believe that everyone who wants to dance should benefit from our unique programming and community building events.

Interested in a scholarship? Email to learn how to apply or learn more on the Dance!Vashon Page.

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